Klezmatics

Klezmatics

The Klezmatics are globally-renowned world music superstars — and the only klezmer band to win a Grammy award. The Klezmatics emerged out of the vibrant cultural scene of New York City’s East Village in 1986 with klezmer steeped in Eastern European Jewish tradition and spirituality, while incorporating contemporary themes such as human rights and anti-fundamentalism and eclectic musical influences including Arab, African, Latin and Balkan rhythms, jazz and punk. In the course of over twenty years and nine albums they have stubbornly continued making music that is wild, mystical, provocative, reflective and ecstatically danceable.

Over the years the Klezmatics have had the privilege of working with many musical luminaries, including visionary American folksingers Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Theodore Bikel and Odetta, classical virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, Israeli pop icons Chava Alberstein and Ehud Banai, singer-songwriters Ben Folds and Natalie Merchant, Beat poet legend Allen Ginsberg, avant-garde experimentalist John Zorn, Morocco’s Master Musicians of Jajouka, Nubian Egyptian percussionist Mahmoud Fadl and Kosher Gospel belter Joshua Nelson.

Their collaborations have extended to numerous theatrical, film, dance and television projects, including Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner’s A Dybbuk and It’s An Undoing World. The Klezmatics have reached millions through performances and features on Late Night with David Letterman, PBS’ Great Performances, BBC’s Rhythms of the World, BBC’s John Peel Show, various NPR programs (A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, New Sounds Live and Soundcheck), CBS Nightwatch, FOX After Breakfast, MTV News and HBO’s Sex in the City. Additionally, their “NY Psycho Freylekhs” was chosen as a theme song for Air America Radio’s Al Franken Show. They have performed in over twenty countries at some of the most storied venues and festivals worldwide, including Central Park Summerstage, Carnegie Hall, Pirineos Sur (Spain), Colours of Ostrava (Czech Republic), Pohoda Festival (Slovokia), Jazzsomer Graz (Austria), Heimatklänge Festival (Germany), London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.

The Klezmatics have topped the Billboard world music charts on numerous occasions and have garnered numerous awards and accolades throughout their career, including a GLAMA (Gay and Lesbian American Music Award) and the German Critics Prize (twice), They were the recipients of the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album for their cd Wonder Wheel: Lyrics by Woody Guthrie.

Title Album Genre Tools
Der Geler Fink (The Yellow Finch) Apikorsim (Heretics) Folk, World
Client:
Artist:
Klezmatics
Genres:
Folk and World
Instruments:
Clarinet, Drums, Percussion, Strings, Violin, and Winds
Keywords:
Aggressive, Bright, Driving, and Party
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Game Day, Victory, and Wedding
Subgenres:
Jewish Folk
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
instrumental
BPM:
170
CD/Track #:
Apikorsim (Heretics)
Release Year:
2016
Track ID:
89903
Main Mix 2:48 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
Kermeshl in Ades (Party In Odessa) Apikorsim (Heretics) Folk, World
Client:
Artist:
Klezmatics
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Folk and World
Instruments:
Drums, Percussion, Strings, and Winds
Keywords:
Bright, Campy, Driving, and Feel-Good
Scene Descriptions:
Ballroom Dance, Best Friends, End Title/Credits, and Wedding
Subgenres:
Jewish Folk
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
instrumental and male
BPM:
158
CD/Track #:
Apikorsim (Heretics)
Release Year:
2016
Track ID:
89904
Main Mix 4:01 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
Three-Ring Sirba Apikorsim (Heretics) Folk, World
Client:
Artist:
Klezmatics
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Folk and World
Instruments:
Drums, Percussion, Strings, Violin, and Winds
Keywords:
Moody, Ominous, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Jewish Folk
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
instrumental
BPM:
78
CD/Track #:
Apikorsim (Heretics)
Release Year:
2016
Track ID:
89905
Main Mix 3:41 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
Der Mames Shpigl (My Mother's Mirror) Apikorsim (Heretics) Folk, World
Client:
Artist:
Klezmatics
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Folk and World
Instruments:
Drums, Horns, Percussion, Violin, and Winds
Keywords:
Dark, Dramatic, Sentimental, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Goodbye, Heartbreak, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Jewish Folk
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
male
BPM:
55
CD/Track #:
Apikorsim (Heretics)
Release Year:
2016
Track ID:
89906
Main Mix 3:06 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
Come When I Call You Folk, World
Client:
Artist:
Klezmatics
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Folk and World
Instruments:
Drums, Percussion, Strings, and Winds
Keywords:
Driving, Moody, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Goodbye, and Heartbreak
Subgenres:
Jewish Folk
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
female and male
BPM:
98
Release Year:
2006
Track ID:
89908
Main Mix
Take Me Back