Photo by Esra Rotthoff

Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird to Play CU in Free Concert

Photo by Esra Rotthoff

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Program in Jewish Studies and cosponsors welcome Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird for a concert on the CU Boulder campus Thursday, November 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm, Old Main Theater, 1600 Pleasant St., Boulder, CO 80302. The concert is free and open to the public. It is part of the Community Talks Series, Yiddishkvell: An Appreciation of All Things Yiddish, made possible in part by a grant from Rose Community Foundation.

Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird is a German-based klezmer band founded by Daniel Kahn in 2005. The band’s repertoire spans a variety of genres, including klezmer, jazz, cabaret, and punk folk. They have released five albums, including their latest, The Butcher’s Share in 2017. Described as “an absolute must for lovers of unusual, intelligent, challenging, exciting folk music and a blast at every instant,” the band’s performance at CU Boulder will feature songs in Yiddish.

A Detroit area native, Daniel Kahn attended the University of Michigan where he studied acting, directing, playwriting, and poetry. After finishing his studies he lived, played music, recorded, acted, directed plays, and composed theater music in New Orleans, Detroit, New York, and Ann Arbor. He has received awards for his playwriting, poetry, acting, and composing.

RSVP to Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird!

Unable to attend the November 8 concert at CU Boulder? Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird will also be performing the evening before, Wednesday, November 7 @ 7:30PM at the Denver Jewish Community Center, Elaine Wolf Theater, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver CO, 80246. Ticketing information can be found at

This event is hosted by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Program in Jewish Studies and cosponsored by the College of Music and CU Presents.

Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird’s visit is part of the Community Talks Series in the Program in Jewish Studies, made possible in part by a grant from the Rose Community Foundation. Community Talks features nationally and internationally renowned scholars, authors, artists, and performers for themed public events with the goal of enriching community learning and expanding access to academic programming on Jewish culture and history. Guarantee your spot at all events for the academic year by becoming a friend of Community Talks. To learn more, please visit our website at

About Vanessa Frye

Vanessa is the Communication & Outreach Administrator with the Program in Jewish Studies at CU Boulder.

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