Wholesale Klezmer Band

Klezmer Band from Boston, MA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2018
BOOKED 71 days ago

$400 - $4000 per event
About
Bring your family and guests together in an unforgettable celebration. The Wholesale Klezmer Band's joyful, lively, traditional klezmer music and Yiddish song brings the depth and meaning of Jewish musical traditions to your celebrations and community events. We bring a Yiddishe neshome, Jewish soul, to weddings, bar/bat mitzvah celebrations, anniversaries, concerts, synagogue dedications, school programs and more. We've played for hundreds of Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations and weddings. We offer dance-leading and often guide families in incorporating wedding traditions before and after the chuppah for a celebration meaningful to the family and guests. We'll send you a link to our Guide to Jewish Weddings or Bar & Bat Mitzvah Guide. We'll include in the mix songs & dance tunes that represent all sides of the family, such as Spanish, Finnish, Irish, Russian, Ladino and more.

Our concerts have been featured in NYC, Boston, Saratoga Springs, the Berkshires, Burlington, Springfield, Hartford, Fort Wayne and many places in between. They include original, folk and Yiddish theater songs interspersed with instrumental music, and may include a whole dance set after the intermission. Songs are presented with translation and explanations of the lyrics and cultural concepts. Yiddish children's songs and Hebrew holiday songs are part of our repertoire.

The band features vocalist Yosl Kurland, a contemporary composer of Yiddish songs, Yiddish teacher and wedding badkhn (singer/jester). Instrumentalists are Christina Crowder, accordion; Joanna Morse, violin; Peggy Davis, flute; Brian Bender, trombone and Michael Suter, bass. Band members have background in music of other cultures, languages and genres, so don't hesitate to ask if you have interest in other musical traditions. If you'd like to add jazz or a DJ after the band plays, just ask. Peggy is also a calligrapher and designs wedding invitations, ketubot (marriage contracts) for celebrations.

We have an extensive menu of offerings for residencies, including khazones (cantorial singing) for services, lecture/discussions & stand-alone classes on the Yiddish language, Eastern European Jewish culture, workshops on klezmer music for instrumentalists, Yiddish song, children's activities, Hebrew lettering, Holocaust history and songs. Descriptions of past residencies will be sent on request.

The Wholesale Klezmer Band has performed in the Celebration of Folk Music for the 100th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall, hosted by Pete Seeger, at the inaugural parade for Pres. Bill Clinton, the Old Songs Festival, Bread & Roses Festival in Lowell, MA, Beacon Sloop Festival, Klezmerquerqe Festival.
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Community Event

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I am so much pleased with quality and professionalism and the ability to engage general public to participate in the immersive music and dance experience and have fun. Will definitelly hire them again!

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Bat Mitzvah

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Accommodating
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Recommend

The band set the tone that provided a meaningful and fun experience. Josl led the dancing, which really helped people feel comfortable about joining in. He went over the play list, timing, and preferences with me beforehand, so that they could orchestrate an event that really fit our crowd. For us, Yiddish songs and social justice songs added a lot. But this was totally our choice. They were totally professional, and knew how to time segments of dancing, listening, and singing along to make the event super-smooth. Highly reccomended!

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2019
Sep
13
Community Event
Palmer, MA
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Sep
8
Hawks & Reed
Greenfield, MA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2019
Sep
1
Wedding Ceremony
Falmouth, MA
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Aug
3
Bat Mitzvah
Gloucester, MA
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Od Yeshama
Ashkenazi
Od Yeshama
Bavli/Mizrakhi
Asher Bara
Ashkenazi
Asher Bara
Bavli/Mizrakhi
Siman Tov
Folk
Long list of Trad. Yiddish Dance Tunes
Folk
Yiddish swing tunes
Tantsn mit der Kaleh (A dance for the bride)
Yosl Kurland
Mezinke Tants (Dance for the parents)
Warshavsky
Big Band
Klezmer Band
Original Band
World Music Band
Folk Band
Wedding Band
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Festivals
Fundraisers
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Graduation Parties
Holiday Parties
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Please note Wholesale Klezmer Band will also travel to Braintree, Cambridge, Newton, Readville, Brookline Village, Medford, Randolph, Milton, Quincy, Wallaston, Watertown, West Medford, Weymouth, Arlington Heights, Holbrook, Melrose, Nonantum, North Quincy, Waverley, Dorchester, East Weymouth, Hyde Park, Mattapan, North Weymouth, Oakdale, South Weymouth, Waltham, Babson Park, Avon, Canton.
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