The Klezical TraditioncolonReviews

The Klezical Tradition's performances
have inspired comments like these.

To book the group for a concert or celebration,
please e-mail
Adrianne Greenbaum or call 203.374.0607

"Adventurous, virtuosic, sensitive, and schooled musicians make their music joyously dance alive!"

-- Murry Sidlin, Conductor

"We really cannot thank you enough for the extraordinary job you did at our wedding. From the music at our ketubah ceremony to the ceremony under the chuppah and on the reception you were absolutely perfect in capturing the spirit of the day. Our guests have not stopped raving about your music. Your talent and obvious joy that you take in celebrating through music contributed to a wedding day beyond our wildest dreams. We wish you all the success you so richly deserve."

-- L and J Scharf

"One of the finest Klezmer bands on the East Coast, The Klezical Tradition provides the ultimate in Jewish musical entertainment. They are a group that must not be missed!"

-- Neil Gelerter, Concert Presenter, Teikyo Post College

"The Klezical Tradition's music for our concert series was by far -- and continues to be every year -- the best entertainment for our audiences. We must provide concerts that reach a wide range of ages and cultures and, evidenced by the largest crowd we've ever had (over two thousand!), you are providing just that. It's very unusual to be brought back more than a couple of times. I'm asking you to come back again for your fifth summer and hope you will accept."

-- Levitt Pavilion, Westport, Connecticut

"The Klezical Tradition's music for our daughter's Bat Mitzvah was simply breathtakingly perfect! You knew exactly what we wanted, what everyone wanted, and we were all mesmerized. We were able to enjoy and yet talk. The dancing was so much fun for all of us AND the kids really enjoyed their special games with Jewish music, no less!"

-- M. Rivkin, client

"I just had to tell you how successful your group's concert was. The 400 people who attended were treated to the best klezmer many of them had ever heard -- according to comments made to me for days after the concert. People were literally dancing in the aisles."

-- Albert Harary, Chairman, Adult Education,
Temple Beth Sholom, Hamden, CT

"You and your band members are not only great musicians but friendly kind souls. Your delightful, upbeat, Jewish music set just the tone I dreamed of for the party. There were two highlights of the party for me. 1) The kids actually liked doing the Mitzvah Project; and 2), the vast majority of the 7th graders came to the dance floor and performed their Pesach seder dance. The latter - which many parents could not believe was happening - was possible only because you went that incredible extra mile to listen to the tape I sent and put something together. For that alone, I can't thank you enough. You are a very special and talented group of people."

-- Vitina B

"Out of 18 years of programming musical events each week in the summer, there have been only three or four that were truly memorable. Your evening of Gebirtig songs has to be counted right at the top. It was as if you were singing to each one of us in the audience personally... Awesome!"

-- Kathryn Schmauch, Associate Director,
World Fellowship Center, Conway, NH


PERFECT! I can't say more! But I will. In a way, deciding on having klezmer music at all, and having a group we had never seen, and having no real schedule or idea of what we wanted or expected sounds, in retrospect, like we just jumped off a cliff. Lucky for us, you knew just how to catch us! Perhaps my favorite remark from the afternoon comes from my niece on my husband's side. In order to understand how funny the remark was, you have to know that my husband, whose last name is Barter, is not Jewish (and neither is his extended family), and in addition, that the Barter clan has NEVER been known to get up on a dance floor for anything - regardless of event, type of music, groups or couples, or anything. They're fun-loving, but not dancers. I couldn't stop laughing when Debra pulled me aside and said, "Who ever knew it would take klezmer music to get the Barters to dance!" Thank you so much!! "

-- Betsy Hecker