Jewish Music, Australian Musicians & Performers
"If music be the food of love, play on"
Welcome to the directory of Australian Jewish musicians and performers.
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- "Jewish Music Beyond Belief" - The Shir Madness Festival
Next Festival 2020
- Australian Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
- Adam Starr
Musician and composer for film
- Alter Jazz Ensemble
A pioneering music project that fuses traditional Jewish prayer and song with jazz music.
- Ariella Jacobs
- Australian Archive of Jewish Music
- Australian Jewish Music Ensemble (Pazit)
- Brett Kaye
- Dave Kaplan Band
- David Krycer
Klezmania band member David performs in a variety of styles, klezmer, Gypsy, jazz, rock with other bands or solo for simchas or concerts.
He teaches guitar, bass guitar, double bass and ukulele at his home studio.
- Deborah Conway - Willy Zygier
- Emily Schnall - Emilia
Violinist & fiddler, teaches klezmer tunes
- Galit Taylor Klas
- Karen Feldman
Infectious Eastern European Jewish Music with Gypsy, Jazz & Middle-Eastern influences.
- Lashir Beyahad
Melbourne based Israeli sing-a-long club run by guitarist Oded Gordon.
- Liron Choir
- Melbourne Jewish Male Voice Choir
- Miriam Lieberman
- Mir Kumen On Yiddish Choir
- Mrs Goldberg Band
(yes, that's their real name......)
They play a mix of 60's and 70's music with a bit of a bent towards R&B, but lots of ballads and classics that you can sing along to.
- Musica Viva Australia
- Music Works - Let's Sing!
- Music Theatre Australia
- Noemi Liba
- Reflections of
- Rita Satch
- Sam Green
- Samantha Cohen
- Sharon Davis
Jazz piano and vocals
- Shirael Music
- Tamara Vasilevitsky
- The Bashevis Singers
A Yiddish journey through time and space.
- The Bornstein Ultimatum
- Vered Harel
Israeli singer/songwriter and music teacher
- Welcome to Music
- Zemer Israeli Choir (Keren Or)
- Mickey Shaked
- Adam Katz
- Balkansi Klezmer Band
Balkansi Klezmer Band is a Sydney based ensemble specialising in traditional Eastern European, Klezmer, Balkan and Gypsy music from countries such as Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, and Serbia. The members of the band include Tamara Auer on Violin, Ben Lomnicki on Clarinet, Nick Hagan on Guitar, Dominic Kennelly on Bass, Jason Wu on Darbuka Drum, and special guest vocalist Sarah Arnold.
Performing in 11 languages, Catch 22 offer a selection of traditional songs & dancing numbers & Horas (in Yiddish & Hebrew), and some contemporary numbers in Hebrew.
- Chutney Klezmer
A klezmer band with a twist, playing a twangy mix of traditional klezmer tunes, plus Israeli folk, jazz, gypsy, funk and more.
- Dahlia Dior
- David Scheel
- Emanuel Lieberfreund
- Fay Sussman
- George Dreyfus
Lead singer Ilan Kidron sings in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Ladino and Hebrew.
- Hylton Chilchik Band
- Josh Oshack
- Klezmer Divas
- Leonie Cohen Jazz Quartet
The band plays a mixture of Leonie's original compositions and arrangements of Jewish and jazz standards. The line-up is piano (or keyboard), saxophone, double bass and drums.
- Leonora Ensemble
A string quartet that plays Jewish music in a classical idiom. A professional classical string quartet with a significant Jewish repertoire.
The Leonora Ensemble under the musical directorship of Janet Silverton, is classically trained and its repertoire includes substantial Jewish/Yiddish arrangements for trio and string quartet with the option of flute.
The Leonora Ensemble is quite unique in this field, as it is not a 'Klezmer band' but a classical group that also performs authentic Jewish repertoire in the classical idiom.
- Joanna Weinberg
- Mark Ginsburg Band
- Monsieur Camembert
- Natalie Gamsu
- Phillip Foxman
- Sam Joole
- Simon Tedeschi
Steve brings his Jewish and Yogic paths together in a unique musical form. He blends Nigunim/Kirtan Spiritual music and plays a mixture of Didgeridoo, Acoustic Guitar, Native American Flute and Hang Drum – Handpan
- Sydney Jewish Choral Society
- Tin Pan Orange
Emily Lubitz and guitarist brother Jesse Lubitz, with violin virtuoso Alex Burkoy.
- New Zealand
- The Jews Brothers Band
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