Benjy Fox-Rosen (USA; voice, bass)

is a singer, bassist and composer creating new Jewish music. Ranging from re-imaginings of Yiddish art songs to original settings of the poetry of Krakow's Mordechai Gebirtig, Fox-Rosen's music has received critical acclaim from around the globe. Hailed by The Forward as "one of the rising stars in the Yiddish music scene" Fox-Rosen performs with many of the living legends of the so-called Klezmer Revival.

Fox-Rosen is the recipient of a Fulbright research grant for 2012-2013 and is currently living in Chisinau, Moldova where he is immersing himself in the shared musical languages of Yiddish and Moldovan music.

Fox-Rosen has performed at Celebrate Brooklyn (USA), the Chicago World Music Festival (USA), the Spiegeltent at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (UK), KlezMORE Festival (AU), as well as venues throughout the Americas and Europe. He has taught workshops at Klezkamp, Klezkanada, The New England Conservatory, Krakow's famed Jewish Festival, The Vilnius Yiddish Institute and many other festivals.

In 2012 Fox-Rosen was the recipient of a New York State Council for the Arts 'Folk Apprenticeship' grant to study with master Yiddish singer/composer Joshua Waletsky.
Photo: Peter Blacksberg