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Bio: Nefesh is a vibrant and rootsy Austin group comprised of: Michelle Alany-Violin/Vocals, Shirley Johnson-Accordion-Vocals, Jesse Berkowitz-Guitar, Evan Wanserski-Cello, Benjamin Alany-Percussion.
Back Story: Violinist and vocalist Michelle Alany moved to Austin after being enchanted by its musical... See Full Bio

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  • 2014

    May 4

    Austin, TX, US | 5:30pm
    Pecan St Fest
    Austin, TX, US
    Sun May 04 5:30pm


    Nefesh is happy to play for Pecan Festival downtown on the Trinity stage, 530-620! :)

  • 2014

    May 2

    Austin, TX, US | 8:00pm
    Russian House
    Austin, TX, US
    Fri May 02 8:00pm


    8pm-11pm Come dance, party and make merry with us at our only spring Russian House return! Amazing band, soul-inspiring tunes! xoxo michellealany.com Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/634400393302051/

  • 2014

    Apr 19

    Austin, TX, US | 7:30pm
    Hancock Rec Center
    Austin, TX, US
    Sat Apr 19 7:30pm


    Nefesh Joykestra aifd.cc at Hancock rec center Dance Lesson and dancing starts at 730, and we go on at 830-1030. Featuring a full band, with Ben Saffer clarinet, Shirley Johnson accordion, Jesse Berkowitz Guitar, John Bush drums, Benjamin Alany dumbek, Brad Houser Bass.

  • 2014

    Apr 12

    Cedar Park, TX, US | 9:00am

    Cedar Park, TX, US
    Sat Apr 12 9:00am


    Gypsy Rox and Nefesh Trio Cedar Park Farmer's Market 9am-1pm https://www.facebook.com/CedarParkFM?rf=171981306190964

  • 2014

    Feb 10

    Berkeley, CA, US | 6:00pm
    Nefesh Joykestra at Saul's ...
    Berkeley, CA, US
    Mon Feb 10 6:00pm


    6-8pm fun music and good food! https://www.facebook.com/events/282196528597393/ Come one, come all! We have dueling clarinets, raging cello and bass, heart-wrenching trumpet violin duets, and bodacious percussion frenzies...your last chance this season to see Nefesh this Sunday and Monday night. *FEB 9th-8pm-11pm SF at Revolution Cafe 3248 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94110 *FEB 10th 6pm-8pm Berkeley at Saul's Deli 1475 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709 We'll be playing foot-stomping Klezmer/Balkan, luscious Sephardic and wild Swing, with some special original numbers straight from our soul. We'll be featuring Peter Bonos-Trumpet, Scott Stobbe Gregory Masaki Jenkins, on bass clarinet, Reuben David Feldthouse and Aharon Wheels Bolsta percussion Misha Khalikulov cello Michelle Alanyvoice and violin Juliana Frick bass, and Joseph Friedman and Tyler Sussman special windy horn guests. No cover, donations gratefully accepted. music at michellealany.com facebook.com/michellealany or facebook.com/nefeshmusic

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    Hi, Thanks for the add! Hope you like the tunes! -City of Squares Jenna, Jon, and Bill
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    The Intro on Los Bibilicos grabbed my soul in a few seconds. How haunting and beautifully alive are the tone of those strings.
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Q: I heard you on KZSC June 9th and was mesmerized! Such beautiful music. You mentioned house concerts. I in Carmel and would open my house for one if you are interested. Patti @ pkirshner2@yahoo.com
A: Hi Patti! Wonderful to hear from you...and we are delighted that you enjoyed the music! I would love to talk with you about a house concert. The band does very well in intimate settings like that. I have a house concert near Paso Robles on a friend's farm June 15th that we are looking forward to, and many positive experiences in Austin doing them too... Please feel free to drop me a message with your number so we can try to find a date in common. Am at michellealany@gmail.com and 857-719-7331 Many Blessings, Michelle

Asked by Patricia Kirshner. Answered on Tue Jun 11 2013


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