Weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, celebrations, school programs, DJ services, games, dance leading!
Hire Klezamir for a concert or educational school program:
Klezamir, New England’s dynamic roots rockin’ klezmer band extraordinaire, serves you up traditional klezmer infused with a wide range of other styles.
Hire Klezamir for Celebrations:
When you hire Klezamir, you can relax and enjoy your celebration, knowing that everything that happens musically will be just right. Whether its soul-stirring ceremony music, tasteful and quiet dining music, or a wide variety of irresistible dance music, games and DJ services, Klezamir knows exactly what to play - and when.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 360 minutes
What to Expect
At a wedding or Bar or Bat Mitzvah:
When you hire Klezamir, you can relax and enjoy your celebration, knowing that everything that happens musically will be just right. Whether its soul-stirring ceremony music, tasteful and quiet dining music, or a wide variety of irresistible dance music, Klezamir knows exactly what to play - and when. You and I will spend ample time discussing your musical needs and the day's flow.
Klezamir is very easy to work with and we take pride in being flexible, warm and accommodating. Klezamir is a versatile, multi-talented, highly experienced band with a huge repertoire and top-notch musicians. Klezamir offers Yiddish and Israeli dance music (with easy dance lessons if desired), classic rock, jazz standards, quiet background music, Bossa Nova, classical music (flute and guitar) and swing. Choose the styles you want - there is something for everyone. You and your guests will thoroughly enjoy Klezamir's offering of quality music, high spirits, and fun.
Klezamir can also serve as Master of Ceremonies, and you are most welcome to use our microphones for toasts, announcements and other kinds of presentations you and your guests may wish to do.
At a concert:
“The Klezmer Drums of Passion…this record rocks.”
-George Robinson, The Jewish Week, NY, NY
"hypnotic, wonderful flute... high energy danceability" - Bravo
"The musicianship on display … is first rate, especially Jim Armenti’s fevered clarinet playing …jazzed up, splendid music” - Metro Boston Tab
Klezamir, New England’s dynamic roots rockin’ klezmer band extraordinaire, serves you up traditional klezmer infused with a wide range of other styles (in the tradition of true klezmorim from time immemorial!) Coming from the powerful country, rock, R&B, classical, folk, bluegrass, and Balkan dance backgrounds of seasoned luminaries Jim Armenti, Keith Levreault, Joe Blumenthal and Amy Rose, this is one great band! Klezamir plays clarinet, guitar, mandolin, flute, piano, nose flute, bass, drums and percussion. AND we’ll get you up and dancing!!!
Klezmer (literally “musician” in Yiddish) combines the soulful cry of Middle Eastern music, the exciting beat of Eastern European dance music,
and the good-time feel of Dixieland.
Klezamir travels around New England performing at concerts, weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvah and schools. Klezamir’s CDs have received critical acclaim. Klezamir is on the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Roster and the New England Touring Roster which provide grant money for public and school performances.
Klezamir was born in 1986 and has played hundreds of concerts, weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations, radio and TV shows. Klezamir first two CDs, “Klezamir Cooks for Tante Barbara”, and “Back in the Shtetl Again”, met with critical acclaim and solidified the group’s stature as one of New England's top Klezmer groups. In the summer of 2000, Klezamir became affiliated with Young Audiences of Massachusetts and began the production of its third CD. Klezamir's 4th CD came out in 2006.
Additional Booking Notes
This varies for each performance space. Ask Amy for more details.
Past Booked Events
|May 26, 2018 • 9:30pm - 11:00pm||Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party|
|February 11, 2018 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm||Surprise|
|December 31, 2016 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Northampton, MA First Night|
|December 19, 2016 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||The Arbors|
|December 12, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Northampton, MA Senior Center|
|December 04, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Loomis Village, South Hadley|
Araber tants/Happy Nign
Baym Rebn in Palestina
Dovid, Shpiel es Nokh
Fun der khuppe
Hungarian Gypsy tunes
Tsurik fun der milkhome
Mayn elterns fargenign
Bulgar al Naftule
Odessa bulgars 1 & 2
Tate ziser/ Noshville bulgar
Terk in Amerika/
West Branch Manhan
Wild Child Freylekh
Bay mir bistu sheyn
Di zilberne khasene
Shpeilt es Mir
Ve Ha Eir Eineinu
Sisu et Y’rushalayim
Am Yisrael Chai/
Shofar/ Tsena Israeli Songs
Al Kol Eleh
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Ki Ti Nam
Od Lo Ahavti Dai
Sisu Et Yerushalayim
Yeish Lanu Taish
Yerushalayim Shel Zahav
Zemer Atik/ Mayim
The Girl from Ipanema
Let’s Do It - F
Since I Met You Baby
Something - C
What a Wonderful World
Up Tempo Swing and Jazz Standards:
All of Me C
Route 66 - Bb
Moondance Up Tempo Rock and Pop:
All My Lovin’ - E
Buttercup - C
Brown Eyed Girl – G
Hard Day’s Night - G
I Feel Fine
I Saw Her Standing There
Jambalaya - D
Midnight Hour - E
Mustang Sally - C
Not Fade Away
Old Time Rock & Roll - E
That’s All Right Mama - E
Walkin’ After Midnight
Wipe Out - C
Influences & Inspiration
The Klezmorim, The Klezmer Conservatory Band, the Klezmatics, and Shirim.
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