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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Roots & Fruits

Jill Sobule will join us September 1 at an outdoor performance (weather permitting) in El Sol Brillante Garden. Selections from her “Music from Yentl,” will grace our repertoire. More

54 Below debut

September 25 at 54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club. Use special discount code “KLEZ15″ for our friends & fans: Save 15% on tickets here! Tickets and info

J Edgar Klezmer

December 5 at The Emelin Theatre (Westchester). Order Tickets
New York Times review for “J. EDGAR KLEZMER: Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files.” Full houses for all five shows of our run at HERE Arts in NYC in June.

Help Stage J. Edgar Klezmer

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.)

Live From Brooklyn

…is on New York Music Daily’s best albums of 2014 list: “A deliriously fun concert recording by the mostly-female, pioneering New York klezmer whirlwind.” More

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