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…
Bandleader/lecturer/J. Edgar Klezmer creator Eve Sicular was featured in a full-length radio broadcast interview premiered 12/3/2015 (just in time for Hanukkah) on “This Show is So Gay” hosted by blogger Ken Schneck, touching on her many fields of creative endeavor and numerous recent & upcoming projects.
We enjoyed a full & enthused house for our J. EDGAR KLEZMER performance December 5 at The Emelin Theatre. We’re pleased to have received a production grant from the Arch & Bruce Brown Foundation this Westchester show.
New York Times review for J. EDGAR KLEZMER: Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files.
We met our Indiegogo campaign goal and the contributions have continued to come in. We are so grateful to everyone for supporting J.EDGAR KLEZMER in its first fully-produced theatrical year. We’ve now reached 130%!
Surprise guest Jill Sobule sat in with Isle of Klezbos at our Roots & Fruits outdoor show in the East Village in September. We performed a song from her “Music from Yentl” together, and then backed Jill on a great sing-along tune of hers. Watch Jill’s video from the show
Yiddish cinema as you’ve never seen it, plus live reinterpretations of movie music from the vintage soundtracks! more
PHOTO CREDIT Angela Jimenez