The Klezical Tradition is both a Klezmer band and an agency that hosts ensembles for any celebration - weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversary and birthday parties, brit milah. We perform with a traditional sound, historically rendered, yet full of high entertainment. Solo strolling to full 8 piece ensembles. You can also have classical, jazz, and Broadway. Dance-leading a specialty to get your guests on the dance floor, enjoying fun and easy dances from eastern Europe. Plus games for kids at Bar/Bat Mitzvah's!
What to Expect
The Klezical Tradition Klezmer Band is available for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, and celebrations of any kind in various configurations, from strolling musicians for your cocktail hour to a full 7-piece ensemble for that memorable reception. Klezmer is our specialty, with classical, Irish, and swing standards also available.
Whether at your celebration or a concert, THE KLEZICAL TRADITION's Eastern European klezmer music evokes an era of Victrola's and pickle barrels with high spirits and historical authenticity that distinguish this vibrant ensemble's performances in concert halls, at college campuses, world music festivals, synagogues, and schools. For your wedding or Bar/Bat Mitzvah we will evoke a feeling of our past while you celebrate your future, bringing together our histories with entertaining song and dance. Adrianne will lead everyone in old-time dances that all can enjoy, children and adults together!
Our concerts and workshops will take you to an old-time wedding, you'll dance in the aisles, you'll weep, you'll laugh. A memorable experience of a lifetime!
The Klezical Tradition performs its vast repertoire of song and dance tunes throughout the Northeast -- traveling to Philadelphia, New York City, Long Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Washington DC. To book the group for your celebration, e-mail Adrianne Greenbaum at email@example.com or call 203.374.0607.
PERFECT! I can't say more! But I will. In a way, deciding on having klezmer music at all, and having a group we had never seen, and having no real schedule or idea of what we wanted or expected sounds, in retrospect, like we just jumped off a cliff. Lucky for us, you knew just how to catch us! Perhaps my favorite remark from the afternoon comes from my niece on my husband's side. In order to understand how funny the remark was, you have to know that my husband, whose last name is Barter, is not Jewish (and neither is his extended family), and in addition, that the Barter clan has NEVER been known to get up on a dance floor for anything - regardless of event, type of music, groups or couples, or anything. They're fun-loving, but not dancers. I couldn't stop laughing when Debra pulled me aside and said, "Who ever knew it would take klezmer music to get the Barters to dance!" Thank you so much!!
You and your band members are not only great musicians but friendly kind souls. Your delightful, upbeat, Jewish music set just the tone I dreamed of for the party. There were two highlights of the party for me. 1) The kids actually liked doing the Mitzvah Project; and 2), the vast majority of the 7th graders came to the dance floor and performed their Pesach seder dance. The latter - which many parents could not believe was happening - was possible only because you went that incredible extra mile to listen to the tape I sent and put something together. For that alone, I can't thank you enough. You are a very special and talented group of people.
I just had to tell you how successful your group's concert was. The 400 people who attended were treated to the best klezmer many of them had ever heard -- according to comments made to me for days after the concert. People were literally dancing in the aisles.
The Klezical Tradition's music for our daughter's Bat Mitzvah was simply breathtakingly perfect! You knew exactly what we wanted, what everyone wanted, and we were all mesmerized. We were able to enjoy and yet talk. The dancing was so much fun for all of us AND the kids really enjoyed their special games with Jewish music, no less!
The Klezical Tradition's music for our concert series was by far -- and continues to be every year -- the best entertainment for our audiences. We must provide concerts that reach a wide range of ages and cultures and, evidenced by the largest crowd we've ever had (over two thousand!), you are providing just that. It's very unusual to be brought back more than a couple of times. I'm asking you to come back again for your fifth summer and hope you will accept.
We really cannot thank you enough for the extraordinary job you did at our wedding. From the music at our ketubah ceremony to the ceremony under the chuppah and on the reception you were absolutely perfect in capturing the spirit of the day. Our guests have not stopped raving about your music. Your talent and obvious joy that you take in celebrating through music contributed to a wedding day beyond our wildest dreams. We wish you all the success you so richly deserve.
Adventurous, virtuosic, sensitive, and schooled musicians make their music joyously dance alive!