LIVE MUSIC EVERY 4th SATURDAY @ CHINA CAFE

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About Us

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MARK KAPNER

Clarinetist and KlezAustin Band Leader

  

   Mark has been playing klezmer since 1985 when he joined the 

Odessa Klezmer Band in New Jersey.

He performed with Odessa throughout the New York area and in Israel.  

    Moving to Austin in 1999, he formed Los Klezmeros, which played Eastern European, Ladino, and Israeli music.  

Mark also plays with the St Edwards University Orchestra, 

the New Horizons Concert Band, and the New Austin Polka Band.

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SHIRLEY JOHNSON

Accordionist and Vocalist

   Shirley has  an eclectic career, performing international European music in bands and solo throughout the northeastern part of the USA and Texas. She has played accordion at festivals in what was Czechoslovakia; sung in choruses at Carnegie  Hall in NYC, Disney World, and the Vatican; performed with Oliver Rajamani as well as Theodosii Spassov; and even played accordion at Emo's Nightclub in Austin.

Shirley plays solo and in several bands in Austin as well as teaches accordion. She has produced 3 solo CDs and is the co-producer of the "Not Just Oom-Pah!" Accordion Concert and Workshop Series. 

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MICHEL MUNGUIA

She's got rhythm! 

    Michel started out as a Folkloric Dancer in San Antonio, Texas and Mexico City. She has danced with the Ballet Folklorico de Amalia Hernandez. Michel also teaches Folkloric Dance and Sings in various Choirs in Austin, San Antonio, and surrounding cities.

    As a Percussionist, Michel has performed with the Klezmer band Los Klezmeros and currently plays dumbek for Congregation Shalom Rav in Austin.

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GUY BEN-MOSHE

Guitar, Mandolin, and Vocals

 

   A multi- instrumental talent, Guy Ben-Moshe has played drums in a rock band, bass in a country music group, trombone in a soul band, mandolin in a klezmer group, and kazoo to annoy people. He is fluent in just two  languages but can sing verses in seven tongues. He loves playing all types of music, from classical to big band, rock 'n' roll and jazz, but he is seriously allergic to rap, hip-hop, and Bollywood screeching.

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JOEL GREENBERG

Upright Bass