ISLE of KLEZBOS' second album Live from Brooklyn — recorded in concert last year at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, with the addition of two bonus studio numbers — is now available on iTunes, CD Baby, Bandcamp, at shops (including NYC’s Museum of Jewish Heritage and Tenement Museum) and at all band shows.
To purchase any Isle of Klezbos or Metropolitan Klezmer CDs directly from the bands, you may also mail a check to Metropolitan Klezmer for $15 (for each title) + $3 shipping to
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New York Music Daily calls Isle of Klezbos “one of New York’s most exciting groups in any style” and hails Live from Brooklyn for its "minor key party music at its most deliriously fun and virtuosic." The review finds much to champion in the tracks — “intoxicating mix of a hundred years’ worth of classic and original klezmer, Latin, jazz and film music” — but also singles out another treasure: “The album comes with fascinating liner notes that trace the origins of these tunes along with how the band was able to track them down: it’s as rich in history as it is in emotion, energy and tunefulness.” Read the full review on New York Music Daily
Our first album, Greetings From the Isle of Klezbos is available for purchase at our Bandcamp page, Amazon.com and CD Baby, and our music is available on iTunes, as well as at actual stores including the Tenement Museum Shop at 103 Orchard Street in NYC.
Sibling band Metropolitan Klezmer, founded by drummer / bandleader Eve Sicular in 1994, shares a number of musicians with Isle of Klezbos. Traveling Show, a live concert recording, is augmented with an Isle of Klezbos studio “Klezbonus” track: our Yinglish / boogaloo interpretation of the standard Comes Love. Visit Metropolitan Klezmer’s website.
“The playing is sprightly, with a lot of astute ensemble interplay. Simply put, this is a band with no weak links.”
— George Robinson, Jewish Week
“The powerhouse all-female klezmer sextet combines folk, swing, tango, trance and dance with traditional Yiddish music… Isle of Klezbos (one of the best band names in town!) are six oft-fetching klezmer ladies whose instruments include flugelhorn and accordion and whose recent Brooklyn-recorded album draws on meringues and Brazilian acoustica as well as 1916 Rumanian horras and Ukrainian songs ‘suitable for dancing with a bottle on one's head.’”
— Voice Choices Pick, Village Voice
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