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2019 Hutzpah Festival Present Geoff Berner, TJ Dawe & Friends – Album Release and Musical

November 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

$24 - $29.50

Join us at the WISE Hall for Phase One of a new satirical stage musical from one of a kind award winning composer, writers, performers – Geoff Berner and TJ Dawe.

The Trombonik Returns to New Chelm – Taking inspiration from the traditional comic tales of Jewish folklore about Chelm – a village famous for people whose “wisdom” is so complex as to often sound oddly more like the complete opposite of wisdom – songwriter/provocateur Geoff Berner and writer/ satirist TJ Dawe & friends present a Klezmer musical set in Depression-era Saskatchewan. A wandering con artist posing as a rabbi becomes entangled in the Prohibition whiskey trade.

STAY ON AFTER for a celebratory full-on drinking, dancing Klezmer Punk performance with Geoff Berner and his co-conspirators to mark the much-anticipated CD release on COAX Records of Berner’s first klezmer album in 4 years – GRAND HOTEL COSMOPOLIS!

Geoff Berner vocals and accordion
Michael Winograd clarinet
Jack Garton accordion, trumpet and vocals
Diona Davies violin
Wayne Adams drums
TJ Dawe, Toby Berner, Tallulah Winkelman and more!

“No matter how heavily he leans on Old World traditions, Berner’s music always sounds invigoratingly fresh, rooted as it is in the universal desire for freedom from oppression.” -FYI Music

TJ Dawe…”an anthropological philosopher disguised as a comedian” -Montreal Gazette


November 1, 2019
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
$24 - $29.50


The WISE Hall (upstairs)
1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada