Amsterdam Klezmer Band at the Paradiso, Amsterdam

15th September.

Amsterdam Klezmer Band 25 years on tour. Festive closing in Paradiso Amsterdam with, among others, Meral Polat

 On Thursday, 15th September, the Amsterdam Klezmer Band’s anniversary tour will conclude with a festive concert program with guest appearances by, among others, singer/actress Meral Polat in the Amsterdam pop temple Paradiso. 

A year after a glowing start in a packed Carré, this concert marathon of the Amsterdam Klezmzer Band will be festively concluded on Thursday 15th September in the Amsterdam pop temple Paradiso with guest appearances from, among others the Turkish singer Meral Polat. 

About the Amsterdam Klezmer Band 

Nineteen albums and more than 1500 concerts later, these Mokumse magnificent seven continue their 25th anniversary in 2022 with a concert marathon along stages at home and abroad. Starting out on the street in 1996, the Amsterdam Klezmer Band turned out to be a crowd favorite and festival favourite. All about Europe! From Paradiso to North Sea Jazz, from Lowlands to Sziget, and from Wiener Konzerthaus to the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the septet caused a furore as virtuoso omnivores. Some compare these seasonings to the palette of an aged grand cru wine. For others, their sound tastes like the ultimate fusion kitchen. Here’s the recipe (secretly). Mix in a dose of klezmer, add a dash of balkan and a portion of hip-hop, finish with a tablespoon of jazz and some dollops of oriental. Pass the whole thing through the mixer and voila, the Amsterdam Klezmer Band.

 Press Comments 

‘After an evening in Amsterdam Klezmer Band @Mezz_Breda, it is quite clear who the best live band in the Netherlands is…’  Dieter van den Bergh 13th May 2022

 ‘What would you haggle about a party on stage and such a wonderful atmosphere in the hall? You can almost touch the collective rediscovery that festivity is a basic necessity of life.’ Rahul Gandolahage, NRC 26 Sep 21

‘Basically it’s about brotherhood. They have been together for almost a quarter of a century. A good dose of gotspe and that Amsterdam face, that is the AKB in a nutshell.’ Producer Stefan Schmid (including New Cool Collective, Zuco 103)

‘For the album “Fortuna”, the septet also adopted elements of ska, jazz, hip-hop and dance. With this, the Amsterdammers now even convince those listeners who previously had no desire for Klezmer and Balkan dance music’ –

‘Amsterdam Klezmer Band shakes things up: …solidly grounded in craft and technology, with an overwhelming speed of notes and lightness’ – The Parool

‘The Amsterdam Klezmer Band is known for getting even the most unruly audience to dance’ – Volkskrant

‘The fun just splashes towards you, unstoppable and at high volume’ –

‘A must for any fan of Balkan Brass. Very virtuoso and incredibly danceable’ – German Record Critics Award

Photograph by Tessa Posthuma de Boer