|ACCORDING TO THE STARS...
"They're perfect! So authentic... they play it straight from the heart." Jackie Mason, Comedian
"Thank you for your joyous renderings of my father's music. Your CD honors his memory." Joel Grey, Actor
"...now that's good schlepp! Your new CD's a mamaloschen delight." Itzhak Perlman, Violinist
"Your music lifts our spirits. Keep up the good work." Marvin Hamlisch, Composer-Pianist
"Dear Best Little Klezmers, Schleppin West is great fun loaded with heart and soul. Peter (Baruch) Nero, Composer-Pianist
|What do you get when you combine the rollicking sounds of a Russian circus and the jazzy rhythms of the Roaring '20s and Swingin' '30s? Klezmer music!
The Best Little Klezmer Band in Texas brings the old world to life by reviving Yiddish music from the old country and America's immigrant generation. The band infuses its spirited performances of Jewish folk songs and traditional wedding dances, haunting, lyric melodies of East European Jews, fiery virtuosic Gypsy showpieces, and dazzling theater music with an electrifying world-beat that challenges audience members to remain in their seats. The ensemble carries Klezmer’s itinerant, idea-gathering spirit with them to bear on their music, which can be raucous, hypnotic, reverent and dizzying, sometimes all in one quick-changing piece.
The Best Little Klezmer Band in Texas, created in 1993 as a non-profit foundation under the direction of Marcia Sterling and Dan Strba, is dedicated to the presentation, preservation and revitalization of Yiddish culture through live performance. The Klezmers continue delighting sold-out audiences coast to coast while maintaining a busy schedule at home where they perform for community events, educational young peoples programming, and multi-medial productions addressing Klezmer’s poignant history.
The band’s album, Schleppin’ West has received critical acclaim for its "…enchanting musical renderings as clever as they are invigorating," and "the Texas spin making new inroads on Jewish swing."
|The Best Little Klezmer Band in Texas is brought to you by:
Black Tie Productions
7823 Albin Lane
Houston Texas 77071
For Classical, Pop, Latin and Social Dance Music