May 12th Album Release Concert “Toy Monkey”

Klezwoods is releasing their newest album, Toy Monkey, and is inviting you all to the release concert on May 12th. The album is comprised of 14 original compositions by 7 of the 10 band members. The work touches on Klezmer, Eastern-European, Mediterranean, Jazz and North African musical influences. For the live show the first set is a full play down of the new album in it’s entirety, followed by a raucous hora dance set mimicking a real Jewish wedding. You’ll hear all the classic klezmer wedding music and dance the night away. See you there!

May 12th
Davis Square Theatre (Davis Sq.)
255 Elm St.
Somerville, MA
8pm-show begins

Band Biography

Klezwoods is a wild amalgam of strings, horns, and percussion that melds the spirit of Jewish, Eastern European, Arabic, and North African music traditions with modern grooves, improvisation, and melodic interplay. The ensemble serves as a truly modern American melting pot of musical cultures, as each world renowned performer brings a unique voice and musical background to the mix. The formidable range of the band members and tightly arranged melodies only add to the audience’s experience of Klezwoods’ music: wildly exuberant Balkan wedding parties, somber clarinet melodies, stately Ottoman-inspired themes, upbeat klezmer dances, and barn burning, funky North African beats. All are presented in a dynamic manner that is unique to Klezwoods, while embracing and paying deep respect to all of these cultural and musical influences. Simply put, “it’s a party you won’t want to miss out on.” (

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