Category Archives: world music

Klezmer Podcast 127- Sasha Margolis



Klezmer From New York Sasha Margolis is the Violinist of the band Big Galut(e) of New York City. They have released a self-titled debut album, consisting of traditional Klezmer tunes, along with some originals, including one of my new favorites The True Story Of Carmen, a Mickey Katz- inspired parody of the famous Opera. We …


Klezmer Podcast 109- Jaffa Road



  Klezmer Podcast 109- Jaffa Road. This episode features an interview with the members of Jaffa Road, while they were in residence at Kleztival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We hear the track Avre Los Ojos from the album Where The Light Gets In. We also hear from Aviva on her track Chadesh Yameinu from the …


Klezmer Podcast 103- Klezmer Kollectiv



Klezmer Podcast 103- Klezmer Kollectiv. Among the new crop of Klezmer bands in the UK is Klezmer Kollectiv. They’ve been spreading the joy to young audiences in clubs around the London area, and have garnered a loyal following. I met up with three of the band members: Adam Cross-Clarinet; Jacob Shaw-Sax; James Hulme-Cajon. We hear …


Klezmer Podcast 94- Gefilte Swing



            Klezmer Podcast 94- Gefilte Swing. While visiting Paris, I was able to catch a performance by Gefilte Swing, a band that specializes in Swing-Era Yiddish song. They have great energy, and have a real love for this music. We hear the track Besarabye from the album Yidl Mitn Swing. …


Klezmer Podcast 86- Benjy Fox-Rosen



Klezmer Podcast 86- Benjy Fox-Rosen. One of my favorite Klezmer friends is Bassist/Vocalist Benjy Fox-Rosen. He is in great demand on the Klezmer scene, and recently launched his first album as a Klezmer bandleader, Tick Tock. It is a great album, and features many top performers in the genre. We hear his track Hudl Mitn …


Klezmer Podcast 85- The Shpil



Klezmer Podcast 85- The Shpil. This episode features an interview with The Shpil, a band from Los Angeles. They performed at Genghis Cohen, and we hear their live performance of Samuel Goldberg Variations. The band performs traditional Klezmer and Yiddish styles, plus other styles that have been given a Klezmer treatment. Run time: 20.28.


Klezmer Podcast 83- London Klezmer Quartet



Klezmer Podcast 83- London Klezmer Quartet. This episode features an interview with Ilana Cravitz of London Klezmer Quartet. The group has released their self-titled debut album, The London Klezmer Quartet. The band plays in a traditional style, but have added a few original tunes of their own. We get to hear one of these originals, …


Klezmer Podcast 77- Balkan Beat Box



                  Klezmer Podcast 77- Balkan Beat Box. This episode features an interview with Ori Kaplan and Tomer Yosef of Balkan Beat Box, the worldwide phenomenon that crosses cultures and genres and has become a big hit with audiences of all generations. We talk about their latest album, …


Klezmer Podcast 73- Jake Shulman-Ment



                    Klezmer Podcast 73: Jake Shulman-Ment. This episode features an interview with Violinist Jake Shulman-Ment. Jake is from New York, and studied with Alicia Svigals and Bob Cohen. Besides leading his own band, he is a member of Romashka. His album is titled “A Wheel” or …