FRANK LONDON is a member of the Klezmatics,
Hasidic New Wave, has performed with John Zorn, LL Cool J, Mel Torme, Lester
Bowieıs Brass Fantasy, LaMonte Young, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne,
Jane Siberry, Ben Folds 5, Mark Ribot, Maurice El Medioni and Gal Costa,
and is featured on over 100 cds. His own recordings include INVOCATIONS (cantorial
music); Frank Londonıs Klezmer Brass Allstarsı DI
SHIKERE KAPELYE and BROTHERHOOD OF BRASS; NIGUNIM and THE ZMIROS
PROJECT (Jewish mystical songs, with Klezmatics vocalist Lorin Sklamberg);
THE DEBT (film and theater music); THE SHEKHINA BIG BAND; the soundtrack to
THE SHVITZ; the soundtrack to Perl Gluck's THE DIVAHN and four releases with
the Hasidic New Wave.
His projects include
the folk-opera A NIGHT IN THE OLD MARKETPLACE (based on Y.L. Peretz's Bay
nakht oyfn altn mark), DAVENEN for Pilobolus and the Klezmatics, Great Small
Works' THE MEMOIRS OF GLUCKEL OF HAMELN and Min Tanaka's ROMANCE. He composed
music for John Sayles' THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET and MEN WITH GUNS,
Yvonne Rainer's MURDER AND MURDER, the Czech-American Marionette Theaterıs
GOLEM and Tamar Rogoff's IVYE PROJECT.
He was music director
for David Byrne and Robert Wilsonıs THE KNEE PLAYS, collaborated with Palestinian
violinist Simon Shaheen, taught Jewish music in Canada, Crimea and the Catskills,
and produced CD's for Gypsy Ledgend Esma Redzepova, and Algerian Pianist
Maurice el Medioni.
He has been featured
on HBOıs SEX AND THE CITY, at the North Sea Jazz Festival and the Lincoln
Center Summer Festival, and was a co-founder of Les Miserables Brass Band
and the Klezmer Conservatory Band.