Hardly Strictly Klezmer

Red Hot Chachkas

The Red Hot Chachkas create new American klezmer from Old World roots with their original compositions, audacious arrangements, and ingenious improvisations. Classical violinist Julie Egger leads the group, Barbara Speed plays clarinet, Diana Strong plays accordion, Tony Phillips plays mandolin, Breck Deibel plays bass, and Aharon Wheels Bolsta plays drums. The website All About Jazz has praised the group’s “chameleon-like ability to play styles from early Eastern European string-based klezmer to all-out modern jam band with stops along the way in Turkey, Jamaica, and Appalachia.” The Jewish News Weekly called the band’s third and most recent album Spice It Up! a model for where Klezmer is headed.

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