Pete Rushefsky

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Pete Rushefsky is an American klezmer musician and Executive Director of New York City's Center for Traditional Music and Dance[1][2]. He plays the cimbalom or "tsimbl" as well as the 5-string banjo.

He has a book published called Essentials of Klezmer 5-String Banjo, Volume I.


  • Git Azoy (it's good this way) (2000?) with the 12 Corners Klezmer band [3]
  • Tsimbl un Fidl: Klezmer Music for Hammered Dulcimer and Violin (2001) with Elie Rosenblatt.
  • On the paths: Yiddish songs with tsimbl (2004) with Becky Kaplan.

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