Bands and Performing Groups: Klezmer, Jewish, and Related or Derivative musics
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Klezmer Bands, "U"
The Ken Ulansey Klezmer Ensemble is based in Philadelphia, PA. We can do hours of klez, then turn around into one of the best swing/rock/latin/zydeco/funk/etc bands anywhere. So whether you take your klezmer straight or totally funky, give us a call at 215-635-2515. "BEST OF PHILLY: PARTY BAND. (This band) can get the crowd off its feet at any occasion," said Philadelphia Magazine. "Ulansey can negotiate a bewildering array of styles," opined the Inquirer. Web: www.KenUMusic.com.
The Underscore Orkestra plays Klezmer, Balkan, Gypsy Jazz and Swing music both original and traditional. We also feature live contemporary belly dance in our performance. We are based in Portland Oregon and have been touring the US, Canada, Central America and Europe for the past 7 years. We are interested in and can provide workshops on Middle Eastern andBellyDance as well as Balkan and Klezmer Ornamentation, should the interest arise in the community. Web: www.TheUnderscoreOrkestra.com. (Jorge Kachmari)
Uptown Klezmer performed in the New York area between 1995 and 1997. Our instrumentation was: Matt on clarinet and tenor sax, Sarah on violin (manager), Irene on flute, Brian on guitar, Mike on bass, Rich on drum set, Aaron on hand drums, and Yelena on vocals. Our CD, Ashnelerando, features ten tracks, including 6 unique arrangements of instrumental klez (including a funk version of "Der Heymisher Bulgar" and a swing-influenced "Un di Malokhim Zingen"), the Yiddish classic "Abi Gezint", the Sephardic love song "Et Dodim", and two originals. The album's title, Ashnelerando, embeds the Yiddish word shnel (fast) in the Italian musical term accelerando (speed up), demonstrating our two main influences, Yiddishkeit and music. Although we no longer perform as a group, we still have CDs available. To order, please call Sarah at (301) 214-7909 (Sarah Benor)