Welcome

Welcome to KlezNorth 2021 online! We have a wonderful range of tutors, sessions, concerts and jams.

Notices

You can post messages for other participants on the online noticeboard: https://kleznorth.org.uk/2021-notices/. Please check the noticeboard frequently as there may be important messages. There is also a faculty noticeboard at https://kleznorth.org.uk/faculty-noticeboard-kleznorth-2021/ where tutors can post information about other events they are involved in or CDs/merchandise etc.

Logging in to classes, sessions and concerts

If you have a full weekend ticket then all the Zoom links are in the Participant Information page at https://kleznorth.org.uk/2021-info/. This page is password-protected and you should receive the password when you book your ticket. If you have not received the password, please contact Aisha at bookings@kleznorth.org.uk.

If you have bought a ticket for an individual class or concert then you should receive the Zoom link and a link to any resources you need,  when you book your ticket. If you have not received the link, please contact Aisha at bookings@kleznorth.org.uk.

After each session, the meeting room will close and you’ll have to log in again to come to the next session.  If you have problems contact the helpdesk https://meet.jit.si/Kleznorthhelpdesk.

Your name / renaming on Zoom

Make sure your Zoom name is similar to the name you used to register for KlezNorth 2021. You’ll be admitted to the sessions from Zoom waiting rooms and this helps us to know it’s you!

If you have a Zoom work account with a different name to yours, make sure you’re logged out of that account before you log in to KlezNorth2021.

Tablet/smartphone users: there’s usually an option to add your name before logging into the meeting.

If you find yourself in a waiting room for a long time after the scheduled start time for a session, text or whatsapp Fiona Frank, Technical Coordinator, tel. +447778 737681 or email fionafrank@gmail.com

When you come into the Zoom room, rename yourself with your name, instrument and/or location.

Resources

Some tutors have provided materials in advance or will upload material during KlezNorth. Links to all resources can be found on the daily schedules (https://kleznorth.org.uk/2021-info/)

Jam sessions & materials

Core tunes for KlezNorth jam sessions are available from https://kleznorth.org.uk/coretunes/. Some session leaders may provide additional tunes for their sessions.

Code of Conduct

There is a Code of Conduct for KlezNorth Online which we expect everyone to observe. Please make sure that you read it https://kleznorth.org.uk/code_of_conduct/

Private chat

Private chat will be disabled during workshops as there are young people participating in KlezNorth. If you have comments during the session, please put them in public ‘chat’ and send questions this way, or via a private message to the host(s). 

Schmoozing

As well as the dedicated lunchtime schmoozing sessions in Zoom, where you can ask the tech hosts for break-out sessions, you can go to the Virtual Café at any time: https://meet.jit.si/Kleznorthcafe

Recording

Some KlezNorth sessions will be recorded. Any sessions to be recorded will include an announcement at the start saying clearly that the session is to be recorded and how the recording will be used. Reasons include: because they will include material that may be useful for archives or future research into Klezmer/Yiddish Culture. Excerpts of these recordings may be also used for publicity or marketing. Anybody participating in one of these sessions who does not want to appear in a video that may be publicly available should notify the committee after the session by emailing recordings@kleznorth.org.uk and we will make sure to choose clips you are not in. Note: concert recordings will include only performers – audience members will not be recorded.

Other sessions may be recorded for the use of the organising committee or for the benefit of participants whose religious observance prevents the use of digital devices at the time of the session. These recordings will only be made available to people who have requested them in advance of the session.

System failure

We will email everyone right away if there is a total Zoom failure. We will then email again a bit later to explain what’s happening next.

Helpdesk

If you have any technical problems during the weekend, please go to the helpdesk https://meet.jit.si/Kleznorthhelpdesk. On desktop and laptop, go to: https://meet.jit.si/Kleznorthhelpdesk. For tablet and smartphone, download jitsi meet and enter ‘kleznorthhelpdesk’ when asked to enter room name. Alternatively, use your ordinary phone to dial in: dial +44.203.885.2179 from the UK and enter the ID no 2604 7706 30 and the hash key when prompted. See a list of numbers to dial from other countries here: https://meet.jit.si/static/dialInInfo.html?room=Kleznorthhelpdesk

Volunteers

We have a wonderful team of volunteers, all of whom are also musicians & dancers. Their main job when they are working in the sessions is to help the tutor so everything goes smoothly. You may also encounter them on the helpdesk. The rest of the time their job will be to enjoy themselves and not work! Please be lovely to them.

KlezNorth 2021 has been organised by:

  • Aisha Walker
  • Fiona Frank
  • Ian Stern
  • Keith Lander
  • Michael Alpert
  • Phil Tomlinson

and, of course, Musical Director Ilana Cravitz

*Instructions for joining a Zoom meeting, troubleshooting & joining by phone

The direct link is in the title of each session on the daily programme for those who have booked full weekend tickets (page password in your ticket details). For those who have booked individual events, the meeting link and ID/password is in your ticket details. There are three ways to join a Zoom meeting:

  1. Click on the link for the meeting. If you’re given a choice to download the Zoom app, do so; if you’re asked to join with computer audio, do so.
  2. On a desktop or laptop, go to zoom.us on your browser. Then, where it says ‘join meeting’, enter the Meeting ID and Passcode. If you’re given a choice to download the Zoom app, do so; if you’re asked to join with computer audio, do so.
  3. On a smartphone or tablet, download the Zoom app. Where it says ‘join meeting’, enter the Meeting ID and Passcode and follow the instructions including confirming when it asks you to ‘join using internet audio’.

You can alter the size of what you’re viewing by clicking at the top of the screen next to ‘shared screen’.

You need to make sure that you have the latest version of Zoom and, if you want to lead tunes in Jam sessions, you need to enable original sound. Please see this document for information about upgrading Zoom and enabling original sound on your computer.

If you have difficulties with joining the Zoom meeting over the internet, you can dial in using an ordinary phone (calls charged at your usual rate). You can find a number for every country here: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keiXaujGf4. Dial the number, then enter the Meeting ID and the passcode.

If you have any technical problems during the weekend, please go to the helpdesk https://meet.jit.si/Kleznorthhelpdesk. On desktop and laptop, go to: https://meet.jit.si/Kleznorthhelpdesk. For tablet and smartphone, download jitsi meet and enter ‘kleznorthhelpdesk’ when asked to enter room name. Alternatively, use your ordinary phone to dial in: dial +44.203.885.2179 from the UK, enter the ID no 2604 7706 30 and the hash key when prompted. See a list of numbers to dial from other countries here: https://meet.jit.si/static/dialInInfo.html?room=Kleznorthhelpdesk