Frank London

Frank London is a Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and composer, and a member of the Klezmatics. He leads the Hungarian-New York band Glass House Orchestra, the bhangra funk group Sharabi (with Deep Singh) and his Shekhinah Big Band. He has performed and recorded with John Zorn, Pink Floyd, Mel Tormé, Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy, LaMonte Young, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne and has been featured on over 400 CDs.

His own recordings include “Invocations” (cantorial music), Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars’ “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 soundtracks to “The Shvitz” and Perl Gluck's “Divan,” and four releases with the Hasidic New Wave. His first symphony, 1001 Voices: A Symphony for Queens (with text by Judith Sloan and video by Warren Lehrer) for orchestra, chorus, soloists, tabla, erhu, narrator, actors and film, premiered in 2012.

He is composing a Yiddish opera set in a Cuban nightclub, Hatuey: Memory of Fire with Elise Thoron, and his latest collaboration is an exploration of klezmer and cantorial music with Cantor Yaakov Lemmer and clarinetist Michael Winograd. London’s other projects include the folk-opera A Night in The Old Marketplace (based on Y.L. Peretz's 1907 play), and the multimedia work Salomé, Woman of Valor (with Adeena Karasick).

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