In October 2021 we will start our jubilee theatre tour ‘Di Zilberne Chassene (The Silver Wedding). We will performe with, among others, local heroes such as Ferry Heijne of De Kift, Gregor Engelen of Antwerp Gypsy Ska, Bert Hadders and Piter Wilkens from Groningen and Friesland and Laurens Joenssen from Zeeland.
Fancy a party?
The Amsterdam Klezmer Band will celebrate its silver anniversary on 24 September in
Started on the streets in 1996, they have since developed into a crowd-pleaser and festival
favorite. All over Europe! From Paradiso to North Sea Jazz, from Lowlands to Sziget, and
from the Wiener Konzerthaus to the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the septet is creating
furore as virtuoso omnivores. Razor-sharp they combine everything on the cutting edge of
klez, jazz, ska, pop and hip-hop.
2021: nineteen albums and hundreds of concerts later, this Mokum-based magnificent seven
will celebrate their 25th anniversary in Carré. They will be supported by the Amsterdam
Andalusian Orchestra, Meral Polat and Ellen ten Damme.
We’ve got a new AKB online music session coming up !
This edition of Club Amsterdam Klezmer is set in the wonderful Tanker in Noord. We did a one-take 35 minute session with a selection of strong AKB tunes. No edits, no cutting inbetween songs, all first takes! Accordionist Ellen van Vliet is sitting in for Theo van Tol, who unfortunately couldn’t make it this time. Come and join us in this intimate setting. All video has been recorded with our own mobile phones.
It’s going to be fun! Tune in here
This edition of Club Amsterdam Klezmer is set in club Mezrab. Mezrab is the Amsterdam venue where we have played and experimented these last years.. And for a change, now not on the stage but around the bar, we play songs from a far past. Limonchiki, Son, Mokum and Oyoyoy are albums with huge AKB hits. Come and join us in this intimate setting recorded with our own mobile phones
Amsterdam Klezmer band’s new year’s eve edition of Club Amsterdam Klezmer online featuring 3 special guests from New Cool Collective
We are moving towards the end of 2020. Therefore we gladly like to to draw your attention to our NEW YEARS EVE CAK online edition. Featuring special guests Benjamin Herman (alto sax), Joost Kroon (drs) and Jos de Haas (percussion). Three original members from the famous New Cool Collective. They have been going strong for 25 years with their unique mix of jazz, latin, afrobeat and boogaloo.
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We are excited to share our new single with all of you! As you could read in our previous newsletter we decided to make a new version of your favorite song: Shabash. The song is based on a Moldavian Traditional called “Sufletelul Meu”. This strong tune is long played and covered by musicians from Romania and Moldova. Alec Kopyt decided to make his own version.
Club Amsterdam Klezmer Online – September 2020
After a successful launch we now proudly present: the second edition of Club Amsterdam Klezmer Online! As you may know, being able to organise our Club Amsterdam Klezmer Nights means a lot to us. That is why we decided to make it into an online event so everyone can safely party with us. The format is similar to the live version. There will be an AKB live-performance with different musical themes, musical guests, interviews and visual art by Martin Draax.
The second CAK Online will be on 24-09-2020 with special guest Mehmet Polat playing solo on his UD. Mehmet Polat is a master ud player, composer, ensemble leader and soloist who tours internationally. From Africa to India, Persia to the Balkans, Contemporary to Jazz, he has been combining various musical genres with his Alevi Spiritual, Anatolian Folk and Ottoman classical music background. Through his improvisations, compositions and his own take on a variety of musical styles, Mehmet is constantly searching for new musical paths and inspiration. After many years of research, he invented his own technique to advance beyond the limitations of his traditional instrument.We hope you will tune in on September 24th. Let’s stay in contact and…stay healthy !