ISLE of KLEZBOS approaches tradition with irreverence and respect. Based in NYC, this 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 and retro tango, and genre-defying originals. Broadcast credits from CBS Sunday Morning to The “L” Word, CNN, PBS and NPR. more…
Isle of Klezbos premieres at this year’s Museum Mile Festival, performing at The Jewish Museum on Tuesday, June 11: Fifth Avenue open for pedestrians only, and all museums free, 6PM-9PM! Full sextet outdoors at 92nd St (or in Scheuer Auditorium in case of rain).
Isle of Klezbos: Music for a Sustainable City (Wednesday, June 12, 2013) will feature fab MC Lisa Kron [Obie Award-winning actor & playwright for Tony-nominated Well; co-founder, The Five Lesbian Brothers] as well as renewable energy maven Margarett Jolly and a solar-powered generator, both courtesy of Con Edison. See our new KlezBiGay Pride page. FREE with support from Manhattan Community Arts Fund, The Fund for Creative Communities, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the East Village’s El Sol Brillante Garden. (In case of rain: JCC Manhattan.)
In July we’ll play our Chicago debut at The Mayne Stage (Sunday 7/21, 7:30PM). We’ll also perform for Evanston’s Ethnic Arts Festival the day before on the outdoor stage at 3:30 in the afternoon.
…Music from our Greetings from the Isle of Klezbos CD will be heard in new documentary, Esther Broner: A Weave of Women (excerpt from Rachelle’s Doyna Indigo is on film soundtrack).
…Isle of Klezbos music was featured in the comedy-centric Vox Tablet podcast, featuring the personal Purimspiels of Josh Gondelman, Emily Heller, Rob Kutner and Judy Batalion.
Our Isle of Klezbos-plus-Metropolitan Klezmer double bill at Brooklyn Center for the Arts (Brooklyn College) was a Time Out NY Music Pick! Watch for new video footage coming up at our YouTube channel.
Yiddish cinema as you’ve never seen it, plus live reinterpretations of movie music from the vintage soundtracks! more
PHOTO CREDIT Angela Jimenez