Paul Shapiro Music


Paul Shapiro’s Midnight Minyan at Jalopy Theatre

New York Klezmer Series  Thursday October 20th

6:30 workshop 8:30 performance

The Watermelon Woman  Score by Paul Shapiro  October 3rd at MoMA

“MoMA presents a new digital restoration of the queer classic The Watermelon Woman (1995), the first feature film directed by a black lesbian, for the film’s 20th anniversary.”

The Watermelon Woman runs at the Metrograph Nov 10-17

Paul Shapiro’s score to the 1925 silent film His People will be performed alongside the film on December 25th at the Museum at Eldridge Street!  3pm

LOST KINESCOPES FROM CITY WINERY    thanks to Larry Eagle for the video

Who'll Buy My Bublitchki

VIDEO FEATURE  Shofarot Verses Release Concert at Eldridge Street Museum Featuring Paul Shapiro, Marc Ribot, Brad Jones and Tony Lewis.

George Robinson’s piece on Paul Shapiro

Shofarot Verses in NPR Poll Results for 2014  click here

REVIEW  Shofarot Verses in All About Jazz by Eyal Hareuveni

Sample SHOFAROT VERSES on Amazon:


SHOFAROT VERSES Liner Notes:    click here

SHOFAROT VERSES More Reviews:     click here

The New York Times came by during my Stone Residency last February and included us in a story about The Stone.  Please take a look:

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Video of Ribs & Brisket in Krakow performing for thousands.


One of my favorite moments of the weeklong residence at The Stone was playing with Foreign Legion, the band I led throughout the 1980’s. Each player’s style had so many layers of development and growth, but our individual voices rang through just as they had when we were starting out.  Here we are in 1984 on Avenue A.  From the left,

Zack Alford, Tomas Doncker, Paul Shapiro, Jerome Smith, William Brown and Steven Bernstein.