Amsterdam Klezmer Band

Netherlands
Jazz Folk Klezmer
Amsterdam Klezmer Band

Mix a dose of klezmer with a pinch of jazz, add a shot of Balkan and a smidgen of Gypsy, et voilà, you’ve got the recipe for Amsterdam Klezmer Band. Brass, double bass, accordion and percussion all bolster each other with pulsing grooves full of subtle yet raw energy. They really like to make an audience sweat, but they can make you dream away on a soulful lament as well.

AKB re-energizes the sound of klezmer by throwing contemporary styles and techniques in the mix. Balkan and oriental Music are gratefully used as key influences. The band manages to keep their music fresh, urgent and often highly danceable wherever they take the stage.

The Amsterdam Klezmer Band started out on the streets in 1996 as a group of buskers playing traditional Yiddish Music. In more than 25 years the band has evolved into an internationally celebrated band with a rock-solid live reputation. During all this time the band managed to stay on the radar non-stop, touring all over the world. Their impressive tour list containing far over a 1500 shows by now. They built an audience of connaisseurs that have been loving them for many years, and there’s always a young crowd merging.

19 albums were released, and the band did successful projects with e.g. Söndörgő, Amsterdams Andalusisch orkest, Galata Gypsy band and Lilian Vieira.

The band's upcoming allbum (to be released in February 2024) will be produced by "Dunkelbunt" from Vienna. The hot and powerful ''Amsterdam Klezmer'', which has proven itself for almost three decades now, will be elevated by the highly danceable, cosmopolitan sauce of "Dunkelbunt", musically enriched by a few very special guests.

Tourdates

22.05.2024 DE-Berlin Gretchen Tickets
23.05.2024 DE-Hamburg Fabrik Tickets
24.05.2024 DE-Salzgitter-Bad Festival der Klesmer und Weltmusik
26.05.2024 DE-Frankfurt am Main Brotfabrik Tickets
27.05.2024 DE-Freiburg im Breisgau Jazzhaus Freiburg Tickets
29.05.2024 DE-München Muffathalle Tickets
16.07.2024 DE-Hanau Kultursommer Hanau
Tickets
Videos
  • Amsterdam Klezmer Band - Carré 25 Year Anniversary Compilation
    Amsterdam Klezmer Band - Carré 25 Year Anniversary Compilation
  • Amsterdam Klezmer Band - Cocek a la Kopyt (official video)
    Amsterdam Klezmer Band - Cocek a la Kopyt (official video)
  • Amsterdam Klezmer Band live Paradiso
    Amsterdam Klezmer Band live Paradiso
Press
“There are few certainties in the arts, but when the Amsterdam Klezmer Band plays, it is guaranteed to be a party.”
Het Parool
“Still one of the most sparkling party bands of the Netherlands. Most impressive: the tight ensemble-playing by these excellent musicians”.
Mixedworldmusic.com
‘‘Fortuna has become a unique AKB album with its subtle and messy elements exploring new horizons of klezmer and Balkan music while keeping the spirit of celebration.’’
Unidivers.fr
“Amsterdam Klezmer band is known for their smashing live performances, in which gibberish and emotion alternate.“
Volkskrant
‘‘For the album “Fortuna”, the septet also adopted elements of ska, jazz, hip-hop and dance. With this, the Amsterdammers now even convince those listeners who previously had no desire for Klezmer and Balkan dance music.‘‘
Audio.de
Discography
Fortuna
Fortuna
2020
Vetnasj Records
Szikra
Szikra
2018
Vetnasj Records
Oyoyoy
Oyoyoy
2016
3S Music
Line up

Jasper de Beer – Double bass, guitar banjo, backing vocals
Job Chajes – Alto saxophone, vocals
Alec Kopyt – Vocals, percussion
Gijs Levelt – Trumpet
Joop van der Linden – Trombone, percussion
Janfie van Strien – Clarinet, backing vocals
Ellen van Vliet – Accordeon

Availability

Territories:

Northern Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Europe

2024 all year
Contact
Frank Abraham
Frank Abraham
Managing Director, Head of A&R Global Pop Music, Booking Agent
fa@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 20

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