band members

Ismail Butera: accordion
Pam Fleming: trumpet, flugelhorn, kudu shofar
Melissa Fogarty: vocals
Karen Waltuch: viola
Dave Hofstra: bass, tuba
Debra Kreisberg: clarinet, saxophone
Reut Regev: trombone
Eve Sicular: drums, bandleader

music in yiddish cinema

One of Metropolitan Klezmer’s specialties is the fascinating range of music found in vintage Yiddish film soundtracks, from tango to tragic lullaby to tenement wedding dance. The band performs both little-known folkloric gems and tunes which show interchange between Yiddish and mainstream popular cultures. read more


Metropolitan Klezmer

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Metropolitan Klezmer Octet at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ, March 2012 (photo: Robin Salant)
Ismail Butera: Winter Garden, World Financial Center 2004 (photo: Enid Farber)

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Members of Metropolitan Klezmer with Mayor Bloomberg at the Jewish Heritage Celebration at Gracie Mansion
Metropolitan Klezmer performs at farmhouse wedding, 2010 (photo: Michael Bloom) Vito Russo with Eve Sicular and Steven Sicular

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The original Greater Metropolitan Klezmer Band
Metropolitan Klezmer, 2009 Metropolitan Klezmer at the Winter Garden

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