Cornet

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Jordan Hirsch

Jordan Hirsch

The cornet was a part of early klezmer bands. It is a very flexible instrument in a klezmer band, playing lead, counter-lines and rhythmic licks.


Klezmer cornet players in the late 19th and earlier 20th centuries included:


  • USA Alex Fidel, Joseph Hoffman


Klezmer cornet players in the later 20th century and today include:


  • USA Jordan Hirsch (also trumpet)

Doyne played by Alex Fidel, c1916

Doyne played by Alex Fidel, c1916

Improvisation with piano accompaniment