Isle of Klezbos celebrates two decades as an all-gal powerhouse sextet, welcoming back special guest Natalia Zukerman. The band and spell-binding singer-songwriter (whose father Pinchas is in fact the son of a Polish-born klezmer player) first melded musical minds earlier this year, exploring poignant Yiddish roots and hidden gems from vintage soundtrack, personal histories, vivid resistance narratives, and soulful sounds of liberation. Spreading joy coast to coast this 20thanniversary year, Isle of Klezbos’ latest repertoire also features original klezmer bugalu [boogaloo], lesser-known bawdy traditionals, and luscious retakes on irresistible Eastern European swing and tango. Natalia brings vibrant stories and tunes from her powerful multi-media performance, “The Women Who Rode Away,” including lush arrangements with backing Klezbos bandmates.
"Klezbian Tendencies: The internationally-known, acclaimed and much-loved all-female klezmer sextet, Isle of Klezbos, approach Yiddish tradition with equal measures of irreverence and respect… Their show is a diverse array of vintage klezmer and original compositions, rollicking dance tunes, retro soundtrack classics, folk songs, Yiddish swing and cabaret tango… We’d make a joke, but they beat us to it." –TIME OUT New York
“Natalia’s voice could send an orchid into bloom while her guitar playing can open a beer bottle with its teeth.” –New Yorker
“Isle of Klezbos: Isle of Manhattan! 20th Anniversary Sextet Concerts” is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement / Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net '