The Klezmatics

Profile:
The Klezmatics emerged from the multicultural churn of New York's East Village in the late '80s to become one of the leading standard bearers of the ongoing klezmer revival. Legend has it that the band's founding members -- violinist Alicia Svigals, bassist Dave Lindsay, clarinetist Rob Chavez -- met in 1985 after reading an ad in the Village Voice looking for anyone interested in playing klezmer. The threesome soon added veteran Klezmer trumpeter Frank London, singer Lorin Sklamberg and others and was soon putting an adventurous new, post-punk spin on traditional Yiddish music.

Current members:
- Frank London (trumpet/composer)
- David Licht (drums)
- Paul Morrissett (bass, tsimbl)
- Lorin Sklamberg (voice/accordion)
- Matt Darriau (wind instruments/composer)
- Lisa Gutkin (violin)

Former members:
- Alicia Svigals (violin)
- David Krakauer (clarinet)
- Margot Leverett (clarinet)
- Rob Chavez (clarinet)
- Dave Lindsay (bass)
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Albums

pir19 The Klezmatics - Shvaygn=Toyt album art The Klezmatics Shvaygn=Toyt (Album) Piranha pir19 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
pir 25-4 The Klezmatics - Rhythm + Jews album art The Klezmatics Rhythm + Jews (Album) Piranha, Piranha pir 25-4 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
XENO 4032 The Klezmatics - Jews With Horns album art The Klezmatics Jews With Horns (Album) Piranha XENO 4032 USA & Canada 1994 Sell This Version
7243 5 56209 4 1 The Klezmatics - Live In The Fiddler's House album art Itzhak Perlman, Brave Old World, Andy Statman, The Klezmatics & Klezmer Conservatory Band Itzhak Perlman, Brave Old World, Andy Statman, The Klezmatics & Klezmer Conservatory Band - Live In The Fiddler's House (Album) Angel Records 7243 5 56209 4 1 US 1996 Sell This Version
Xeno 4050 The Klezmatics - Possessed album art The Klezmatics Possessed (Album) Piranha, EFA Xeno 4050 US 1997 Sell This Version
XENO 4052 The Klezmatics - The Well album art The Klezmatics, Chava Alberstein The Klezmatics, Chava Alberstein - The Well (Album) Xenophile Records XENO 4052 US 1998 Sell This Version
11661-3197-2 The Klezmatics - Rise Up! Shteyt Oyf! album art The Klezmatics Rise Up! Shteyt Oyf! (Album) Rounder Records 11661-3197-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
CD-PIR1896 The Klezmatics - Brother Moses Smote The Water (Live In Berlin) album art The Klezmatics With Joshua Nelson & Kathryn Farmer The Klezmatics With Joshua Nelson & Kathryn Farmer - Brother Moses Smote The Water (Live In Berlin)(CD, Album) Piranha CD-PIR1896 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
none The Klezmatics - Woody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanukkah album art The Klezmatics Woody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanukkah (Album) Jewish Music Group none US 2006 Sell This Version
JMG 18033-2 The Klezmatics - Wonder Wheel Lyrics By Woody Guthrie album art The Klezmatics Wonder Wheel Lyrics By Woody Guthrie (Album) Jewish Music Group JMG 18033-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
MWCD 4067 The Klezmatics - Live At Town Hall album art The Klezmatics Live At Town Hall (Album) Fréa Records MWCD 4067 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
WVUK031 The Klezmatics - Apikorsim / Heretics album art The Klezmatics Apikorsim / Heretics (Album) World Village WVUK031 UK 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RO 76026 The Klezmatics - Crown Heights Affair album art Godchildren Of Soul Featuring The Klezmatics Godchildren Of Soul Featuring The Klezmatics - Crown Heights Affair(12") Forward (2) RO 76026 US 1994 Sell This Version
JMG 18116 The Klezmatics - Mermaid's Avenue  album art The Klezmatics Mermaid's Avenue (CD, Single, Promo) Jewish Music Group JMG 18116 US 2006 Sell This Version

Compilations

CD-PIR2233 The Klezmatics - Tuml = Leben. The Best Of The First 20 Years album art The Klezmatics Tuml = Leben. The Best Of The First 20 Years(CD, Comp) Piranha CD-PIR2233 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
none The Klezmatics Between Two Worlds - A Collection(CD, Comp) Aviv Productions none US Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none The Klezmatics Tiny Desk Concert(File, MP3, 128) National Public Radio none 2011