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…
On Sunday, Jan 8th enjoy both Isle of Klezbos & Metropolitan Klezmer at City Winery Brunch for a double bill extravaganza during Arts Presenters weekend (APAP & CMA badgeholders enter free). 11am-2pm; nosh & imbibe from 10am on.
Isle of Klezbos will headline opening night of Oberlin’s Spring Folk Fest, as well as playing Cleveland’s BOP Stop and Columbus OH’s new Kidd Jordan Space in our premiere Isle of Klezbos tour of Ohio (late April 2017). Stay tuned for full Midwestern plans.
Isle of Klezbos played Denver’s JAAMM Fest in November 2016 for our Colorado debut. The full all-gal sextet was a huge hit in concert on the beautiful Mizel Arts & Culture Center stage.
Isle of Klezbos was thrilled to play for Alan Alda in May 2016 at the World Science Foundation gala held at Jazz at Lincoln Center: our command performance was his “klezmer surprise” at the event after-party!
photo: David Krakauer
Yiddish cinema as you’ve never seen it, plus live reinterpretations of movie music from the vintage soundtracks! more
PHOTO CREDIT Angela Jimenez