Isle of Klezbos, the soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-women’s klezmer sextet, has toured from Vienna to Vancouver since 1998. The band, led by drummer Eve Sicular, approaches tradition with irreverence and respect and is known for its tight yet adventurous sound, lush arrangements, luscious compositions, and solos that swing the Yiddish stratosphere. The band also includes Pam Fleming on trumpet, Reut Regev on trombone, Melissa Fogarty on vocals, Shoko Nagai on accordion and piano, and Saskia Lane on double bass.

Broadway actress and singer Stephanie Lynne Mason, known for her leading roles in Fiddler on the Roof and Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, accompanied by Bob Marks on piano, opened this concert celebrating women’s music live in the Museum’s Edmond J. Safra Hall.

Watch the program below.

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Learn More About Isle of Klezbos and Stephanie Lynne Mason
Isle of Klezbos is a New York-based, all-female klezmer sextet that has been touring together since 1998. They play a wide variety of music styles, including neo-traditional folk dance, Yiddish swing, and genre originals. Learn more about the group on their website. Stephanie Lynne Mason is a Broadway actress and singer who has performed in Fiddler on the Roof and Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish. Learn more about Stephanie on her website.

Watch Recent Concerts at the Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Museum’s Edmond J. Safra Hall hosts leading musicians and dancers from across the Jewish performing arts world, including a series of jazz, klezmer, and classical concerts during the pandemic. Many of the concerts are archived on our YouTube channel. Revisit recordings of live concerts by international Ladino singer/songwriter Sarah Aroeste, klezmer-rock band Golem, and classical pianist Carolyn Enger.