Klezmer Band led by clarinetist Jonathan Greene performed for three hours and 45 min 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.
08-27-2022. Solo concert, Untermyer Park, Yonkers, New York.
Saturday, August 27th, 2022. Solo concert of the band in Untermeyr Park in Yonkers, New York was sponsored by the Untermyer Performing Arts Council (@upac1976) - a Nonprofit organization (www.untermyerperformingarts.org) that is presenting some of the best in performing arts in beautiful Untermyer Park free for the people of Yonkers, Westchester and beyond since 1976. Cast of musicians on the day of the show included Lina Karokhina (domra), Misha Smirnov (guitar, vocals), Slava Bell (violin), Sasha Barder (keyboard, clarinet, sax). Exact address of the venue: Untermyer Park, 945 North Broadway, Yonkers NY.
Bar Mitzvah at the Prospect Park Boat House in Brooklyn on January 22, 2022
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).
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.