If it’s an okay (I almost said “aoki”) segue from Ai Weiwei below (and Kara Maria) to Rebecca Erickson, the self-described “Korean Swedish Jew”, I actually bumped to this because my morning email included a newsletter from my close personal friend, and quasi-client Beth Custer, which included mention of a Bruce Abbott of St. Paul, MN who bought 12 copies of Beth’s Clarinet Thing.
I met beckoclar at my cousin’s bat mitzvah a few years back and was intrigued by her story, and liked her playing. For a minute we corresponded about some kind of appropriate project to work on.
(the headline is the first 10 words of her bio — I was trying to recall to what level of confidentiality I had learned of her background — somewhere there is an article that gives her Korean birth name — Good luck, mazel, namaste to this spirit, under whatever pka…My advice, not that anyone is asking, is to change the name or go solo co-leader under the name You Betcha Klezmer All-Stars, I’m just saying. You betcha!)
I found this clip of her klezmer trio busking: