Howard Leshaw

Press For World Music

Klezmer ensemble with the zest and improvisatory flair of a free spirited jazz band."
~ NY Times

"Klezmer has never sounded better - particularly clarinetist Howard Leshaw."
~ 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 following exuberantly."
~ 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, full, expressive"
~ 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

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