Klezkidz is a working band of young people who perform traditional music. Formed in 1993, the band’s primary focus is learning and performing klezmer music, the lively and soulful music brought to this country in the early 1900’s by the Jewish immigrants of Eastern Europe.

The band is made up of high school students, all accomplished musicians playing flute, piano, saxophone and violin. The band has performed at festivals, community centers, bar and bat mitzvahs, convalescent homes, concerts and parties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Director, Carol Ginsburg, is a founding member of Ellis Island Old World Folk Band, and has over thirty years experience directing, playing and teaching numerous traditional ensembles. Through Klezkidz this music is being passed on to the next generation of musicians who will keep the music alive for everyone to play and enjoy.

Klezkidz! Young people performing traditional music