PHOTO CREDIT: Angela Jimenez

Isle of Klezbos

PHOTO CREDIT: Hank Gans

Isle of Klezbos

We're back at Joe's Pub on July 30th — Get TKTS
PHOTO CREDIT: Albie Mitchell

Isle of Klezbos

We're back at Joe's Pub on July 30th — Get TKTS
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NYC based ISLE of KLEZBOS sextet approaches Yiddish musical traditions with loving irreverence and profound respect. The soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all women's klezmer sextet has toured from Vienna to Vancouver since 1998. Performing neo-folkloric tunes, re-grooved standards, and genre-transcending originals, the ensemble's gorgeous arrangements range from rambunctious to swinging to ethereal.

ISLE OF KLEZBOS has been seen and heard on HBO, NPR, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, PBS and THE L WORD, as well as enjoying collaborations with artists such as Jill Sobule, Gregg Bordowitz and the Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling Scissor Sisters. Lauded by NEW YORK MAGAZINE for "cutting edge klezmer," and the L.A. BLADE as "rapturous and rollicking," the bandmates' group chemistry is catalyzed by stratospheric solos.

ISLE OF KLEZBOS SHOWS 2024

Fri July 26 7:30PM – 9:30PM

Westborough, MA

CBS Promo

Congregation B'nai Shalom Summer KlezFest w/optional dinner

CBS Social Hall

Sun July 28 @ 5PM

Outer Cape Cod, MA

Preservation Hall Promo

Wellfleet Preservation Hall

Wellfleet, MA

Tue July 30 @ 7PM

Astor Place, NYC

Joe's Pub Promo

Joe's Pub (doors open at 6PM)

The Public Theater, NYC

"Thank you for your gorgeous music!"

Alison Bechdel, Cartoonist

NEWSWORTHY

Latest Album, Yiddish Silver Screen

Available Now

Yiddish Silver Screen CD Cover Art

YIDDISH SILVER SCREEN זילבערנער קינאָ (Zilberne Kino) has dropped! Our latest album celebrates our 25th Anniversary with a reawakened repertoire inspired by forgotten vintage film soundtracks.

"Totally enjoying. Love the style. Hopping from cut to cut, I’m completely digging LIBES SHMERTSN."

Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director, National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene

BUY OUR ALBUM on Bandcamp!

FIND Streaming options at HEAR NOW


Album

Live From Brooklyn

WEARY SUN TANGO live at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts


Yiddish Culture

Yiddish Film Music Programs

Detroit, Brattleboro & Cambridge

Our Klezbos sextet ciné-concert three-city tour kicked off at the Detroit Jewish Film Festival, moving on to our multi-media quartet show in Brattleboro, Vermont at Epsilon Spires, finishing up with bandleader Eve Sicular's 2024 Harvard University lecture on Music of the Yiddish Silver Screen Event at the Center for Jewish Studies.

Harvard University Event Poster

Isle of Klezbos Yiddish film music programs bring fascinating yet often-overlooked soundtrack highlights to new audiences, complete with our unique scholarly insights and spellbinding artistic interpretations.


Sold Out Shows

NYC, Delray Beach & BOS

ISLE OF KLEZBOS played sold out tour & hometown shows — YIDDISH SILVER SCREEN release party at Joe's Pub at The Public Theatre in NYC; Florida tour opener at Arts Garage in Delray and the band's debut at City Winery Boston, MA.

Isle of klezbos and Friends perform at Joes Pub December 2023 photo by Hank Gans

ISLE OF KLEZBOS & FRIENDS celebrated the band's Silver (25th) Anniversary with a full house at Joe's Pub. Guest accordion virtuoso Ilya Shneyveys graced this special show.



Music Video

By the Incredible Alona Bach

Watch our new music video for this spooky take on ABI GEZUNT: MOLLY'S CAUTIONARY TALE as reinterpreted on track 5 of YIDDISH SILVER SCREEN, featuring guest vocal duo Rachel Weston and Annie Cohen.


Podcasts

Klezmer Podcast

Keith Wolzinger interviews Eve Sicular

Can We Talk?

Queer Yiddishkeit ISLE OF KLEZBOS Interview with Eve Sicular

Jewish Women's Archive, Can We Talk? Podcast



Klezbos On TV

And Just Like That

Seeing the Light

Did you catch Klezbos and Metropolitan Klezmer bandmembers in HBO Max's AJLT finale — Season 1, Episode 10 SEX AND THE CITY sequel?

Check out behind-the-scenes photos on our instagram feed

Contact us at: booking@klezbos.com