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…
Our April 6th CD release show at legendary venue JOE’S PUB at the Public — with top picks from Time Out NY, The Advocate, Wall Street Journal Arts, NY Daily News and Jewish Week— was a full-house rousing success! Edge New York: “good fun and a terrific night of music… The overall vibe was one of a Downtown jazz club inside of Sammy Romanian.” Watch concert footage and an interview with bandleader Eve Sicular, courtesy of The Jewish Channel. More videos from this concert posting in the near future!
Isle of Klezbos had a blast with Seth Rudetsky, performing in-studio at SiriusXM Studios in Manhattan (two songs from our new album Live from Brooklyn) chatting about Jim Nabors & Molly Picon, among other things. Our “Seth Speaks” segment aired on the Starz channel April 5 & 6 — look for re-broadcasts soon on Seth’s program for SiriusXM On Broadway channel.
“Brilliant, Intense, Eclectic … intoxicating mix of a hundred years worth of classic and original klezmer, Latin, jazz and film music”
— New York Music Daily’s smart and favorable review is perceptive and intelligent. “Lively and melodic jazz and tango-laced pieces” —The Jewish Week; “These ladies are damned good musicians, period.” —Edge New York City
Yiddish cinema as you’ve never seen it, plus live reinterpretations of movie music from the vintage soundtracks! more
PHOTO CREDIT Angela Jimenez