Big Mama of klezmer is nebbich nifter*

Big Mama of klezmer is nebbich nifter*


norman lebrecht

December 28, 2011

Adrienne Cooper, one of the leaders of the klezmer revival, has died in New York of cancer, aged 65.

Adrienne Cooper - Yiddish singer

Adrienne, a fourth-generation yiddish singer, worked with a host of groups – The Klezmatics, Frank London’s Klezmer Brass AllStars,  David Krakauer, Zalmen Mlotek,  So-Called, The Three Yiddish Divas,  Marilyn Lerner,  Michael Winograd, Alicia Svigals and Mikveh,  Greg Wall’s Unity Orchestra, Joyce Rosenzweig,The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, Kapelye, and more.

She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Gordon, also a singer, and her partner, pianist Marilyn Lerner.


And here she is singing that immortal hit, Gefilte Fish


* yiddish for passed away, poor thing. BDA (Hebrew for RIP).