David Licht

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Drummer David Licht co-founded the Klezmatics in NYC in the late '70s. A member of the legendary groups Shockabilly and Bongwater, he also performed with Ned Rothenberg, John Zorn and Tom Cora in the…
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Drummer David Licht co-founded the Klezmatics in NYC in the late '70s. A member of the legendary groups Shockabilly and Bongwater, he also performed with Ned Rothenberg, John Zorn and Tom Cora in the early '80s. Other collaborations include: composing for choreographer Karen Heifetz, and performing with Kapelye, Giora Feidman, David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness. A father, painter and plasterer, Licht still records with When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water, and the Klezmatics.