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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16th Annual KlezBiGay Pride

Monday, June 30 7PM-9PM, Time Out New York: Critics Pick for KlezBiGay Pride. Our full sextet playing FREE and outdoors with perfect weather forecast! El Sol Brillante Garden, 522 East 12th St. between Avenues A & B (or in case of rain, at CBST/WestBeth)

“Live from Brooklyn” press and buzz

Our April 6th CD release show at legendary venue JOE’S PUB at the Public — top picks for Time Out NY, The Advocate, Wall Street Journal Arts, NY Daily News and Jewish Week— was a full-house rousing success! Read Mallika Rao’s piece in the Huffington Post, with new concert footage. “Brilliant, Intense, Eclectic … intoxicating mix of a hundred years worth of classic and original klezmer, Latin, jazz and film music”— New York Music Daily “Lively and melodic jazz and tango-laced pieces” —The Jewish Week; “These ladies are damned good musicians, period… good fun and a terrific night of music… The overall vibe was one of a Downtown jazz club inside of Sammy’s Romanian.” —Edge New York City

Concert footage and interviews

Klezbos bandleader Eve Sicular chats with host Josh Zepps on HuffPost Live’s QueerView… Isle of Klezbos had a blast with Seth Rudetsky on “Seth Speaks” in April. Re-broadcasts on SiriusXM’s On Broadway channel, or listen hereThe Jewish Channel has a nice interview with Sicular, and great footage from the CD release show at Joe’s Pub.

News archive

Isle of Klezbos: J. Edgar Klezmer: songs from my Grandmother's FBI files

J. EDGAR KLEZMER: Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files — musical documentary theater adventure, by grandchild and bandleader Eve Sicular. more

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