Category Archives: Synagogue Music

Traditional Avinu Malkeinu – kind of!

This performance of the traditional Kol Nidre prayer Avinu Malkeinu was taken from our Sept. 22, 2015 “Alternative Kol Nidre Service” at Congregation Beth El in La Jolla, CA. The setting is traditional but the arrangement is anything but traditional. I’m playing the bass flute, the ensemble includes violin, cello, contrabass and keyboards and the vocals are lead by Roberta Winston. I have been honored to be the Musical Director for this service since its inception eight years ago by now, most of the music that we do is my own work.  Hope you enjoy this performance. I’m writing grants right now to try and get a commercial recording of this music released on CD. Wish me luck! If there are any angels out there who would like to step up with some funding, please reach out to me.

Kol Nidre Alternative Service, 2015 at Congregation Beth El, La Jolla CA

Ribono Kol Ha Olamim, by Yochanan Sebastian Winston (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved

Megillah Reading with Jimmy’s Schmendrix!!!!!

Don’t miss a wild Megillah Reading and the debut performance of Jimmy’s Schmendrix, my new outlaw klezmer band with Joe McNalley​ and Mark Danisovszky​.  Free admission.  Eyn freilache Purim bridern!PurimSpiel 2015 15.0130 5th Fridays at Beth El 14.1123 Ben-Moshe 1

5th Fridays at Beth El – January 30, 2015

Hey everyone!  Wonderful to see so many of you out last Friday January 30 for the 5th Fridays Service!  Hope to see you all at the next one on May 29th.  Here’s a pic of the band.  Shabbat shalom, y’all!

15.0130 5th Fridays at Beth El