Isle of Klezbos at Cornelia Street Cafe

Isle of Klezbos sextet hometown show! 

Cornelia Street Cafe

Sunday, April 22

8:30PM (two sets)

29 Cornelia St, NYC 10014


$10 music charge + $10 food or drink minimum
Full band bios & new high-resolution photos at our NEW website:

Dinner also available upstairs pre-show.

Debra Kreisberg: clarinet & alto sax
Pam Fleming: trumpet & flugelhorn
Melissa Fogarty: vocals
Shoko Nagai: accordion & piano
Saskia Lane: acoustic bass
Eve Sicular: drums | bandleader

Soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-gal klezmer sextet Isle of Klezbos returns to Cornelia Street Cafe for the group’s first full-band NYC show since their California Bay Area debuts this winter. Isle of Klezbos continues to premiere new repertoire, including both long-lost folkloric and neo-traditionally refreshed popular Yiddish tunes, as well as original compositions, from jazz-inflected Yiddish waltz to klezmer reggae, Soviet Yiddish drinking ditty and haunting alms chant: a new Klezbos CD is in the works.

Formed in 1998, Isle of Klezbos has toured from Vienna to Vancouver. Klezbos bandmates are alumnae of Juilliard, Eastman, and Manhattan Schools of Music, as well as Harvard and more. The group has been seen and heard on broadcasts from CBS Sunday Morning to The L Word. Other recent projects have included studio sessions commissioned by the Scissor Sisters; bandleader/drummer Eve Sicular’s musical documentary theater piece J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files; and KlezBiGay Pride Show (14th annual this June!) Joint efforts have included collaborations with Jennifer Miller (Circus Amok), Latina lesbian comedy star Marga Gomez, NYC’s Stonewall Chorale, artist Kiki Smith (for her stained glass window “opening” celebration at The Museum at Eldridget Street), and Isle of Klezbos’ sibling octet Metropolitan Klezmer.

Individual Isle of Klezbos bandmate credits include performing, touring, and/or recording with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Beyonce, Burning Spear, David Del Tredici, Hazmat Modine, Indigo Girls, John Zorn, Lascivious Biddies, Los Mas Valientes, Natalie Merchant, New York City Opera, Rufus Wainwright, Seattle Baroque, and Sanda Weigl, among many others. The band’s music is also heard on American and Australian independent film soundtracks. They return to Cornelia Street’s West Village stage for the first time in nearly a decade.