Author Archives: Bert Stratton

About Bert Stratton

Bert Stratton, of Cleveland Heights, is the bandleader of Yiddishe Cup and the author of the blog Klezmer Guy: Real Music & Real Estate. Ralph Solonitz, of University Heights, is the blog's illustrator. Ralph's Web site is

Where did YOU go to high school?

When the bride’s father, Mel, asked about Yiddishe Cup’s fees, he mentioned his grandmother had baby-sat Joel Grey (Mickey Katz’s son).  Mel asked if Yiddishe Cup knew any Mickey Katz tunes. I said, “We play more Mickey Katz songs than … Continue reading

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