Pete Rushefsky

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Pete Rushefsky is an American klezmer musician[1] and Executive Director of New York City's Center for Traditional Music and Dance.[2][3][4] 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.



  1. ^ "Jewish Music is World Music". North Adams Transcript, via Newspaper Archives. December 13, 2001 - Page 31
  2. ^ "Yiddish New York Transports Viewers to an Alternative Universe". Forward. Seth Rogovoy December 24, 2015
  3. ^ "Klezmer’s True North: Remembering the clarinetist who sparked the klez revival.". 03/17/2010 George Robinson, The Jewish Week
  4. ^ "KlezKamp Lives On With 'Yiddish New York'". Jon Kalish. ForwardAugust 11, 2015
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  6. ^ Rogovoy, Seth. Tsimbl Un Fidl: Klezmer Music For Hammered Dulcimer & Violin.(Elie Rosenblatt and Pete Rushefsky) (sound recording review) Sing Out! March 22, 2002
  7. ^ "Review of Tsimbl un Fidl: Klezmer Music for Hammered Dulcimer and Violin".

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