Klezmer and Israeli music, and some bluegrass at events large or small

 Performers /  Sonoma County

Jewish dance artist. He teaches and leads all kinds of Jewish dance including Hasidic and klezmer/Yiddish.

 Lecturers, Performers, Yiddish/Klezmer Dance Leaders /  East Bay

Longtime Jewish community organizer and song leader.

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

    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

Gale Kissin, a.k.a. Gishe Reyzl, is a Yiddish folksinger and guitarist.

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

Song leader, choir director, band leader and music teacher. Leads the band ADAMA and the Nigunim Chorus; has taught adults and children for 25 years; leads singing in Yiddish, Hebrew, and Ladino around the Bay Area; provides music transcriptions, choral arrangements, sound equipment, and event planning and managing.

 Performers, Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  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

Simka has played at b’ney mitzveh parties, weddings, parties, festivals, and charity events in the North Bay. Repertoire includes klezmer, Israeli folk dances, jazz standards, tangos, polkas, fiddle tunes, and café music. Available for gigs anywhere in the North Bay (and beyond!)

 Performers /  Sonoma County

Majorly Minor is Naomi Zamir and her band of friends playing soulful and vibrant klezmer melodies, as well as music from other Eastern European traditions. The band members are Stella Bonilla on violin, Ginny Snyder on Bass, and Naomi Zamir on accordion, with a rotating cast of surprise friends. Performs...

 Performers /  Santa Clara County

Klezmer performances with California Klezmer and solo. Composing and performing Yiddish children's songs. Provides musical direction of performances. Leads Yiddish sing-alongs, plays mandolin and guitar. Offers presentations to adults and kids (in grades indicated) on: Intro to Yiddish Language & History (for adults or grades K-12). Learn A Bisl Yiddish (for...

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

Performer, lecturer, and song leader. “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 concerts of Yiddish songs throughout Israel, Europe, and U.S. Featured on Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman CD, Af di Gasn fun der...

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

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 jazz world music dance band led by Ben Brussell for over 20 years. Numerous recordings. Performed at numerous festivals, clubs, concerts, radio and television, for colleges, Jewish organizations, private events, and simkhehs. Provided music at 2008 opening of the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Performs for Jewish life cycle events, simkhehs,...

 Performers /  San Francisco

Member of Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble. Trained in Israel and has been music director of Chutspah and Fiddler on the Roof. Performs klezmer and Israeli music with Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble, solo, in duos and other size groups. Performs with singer Alby Kass in programs of Yiddish songs and klezmer.

 Performers /  Sonoma County

Klezmer, Russian, Rom (East European Gypsy), Balkan, Romanian, Greek, Polish, Israeli and other music on accordion, clarinet, violin, tzimbl, percussion, vocals, balalaika/ domra/ mandolin/ bouzouki, string bass/tuba, and trombone,


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