The leading representative of world music genre and at the same time the first klezmer band in Slovakia. Pressburger Klezmer Band was created in 1995 and since then has performed live in Slovakia and Europe. The variety of performances is also reflected in the difference of venues in which the band has played, from classical concerts to open-air festivals like COLOURS of Ostrava /CZ, POHODA - Trencin /SK, MEDITERRANIA - Manresa /ES, Festival TRES CULTURAS - Murcia /ES, KlezMORE Festival - Wien /A, PRZYSTANEK WOODSTOCK - Kostrzyn /PL or LES NUITS EUROPEENNES - Strasbourg /F.
As indicated in the band's name the main source of its musical inspiration is klezmer, enriched by its own interpretations and original arrangements combined with other styles as well. In this way it is possible to feel not just pure klezmer, but also elements of jazz, reggae, latino, Slovakian, Roma and Balkan folk with an Oriental touch. To sum up - emotive dance music.
These musicians are all musically trained and yet have approached the music in a new and original way ... that is conjuring up the energy and vitality, that brings an audience to its feet and an energy and heart felt warmth that beautifully expresses the bitter-sweet in the Jewish experience.
- Merlin Shepherd (clarinet player in Frank London's Klezmer Brass All Stars, Sukke, Budowitz), July 2003