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…
Come join us in welcoming our latest recording, “ISLE OF KLEZBOS: Live From Brooklyn,” Sunday, April 6 at NYC’s famed music venue at The Public. Full all-gal sextet show! Delicious menu and full bar available.
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Three Isle of Klezbos tunes form the soundtrack of India Kotis’ really fun short (screening at Dixon Place in April: her directorial debut!). The New York premiere of Esther Broner: A Weave of Women, featuring music from Isle of Klezbos, is March 24 at the JCC in Manhattan. And It’s Who We Are premieres (with music from Isle of Klezbos) on Sunday, March 23 at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival in Australia.
Hitting the newsstands in early April – Isle of Klezbos will be a featured Niche Band in New York Magazine’s special seasonal Weddings issue.
Yiddish cinema as you’ve never seen it, plus live reinterpretations of movie music from the vintage soundtracks! more
PHOTO CREDIT Angela Jimenez