Jerome Block (France; piano)

Born in 1977, Jerome learned piano during his childhood, and has been playing accordion since 2000.
He began playing klezmer and Eastern European music with the Russian band Dobranoch. He has collected archives of klezmer from Europe and the USA.
Since 2008 he has conducted the Beigale Orkestra – a band which plays old style orchestral klezmer music (Abe Schwartz, Harry Kandel, etc...). He gives masterclasses and conferences on Klezmer with Amit Weisberger, and also plays Jazz and Gypsy-Swing music.