upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2018

Susan Lankin-Watts

Susan Lankin-Watts
(1) by Carina Romano

Susan Hoffman Watts represents the youngest generation of an important klezmer dynasty that reaches back to the Jewish Ukraine of the 19th century, beginning with her great-grandfather, musician, composer, cornet-player, and poet, Joseph Hoffman. Susan is the sole living purveyor of the family’s traditional klezmer-style trumpet sounds which electrified audiences for decades. Susan and the Hoffman family are the features of several televised documentaries.

In addition to playing with a variety of noted klezmer musicians from around the world, Hoffman Watts has recorded, performed and sang with, Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars, David Krakauer, So-Called, Claire Barry, Mandy Pitankin, Dudu Fischer, Mikveh, Beyond the Pale, Shtreimel, The Klez Dispensers, Greg Wall, The Klezmatics, Henkus Netsky, and the Klezmer Concervatory Band. Susan also performs  with her mother, the great klezmer drummer Elaine Hoffman Watts, in their Philadelphia-based group, the Fabulous Shpielkehs. I remember Klezmer, The Art of Klezmer Drumming with her mother is now a mainstay in the modern klezmer cannon. Susan’s first solo CD is Hartzklop.

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