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Kol Haruach Klezmer Band

Kol HaruachThe Kol Haruach Klezmer Band

“Internationally Renowned Party Band — The Klezmer Band That Has Played For Presidents and Other Heads Of State”
“Kol Haruach Has Performed at Many Venues Including the
John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.”
  • Israeli
  • Klezmer
  • Russian
  • Rock
  • Booked as 38 players

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See the Kol Haruach Klezmer Band performing a hora set.

“I was astounded at your ability to get everyone up and dancing, and I mean at the same time. I have been to many Bar Mitzvah’s. I’ve seen the MC or the band get first the kids onto the dance floor, perhaps some games, then the adults. I’ve never seen a band get everyone on the dance floor at the same time. That’s a first. It’s like you knew just what to play and when to start the music up, to get everyone in the mood. Getting the kids to dance with the adults. I was impressed. Like one big party, not two separate ones. I’d never seen that before. You had to see it to believe it. It was a real treat and made the party for me. My father and his friends dancing with my son and his friends, to the limbo!”

- Janice Goldman, Fairfax VA

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. We can honor requests for the following styles:

  • Pop
  • Swing
  • Funk
  • Jazz
  • Light Rock
  • Classic Rock

We are Klezmer musicians and seasoned Rock ’n’ Rollers. We play with authority, enthusiasm and excitement. Playing a mix of klezmer, Israeli, swing, jazz, and great rock & roll, we know how to get the party going and raise the roof. Our band knows how to read the crowd, know how to get them up and dancing and having fun. Your guests will remember your party for years to come, and they will thank you for making it so spectacular!

The Kol Haruach Klezmer Band can also help you with smaller band options. If you are interested in the band, but are also interested in music for your ceremony or cocktails, we can provide musicians to help you with this. Please let us know.

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“Your band was wonderful. In fact, it was so good, we actually left 3 times. We had to go, so we left, but as we got to the parking lot, we could still hear the party and the music in the distance. The music was so good, we put stuff in the car, turned around and went back, staying for about half an hour. This went on two more times until basically, the party was over. We ended up leaving with everyone else. As I said, you guys were great. You were awesome!”

- Francis Kirschler, Charleston, South Carolina

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The Kol Haruach Klezmer Band Also Performing As the New Klezmer Quintet
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”.
About Our Bands
Washington’s Entertainment Connection is not your typical agency, as it is more of a music consultancy, where we not only help you match the best size and type of band to your event, we also work with you to survey your favorite tunes. This way, we cater the music list your taste!
Catering the music to your needs: Our bands are uniquely flexible musicians, in that they are individually able to play many different genres of music, including Rock, Pop, Funk, R&B, Jazz, Swing, Klezmer and Classical, all in the same event. For those who love the 60″s sound, we even have an awesome Beatles Tribute band. Each of our bands are professional party entertainers have their own specialty, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that they are limited to only that sound or style. Our bands are professional musicians who cater their repertoire to your event. For example you hire one of our rock bands, and you want to hear some Latin, jazz, or swing music. No problem. We are professional party entertainment musicians. We can do that! We encourage you to check out each of our bands and sample the wide variety of music they can play. Then you can judge for yourself.
Professionalism: No Matter What Band You Choose: Washington’s Entertainment Connection guarantees professionalism from all of our bands and has a proven record for creating outstanding performances and incredible parties! Unlike any other agency, the owner of WEC, Brian Choper is a well know and respected drummer who plays with many of the bands represented. Professionalism is our top priority. Our professional party entertainment bands will arrive on time and start on time, and will always look awesome. They will do everything they can to ensure your event is impressive, awesome and runs perfectly.
Duos, Trios and Quartets
Nothing compares to great, live music as party entertainment. If these are your thoughts, but you’re still considering a DJ, here’s a solution that can allow you to keep live music in your plans: the Washington’s Entertainment Connection Quartets. Our smaller, more affordable bands are equally great for any corporate event, party, wedding reception, or cocktail hour. Whether you are looking for an event band, dance band, party band, bar mitzvah band or wedding band, for rock, jazz, swing or klezmer, we can help you balance cost with the desire for the excitement of live music. While the full bands of professional party entertainers usually have both two lead players playing off one another, the quartet has one. As an add-on option, we can include a player who also sings, or a vocalist. Whatever you choose, we can provide you high quality professional entertainment at a good price that will allow you to enjoy great, live music in MD, DC, VA for your party! A live music band makes the party in ways a DJ cannot. Now, with our affordable options, live music is within reach. Let us know you want an affordable option for that sound and whether it will be a duo, trio or quartet, we will help you choose the professional party entertainers that have the sound, the live music and the energy level you are looking for. You’ll be surprised just how good an affordable a professional band can be.
Musical Options We Provide to People Looking to Hire Our Bands
A live band makes the party in ways a DJ cannot. Now, with our affordable options, live music is within reach.
From our music samples, decide what you like best. Let us know you want an affordable option for that sound and whether it will be a duo, trio or quartet, we will help you choose the group of professional party entertainers that has the sound, the music and the energy level you are looking for. You’ll be surprised just how good an affordable band can be.
Keep in mind that as good as our trios are: nothing compares to the excitement, energy and versatility of the full size, live music band of professional musicians. Your celebration will have just the right elements of both to keep your event exciting and memorable.
With all of these options available, you can’t go wrong! Give us a call and ask us for details.
Add elegance to any party, function or professional environment. For any event including a birthday party, anniversary, graduation party, corporate event, Bar or Bat Mitzvah or wedding reception, ask about our solo, duo, trio or quartet options. They are available for any occasion.
About WEC
Washington’s Entertainment Connection (WEC) offers FIVE primary services:
Successfully matching clients with live bands and DJ’s for both public and private affairs.
Management and support of specific bands.
Representation and promotion of independent bands and DJ’s signed by the agency
Connecting clients with additional support services that have proven (to us) to be superior in the business, such as photography, videography and lighting
Expanding our mission to find the greatest musicians possible to hire to perform for you is WEC’s affiliation with “Gigs For You”. GFY is a non profit musician’s organization that helps musicians and other entertainers network with one another and find work. (GFY was started by our founder, Brian Choper.) Through this affiliation, you can take advantage of these GFY resources. As WEC discovers new talent through GFY, that talent is brought into the A-List group of musicians hired by WEC to perform for you as you hire our bands.
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