More pictures from Krakow..

Here's a series of photos from the Festival of Jewish Culture in Krakow, sent to me by photographer Wojciech Karlinski:

Sound check kibbitzing with Alex Kontorovich and Dan Blacksberg
Great musicians, even better pals.

Witness the glory that is the mighty Jupiter model 590S Sousaphone. This beast was the sole foundation of the Grand Final concert, providing a solid pedal note for an amassed ensemble of over 40 musicians. Couldn't have done it without it.

And for your edification, this years ridiculous local headwear.
Only the latest in a long series.

Rehearsing with Frank London on the banks of the River Wistula. What you can't see from this angle is the 8 piece Brazilian drum ensemble that Frank is conducting. Yes kids, it's not an act. That's how he looks off stage as well.

Here's a link to the New York Times article that ran about this event.
For the record, as the Times did not note it, that's Steven Weintraub leading the dance and Lorin Sklamberg on the vocals. Oh, I was the bassist for the dance band that is pictured here as well.