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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Isle of Klezbos hit the runway at New York Fashion Week for the Spring 2020 Susan Alexandra show at The Public Hotel. Check out the event recap on The Cut.

Klezbos celebrated Women’s History Month with our first City Winery NYC evening show (special guest vocalist Yelena Shmulenson!)

Isle of Klezbos Sextet at City Winery 03-16-19
Photo: Miriam Berkley

Rye The News Guy in-depth interview gives our Isle of Klezbos back-story as the band celebrated Women’s History Month at City Winery. And Roz Chast loves Isle of Klezbos!

Sunshine State Sold Out Tour

Isle of Klezbos debut tour of the Sunshine State in February sold out Arts Garage in Delray Beach & Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach.

West Coast Tours

Klezbos went West twice for our 20th anniversary! In July from San Francisco to Portland, AND Hanukah season in Northern and Southern California. Here’s feature coverage from the L.A. Blade as well as Pop-Culturalist’s 5 Fun Facts with Eve Sicular of Isle of Klezbos.


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