Klezmer Agencies, Venues, Production companies, and Labels
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Booking Agents, Management
Marilyn Gilbert Artists Management, 33 Isabella St., Suite 112, Toronto, ON Canada M4Y 2P7. Tel: 888.899.2298 / 416.410.8224. Fax: 416.928.0097. Cell: 416.616.5094. Web: www.mgam.com. E-mail Marilyn Gilbert Artists Management. (Shtreiml, Sarah Aroeste, Alicia Svigals, Mikveh, Chassidic Jazz Project)
Golden Land Concerts & Connections, based in New York City, NY, is a premier booking agency for Israeli and Jewish music, dance, entertainment and performing arts. Moishe Rosenfeld, President, can also be seen in the made-for-TV video, "The New Klezmorim". Tel: (212) 683-7816 / Fax: (212) 213-2033. Web: www.goldenland.com. E-mail Golden Land Concerts. (Adrienne Cooper, Basya Schaechter, Pharoah's Daughter, Strauss-Warshauer Duo, Michael Alpert, Howard Leshaw, Mikveh, Golem, Divahn, Maxwell Street)
IDEA - Ian Davies Entertainment Agency, Unit 20, 9 Cadeau Terrace, London, ON N6K 4T5. Tel: 519-473-2099 Fax 519-473-8575 Toll Free 1-877-801-9458. Web: www.iandavies.com. E-mail Ian Davies. Representing: Battlefield Band (Canada only); Ian Bell; Maire Breatnach & Thomas Loefke; Alistair Brown; Caim; John Allan Cameron; Ciaran Dorris & Heather Innes: Ensemble Vivant (featuring Catherine Wilson); ElizaBeth Hill; Hot Latkes Klezmer Band; Ron Hynes; Hilary James & Simon Mayor; Jude Johnson; Norland Wind with Maire Breatnach; The Piché Family; John Renbourn (Canada only); Alan Rhody (Canada only)
Miriam Etzyoni - Yuval Theater of Tel Aviv, Israel. Representation of theatrical and musical talents, Israeli and international theater and musical productions. Producers of the 1999 Zfad Israel Klezmer Festival to be held in Zfad, Israel August 10-12 ,1999. Contact : Miriam Etzyoni, 8 Uri Street, Tel Aviv 64954, Israel. Tel: +972- 3 516-3842 / Fax: + 972-3-529-8663. E-mail : email@example.com
Notkowitz, Yosi, based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Producing culture events Representing Jewish & Israeli & International artists. P.O.Box 616 Ramat Gan 52105, Israel. Tel 972 3 5367201, Fax 972 3 5637204, Mobile 972 52 514730. E-mail Yosi Notkowitz.
YaD Agency. Thanks to our many projects with London’s ethnic communities, we have access to a huge range of bands, musicians, artists, and DJS across the world music and arts spectrum, covering Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, African, Mediterranean, Central and Eastern European, South American and more.
At YaD Agency, we aim to satisfy the ever-increasing demand for live music with a refreshing alternative to the mainstream. Whether you want world music, global electronica, straight classical, ethno-jazz or something just plain funky, we can get it for you. We offer traditional as well as ground-breaking music, ethnic and boundary-crossing sounds, acoustic, electronic and lots in between.
Where can I play when I'm in ? Every so often, someone lets us know....
Berlin, Germany: My name is Thomas Eckermann and I make the organisation for music in our theatre. It is the "Hackesche Hof-Theater" in Berlin. Every Monday at 8.30 p.m. and every saturday at 11.00 p.m. we have the Yiddish Music in our theatre, also every day in summer at 8.30 p.m.. A lot of people know us. For example Alen Bern and the rest from Brave Old World or Jeff Warschauer, Flying Bulgars, Adrienne Cooper, Casco Bay Tummlers all the German Bands So I think it is good for every Band to know us. Please make a place for us, so that the people contact us. The few in our theatre is 70% from the evening box. Sometime it is only 200 $ for the band otherwise it will be to 700 $. For the bands is our place good to include it in a tour. Web: home.snafu.de/eckermann. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following companies have produced at least one album of interest to people on this website. Please send any updates to this info to Ari Davidow. Send me E-mail with any comments or suggestions.
De Maatschap. (Mariejan van Oort and Jacques Verheijen), Ravelijn 5, 3823 AD Amersfoort, HOLLAND. (produced "Benkshaft" and "Mayn fayfele" by van Oort & Verheijen; looking for new production projects). Web: www. demaatschap.net. E-mail De Maatschap.
The following companies have published at least one Klezmer album. Please send any updates to this information to Ari Davidow).
Accoustic Disc, Box 4143, San Rafael, CA 94913. (415) 499-0365 / (800) 221-DISC. You can also check out the web page at: http://www.sfm.com/dawgnet . Contact Craig Miller, email@example.com , for more info.
AM Music is an Australian independent record label. We compose, produce music for release into the Australian, overseas market. Promote Australian-Yiddish music, talent from ethnic communities. Produce theatrical musicals. We write and compose soundtracks. We also manage the popular Yiddish vocal group, "Fire and Love". We released 5 CDs. We have also staged a musical in national theatre dedicated to the people who perished in the Holocaust, in Yiddish. Tel: +61 3 85002314. Web: www.ammusic.com.au. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Alex Spektor)
Arhoolie, 10341 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530. Tel: 510-525-7471 / Fax: 510-525-1204. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.arhoolie.com/ (early Klezmorim, Miriam Dvorin, Klezmer Music 1908 - 1927 compilation).
Atoll Music, 18/20 rue du Borrégo, 75020 Paris.
Imported by: Musicrama Record and Tape Dist., PO Box 1275, Long Island City, NY 11101, (718) 389 7818
Banner Records, PO Box 1516, Boynton Beach, FL 33436
Claves Records, 3600 Thun, Switzerland. (Kol Simcha)
Danica Records Independent Music -- OH Musik ApS
Jersie Strandvej 5, P.O. Box 49, DK 2680
Solrød Strand, Denmark.
Tel: (+45) 5614 6644, Fax: (+45) 5614 6667.
E-mail Danica Records.
Downtown Records, c/o Amy Rose, 21 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA 01060, (413) 253-3831 (Klezamir)
EBS East Border Sound. We produce many bands that play klezmer and/or Balkan music. The term "East Border" minds the East border of Italy (Trieste-Slovenia-Ex Yugoslavija). Tel: #3940200858 / fax #39402025084. Web: www.cd-ebs.it. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Original Klezmer Ensemble, Sniper, etc.)
A-1094 Vienna/Austria P.o.b. 2. Tel. +31 01 084 / Fax: +31 00 324 (Geduldig un Thimann, Ensemble Klesmer Wien). Web: www.extraplatte.at. E-mail Extraplatte. Distributed in the US by Hatikvah.
Finzi Records, P.O. Box 1131, Ansonia Station, New York, NY 10023-1131; (212) 579-0932. E-mail Finzi Records.
Flying Bulgar Recordings, 90 Ilford Rd., Toronto, Canada M6G 2H5 (Flying Bulgars in Canada--see Doric for US distribution.)
Fréa Records (marketed and distributed by Music & Words). Contact: Music & Words, PO Box 1921, 1200 BX Hilversum, the Netherlands, phone + 31 (0)35 6898850, fax + 31 (0)35 6898855. Web: www.musicwords.nl. So far we have released albums by Di Fidl-Kapelye, The Klezmorim, Bente Kahan & Di Gojim, Mazzeltov, Kharkov Klezmer Band, Vilde Katshke, Shura Lipovsky, La Yave-The Key to Sephardic Music (sampler) and Klezmagic (sampler, now deleted after selling 50.000 copies). E-mail Music & Words.
Global Village Music,
Golden Horn Records, P.O. Box 5776, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA Tel: 800 969-9455 (toll free USA & Canada) or 925 930-7184. Fax: 925 938-8447 www.goldenhorn.com E-mail Golden Horn. Veretski Pass, Adrienne Cooper, Aron Saltiel; also distribute some amazing Turkish Jewish music.
Grass Shack Records is currently (Fall, 2002) recording an album with Barry Blum's group, The Traveling Jewish Wedding Band, who produced an album some time ago that is now carried by Rycodisk and has sold over 70,000 copies. The studio is located on the Island of Hawaii, near Kealakekua Bay, and is an 850 square foot facility with a wonderful room for recording acoustic instruments. Tel: 808 328 2513. Web: www.grassshackrecords.com. E-mail: email@example.com. (Richard Harrison)
Harmonia Mundi, Mas de Vert, 13200 Arles, France
Hatikvah Music, 436 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036. Tel. (323) 655-7083 / Fax: (323) 938-0577. E-mail: Hatikvah Music">Hatikvah Music. US distributors for: "Trikont" and "Oriente" in Germany, "Extraplatte" in Austria and "Prophone" in Sweden. More coming. See also klezmer vendors.
Hed Artzi, Israel
I-C-U-B4-T (marketed and distributed by Music & Words). Contact: Music & Words, PO Box 1921, 1200 BX Hilversum, the Netherlands, phone + 31 (0)35 6898850, fax + 31 (0)35 6898855. Web: www.musicwords.nl. We released two albums by Mariejanne van Oort & Jacques Verheijen (Benkshaft and My Fayfele). E-mail Music & Words.
JDUB Records, 111 8th Ave. 11th Fl. c/o JESNA New York, NY 10011. Web: www.jdubrecords.org. (Balkan Beat Box, DJ SoCalled, Golem, the Leevees, Matisyahu)
The Jewish Music Group is a Record Label and Music Distributor specializing in Jewish Music and Entertainment. The label is owned and run by industry veterans Richard Foos (formerly Rhino, currently Shout Factory Entertainment) and David McLees (formerly Rhino Entertainment and Warner Music Group). JMG is distributed in the U.S. by RED Distribution exclusively in the the non-Judaica market. Label President, David McLees explains, "We want our releases to cover a wide spectrum of music, the Jewish retail world, as well as cross over into the broadest possible market including traditional, specialty and mainstream." Tel: 818-508-2500. Web: www.jewishmusicgroup.com. E-mail Jewish Music Group. (Klezmatics, Debbie Friedman, and more).
Jewish Music Heritage Recordings, PO Box 232, Harrow, HAI 2NN, London, UK. Tel: 020 8909 2445 / Fax: 020 8909 1030. Web: www.jewishmusic-jmd.co.uk. E-mail Jewish Music Heritage Recordings. Jewish traditional, Classical and other recordings from the UK, also Gregori Schechter, Majer Bogdanski.
Knitting Factory Works
74 Leonard Street, New York, NY 10013. Tel: (212) 219-3006 / Fax: (212) 219-3401 (Frank London, John Zorn, Anthony Coleman, "Klezmer '93", Paradox Trio, Pharaoh's Daughter)
Koch International GmbH
Lochhammerstr. 9 D-82152 Planegg-martins Ried, Germany. Tel (+49-89) 8579-5269.
Living Traditions, 430 West 14th St., Suite 514, New York, NY 10014, USA. Tel: 212-691-1272 / Fax: 212-691-1657. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Di grine katshke, also klezkamp and other Yiddish cultural stuff)
Music and Words, Rozenstraat 15a, 3702VK Zeist, the Netherlands. Tel: +31 (0)30 - 227 0040. Web: www.musicwords.nl
Nine Winds, PO Box 10082, Beverly Hills, CA 90213
NMC Music, PO Box 14 Holon 58100 ISRAEL (subsidiary of CBS?)
Nonesuch Records, 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10019. (Kronos Quartet)
Northeastern Records, PO Box 3589, Saxonville, MA 01701-0605 (Shirim Klezmer Orchestra)
tel: +49 30 833 66 39 / 312 40 27 /
(Kroke, Chicago Klezmer Ensemble, Di Naye Kapelye, David Saltiel). For US distribution, see: Hatikvah Music.
Piranha Kultur & Medien GmbH Bergmannstr. 102, 10961 Berlin, Germany. Phone: +49 30 318 614 0 / Fax: +49 30 318 614 10. Web: www.piranha.de. E-mail: email@example.com (Klezmatics, Emil Zrihan European distributor)
Qualiton Imports, Ltd., 24-02 40th Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101
Red House Records, 501 West Lynnhurst Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104, toll free order line: 800-695-4687, email address: firstname.lastname@example.org (US distribution of Brave Old World/Royte Pomerantsn)
RenZone Music, P.O. Box 3153, Huntington Beach, CA 92605. Tel: 714-596-6582. E-mail: www.scsimchaband.com. (South Coast Simcha Band)
Rounder, One Camp St., Cambridge, MA 02140. (617) 354-0700. E-mail: email@example.com, Web: http://www.rounder.com/ (Naftule Brandwwein, Brave Old World, Finjan, Kapelye, Klezmatics, Klezmer Conservatory Band, Klezmorim, Partisans of Vilna)
Rykodisk, Pickering Wharf, Bldg. C-3C, Salem, MA 01970
Saydisc Records, Chipping Manor, The Chipping, Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos. GL12 7AD, England (Dist. by Qualiton)
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, 750 9th St., NW, Suite 4100, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC 20560-0953. Web: www.folkways.si.edu (Khevrisa, Abayudaya Jews)
Stretchy Records, 8238 Cohn, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118. (504) 865-8455
Syncoop Produkties, Slot Assumburgpad 54, 3123 RR Schiedam, the Netherlands.
Traditional Crossroads, P.O. Box 20320 Greeley Sq. St., New York, NY 10001-9992. 800-370-9812. E-mail Traditional Crossroads. web: www.traditionalcrossroads.com. (Yuri Yunakov, Alicia Svigals, Margot Leverett, Flying Bulgars, Mikve)
Tzadik, 61 E. Eighth St., Suite 126, New York, NY 10003. Web page: http://www.tzadik.com/. Those recordings on Zorn's label of most immediate interest to readers of this page are in the "Radical Jewish Culture" series. (Anthony Coleman, David Krakauer, Gary Lucas, New Klezmer Trio, Naftule's Dream). Zorn posted a manifesto on "Radical Jewish Culture" in 2006.Uvulittle Records, PO Box 3220, Madison, WI 53704. Tel: 608 259 1030. Web: http://www.uvulittle.com/. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Yid Vicious)
Vaccination Records, PO Box 20931, Oakland, CA 94611. web: www.vacrec.com
Vanguard, 1299 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Xenophile Records, 43 Beaver Brook Road, Danbury, CT 06810. 203-730-0333 / fax: 203-730-0345. The world music arm of Green Linnet Records (Klezmatics dist. in the US).
Yazoo Records (a division of Shanachie) (Dave Tarras reissue)
Yiddishland Records. Yiddishland Records. I have started a record label mainly for people's field recordings of Yiddish singers or for Yiddish singers with a rare repertory. The first release is a CD release of the recording, "Zumerteg" by Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman. (A performance of this material at Ashkenaz '97 is available online.) The second release "Af di gasn fun der shtot: new compositions by Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman" was released in August 2003. Mail: POB 163, Murray Hill Station, NY NY 10156. Tel: 212-453-9409 Web: yiddishlandrecords.com. E-mail Yiddishland Records. (Itzik Gottesman). Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, Becky Kaplan & Pete Rushefsky
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