Bay Area klezmer trio Baymele brings together fiddler Matthew Stein, cellist Misha Khalikulov, and accordionist Dmitri Gaskin in a deep exploration and celebration of Jewish folk music from Romania and Poland. Here they are in a concert video: And here they are playing with Romanian musicians Sergiu and Valeriu:

 Performers /  San Francisco

Song leader, choir director, band leader and music teacher. Leads the band ADAMA, Nigunim Chorus and numerous senior choruses; specializes in creating virtual chorus video clips; leads singing in Yiddish, Hebrew, and Ladino around the Bay Area; provides music transcriptions, choral arrangements, and sound equipment; teaches adults and children with...

 Music Teachers, Performers, Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  East Bay

Ben Brussell created the band KLEZMANIA! in 1989, and then after the first album, "The Wailing Wall" in 1992, he formed Benny Be Music Productions. Benny Be Music Productions is a complete special event live music and DJ/MC service for all Jewish life cycle events in all Jewish cultural and...

 Performers /  San Francisco

Performer, lecturer, and song leader. Her current project, Doubly Suppressed, Doubly Forgotten: The Meir Noy Collection of Yiddish Songs, is fiscally sponsored by KlezCalifornia. “Yiddish Piano Bar,” “Avanti! Forverts!” (Yiddish and Italian Protest Songs with Michael Alpert, Francesco Spagnolo), cabaret performances with band, and traditional khazones (chazanut). She has performed...

 Lecturers, Performers, Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  East Bay

Bruce Bierman is a celebrated  Jewish dance master, teaching artist and award-winning theater director in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. He was a leading performer and teaching artist with the acclaimed Aman Folk Dance Ensemble of Los Angeles and currently serves on the faculty of Oakland's groundbreaking Stagebridge Performing...

 Dance Classes & Dance Leaders, Lecturers, Performers /  East Bay

Stuart Brotman, bass, basy (cello), tilinca and baraban (poik), has been an accomplished performer, arranger and recording artist in the ethnic music field for over 50 years. He has been a moving force in the klezmer revival since its beginning, and has defined klezmer bass (“It’s a large instrument that...

 Performers /  East Bay

Klezmer performances by a multi-reed instrumentalist who has played with The Gonifs, Klezmorim, and KlezX.

 Performers /  East Bay

Band led by Gerry Tenney available for klezmer performances, weddings, bar/bas mitzveh parties, community celebrations. Klezmer, Yiddish folk songs and instrumentals, Yiddish and Yinglish versions of rock & roll songs, and original compositions.

 Performers /  East Bay

PERFORMING Flute Solo or Flute and Harp for weddings, concerts, background music, or other occasions. Klezmer and other Jewish styles, classical, pop. TEACHING Teaches all types of Jewish and classical music for flute, piccolo, amd recorder; and music theory. Ages five to adult. Online and in person. Has a degree...

 Lecturers, Music Teachers, Performers /  Santa Clara County

    Weddings, bar/bas mitzveh parties, community gatherings, parties, concerts. Energetic and soulful klezmer and Romanian renditions; Israeli dances. Fidl, viola, accordion, cello/bass, drums.

 Performers /  Yolo County

Jason Ditzian  is a wind instrumentalist who has composed and performed numerous works for dance, movie and theater. He has been manager of Kugelplex for over 15 years. When he's not playing klezmer, Jason performs and records with many Bay Area ensembles, including Charming Hostess and inkBoat. He is the Managing Director...


Classically trained musician with 15 years of klezmer performing experience offers online and in-person lessons (Shasta County) in Classical and Klezmer violin and viola. Past or current member of • Stanford Klezmer Band • Accidental Klezmer • Open Embrace International Ensemble • LOFT (La Orquesta Fusion Tango) • Nova Vista...

 Music Teachers, Performers

The “Singing Jewish Cowboy,” Scott comes from a secular left-wing Jewish agricultural community near Petaluma, where Yiddish culture and activism for social justice were very important. He has worked in agriculture all his life, mainly on cattle ranches. Sings country, folk and cowboy songs, but Yiddish “shtetl folksongs,” sung to...

 Performers, Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  Sonoma County

Klezmer clarinetist with the Klezmorim and the New Klezmer Trio.

 Performers /  East Bay

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