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Klezmer Band from Highland Park, IL Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Member Since 2009
  • Starting at $400 per event

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Jazmer, founded in 1995 by lead vocalist Shirlee Todd, offers a fresh and creative approach to Jewish and American music. Our ensemble goes out as a 5 to 7 piece band, but can go out as a quartet or a duo where we play and improvise on melodies from Eastern Europe (klezmer, Yiddish, Chassidic)and the Middle East (Israeli, Sephardic). But it wouldn't be Jazmer without touches of jazz and other American influences bridging the Old World with the New. Jazmer has been bringing great music and a personal touch to Bar/Bat Mitzvah parties, weddings, anniversaries and birthdays since 1995. Here are some of what we can offer you. Bar/Bat Mitzvah Parties music for an extended kiddush after the service Hora(s) Israeli dance leading Dance sets of Jewish and American music Games for the kids MC-ing Jazmer can work with a DJ to alternate dance sets Weddings Pre-wedding music as guests arrive Ceremonial music Cocktail music Reception: Horas, dinner music, Israeli dance leading, American dance music - pop and rock Jazmer can work with a DJ to alternate dance sets MC-ing Anniversaries and Birthdays Music as guests arrive Cocktail music Dinner music Dance music - Jewish and American We can create a program in honor of the birthday celebrant or anniversary couple MC-ing PUBLIC VENUES For the past 15 years, Jazmer has performed for audiences of all ages, delighting them with their musical authenticity and energy. We not only play for private parties and celebrations, but for public venues VENUES: Port Clinton Square Summer Concert Series, Highland Park Oakton Park Concert Series, Skokie Devonshire Park Concert Series, Skokie Skokie Ethnic Festival Evanston Ethnic Festival Ridgeville Park Concert Series, Evanston First Night Evanston-Annual New Year's Celebration Deerfield Concert Series Plaza del Lago, Wilmette Prairie Crossing Concerts, Grayslake Greater Chicago Jewish Folk Arts Festival Jewish Community Centers of Greater Chicago Taste of Chicago Holocaust Memorial Foundation Chicago Botanic Gardens- Celebrations Concert Series, Glencoe Yivo Summer Concert Series (performing for this organization since 1996) Various area libraries in Chicago, Northbrook, Highland Park, Skokie, Lincolnwood, Wheeling & Vernon Hills TESTIMONIALS Jazmer is an audience-pleasing musical mainstay of the annual Chicago Yivo Society Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture. We can always be assured of Shirlee Todd's professionalism in programming and the entire group's quality of vocal and instrumental performance. -Frieda Landau - program coordinator of Chicago Yivo Jazmer's show was far more than we promised in our publicity. You and the ensemble have a unique style and stage presence that set you apart, just as a diamond is set apart from a zircon. Your group's appeal truly transcends lifestyles, bridging generations and transforming the audience into a group of admirers. Bravo Shirlee and Jazmer for a marvelous and energetic performance! -Marianne S. - Anita M. Stone JCC-Flossmoor Our Hadassah group really enjoyed your program. What wonderful performers you and your group Jazmer are. Shirlee, each time that we've seen you, your voice and stage presence have added so much to your musical presentation. -Bert F. - Ketura Hadassah program chairman Jazmer's arrangements are original and innovative and your repertoire is versatile. The entire ensemble has great musicianship and energy. -Paul Wieder - entertainment reporter for JUF News For your family celebration, special event, or concert, just call Jazmer!

Song List

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  • Dodi Li
  • Erev Shel Shoshanim
  • Hinematov
  • Erev Ba
  • Ele Chamda Libi
  • Od lo Ahavti Dai
  • Machar
  • Adon Olam
  • Shalom Alechem
  • Lach Yerushalayim
  • Mitzvah Gedolah
  • L’chilach
  • Al Kol Eleh
  • Yerushalayim Shel Zahav
  • Yedid Nefesh
  • Haleluyah
  • Bashana Habaah
  • Zemer Atik
  • Mayim
  • Yesh
  • Manavu
  • L’cha Dodi
  • Abi Gezunt
  • Oyfn Pripetchik
  • Tumbalalaika
  • Shein Vi Di Levone
  • Mein Yiddishe Meidele
  • Yidl Mitn Fidl
  • Rumania
  • Cuando el Rey Nimrod
  • Bei Mir Bistu Shein
  • Ale Brider
  • Cabaret (in Yiddish)
  • Ich hob dich tsufil lieb
  • Suenos de Espana
  • Rozinkes mit Mandlen
  • Chiribim
  • Monti’s Czardas
  • Odzidanie
  • Moscow Nights
  • Otchi Chornia
  • Kalinka
  • Those were the days
  • Od Yishoma I
  • Od Yishoma II
  • Lo Yisa Goy
  • Am Yisrael Chai
  • Hevenu Shalom Alechem
  • Hava Nagilah
  • Ose Shalom
  • Chosen Kale Mazel Tov
  • Artsa Alina
  • Simon Tov U Mazel Tov
  • Uva Uhaovdim
  • Tsena
  • Yevarechecha
  • V’haer Enenu
  • Sisu V’simchu
  • Keystad M’rakdim
  • Araber Tanz
  • Baym Rebyn in Palestina
  • Galitzianer Tanz
  • Der Heyser Bulgar
  • Zilbeneh Chaseneh
  • Sadeger Chosidl I
  • Sadeger Chosidl II
  • Firn di Machatonim Aheim
  • Fun Tashlich
  • Kalisky Bulgar
  • Siz Freilach
  • Odessa Bulgar
  • When the Angels Sing
  • Lebyn Zol Palestina
  • Chosidl 10
  • Tfileh far Mendel Bielis
  • Freilach I II
  • Nacht in Gan Eden
  • Kolomeike
  • Guantanamera
  • Black Orpheus
  • Desafinado
  • Shadow of your Smile
  • Strangers in the Night
  • Girl from Ipanema
  • Besame Mucho
  • Wave
  • Cumparsita
  • Solamente una vez
  • People
  • The Way We Were
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Call Me Irresponsible
  • More than you know
  • I left my heart in San Francisco
  • My Funny Valentine
  • These foolish things
  • You made me love you
  • Moonglow
  • What a wonderful world
  • Misty
  • The nearness of you
  • Fly me to the moon
  • Don’t get around much anymore
  • It had to be you
  • They can’t take that away from me
  • New York New York
  • Chicago
  • Route 66
  • All of me
  • I’m beginning to see the light
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • Satin Doll
  • Blue Skies
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • Begin the beguine
  • Night & Day
  • I’ve got you under my skin
  • Where or when
  • In the still of the night
  • Embraceable You
  • Isn’t it romantic
  • As time goes by
  • Tenderly
  • Anniversary waltz
  • La Bamba
  • Twist & Shout
  • My guy
  • My girl
  • You send me
  • I will survive
  • Limbo rock
  • And I love her
  • In my life
  • I saw her standing there
  • Yesterday
  • All my lovin’
  • Blue suede shoes
  • Hound dog
  • It’s now or never
  • I can’t help falling in love
  • Save the last dance
  • Unchained melody
  • Mustang Sally
  • Johnny B Goode
  • Margaritaville
  • Sweet home Chicago
  • Rock this town
  • Pretty woman
  • This Masquerade
  • Rock around the clock
  • Great balls of fire
  • I feel good
  • I heard it through the grapevine
  • Brown eyed girl
  • Moondance


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