The Klezmatics

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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The Klezmatics Discography

Albums

The Klezmatics Shvaygn=Toyt (Album) Piranha Germany 1989 Sell This Version
The Klezmatics Rhythm + Jews (Album) Piranha, Piranha Germany 1991 Sell This Version
The Klezmatics Jews With Horns (Album) Piranha USA & Canada 1994 Sell This Version
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 US 1996 Sell This Version
The Klezmatics Possessed (Album) Piranha, EFA US 1997 Sell This Version
The Klezmatics, Chava Alberstein The Klezmatics, Chava Alberstein - The Well (Album) Xenophile Records Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
The Klezmatics Rise Up! Shteyt Oyf! (Album) Rounder Records US 2002 Sell This Version
CD-PIR1896 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
The Klezmatics Wonder Wheel Lyrics By Woody Guthrie (Album) Jewish Music Group US 2006 Sell This Version
JMG-18050-2 The Klezmatics Woody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanukkah(CD, Album) Jewish Music Group JMG-18050-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
The Klezmatics Live At Town Hall (Album) Fréa Records Europe 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RO 76026 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

Compilations

CD-PIR2233 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