Michael Winograd
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Michael Winograd

New York City, NY

New York City, NY
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Clarinetist Michael Winograd is one of the most respected and versatile working musicians in klezmer music today.  Based in Brooklyn, New York,  Michael spends much of his time in transit, performing and teaching throughout the world.  He is one third of the transatlantic klezmer/cabaret collective Yiddish Art Trio, clarinetist of Tarras Band, a classic 1950’s Jewish American tribute group, and  the co-founder and director of the ground breaking, borderless world fusion band Sandaraa.  Michael also collaborates with Cantor Yaakov ‘Yanky’ Lemmer and Klezmatics trumpeter Frank London in Ahava Raba, a group that explores the spiritual sides of Ashkanazy Jewish Music. He has played along side Itzhak Perlman, The Klezmer Conservatory Band, Socalled, Budowitz, Alicia Svigals and more. ​

Along with revered Pakistani vocalist Zeb Bangash, Michael received the prestigious Map Fund Fellowship for their work in Sandaraa.  Additionally he was awarded a commission from Chamber Music America in 2014 to compose “The Pomegranate of Sistan,” a collection of musical settings of contemporary Urdu Poetry.  The full work was premiered by Sandaraa in the spring of 2016.  Michael was also given a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2015.  ​

With a degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, Michael is an avid arranger and record producer.  In 2015 Michael arranged a program for Symphony Nova Scotia featuring dynamic Canadian singer/songwriter Ben Caplan.  Michael also provided orchestrations for Caplan’s most recent recording Birds with Broken Wings. and has produced records for Adrienne Cooper, Susan Leviton, Miryem Khaye-Siegel, Jeff Warshauer & Deborah Strauss, Josh Waletzky and others.