Russian-born clarinetist / saxophonist / composer Alex Kontorovich is one of the young rising stars on the NYC and international klezmer, classical and jazz scenes, having performed with the Klezmatics, Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars, Jamie Begian’s Big Band, the Toronto Philharmonia, the Waterloo Symphony, DJ SoCalled, and many others. He is a member of Aaron Alexander’s Midrash Mish Mosh, King Django’s Roots and Culture Band, KlezSka, the Brellochs Saxophone Quartet, and is a founding member of the Klez Dispensers. Mr. Kontorovich has performed at the Village Vanguard, Birdland, Smoke and the Knitting Factory in New York City, as well as Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center, McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey, the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, the Beer Festival in Tel Aviv, and the Klezmer Festival in Tsfat, Israel. This year, he joins the faculty at KlezKamp and KlezKanada. The Forward raves “in clarinetist Alex Kontorovich, the stately playing of Dave Tarras lives on.”