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Klezmer musician and composer Andy Statman performs for the guests at the 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Banquet.

Klezmer musician and composer Andy Statman performs for the guests at the 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Banquet. At the ceremony earlier that evening, Rocco Landesman said, "A master musician who has been a central figure in the revival and reinvigoration of the klezmer tradition, Andy Statman is a composer of melodies that are steeped in tradition, while simultaneously idiosyncratic and innovative." Photo by Tom Pich