When your brain wants klezmer, but your party and feet demand an ottoman empire jam band, we can help.
Klezwoods helps discerning clients create traditional klezmer and modern musical experiences that will knock your socks off.
As seen at the Kennedy Center, Fenway Park, and Boston MFA.
"The hora that Klezwoods played at our son's bar mitzvah was amazing. I don't know if a lot of people think to have a klezmer band at a bar mitzvah, but we definitely would recommend them and their music!"
–Toli & Diana Shabashov (Newton, MA)
"Thank you Brian you guys were fabulous, would definitely recommend Klezwoods to anyone!"
–Noah Merlin (Groom-to-Be in Newton, MA)
"Klezwoods - The best spontaneous band!"
-Hector M. (Newton, MA)
"Klezwoods were very professional at the event, and through all coordination before the event. They knew [our] client was sensitive to volume, so they made sure to constantly check in and keep the client happy."
-Steven S. (Event Organizer, Chestnut Hill, MA)
Klezwoods is a New England-based party band that performs music of the Jewish, Eastern European and Arabic traditions with a modern edge. An amalgam of strings, horns and percussion that melds the spirit of these styles with modern grooves, improvisation and melodies. Each world renowned player comes from a different musical background which adds to the fun, unique and complex tones. In the spirit of America's melting pot, these voices are brought together to make a new sound that is truly their own, while still embracing the cultures from which the music is stemmed. It's a great choice for your Jewish, Eastern European, Turkish, Greek, or Balkan-themed event. We are based in Boston, but can travel anywhere in greater New England, the Tri-State Area, and beyond.
"One of the best albums of 2012" --NY Music Daily
In addition to routine private performances at weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, and corporate events, the group's notable public shows include The Kennedy Center in D.C., VI Annual Helsinki Klezmer Festival in Finland, The Boston Jewish Music Festival and the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. In the Winter of 2014 they put on the premiere of the "30th Meridian Belly Dance Ballet" in Boston, playing down their most recent album from top to bottom, having a fully choreographed 6-piece belly dance troupe act out the story.
Klezwoods is available in multiple formats ranging from a trio up to our full current complement of 9 players. We can mix/match instruments to your liking, or recommend a formation based on your entertainment goals and budget. Instrumentation includes: violin, clarinet, accordion, trumpet, tuba, guitar, bass, drums, and percussion. Additionally, we can provide cocktail hour music (jazz trio), strolling solo accordion or violin, jazz piano, and other add-ons to our Klezmer/Balkan repertoire. Our repertoire consists of traditional Klezmer, Sephardic music, Israeli tunes, balkan music, Turkish music, and the band's original music you can hear on our multiple recordings—compositions that are inspired by multiple musical traditions from around the globe.
Pricing and details available at klezwoods dot com.