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Klezmer Jam with the Nu Haven Kapelye

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The State House

310 State St

New Haven, CT 06510

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The Nu Haven Kapelye hosts a Klezmer Jam and Dance party at the State House. Musicians of all levels are invited to sit in and play

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The Nu Haven Kapelye is Southern New England’s largest Klezmer ensemble, numbering anywhere from 12-30 musicians. A cross between a big band and a Klezmer orchestra, the Kapelye plays innovative arrangements of Klezmer and Yiddish music from Romania, Hungary, Bessarabia, and other Eastern European locales.

But it isn't just the size of this group that makes it so very exciting it's the energy of their performances and the commitment of the musicians that comes across in their music.

The Nu Haven Kapelye: our story

Since the late 1990s a group of New Haven area musicians have come together to play a style of music that was, for a while, but a memory. Klezmer, the dance music of Jewish Eastern Europe is filled with joyous sad melodies and driving rhythms that sound both modern and hearkens back to another time. The line-up of this band is not like any other. Some of the members are professional musicians, others are in high school or even grade school and just getting to learn their way around their instrument. Some are retirees who've been making music all their lives and still others are community members with careers outside of music who just love to make music. Every year more and more musicians have gotten in touch and joined the group either to sing or play. All together, when we perform, we number anywhere from 12-27 musicians. That might make this one of the biggest Klezmer bands anywhere, but certainly we can lay claim to being the largest Klezmer group in Southern New England. The band loves keeping this music alive and vibrant.

The band is a blast to watch and plays great music for dancing. Come join in the freylekh (fun).

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310 State St

New Haven, CT 06510

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