Gerard Edery & Laura Wetzler
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"A World of Jewish Song"

In this concert of traditional music and original compositions, Gerard and Laura raise their voices in song to bring you an inspirational evening, rich in harmonies, infectious rhythms and masterful guitar playing.

Gerard Edery brings a vibrant, classically-trained baritone and the skills of a virtuoso guitarist to his original compositions and to the Judeo-Spanish literature, infusing inventive harmonies into his intricate arrangements. Considered one of the leading interpreters of Sephardic Song, Gerard Edery has garnered many awards including the 1997 Sephardic Musical Heritage Award and a Meet the Composer grant in 2000. Gerard has been featured in major concert halls and festivals in the US, Canada, Europe, the Far East, Israel, Morocco and Mexico. Gerard has released ten recordings on the Sefarad Records' label. “...Gerard Edery, a master of Sephardic song...” (New York Times) “Edery is a musical magician.” (Jerusalem Post)

Laura Wetzler, ASCAP Award winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and ethnic folklorist tours internationally in over 150 concerts and lectures each year, singing 24 different programs of Jewish and American music in Hebrew, Ladino, Yiddish and English. Based in NYC, Laura began singing Jewish music as a child and has since appeared in major concert venues with such artists as Pete Seeger, David Amram, Odetta and the Klezmatics. Her new CD, Kabbalah Music, is getting rave reviews and is currently receiving air play on over 600 radio stations around the world, reaching the Top 10 on many world music charts. Laura is one of the very best" (Pete Seeger) "Laura Wetzler's voice -pure vocal ecstasy." (Jewish Entertainment Resources)

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