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Eve Sicular

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Rhythm Media Records
151 First Ave #145
NY NY 10003

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— 2024 —

Brief News

We are honored that music from Metropolitan Klezmer (our version of Yiddish instrumental tune Der Gasn Nigun from our debut disc Yiddish For Travelers) is the first cue on the soundtrack of Ralph Arlyck’s documentary feature I Like It Here premiered at the New York Jewish Film Festival in Jan. 2023.

Bandleader/film scholar Eve Sicular was awarded a Wallis Annenberg Helix Fellowship Alumni Grant for New Yiddish Culture, to create a new version of Farlangen from Henekh Kon's 1937 Dybbuk soundtrack.

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Ulmer's Yiddish Films

Eve Sicular's full exploration of director Edgar Ulmer's "Canon of Cinema Contagion: Gothic Yiddish Plague Meets TB Screen Crusade" now up at

A new klezmer tradition takes root in Brooklyn’s Prospect Parkarticle in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency with a few words from US Klezmer scene veteran, Eve Sicular.

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event client comments

...everyone was raving about the wonderful music at Mom's Party! We all thought you were just superb! ...
It was also a pleasure to work with you on developing our party… Thanks for your friendly way in dealing with all our evolving ideas...we thought the Metropolitan Klezmer band was great!
Best wishes,
— Sue, Niki, Marty, and Jon, Philadelphia, PA

We can’t thank you and your band-mates enough for the amazing job you did at Sidney’s Bar Mitzvah. The music was perfect and you sounded fantastic! I received many compliments all day about the terrific band.
I will never forget doing the hora at my own son’s bar mitzvah and you were a tremendous part of that. Thank you thank you. Outstanding!
Love -
— Evie & Evan Rabeck, Brooklyn, NY

It was a pleasure to meet you and your band mates yesterday. We truly loved your music! It was just perfect for Alex's Bar Mitzvah celebration! Thank you so much for helping to make his special day so festive while keeping with Jewish tradition!
We hope to hear you play again soon. Please feel free to give my email if people want a reference!
Best wishes,
— Nanci, Summit, NJ

Josh & I wanted to take another moment to thank you all so much for being the best Klezmer band we could have hoped for at Ethan's Bar Mitzvah party. When all was done and the dust settled, Josh & I agreed that you were the perfect choice for the event.
— Alex & Josh Brown

Metropolitan Klezmer instruments at wedding still life

Michael Bloom

Thank you so much for all the attention you've given us! … A great day. All the best, & thanks again for everything.
— Lynn Starr, Falls Church VA

Thanks again for a great night of music. We have gotten NON-stop compliments about the band! You guys were awesome!
— Nancy Schwartz & Megan Cossey, Riverdale NY

It would have been a special occasion under any circumstances but you and your band made the evening soar.
— Rosemary McLaugh, Jersey City NJ

Met Klez was a key part (no pun intended) of our daughter's Bat Mitzvah celebration. The band was fun, and very tuned in to the audience and the various moments of the party. Plus, the music and musicianship were just outstanding. While the Klezmer was beautiful (both fast and slow), I was as impressed by the range of your group, with a steamy version of ‘Summertime' with wonderful vocals to the classics of Jazz, such as ‘Song for My Father' (ironically, played without a piano). Coupled with the great musical experience was a high degree of professionalism — the band was on time, did everything as promised and all dealings were straightforward. Eve Sicular, the multitalented band leader, was also in synch: very approachable, flexible and friendly. After the party I enjoyed chatting with some of the band members. I am trying to think of an excuse to hire you all again and hear more great music.
— Mark Shlomchik, Yale University New Haven CT

I love listening to your music! The playing is AMAZING and really dazzling.
— Carrie Feiner, Feiner Entertainment

The celebration couldn't have been more joyous or meaningful and you and the other members of the band contributed mightily to the spirit of the day. Literally, my only regret was not being able to sit back and listen to the music for more than a few minutes here and there. Many in the room were shocked (as was I) at how much dancing I did (I don't usually dance at all at these types of celebrations). And Susan, who (unlike me), is no slouch musically, was impressed by your musicality (I think that's the term she used).
— Todd Gordon, Irvington NY

Thank you so much for playing and playing so well. Stella, Ronnie's grandmother said it was the best party she had been to in over 50 years, which, to me, sounds like a very long time.
— Trish Gray, NYC

Thank you for the ‘highest quality' performance. I want you to know that several people commented to me how they were transfixed by the music. For me, the music reminded me of what the celebration is about, when you strip away all of the extraneous ‘stuff.'
— Ken Krushel

We enjoyed your playing very much – and thanks again! I'm only sorry I didn't allow myself to slow down and listen carefully and dance more – I wish I could do it all again in slow motion. Please tell the other members of your group how much we (and our guests) enjoyed them.
— Betty Eigen, Brooklyn, NY

On behalf of our family, I want to thank you enthusiastically for a terrific performance at Andrew's party. My only regret was a lack of time to dance to more of your music. So many things were perfect: the klezmer tunes, the standards (your rendition of ‘More' sent me over the moon) and your ability to deal with 13-year-olds who wanted to jam on your equipment during the break. It's a high compliment to say I never once felt the need to supervise… a liberating feeling for a nervous mother/host.
Andrew was shocked that a ‘klezmer band' could be lively, hip and fun … and he has apologized for ever doubting that the music at his party would be great. It was a stroke of genius, by the way, to play ‘Watermelon Man,' a tune Andrew knows from his own saxophone playing.
So, thanks again for everything. I hope to get the chance to hear you again soon.
— Lisa Green, NYC

I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed your music and how special it made Rebecca's party. We've been told that a one year old and a three year old, who had never danced before, danced immediately upon hearing your music. And now they keep asking to hear the tape we gave them of your music (in addition to asking to be lifted up in a chair). Life will never be the same!
— Lesley Cohen-Short, NJ

Metropolitan Klezmer accordion at wedding reception still life

Michael Bloom

It was wonderful- everyone loved the music and appreciated it- you made the party really special- and it was a pleasure to ‘work' with you….
Take care, hope to enjoy your band at future simchas.
— Joan Hollander, NYC

Did you notice that people wanted to dance to your music? Did you notice that your band made the party? I hope that you noticed these things because we can't find enough superlatives to convey our gratitude for your incredible music.
— Sylvia Lee, Bloomfield Hills MI

You guys were a breeze to work with, and made the party fabulous! Everyone raved about the music – as well they should. It was a real treat.
— Shira Weinstein, Mamaroneck NY

Well, we all had a great time; it looked to me like the band did too. Please thank them all for their consummate professionalism, flexibility and incredible knowledge of klezmer music. Love to you all
— Barbara Solomon-Sperengen and Mike Sperengen, NYC

Wonderful day — you have contributed so much to our celebration. Oh wow, your ensemble was AMAZING. You all play gorgeously – and you also bring such joy and passion to your music. The music shaped the whole mood and arc of our celebration.
— Harriet Chessman, Madison CT

Lisa and I want to thank you and the band for making our wedding such a great party. Everyone loved the music and had fun dancing. We have already highly recommended you to one couple, please feel free to give our name to anyone else.
— Lisa & Adam Eggers, NYC

You were FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone had a great time! Thank you so much.
— Corie Herman, NYC

Thanks so much!
I just want to thank you right away for doing such a wonderful job from beginning to end. The music was the best part of the reception. It really made the reception fabulous. Your band is really great and you were absolutely wonderful to work with.
And many, many people raved about the music to me.
Thanks for everything.
P.S. We might also send you a written card, but I wanted to tell you right away how thrilled I was.
— Amy Clark, Brooklyn NY

Metropolitan Klezmer performing at Bar Mitzvah

Many thanks to you and the band for contributing to our wonderful celebration of Philip's bar mitzvah. The day truly lifted our spirits and souls by reminding us of our deep connections to family and friends. You accommodated all of our musical desires exactly — even ‘Mack The Knife!'
— Abbe Fabian, Hastings-on-Hudson NY

Thanks for making the music at my wife's party possible. She, and all my friends, were delighted… It made something special much more extraordinary. My boss was also very taken with your group and has put you into our musicians file so that we can recommend you when clients request our advice…
— Tim Gregory, Brooklyn NY

What serendipity that Nathan heard you play at Usdan last summer! Your fabulous arrangements provided the perfect mood for the atmosphere we were trying to create… beautiful music. You were great!!
— Pearl and Owen Pell, NYC

Thanks so much for doing such a spectacular job at Sasha's bas mitzvah. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the music. I appreciated how attentive you were to all of our needs…
— Gail Lansky, Amherst MA

We want to thank you and the band once again for making Sid's Bar Mitzvah the hottest simchat around… You guys were cooking on this gig – and there is a buzz about Metropolitan by people who didn't have a remote idea what ‘klezmer' is.
— Victor & Laurie Olefson, Fair Haven NJ

Thanks … We were thrilled that you were there. Your wonderful music helped make the day the most glorious simcha we could have hoped for! Much love, and our best wishes for a happy, healthy New Year.
— Liz and Bryn, Jamaica Plain MA

We can't thank you enough. You and your musicians were amazing! Look forward to the next time…
— Meir and Gillian

Thanks so much again. The music was fabulous and certainly made the whole event a joyous and enjoyable one for everyone. We were delighted.
— Irena Fayngold, Jamaica Plain MA

Yesterday worked out perfectly. The rabbi, cantor and my son were wonderful. The adults were thrilled that you performed instead of Tony the deejay and his two dancing girls. My son also thought you were great. The weather surprisingly held up, so when the boys needed an energy release, they were able to run around outside. Somehow we made it without a magician, balloon guy or face painter!
— Eric Kessin, Scarsdale NY

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