Jim Stoynoff, Greek/Macedonian Klarino

In a recent blog about Yiannis Roussos, I mentioned my friend Jim (Dimitri) Stoynoff. He is another phenomenal musician that is a bit of a walking encyclopedia of history about Middle Eastern music and more importantly, the scales (makams) which the music is performed.

His skill on the clarinet is equally as talented as his vast history of musicians, the dances, and folk music origin. By accident I found the below clip from a few years ago that promoted an event he was playing at in Chicago. This is a great example of his knowledge and love for the music and gives you a taste of his background. I hope you enjoy it. More about Jim in future blogs!

Jim Stoynoff Bio – Iron Heart Chicago 2015 from Old Town School of Folk Music on Vimeo.

Here is just a example of Jim’s playing abilities. So much out there to experience.

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