Isle of Klezbos: soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-women’s klezmer sextet
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NYC-based ISLE of KLEZBOS approaches tradition with irreverence and respect. The soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-women’s klezmer sextet has toured from Vienna to Vancouver since 1998. Band repertoire ranges from rambunctious to entrancing: neo-traditional folk dance, mystical melodies,Yiddish swing & retro tango, late Soviet-era Jewish drinking song, re-grooved standards, and genre-defying originals. ISLE of KLEZBOS concert footage has been broadcast internationally on CBS Sunday Morning, CNN World- Beat, and PBS In The Life, more…

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J Edgar Klezmer

Had a great opening at Centenary Stage Company, Kutz Theater with a fun talkback session afterwards. We were thrilled to have Tony-winning director/choreography Lynne Taylor-Corbett in our audience last evening (great to speak with her afterwards, she really liked the performance). Our unique musical documentary theater is suitable for both Friday the 13th and Valentine’s Day! Closing with a 2pm matinee on Sunday.
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Live From Brooklyn

…is on NYMD’s best of 2014 list: “A deliriously fun concert recording by the mostly-female, pioneering New York klezmer whirlwind.” More

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Isle of Klezbos and Eve Sicular: Yiddish Celluloid Closet

Yiddish cinema as you’ve never seen it, plus live reinterpretations of movie music from the vintage soundtracks! more

PHOTO CREDIT Angela Jimenez