ensemble with the zest and improvisatory flair of a free spirited
~ NY Times
"Klezmer has never sounded better - particularly clarinetist Howard
~ Baltimore Sun
"A blazing Klezmer Quartet fueled by hot clarinetist Howard Leshaw."
~ Boston Phoenix
"Clarinetist Howard Leshaw plays pied piper, the rest of the band
~ Washington Post
"...takes traditional klezmer and jazzes it up in various ways,
possibly shocking traditionalists along the way."
~ Budd Kopman on Bronx Volume II: Yiddish On The Edge
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"Sizzling, as soon as the clarinet solo starts it’s obvious Leshaw
knows his stuff", "Brilliant, soulful, everything you would want in
a klezmer sound"…"full of fire, full of life and uplifting"
~ Australian Clarinet and Sax Magazine
"Simply a joy"…"full of life"…"captures the diversity and life of
that time in a way that rings true and delightful today" "Lush,
~ Ari Davidow
"Inspired - a must for Jewish music aficionados"
~ Dirty Linen
"World class klezmer"
~ All About Jazz
"The Sonny Rollins of Jewish jazzmen does for klezmer what Rollins
did for calypso",
"Makes new music of striking soul, depth, and profundity"
~ Seth Rogovoy, Berkshire Living
"A virtuoso on multiple wind instruments"…“ a consummate musician"
~ David Seymour
"Coltrane’s spiritually charged lyricism mingled with a
comprehensive immersion in a variety
of sacred and secular Jewish musical styles"
~ Norman Weinstein