Alex Jacobowitz in Munich

Its always a nice and delightful walk in the heart of the Bavarian capital of Munich City. One can enjoy interesting Bavarian architecture, street-side cafes, shops of all sorts (from H&M to Hermes), food streets and street performers. I came across number of musicians performing on the streets in marienplatz and one unique performer got my attention. This musician was playing an instrutment called Xylophone. The soft , beautiful tunes that produced soon attracted alot of people and soon the musician was surrounded by instant admirers. Upon some discussion, the performer was identified as Alex Jacobowitz, an American Jew who was a trained musician and had served in Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra during 1983 before hitting the streets of Europe to spread his performance among the masses. Alex wearing the typical kippah performs the works of Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart etc in a wonderful way. Alex also is an expert in playing marimba which is similar to a xylophone but larger in size. Alex has travelled far and wide to display his talent and not to forget, his fantastic humour!

Alex Jacobowitz

© Saira Bhatti

“Musical compositions, it should be remembered, do not inhabit certain countries, certain museums, like paintings and statues.  The Mozart Quintet is not shut up in Salzburg:  I have it in my pocket”  ~Henri Rabaud


11 responses

  1. placetoeatvn

    I always love to go around the world

    January 19, 2012 at 8:15 am

    • Indeed! especially mingling with the locals is the best way to learn more about the place, history and people. Its totally a different learning experience and you can learn from anyone belonging to any race or nation

      January 19, 2012 at 8:21 am

  2. Great blog Saira!

    March 1, 2012 at 4:24 pm

  3. Great! Thanks for the kind words!


    June 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    • Alex! Glad to see you here! 🙂
      All the best with your future plans. Love ur tunes!

      June 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm

      • Thanks! I play in most parts of the world. Where are you? I’m in Israel this week.

        June 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm

  4. Im in toronto! When are u heading here?

    June 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    • I hope to play at the next Ashkenaz Festival – I’ll be sure to let you know! Next time YOU get the mallets and can slug along. 😉

      June 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      • See you next year !

        November 7, 2012 at 3:30 am

  5. Nalo Souleyman

    Very nice capture !!
    Nalo Soul.

    April 9, 2013 at 4:04 am

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