Klezmer concerts and other Jewish music

Shtetl Band Amsterdam is available for international tours and for performances at just one festival, stage or venue.

With master clarinet player Christian Dawid

  The Klezmer Village, concert program by Shtetl Band Amsterdam and Christian Dawid (klarinet) An exciting world music concert from Europe's leading village klezmerband Shtetl Band Amsterdam and master clarinet player Christian Dawid. Pure and rich music from the old 'Fiddler-on-the-Roof' villages in Eastern Europe, now played by the newest generation of klezmer musicians.

The band members of Shtetl Band Amsterdam are an exciting mix of Jewish and non-Jewish musicians, highly trained in classical or jazz music. They are united by their love for the authentic performance style of klezmer.

The musicians dress up the music by giving comments and explanations about the program, thus making a contact with the audience on several levels. New klezmer compositions by artistic director Gregor Schaefer complete this exceptional concert.

clarinetist Christian DawidSpecial guest: Christian Dawid

He is considerd one of today's leading klezmer clarinetists in the current lively klezmer scene. He is one of the few clarinet players to completely master the art of the C-clarinet, an instrument that voices strong emotions using its intense and compelling sound. From his home base Berlin, Dawid travels around the world to perform with other klezmer heroes. Besides his concerts with Shtetl Band Amsterdam he plays with Urszula Makosz, Paul Brody, The Other Europeans, Brave Old World, Budowitz, Frank London and the group that he leads, Konsonans Retro.

"An incredibly expressive clarinet player" - klezmershack.com
"World class clarinetist with a magical lyrical phrasing" - Jüdische Allgemeine, Berlin

The accompanying CD The Klezmer Village has been released by Chamsa Records in February 2011. 


In previous concert seasons Shtetl Band Amsterdam performed these programs: