Meg York Mercury Cafe clarinet Balkan music klezmer, dance

Tarab Retreat 2020

Tarab Retreat 2020

Tarab Retreat 2020Tarab Retreat 2020Tarab Retreat 2020



Global Acoustic Music for Movement

Meg York is a seasoned musicologist, performer, and band leader in global folk music styles for 30 years.  She has a Bachlor's Degree in Clarinet performance and has studied music extensively in Turkey and India.

 Meg York is known for her world music playing and productions including Tarab Retreat,, performing in DCPA’s Indecent, the Klezmer play by Paula Vogel, founding the Iranian Farabi Ensemble, and heading up the Eastern European style party band, Klezmerize. 

She is an Athena Project Artist in Residence, and joins Hal Aqua at Dazzle Jazz and the Mizel Museum/Mercury Cafe Denver KlezFest. 

Community outreach includes Denver Sister Cities and Denver Spring Institute events, Musical Ambassadors of Peace Benefit Concerts,  playing for Colorado Senate sessions, Yo Yo Ma’s 2018 Colorado Tour, and the Boulder Balkan Bash. 

Music and dance build bridges from the past to the future by basking in the present. 

Jesse Manno, Brian Mullins, Dave Willey, Dexter Payne Veelah Balkan Funk Band

Balkan Band Leader

 Veelah Balkan Band started out from Meg York and Jesse Manno's passion for Balkan brass band style of funk.  It's now Klezmerize with Romanian accordionist Florin Alexanderescue, Ben Cohen and Pascal Diez. 


Community Outreach

 Music that is authentic and empowering with Athena Project, Denver Colorado


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