Andy Statman

Musical virtuoso. Clarinet and mandolin master Andy Statman will perform a blend of American roots music, avant-garde jazz and prayerful music in Santa Cruz. Statman got an early start on his musical journey, singing Hassidic melodies and learning klezmer songs as a child in New York; he is a 2012 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts national heritage fellowship. Join Statman before the concert with your instrument for a musical workshop, where he’ll give pointers on technique. Hosted by Chabad by the Sea. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 at Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St., Santa Cruz.  $25-$30 concert; $50 workshop.


“Di Megileh.” Itzik Manger’s classic Yiddish Purim musical with English supertitles. Also March 8-10. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $20-$22. (See story, 23)


Asaf Avidan. The Israeli singer-songwriter performs an acoustic set. At Bimbo’s 365, 1025 Columbus Ave., S.F. 9 p.m. $25.


“Melody.” Performance of classical piano and Yiddish songs by composer Mark Warshawsky. Part of “Music in the Mishkan” series. Wine and cheese reception follows. At Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St., S.F. 4 p.m. $15-$20. (415) 861-6932.