From June ’08 Spotlight: When Andy Statman started his set at the Old Town School of Folk Music on March 30, I’ll confess I was confused. I came expecting Klezmer and I didn’t immediately warm to his clarinet improvisations. But the more he played, the deeper his hold became, and by the end I was mesmerized. His New Age stylings have profound Jewish roots, and it’s easy to imagine him in Hassidic garb, playing at a wedding in a 19th Century shtetl.
Statman’s next Chicago appearance will be at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie on Monday, June 30. Call 773.262.2770 for tickets or visit www.lubavitchchabad.org.