The Klezmer Rebs are rehearsing for 3 gigs in Gisborne 30 September, 1 & 2 October. We’ve got some new songs we are working on and a new-ish lineup with Saar Cohen on accordion and piano, Emma Wollum accordion, vocals and oboe!, Rose O’Hara on vocals and piano, Rob Edgecombe on bass, Amanda Maclean on drums trombone and helicon, Ana Henderson on violin and David Weinstein guitar, mandolin and vocals.
This Friday evening 6 August the Klezmer Rebs will shake tuchases at the Greens social event at Level 2/57 Willis Street in central Wellington.
Doors will open at 6pm (Rebs on stage at 9pm) for Green members and friends. There will be dinner and music performance from Finn Johansson, Klezmer Rebs, and Bek Coogan. Door sales only, eftpos & cash payments accepted.
Entry: waged $15, unwaged $5. Includes dinner and entertainment. Vegan and gluten free options provided. All funds raised through the bar go to Wellington province.
It was a big weekend for the Klezmer Rebs. Welcoming Urs from Taranaki, Emma from Auckland and Amanda from Gisborne we navigated CubaDupa’s thousands and played a lively set Saturday at Hannah’s Courtyard, followed by a 45 minute roam through the Cuba district spreading klezmer joy! What a wonderful reception on the streets! Then Sunday we performed a special one off concert at Futuna Chapel where we were able to play some delicate and beautiful melodies in a resonant space. Here are some fotos from the gigs.
Guaranteed to cure lockdown blues, the Klezmer Rebs are back on stage in Wellington on Saturday 14 November at the Polish Xmas Market in Newtown.
Eager to get those tuchases shaking, the Rebs bring their Eastern European vibe in a return to live performance at the annual Polish market with their first set of the year (since playing the Taupo Jazz Festival in January).
Catch the Rebs set Saturday afternoon (time to be confirmed) the 14th of November at Dom Polski 257 Riddiford Street (corner Rhodes), Newtown, Wellington.
Taupo is hosting the first ever Taupo Jazz Festival on 18 January (Wellington Anniversary weekend) featuring the River City Jazzmen, Reuben Bradley and the Great Lake Big Band. The Rebs will be 8 strong featuring Urs on clarinet, Alex on violin, Rob bass, Amanda helicon/drums, Emma accordian and vocals, Rose piano and vocals and David guitar and mandolin and vocals.