Isle of Klezbos! Klezmer for Kweens!
Admission is FREE but donations help provide food & refreshments!
Isle of Klezbos will regale hometown fans at this farewell to summer
show, making the band’s debut at Le Petit Versailles’ lush garden
stage in the East Villlage.
Following this year’s outdoor concerts from KlezBiGay Pride at El Sol
Brilliante Garden to the dancing throngs at Michigan Womyn’s Music
Festival, our fun-loving powerhouse sextet plays one final open-air
This LPV Isle of Klezbos appearance features:
PAM FLEMING (Hazmat Modine, Burning Spear, Natalie Merchant) – trumpet
MELISSA FOGARTY (Coronation of Poppea, Mark Morris’ King Arthur) – vocals
DEBRA KREISBERG (Los Mas Valientes, Metropolitan Klezmer) – clarinet + alto sax
EVE SICULAR (J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files) – drums
and special guest klezbians <<
PATRICK FARRELL (Staggerback Brass, Romashka) – accordion
DAVID HOFSTRA (Microscopic Septet, Metropolitan Klezmer) – bass
Formed in 1998, the NYC-based Isle of Klezbos has toured from Vienna
to Vancouver. This soulful six-piece group performs a gorgeous range
of traditional and original sounds, from vibrant Yiddish folk and
dance tunes, retro swing and tango, to brand new genre-defying grooves
and instant classics such as klezmer cumbia. Their music has been
heard on Showtime’s “The L Word,” CNN “Worldbeat,” and PBS “In The
Life,” and well over 100 radio stations worldwide. Isle of Klezbos
drummer/bandleader Eve Sicular is also founder of Metropolitan Klezmer
octet, and shares both these adventures in wide-ranging neo-trad
klezmer with the versatile and virtuosic Pam, Debra, and Missy,
approaching this artistic heritage with both irreverence and respect.
We are thrilled to be curated at LPV by our friend and East Village
legend/camp heritage diva Peter (Pierre) Cramer.
LPV events are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc.,
Citizens for NYC, Green Thumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts;
NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NYC Dept. of Sanitation & NYC Board of Education
Film & Exhibition support from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
Additional support, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.