Press release

A unique klezmer band from Slovakia, participating in the renewal of klezmer music, blends the style of klemzer with modern styles: jazz, rock, reggae and world music. An original compilation of sound ranging from the Balkan region, through the Mediterranean, up to the sound emerging from Bratislava’s old Jewish district… Preßburger Klezmer Band plays klezmer for people worldwide and invites them to dance.

Review from a concert held at the festival in Les Nuits Européennes, Strasbourg (F)

These musicians share a new and original approach to klezmer music. Their youth, energy and esprit are expressed in an ecstatic joy of their music. The instrumental part intertwined with pleasant singing, dance rhythm and purity involves the audience and invites them to dance and celebrate. Preßburger Klezmer Band demonstrates its skills best by combining energy with vibrant vitality resulting in a festive mood, which wonderfully reflects the wealth and wisdom of Jewish life.

Merlin Shepherd (UK), klezmer clarinet virtuoso and trainer

Klezmer band triggers thunderous applause.

Frankenpost Hof (D)

Spellbinding klezmer!

Hudobný život (SK)

Preßburger Klezmer Band – dance music for all generations.

Lidové noviny (CZ)

Band with a stunning array of styles!

Vogtland Blick (D)

Klezmer meets Balkan – great emotions! 

Hofer Anzeiger (D)

Important concerts and performances

Foreign countries

Festival Klezfiesta, Buenos Aires (ARG)
Festival Les Nuits Européennes, theatre Le-Maillon, Strasbourg (F)
Festival Mitte Europa, Kleinlosnitz – Bad Steben – Šabina (D/CZ)
Festival Noči v stari Ljubljani, Ljubljana (SLO)
The opening concert by Shalom project with André Ochodlom, Porgy & Bess club, Wien (A)
Festival Piosenki Aktorskiej, Wrocław (PL; Shalom)
Lato Teatralne, Sopot (PL; Shalom + independent appearance)
Festiwal Sakralny, Bielsko Biala (PL; Shalom)
SHALOM TOUR 2005 – Ostrow Wielkopolski, Wrocław, Kalisz, Gliwice (PL; Shalom)
Festival Murcia Tres Culturas, Murcia (E)
Festival KlezMORE, Wien (A)
International festival of Jewish culture My Blue, Sopot (PL)
Cultural Summer Festival, Esztergom (H)
Przystanek Woodstock Festival, Kostrzyn nad Odrą (PL)
La Fira Mediterania, Manresa (E)
Bamberger Klezmer Tage, Bamberg (D)
Settimana di Musica Sacra dal Mondo, Firenze (I)
Festival Eurojudaica, Sibiu (RO)
Festiwal Muzyki i Tradycji Klezmerskiej, Kazimierz Dolny (PL)
Festival L’EstEnFête, Saint-Victor sur Loire (F)
European Day of Jewish Culture, National Theatre, Beograd (SRB)
Festival Kulturwelten, Helmbrechts (D)
Jewish Summer Festival, Budapest (H)
Festival Bejahad, Opatija (CRO)
Open Air Klezmer Festival, Zagreb (CRO)
Festival Etnika, Maribor (SLO)

Slovak and Czech Republic

Pohoda Trenčín
United Islands of Prague
Respect Festival Prague
NAY Tanečný dom
Country Lodenica Piešťany
Devět Bran Praha
Jánošík’s Days in Terchová
Holidays in Telč
New Year’s Eve in Bratislava
Pezinok Wine Festival
Art Film Fest Trenčianske Teplice
Kremnické gagy

Annual awards by AUREL (the Academy of Popular Music), Sport Hall Žilina (Slovak TV), Metro (Slovak TV), Mosty-Gesharim (Slovak TV), Drišľakoviny (Slovak TV), Inkognito (TV JOJ), public recording of the concert for the European Broadcasting Union (Slovak Radio)
and many others