Jeanette Lewicki (Oakland) is a thirty-year practitioner of Yiddish song as well as an accordionist and a klezmer bandleader. She has taught at Yiddish New York, Yiddish Summer Weimar, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Jewish Learning Works, and KlezCalifornia events; sung with the San Francisco Symphony and coached Michael Tilson Thomas in...

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

Klezmer performances, East European folk and gypsy music. Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian. Balkan and Israeli folk dance music. Workshops for instrumental and vocal music. Accordionist, band leader, workshop leader, booking agent. Plays accordion, balalaika, tzimbl, guitar, percussion, and vocals. Member of the Bay Area's original Klezmorim, Troika Balalaikas, Hatsegana, Silver String...

 Music Teachers, Performers

Baritone, with BFA in musical theatre. Cantor, Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco. Musical revue Moishe Oysher: The Master Singer of His People! It has been performed in New York City, L.A., Chicago, Paris, URJ Biennial, Havah Nashira and elsewhere. The full production is presented with singer/actress Sari Greenberg, a seven piece...

 Performers, Yiddish Choruses, Singers & Song Leaders /  San Francisco

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

International ensemble with clarinet, accordion, and tapan drum. Repertoire from Eastern Europe and the Balkans/Turkey. They create a rich interactive experience through performance, music therapy, and education. Available for private events, weddings, clubs, house concerts, services, multi-cultural senior centers, and, music education.

 Performers /  San Francisco

Gale Kissin, vocals; Suzanne Shanbaum, guitar; Rhonda Findling, percussion.

 Performers /  Sonoma County

Performance poet, educator. Solo readings, performances in collaboration with jazz/klezmer musicians.

 Lecturers, Performers /  Santa Clara County

PERFORMING Gigging clarinetist and teacher, in klezmer or Balkan styles. Available to sub in klezmer bands, for touring, weddings, Jewish services, etc. "Morgan’s playing is magic. Join her. " (Joanna Manqueros, Host , Music of the World Live, KPFA)   For booking: Morgank.n@gmail.com Klezmer video: https://youtu.be/393Nbkuq7Bw TEACHING Bay Area Jewish musician and...

 Music Teachers, Performers /  San Francisco

Having played woodwinds in musicals in the biggest theaters in Israel, Asaf Ophir moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2014. He has since participated in musicals such as the award-winning Love Sick in 2017, and The People in the Picture in 2018, in addition to countless productions in...

 Music Teachers, Performers, Storytellers / Maggidim /  Marin County

This six-member band formed in 2013. The band studies music by ear, learning melodies in the Ashkenazi traditions of North Eastern Europe with a distinctly modern sensibility. A strong rhythmic brass band feel paired with a joyful and bittersweet melodic sensibility.

 Performers /  East Bay

Mike Perlmutter has been performing klezmer, Balkan, and ceremonial Jewish music on clarinet and saxophone for over twenty years. He leads Saul Goodman’s Klezmer Band and is a member of the Chochmat Halev Sacred Music Ensemble. He’s also performed with groups such as Inspector Gadje Balkan Brass Band, Zoyres Eastern European...

 Music Teachers, Performers /  East Bay

Klezmer violin, Yiddish, Hebrew and English singer. Ensemble or solo with guitar/violin. Songwriter. Violinist for The Klezmakers (from the South Bay) until 2016, performed for 10 years in the Rahmil & Barley duo. Now available in Sacramento.   Daphna singing Di Sapozhkelekh

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

Badkhn Duvid is the Bay Area’s badkhn (wedding emcee), who provides the theatrical flair at weddings. Comic relief, acrobatics, and profound poetic/musical improvisations are his specialty – along with dance leading, juggling, and general antics. His services work best with a klezmer band, but he can also provide an old...

 Music Teachers, Performers /  East Bay

The San Francisco Yiddish Combo (SFYC) was formed by accident when a love of klezmer music collided with their collective backgrounds in every genre except Kklezmer. Now the SFYC is embarked on a journey around the world to present their own unique blend of everything that is klezmer, mixed with...

 Performers /  San Francisco

Klezmer music for listening and dancing for any occasion. The group performs as a small-to-big-band. Members of the band also teach klezmer lessons and workshops. Saul Goodman's Klezmer Band comes from a musical tradition tracing back to the old world shtetl of Szrensk. Incorporating post-immigrant sounds rooted in klezmer, Saul...

 Performers

Cantor available for wedding ceremonies, synagogue services (High Holy Days and other events), composing and arranging for a wide variety of ensembles and situations.

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

Yiddish singer, solo and with her sister as Di Shekhter-Tekhter. Now living in the S.F. Bay Area.

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

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