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With its mix of jazz melodies layered atop rhythm guitar, gypsy jazz is energetic, emotional and mesmerizing. The founder of the style, Django Reinhardt, was a Manouche Gypsy who escaped the Holocaust by playing music in Paris during the war. Lulo Reinhardt, a Sinti Gypsy and Django’s great-nephew, will perform Oct. 10 in Oakland as part of the International Masters Series created by Lynda and the late Marty Kraar to broaden awareness of the cultural devastation caused by the Holocaust — Lulo’s family, like that of many other gypsies, was shipped to Auschwitz. He is joined onstage by gypsy jazz performers Les Doigts de l’Homme (who composed music in honor of Gypsies murdered in the Holocaust) and Norig Gadji and Sébastien Giniaux.
8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. $22-$25. http://www.yoshis.com/oakland
Kugelplex. Bay Area klezmer band performs with Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. At Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $20.50-$22.50. http://www.thefreight.org.
Efrat Ben Zur. Israeli singer and actress performs Emily Dickinson poems set to music. At Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. 8 p.m. Free. http://www.magnes.org.
HaYehudim. Israeli heavy metal band performs. At Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. $50-$60. http://tinyurl.com/HaYehudimSF.
Saul Kaye. Jewish blues musician performs. At Temple Beth Abraham, 42000 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont. 7:30 p.m. $7.50-$10. http://www.bethtorahevents.com.
“The Music of Hans Gál, Robert Kahn and Ernest Bloch.” Rebecca Rust provides commentary on performance of music of three composers who fled Nazi Europe for Britain. At BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. http://www.bjesf.org/adults_events.htm.
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