“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
You guys were great! The hora sets were especially memorable, and our friends had a terrific time. Even more gratifying was a letter I got from my grandmother, in which she wrote:
“Where did you ever find that band? It had everything– something for everyone. No one could just sit in their chair all afternoon– there was a ‘spirit’, a ‘joie de vie’ that was unmatched in all my experience….”
…and that’s 85 years worth of experience! Beth (the bride) similarly felt that the wedding fulfilled her dream of everyone dancing the whole time. Any band that pleases a crowd from ages 3 to 85 is something really special.
Thanks so much,”
- Beth Elson
“Outstanding! The best Klezmer music we’ve heard. You made the party.”
- Larry Black, Woodbine, MD
“Your band was excellent! You played a variety of music, all extremely well. Not your ordinary band. I will be referring you.”
- Cara Lanza, National Press Club, Washington, DC
“They didn’t have to use ear plugs as they often do. They love to dance to all kinds of music. The kids-(the friends of the bride and groom) heard everything they had requested and got all the Jewish music I was looking forward to!
You are all such talented musicians. I plan on using you again.
P.S. I wanted to let you know how we and all our guests totally loved the music. It was everything you promised and more. The proof is that everyone was dancing nonstop-even those that we feared might not!
We were aiming for an atmosphere of elegance and Freilach, and you helped us achieve both. My parents and our other Sr. guests- were so thrilled!”
- Sharon Siedel, Baltimore MD
“You guys are amazing. I expected a hora set. I didn’t expect the crowd to be dancing for fifty-five minutes! What a pleasant surprise. And you knew how to mix it up between the Jewish and the Jazz and the Rock. The Jazz was fantastic, really kicking-and you were not too loud. My parents were so worried, but by the end of the evening, they were just having fun dancing with the music-everyone was having fun. You made the party!”
- Mira Leiberman, Pittsburgh, PA
“We had a blast at our wedding! Thank you and Kol Haruach for making our wedding fun and lively! Our guests had a great time dancing…people told us that they thought the band was great. Please use us as a reference. Your band is very professional, lively and has a lot of energy.
Your band will always have a special place in my heart…”
- Steve Gordon & Haley Crittenden Gordon, Alexandria, VA
“I would like to thank the members of Kol Haruach Klezmer Band for the phenomenal concert at Mishkan Torah on May 9, 2004. The music selection was very exciting and renewed many happy memories of Klezmer music. The group’s professional skills are incredible, each musician and the singer perform at the highest level. The introductions shared the humor and the love of the music you presented to us. I would give the highest recommendation to all who are considering engaging your group for a performance or special event. It is indeed One of The Most Enjoyable groups I have ever heard perform. Keep up the wonderful music!”
- Dianne Boyer, Silver Spring, MD
“…just wanted you to know that Leah and I really enjoyed the concert… Mishkan Torah people are still talking about how wonderful it was. Thanks again for what you did.”
- Angie Carmel, Beltsville, MD
“Kol Haruach was a huge hit at our wedding. We appreciated the variety
– jazz, swing, klezmer — and your sound was incredible. We were also amazed by your infectious enthusiasm. We were thrilled that you were able to get so many guests to their feet and dancing! Thanks for making our wedding so much fun. Again, thanks for your wonderful music and your infectious enthusiasm — it really contributed to everyone having fun.”
- Nadine Block and Patrick Vennebush, May 16, 2004
I want to thank you and the Kol Haruach Orchestra for providing us and our guests with a very special and memorable performance at Tamar and Frank’s wedding last week. Each and every one of you contribute both virtuosity and ruach. The group is aptly named. Everyone at the wedding, family and guests, bride and groom, young and old, musicians and fans, loved listening and dancing to your music. As a big fan of klezmer, I look forward to following your career as you move on to great prominence in the klezmer world.
Thanks for everything. Happy healthy and prosperous New Year to all.
- Jay Kapner, Wilmington, NC December 18, 2004