Performing Group

Short paragraph for your PR:Feast on KLEZAMIR’S banquet of roots rockin’ klezmer infused with a wide range of other styles in the tradition of true klezmorim from time immemorial! Based in Western Massachussetts, Klezamir has delighted audiences of all ages all around New England and New York for over 30 years. Klezamir plays Yiddish, Klezmer, Israeli and original music for weddings, school programs, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, concerts, and celebrations of all kinds. With influences from jazz, to country, Eastern European, blues, rock, classical, folk musics, Klezamir “could well be the ultimate American Klezmer band.” For parties, weddings and Bar or Bat Mitzvot ONLY - a great selection of jazz, swing, rock, Bossa Nova, classical, country, a DJ!, easy dance instruction and games is available for parties.For more info, please contact Amy Rose: 413-835-1484, amyrosemusician@gmail.com, www.klezamir.com Here are straightforward, right to the point descriptions of what Klezamir offers:Klezamir plays Jewish music - klezmer tunes,  both traditional ones dating to the 1900’s in Eastern Europe and brought to the USA by Jewish immigrants and original klezmer tune, and Hebrew melodies. If a singer is requested, the songs are sung in Yiddish, the language of Jews in Eastern Europe for 1000 years until the Holocaust, Hebrew, and some English.By special request only:  Klezamir plays classic rock and jazz standards, teaches traditional dance, leads party games.The band has 2 - 5 members depending on your event. We play flute, piano, electric and acoustic guitars, clarinet, mandolin, bass and drums. Trombone, tuba, melodica, vocalist and/or accordion are available upon request.Hire Klezamir for:

  1. Concerts
  2. School programs
  3. Dance and instrument workshops preceding a concert or school program
  4. Parties
  5. Weddings
  6. Bar Mitzvahs or Bat Mitzvahs

Primary Discipline

Music - Ethnic / World

Additional Disciplines

Dance - Ethnic
Music - Children's
Music - Folk
Music - Jazz
Music - Pop / Rock
Music - Traditional


Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class

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  • Early in Klezamir's career, Joe and Amy attended the acclaimed KlezKamp
  • Amy Rose has a BM from the University of Michigan
  • Keith Levereault has a BM from Westfield State University.

Professional Associations

  • Creative Ground

Additional Information

  • Year founded: 1986
  • Is a Teaching Artist
  • Is a Touring Artist
  • Approx. 20 events per year
  • Seasons active: Year round