Zev and the East Side Klezmer Ensemble

Zev photoMusic teacher and clarinetist, Walter “Zev” Mamlok, holds degrees from both The Hartt School of Music and Central Connecticut State University. Zev combines the art of performance with the art of education.

After 33 years of teaching music in public school systems in CT, Zev retired. His last assignment brought him to the Bloomfield Public Schools where he taught music technology/recording studio and television production.

He performs with the Manchester Symphony Orchestra, the Capitol City Wind Ensemble, the Greater Hartford (Local 400) Pops Band, and Zev appears regularly with the “Klezical Tradition” Klezmer ensemble. He was recently featured with the Hartford Symphony in their holiday concert and was the featured soloist with the Hartford Pops band playing the Artie Shaw Clarinet Concerto.

Zev was the musical director and conductor of his own 18-piece swing band, “Strictly Swing”. He can be heard on several recordings in both the Jazz and Klezmer genres.

Zev is recognized nationally for his workshops and clinics on the application of computers in music education. He was on the faculty of the Summer Music Institute at Central Connecticut State University teaching music technology.

In addition, Zev gives master classes in the performance practices of Klezmer music. Most recently he gave clarinet master classes at both The Hartt School and Michigan State University.

He continues to sharpen his knowledge through his most recent appointment; Adjunct Professor of Music in applied woodwind techniques at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.

His work is also published in a variety of educational magazines.