Spanning avant-garde jazz, modern classical music, improvised music, and klezmer, Dan Blacksberg brings a burly, rough-edged voice that pushes at the technical and textural extremes of his instrument, the trombone. A 2012 Pew Fellow in the Arts, the Philadelphia resident and native has made a name for himself as a leader with projects such as the Daniel Blacksberg Trio, Hasidic doom metal band Deveykus, and as a co-leader of new music duo Archer Spade, and noise duo Superlith. He is also in demand as a sideman, working with groups such as the Anthony Braxton Quartet, Bobby Zankel Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, and with composer Gene Coleman. Dan is also one of the few musicians in the world who performs and teaches traditional klezmer on the trombone. He is a founding member of Alan Bern’s The Other Europeans, and has performed and recorded with artists such as Joe Morris, and Danilo Perez, Frank London, and Elaine Hoffman-Watts. Dan has taught and performed in festivals all over the world, such as the Klezkamp, Klezkanada, Lowell Folk Festival, the Krakow Fesitval of Jewish Culture, and Yiddish Summer Weimar, and has been an artist-in-residence at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Meet Dan Blacksberg and other Sounds Jewish Symposium and Concert participants on March 26th.
For more information about the Sounds Jewish Symposium and Concert, visit the event page here