ISLE of KLEZBOS Debut at Pangea
ISLE of KLEZBOS' premiere at Pangea brings the acclaimed, internationally-touring all-gal ensemble back to the band's East Village roots, for an extra evening's celebration of International Women's Day.
Now in the group's lucky 18th year, ISLE of KLEZBOS will bring their "quartet special" to the neighborhood's heymish yet sophisticated supper club, located on Second Avenue in the very stretch where NYC's Yiddish Theater was once vibrantly enshrined. Band repertoire ranges from rambunctious to entrancing: neo-traditional folkdance, mystical melodies, Yiddish swing & retro tango, late Soviet-era Jewish drinking song, and re-grooved Second Avenue standards, as well as genre-defying original compositions.
ISLE of KLEZBOS Women's History Month "quartet special"
Debra Kreisberg: clarinet & alto sax
Reut Regev: trombone
Shoko Nagai: accordion & piano
Eve Sicular: drums & bandleader
NYC-based ISLE of KLEZBOS approaches tradition with irreverence and respect. The soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-women's klezmer band has toured from Vienna to Vancouver.
Band repertoire ranges from rambunctious to entrancing: neo-traditional folkdance, mystical melodies, Yiddish swing & retro tango, late Soviet-era Jewish drinking song, re-grooved standards, and genre-defying original compositions.
ISLE of KLEZBOS has been seen and heard on broadcasts from CBS Sunday Morning to The L Word as well at PBS, NPR and more; the group's music has also been heard on over a dozen film soundtracks at festivals around the world. Formed by drummer/leader Eve Sicular, the band features alumnae of Juilliard, Eastman, Manhattan and Berklee Schools of Music as well as Harvard's Department of Russian History & Literature.
The group's recent collaborations have featured studio sessions with Grammy nominee Scissor Sisters; Music from Yentl by singer-songwriter Jill Sobule; and J. Edgar Klezmer "Songs from My Grandmother's FBI Files", musical documentary theater by drummer/leader Eve Sicular which became an Off-Off Broadway hit in 2015.
ISLE of KLEZBOS musicians have also performed, toured and recorded with artists in a broad array of genres, including the likes of Natalie Merchant, Yemen Blues, John Zorn, Hazmat Modine, Burning Spear, Beyonce, Seattle Baroque, The Lascivious Biddies, Bonnie Raitt, New York City Opera, Rufus Wainwright, Pomerium, and Metropolitan Klezmer, to name but a few. The band has East Village roots back to their premiere 18 years ago at CB's 313 Gallery (folk club next to CBGB's), and many of their annual KlezBiGay Pride shows have taken place in the neighborhood, with guest appearances by such luminaries as Lisa Kron, Jennifer Miller, Julian Fleisher, Deb Margolin and more. ISLE of KLEZBOS has been honored by awards from OUTMusic, Sparkplug Foundation, NYSCA, LMCC, and more, with the band's acclaimed albums garnering raves from The Advocate to New York Music Daily (Top Albums of 2014 list). Recordings include full-length "Live From Brooklyn" and "Greetings from The Isle of Klezbos" as well as bonus track releases on Metropolitan Klezmer's "Traveling Show" and "Mosaic Persuasion" CDs.
Recent performance highlights: Feinstein's/54 Below; KulturfestNYC & album release at Joe's Pub; Lincoln Center Atrium & Joe's Pub with Jill Sobule; college appearances: Vassar, Sarah Lawrence, Sewanee, Skidmore residency, Stanford concert & Eve Sicular's Celluloid Closet of Yiddish Film lecture; regional tours -- Texas, Tennesse, Chicago, SF Bay Area (Berkeley Jewish Music Festival), Hudson Valley/Berkshires (Bard Spiegeltent; Guthrie Center debut 2015).
Photo Credit - Albie Mitchell
NO REFUNDS ALLOWED AFTER 12 HOURS OF PURCHASE.
Seating at Pangea is communal. Other guests may be seated at the table. There is a $15 per person food or beverage minimum at the tables. DINNER SEATING BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 6:30PM.
Please arrive one half hour prior to the show and allow additional time if you are planning to have a dinner. No food orders will be taken after the show starts, as a courtesy to the performers.
178 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003