Gregori Schechter, a master of the Klezmer clarinet and a Russian Gold Medallist, formed the Klezmer Festival Band, gathering together some of the very best professional musicians to form a virtuoso ensemble. Their debut concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London sold out and they have been in huge demand ever since, playing sell out shows wherever they go.
The Klezmer Festival Band plays examples of a variety of Klezmer from throughout Europe. Their arrangements come straight from Russia and Eastern Europe and contribute a contemporary element, alongside authentic up-tempo dance tunes. This is a band of true klezmorium - enthusiastic professional musicians who really enjoy expressing themselves through this bewitching music. As they say, you cannot just play Klezmer; you have to live it
"Very jazzy, very upbeat and fun" Folk Roots