Want a special wedding, concert, or other celebration with music - a key element to a memorable occasion - provided by seasoned pros? We are Dobe/Dena Ressler on clarinet, David (Klezmatics) Licht on percussion, and Psachya Septimus on accordion/keys. Authentic klezmer and Jewish music - from spirited/freylekh monster dance sets, to tasteful background sets, to educational programs - we cater to your concept or guide you in creating one.
I heard this group at the NY Klezmer Series and they were fantastic! Authentic and knowledgable about the tradition, top-notch musicianship, interesting and wide-ranging repertoire, and a lot of fun both to listen to and to dance to! Highly Recomended!
Your trio was fabulous. I especially enjoyed hearing familiar Chassidic tunes performed without irony or sense of parody. My soul was uplifted by the music and several other people made similar comments. The musicians are first rate, and the repertoire a good combination of the familiar and unfamiliar. Hope to hear you again soon - Rivke R / Danbury Ct / Saw you at Jalopy in Brooklyn
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 360 minutes
What to Expect
As veterans of wedding halls and a variety of concert venues, we are sensitive to the needs of clients, their party planners, and caterers. We can perform special tunes for processionals or first dances, work in tandem with DJs, to provide musical or event guidance, etc. Ask us!
Veterans of simkhes and stage, T-Klez’ simkhes are spirited and professional, and our performances are fun and educational
DAVID LICHT, percussion, a founding member of the Klezmatics and a member of the legendary groups Shockabilly and Bongwater. He has performed with Ned Rothenberg, John Zorn and Tom Cora and worked with many other famed klezmorim like Giora Feidman and David Krakauer. Licht's drumming is singular and expressive.
PSACHYA SEPTIMUS, accordion, keys, attended Brooklyn College School of Music, and has been an integral part of the NYC hassidic music scene for the past 30 years. He has performed with acts as diverse as Avrohom Fried, Eitan Katz, Diaspora Yeshiva Band, Yehuda Green, and Soulfarm. He has appeared on recordings including the Kleztraphobix, Soulfarm and Yaakov Shwekey. His own solo album, "Shattered Glass", was released in 2012.
DOBE (DENA) RESSLER clarinet, has taught at KlezKamp and at New England Conservatory’s summer Klezmer Institute, and has presented a seminar on klezmer history. She’s played with world class klezmorim like Michael Alpert, Frank London, and Hankus Netsky, and appears on the CD by di bostoner klezmer, "nakhes fun klezmer." She occasionally reviews Yiddish music in both English and Yiddish.
Additional Booking Notes
This depends on the event, of course.
* We can provide sound system(s) for small to large (500 people) events.
So we need a grounded 15 amp receptacle to plug into.
* For celebrations, we need about 50 s.f. of unobstructed space to play away or at least apart from your guests who will be dancing joyously to our music :-).
It is nice to have a platform or stage, but we know that many venues are not set up this way - no problem.
* If the event is outdoors - say, a wedding - we need a guaranteed dry place to plug in and set up our sound system.
Past Booked Events
|December 31, 2017–January 01, 2018 • 8:15pm - 1:15am||private party|
We tailor our set list to your occasion.
For instance, for a wedding, we can play for a cocktail hour some quiet khusidls, for dancing freylekh (lively) bulgars, to Israeli, to tangos, to waltzes, and for dinner, more quiet background music from all over the klezmer/Hasidic spectrum
For concerts - again, it depends upon what you are looking for.
We can give you a panorama of styles from different eras, or zoom in on a particular subject area (like an evening of Shabos nigunim (songs).
Influences & Inspiration
Our influences range from venerable European-born and first generation American klezmorim (musicians) and ethnomusicologists like Naftuli Brandwein, Dave Tarras. Max Epstein, Rudy Tepel, Shloime and Sid Beckerman, Belf and Berogovski to Yiddish Theater greats like Oshanetsky and Rumshinsky....to modern day composers like Emil Kroiter....to the gvaldik (tremendous) repetoire of various Hasidic courts - Ger, Moditsh, Lubavich, Stoliner, etc.
We usually bring our own sound equipment.
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