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Isle of Klezbos first emerged as an organic offshoot of New York's Metropolitan Klezmer. Formed in 1998, the frolicsome six-piece women's band soon became an acclaimed, dancing-in-the-aisles hit at a wide variety of venues from Vienna to Vancouver, making their European debut in 2004 as the closing hit feature at Austria's first KlezMORE festival. A versatile, neo-traditional ensemble, the group plays imaginative versions of eclectic Eastern European-rooted Jewish folk music, Yiddish swing and tango, plus an ever-expanding repertoire of vibrant originals. The sextet brings together a rare combination of talent inspired by extensive experiences in an kaleidoscopic array of styles, from klezmer to Cajun, funk, reggae, classical, punk, and Latin jazz


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Christmas In My Soul

Read "Christmas In My Soul" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Includes more Christmas songs penned by women, with holiday recordings by Dave Stryker, Laila Biali, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Rebecca Angel, plus new releases by Youn Sun Nah, Chloe Perrier, Fostina Dixon, and Elena Gilliam, with birthday shout outs to Bob Dorough, Sue Maskaleris, Diane Schuur, Sean Harkness, Edith Piaf, Camille Thurman ...


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Get It Straight - Thelonious Monk Is Still Cooking at 102

Read "Get It Straight - Thelonious Monk Is Still Cooking at 102" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Big birthday shout outs to Thelonious Monk and Roy Kral (pictured with Jackie Cain), along with singers Nancy Kelly, Emma Larsson, Amy Cervini, Lee Wiley, Nona Hendryx, drummer Eve Sicular, trumpeter Pam Fleming, pianists Linda Presgrave and Johnny O'Neal among others; with a bounty harvest of new releases from trumpeter Bria Skonberg, pianists Leslie Pintchik and ...


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Saluting the 2019 Jazz Masters Maria Schneider and Bob Dorough

Read "Saluting the 2019 Jazz Masters Maria Schneider and Bob Dorough" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This broadcast includes new releases from vocalist Lauren White, pianist Sarah McKenzie and saxophonist Cory Weeds with birthday shout outs to Carmen McRae, Herbie Hancock, Marie Goudy, Marilyn Maye and Barbara Lea, among others, with a nod to the upcoming Jazz Masters Bob Dorough and Maria Schneider. Also who's in town this week and playing the ...


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Juno Nominations and Remembering Debra Mann

Read "Juno Nominations and Remembering Debra Mann" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

The first Week of the annual WFDU.FM February Fund Drive included new releases from pianists Lisa Hilton, Kait Dunton, Ellen Rowe and saxophonist Jordan Pettay with birthday shout outs to Lil Hardin Armstrong, Jeanne Lee, Jutta Hipp, and Melody Gardot, among others. In the second hour, Debra Mann is remembered after news of her passing and ...


Live From Brooklyn

Label: Rhythm Media Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: 1.Uncle Moses Wedding Dance 2.Hert Zikh Aynet & Kostakowsky #7 3.A Glezele Yash 4.Noiresque 5.Weary Sun Tango 6.Revery in Hijaz 7.Mellow Manna 8.East Hapsburg Waltz 9.Doyna / An Alter Nigun / Abi Gezunt / Klezmerengue 10.When Gomer Met Molly 11.Hert Zikh Aynet, instrumental reprise


Greetings from the Isle of Klezbos

Label: Rhythm Media Records
Released: 2003
Track listing: 1.Houdini Hora 2.Goldene Khases [Golden Wedding] 3.Revery in Hijaz 4.Klezbos Kolomeyke 5.Rachelle's Doyna Indigo 6.Klezmerengue 7.Abrah 8.Unter Beymer [Beneath the Trees] 9.East Hapsburg Waltz 10.Szól A Kakas Már [The Rooster Crows] (live) 11.Revery Reprise (live) 12.Father's Cadenzas 13.My Father's Nigun 14.Doyna / An Alter Nigun [An Old Tune] / Abi Gezunt (live)


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