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…
Following Off-Off Broadway musical documentary theater triumph in “J. Edgar Klezmer” and cabaret debut at 54 Below earlier this season, Isle of Klezbos returns to City Winery for fan-favorite daytime sets.
December 5 at The Emelin Theatre (Westchester).We’re pleased to have received a production grant from the Arch & Bruce Brown Foundation this performance. Order Tickets
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 full theatrical run. Currently at over 120%! (We appreciate ongoing donations: Our next show is set for December 5th at The Emelin Theatre in Westchester near NYC.)
Yiddish cinema as you’ve never seen it, plus live reinterpretations of movie music from the vintage soundtracks! more
PHOTO CREDIT Angela Jimenez