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Isle of Klezbos

Sat Jun 17, 2017

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Isle of KlezbosIsle of Klezbos, fun-loving soulful klezmer powerhouse, has toured from Vienna to Vancouver since 1998. Formed by Metropolitan Klezmer drummer Eve Sicular, the NYC-based band and their recordings have appeared on CBS Sunday Morning and The L Word, with recent artistic collaborators including Jill Sobule, Jackie Hoffman, and Scissor Sisters. Their albums Greetings from the Isle of Klezbos and Live From Brooklyn and musical documentary theater project J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother's FBI Files have garnered acclaim and awards from The New York Times, Sparkplug Foundation, NYSCA, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and OUTMusic, among others. Follow them on Facebook; Instagram @evesicular; Twitter @klezbigal; and at

The current issue of Chronogram has a great articles about this performance:

Photos credit: Hank Gans

"Cutting Edge Klezmer" --The New Yorker

"Isle of Klezbos tests the elasticity of the genre" --The New Yorker

"Brilliant, Intense, Eclectic... intoxicating mix of a hundred years worth of classic and original klezmer, Latin, jazz and film music" --New York Music Daily

"Internationally acclaimed and much-loved... We'd make a joke, but they beat us to it." --Time Out NY

"World jazz... our favorite all-female traditional Yiddish music ensemble" --Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal

"Talent as strong as its name is provocative. IoK is to Eastern European Jewish music what Cherish The Ladies is to Celtic" --Courier News NJ

"A supergroup... with an offbeat sense of humor and a relaxed sense of swing" --George Robinson, Jewish Week
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