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The Kol Haruach Klezmer Band

“The Internationally Renowned Klezmer Band…The Band That Played for the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Event…As Featured and Heard Simulcast on NPR”

This is the band with the reputation in the US and around the world as one of the best Klezmer/Israeli bands there is! They are specifically known for their jamming medleys, Hora sets, and ability to morph in to a full Swing band upon request. Kol Haruach has performed at many events including the John F. Kennedy Center.

  • Israeli
  • Klezmer
  • Russian
  • Rock
  • Booked as 38 players

The New Klezmer Quintet

“NKQ are tremendous performers and top-flight professional musicians who put on a show that will leave your audiences asking for more!”

The New Klezmer Quintet is not about tradition….but about traditions! Their goal is to bring all influences together to create an entirely new and modern approach to what they write, from the melodies to the rhythms, and including the lyrics. They educate the audience on the music’s authenticity by including tidbits of music history and humor as they introduce each piece and interact with the audience. Throwing Jazz into the mix allows the audience to hear the similarities between European Klezmer and American Jazz and Rock, as they dance in the aisles!

  • Israeli
  • Klezmer
  • Russian
  • Rock
  • Booked as 38 players
Our Bands
The Kol Haruach Klezmer Band Also Performing As The New Klezmer Quintet
“The Internationally Renowned Klezmer Band…The Band That Played for the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Event”
New Klezmer Quintet The group always plays with improvisation and spontaneity – their musical “banter” is usually more important than restricting them to an actual formal arrangement. Klezmer, Israeli, Ladino, Latin and Jazz are almost always mixed into the program during each performance, no matter where the band plays. Taking Klezmer tunes and rocking them up, adding a Klezmer influence- our fans call it “Klezmer fusion” is their latest crowd pleasing invention. This band is available for concerts.
While Kol Haruach is renowned for Israeli and Klezmer music, we go out of our way to cater to other musical requests that you may have while planning your party with our Klezmer music expert Brian Choper. This is one professional band of musicians with two names and one set of top flight musicians building on one beloved musical tradition. Why two names? It depends on the venue we are playing. When we play private affairs, weddings and Bar Mitzvahs, we go by our traditional name, “The Kol Haruach Klezmer Band”. However, when we play public shows, corporate events or parties, concerts or galas, we go by our English name, “The New Klezmer Quintet”.
The Kol Haruach Klezmer Band can also help you with smaller party entertainment band options. If you are interested in the party band, but are also interested in music for your ceremony or cocktails, private party, weddings and Bar Mitzvahs, we can provide professional musicians to help you with this. Please let us know. Contact us for more information.
The Choper Jazz Project: A Quartet Performing Swing, Upbeat & Straight Up Jazz
“The Choper Jazz Project Features Straight Ahead Jazz. These Great Musicians Share Their Energy With the Audience.”
A tasteful group of real professional musicians, jazz players who know the A-B-Cs of jazz: Adderley, Bird, and Coltrane; and gives them the proper treatment. This is a band that distinguishes itself from other jazz bands by adjusting their music and style to the audience’s taste and mood.
The result: the feel of real jazz at your elegant affair; or Wedding, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, corporate event and party. The band creates an ambiance all its own, pleasing and entertaining your guests while remaining unobtrusive at events of all types, Weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, corporate events and parties.
Or, for a more upbeat reception, this band can mix it up and really rock out. The unusual flexibility of the group to play music beyond straight up jazz allows the option for you, the client, to request a mix of jazz, swing, Latin and even rock & roll. Call us for more information.
The band can dress formally or informally, as you request. Ensure a great party and hire the Choper Jazz Project today. Available as 1- 4 musicians for galas, parties, corporate events and wedding receptions.
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