"NYC KLEZMER" - New York Klezmer Band

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NYC KLEZMER"NYC Klezmer Band" is one of the best and the most unique and popular Brooklyn based Klezmer Band and Orchestra. Members of the band are some of the most requested musicians in New York City including famous balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, Sergei Gurbeloshvili, Yaroslav Bell (violin), Leonid Bruk, Yuri Mitchenko, Mikhail Smirnov, and others. The repertoire of the "NYC KLEZMER BAND" includes Jewish, Klezmer, Yiddish, Israeli, Swing, Gypsy, Jazz, R&B, Ukrainian, Russian, Hungarian, and Polish Music. "NYC KLEZMER" is playing at the performing art centers, libraries, schools, weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs as one powerful 12 piece orchestra, or in smaller groups to fit any budget. "NYC KLEZMER BAND" provided music for events at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, Saratoga Springs' Congress Park, Queens Botanical Garden, Schechter School of Long Island in Jericho, NY, Nathan Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, Beth Am Shalom in Lakewood, NJ, and other venues.

Contact info: email msmirnov@yahoo.com / phone/text: (201) 981-2497

06-13-2022. Retirement Event at the PJ Bernstein in New York City

On Monday, June 13th, 2022 musicians played during David Harris' (CEO of the American Jewish Committee) retirement event at the PJ Bernstein Deli that keeps "The Flame Of New York Jewish Deli Alive" (as per www.forbes.com). Yaroslav Bell (violin), Igal Balaban (clarinet), and Elina Karokhina (balalaika) provided sound system and music for about three hours. As per client request musician played mix of traditional and contemporary Jewish music. Exact address: PJ Bernstein, 1215 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021.

Klezmer Band NYC, New York City, Manhattan, Monday June 13th 2022, PJ Bernstein 1215 3rd Ave New York NY 10021, Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Yaroslav Bell (violin) Igal Balaban (clarinet), 06-13-2022
NYC Klezmer Band plays during retirement event at the PJ Bernstein in New York City on Monday, June 13th, 2022


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01-22-2022. Bar Mitzvah at the Prospect Park BoatHouse in Brooklyn

New York Klezmer Band provided live background and dancing music on January 22nd, 2022 during Cy's Bar Mitzvah party at one of the most interesting venues in Brooklyn - the Boat House at the Prospect Park. Exact address: Prospect Park Boathouse, 101 East Drive, Brooklyn, New York 11225. Cast: Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Mikhail Smirnov (button garmoshka accordion, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Sasha (Alexander) Epelman (keyboard), Igor Balaban (clarinet, saxophone).

NYC Klezmer Band, Bar Mitzvah, Prospect Park Boat House, Brooklyn, New York, January 22 2020, 101 East Drive Brooklyn New York  11225, Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Mikhail Smirnov (button garmoshka accordion, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Sasha (Alexander) Epelman (keyboard), Igor Balaban (clarinet, saxophone)
Bar Mitzvah at the Prospect Park Boat House in Brooklyn on January 22, 2020


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03-07-2020. Bat Mitzvah party at Tribeca 360° in Manhattan

NYC Klezmer Band provided four musicians - Igor Balaban (clarinet, saxophone), Mikhail Smirnov (button garmoshka accordion, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Sasha Epelman (keyboard) to play during Yael’s Bat Mitzvah celebration at one of the best NYC's Premier Event Venues "Tribeca Rooftop + 360°" located at 10 Desbrosses St, New York, NY 10013 on Saturday, March 7th, 2020. Musicians provided own sound system/amplification equipment/microphones, etc. NYC Klezmer Band played during cocktail hour and for the Hora part at the reception.

NYC Klezmer Band, Bat Mitzvah at Tribeca 360° in Manhattan
Bat Mitzvah at Tribeca 360° in Manhattan 03-07-2020


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01-05-2020. Wedding at the One Hanover Square in Downtown Manhattan

Wedding at the One Hanover Square in Downtown Manhattan, 1 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004. One Hanover Square (also known as India House, Hanover Bank Building, and New York Cotton Exchange Building) is a commercial building on the southwestern edge of Hanover Square in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan in New York City. It was the site of the United States' first cotton futures exchange, the New York Cotton Exchange. NYC Klezmer Band played during Cocktail Reception, Bedekken, Ketubah Signing, Ceremony, Dinner and the Hora dance. Cast of musicians: Igor Balaban (clarinet, saxophone), Alexandre Tseytlin (violin), Sasha Epelman (keyboard), Elina Karokhina (balalaika).

NYC Klezmer Band, Wedding in Manhattan, One Hanover Square
Wedding in Manhattan, One Hanover Square on 01-05-2020


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09-26-2019. Jewish Outdoor Festival, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, New York

Three hours and 45 min performance during Jewish outdoor festival at the Congress Park in Saratoga Springs, New York on Sunday, August 26th, 2019. Cast of musicians included Jonathan Greene (clarinet), Bobby Kendall (bass), Brian Melick (drums), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar). The repertoire included Klezmer, Yiddish, Israeli, Russian, Hungarian music: Hava Nagila, Sunrise, Sunset, Fiddler on the Roof Medley, Chardash, 7:40, Lonely Accordion, Siman Tov, Freylechs, Papirosen, Shereles, Bei Mir Bistu Sheyn, Karapet, Belz, Oyfn Pripetchok, Bublitchki, Mit Mandlen, Long Road, Rumania, Dark Eyes, Sheyn vi di Levone, Tumbalalaika, Doctor Zhivago, Yiddishe Mama, Sabre Dance, and other selections.

NYC Klezmer Band, Jewish Outdoor Festival, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, New York, Sunday, August 26th, 2019
Jewish Outdoor Festival, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, New York

09-17-2017. Queens Botanical Garden Flushing, New York

90 min concert at the Queens Botanical Garden (Queens Botanical Garden Society, Inc, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, Queens, New York) on Sunday, September 17th, 2017. Cast of musicians included Sergey Gurbeloshvili (clarinet), Yaroslav Bell (violin), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Mikhail Smirnov (botton accorion, guitar). The repertoire of the performance included Klezmer, Yiddish, Israeli, Russian, Hungarian, Ukrainian, and Polish music: Sunrise, Sunset, Fiddler on the Roof Medley, 7:40, Siman Tov, Freylechs, Papirosen, Shereles, Bei Mir Bistu Sheyn, Karapet, Belz, Oyfn Pripetchok, Bublitchki, Mit Mandlen, Long Road, Rumania, Dark Eyes, Sheyn Vi Di Levone, Tumbalalaika, Yiddishe Mama, and other selections.

NYC Klezmer Band, Queens Botanical Garden Flushing, New York, Sergey Gurbeloshvili (clarinet), Yaroslav Bell (violin), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Mikhail Smirnov (botton accorion, guitar)
Queens Botanical Garden Flushing, New York, Sunday, September 17th, 2017

06-28-2016. Marlene Meyerson Jewish Community Center New York City

90 min concert at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan (334 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY) on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Cast of musicians included Sergey Gurbeloshvili (clarinet), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (botton accorion, guitar, vocal). The repertoire of the performance included Tzomo Icho Nafshi, Uvau Haovdim, Abi Gezint, Avinu Malkeinu, Sunrise, Sunset, Ich Hob Dich, Fiddler on the Roof Medley, Kol Haolam Kulo, 7:40, Mein Shtetele Belz, Shtiler Bulgar, Siman Tov, Eli Ata, Freylechs, Papirosen, Shereles, Bei Mir Bistu Sheyn, Karapet, Belz, Oyfn Pripetchok, Bublitchki, Mit Mandlen, Yamin, Dobravner Nigun, Long Road, Rumania, Dark Eyes, Sisu Et Yerushalaim, Sheyn Vi Di Levone, Tumbalalaika, Yiddishe Mama, Yerushalayim Shel Zahav, Yismechu Hashamayim, and other selections.

NYC Klezmer Band, Sergey Gurbeloshvili (clarinet), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (botton accorion, guitar, vocal), Marlene Meyerson Jewish Community Center New York City, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, Tuesday, June 28, 2016

10-18-2015. Wedding at Congregation Beth Sholom in Teaneck, New Jersey

Klezmer Band played for several hours during wedding reception at the Congregation Beth Sholom in Teaneck, New Jersey on Sunday, October 18th, 2015. Exact address: 354 Maitland Ave, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666. Cast: Sergey Gurbeloshvili (clarinet, sax), Yaroslav Bell (keyboard, violin), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, vocals, button accordion), Elina Karokhina (balalaika).


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05-13-2015. SouthBridge Towers Senior Center New York City

On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm musicians of the KLEZMER BAND NYC Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, and Sergey Gurbeloshvili performed one hour world music and Klezmer show for senior citizens at the SouthBridge Towers Senior Center in New York City, 90 Beekman St, New York, NY 10038.


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03-17-2015. Holocaust Survivors Event at the Beth Am Shalom in Lakewood, New Jersey

Musicians of NYC Klezmer Band and dancers of Mazal Tov Show performed during Holocaust Survivors Event at the Beth Am Shalom in Lakewood, New Jersey on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Exact address: Beth Am Shalom, 1235 NJ-70, Lakewood, NJ 08701. Cast of musicians and dancers included Andrei Kisselev (dancer), Yana Volkova (dancer), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Elina Karokhina (balalaika). The repertoire of the performance included Hasidic Bottle dance, Jewish Wedding Dance with Candles, Couple's Jewish dance, Sunrise, Sunset, Ich Hob Dich, Fiddler on the Roof Medley, Kol Haolam Kulo, 7:40, Mein Shtetele Belz, Shtiler Bulgar, Siman Tov, Eli Ata, Freylechs, Papirosen, Shereles, Bei Mir Bistu Sheyn, Karapet, Belz, Oyfn Pripetchok, Bublitchki, Mit Mandlen, Yamin, Dobravner Nigun, Long Road, Rumania, Dark Eyes, Sisu Et Yerushalaim, Sheyn Vi Di Levone, Tumbalalaika, Yiddishe Mama, Yerushalayim Shel Zahav, Yismechu Hashamayim, Tzomo Icho Nafshi, Uvau Haovdim, Abi Gezint, Avinu Malkeinu, and other selections.

NYC Klezmer Band, Holocaust Survivors Event at the Beth Am Shalom in Lakewood, New Jersey, Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Holocaust Survivors Event at the Beth Am Shalom in Lakewood, New Jersey

03-03-2015. Purim Week at Schechter School of Long Island, Jericho, New York

Alexander Rudoy (dancer), Anna Brovkina (dancer), Mikhail Smirnov (accordion, guitar, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika) performed several shows during Purim Week at Schechter School of Long Island - elementary school campus in Jericho - Lower School - K-5. 1 Barbara Lane, Jericho, New York 11753 on March 3, 2015 (11:00-11:30AM and 12:40-1:10PM).

NYC Klezmer Band, Jewish dancers, Purim Week at Schechter School of Long Island, Jericho, New York, 03-03-2015, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Anna Brovkina, Alexander Rudoy, March 3 2015
Purim Week at Schechter School of Long Island, Jericho, New York

12-09-2012. Hanukah Party at Nathan Barnert Temple, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Leonid Bruk, 
Alexander Menshikov, Igor Lutsev, Mikhail Smirnov, Sasha Ratmanskiy, Elina Karokhina, Yaroslav Bell, NYC Klezmer Band, Nathan Barnert Temple, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Leonid Bruk, Alexander Menshikov, Igor Lutsev, Mikhail Smirnov, Sasha Ratmanskiy, Elina Karokhina, Yaroslav Bell, NYC Klezmer Band, Nathan Barnert Temple, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

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