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The Shtetelblasters

ShtetleblastersSpecializing in a variety of traditional Jewish and contemporary American musical styles…

The Shtetlblasters is a multi-faceted musical ensemble that specializes in weddings, B’nai Mitzvah, and special events.  The group’s repertoire spans many styles and generations.  The band is equally at home playing high-energy traditional Israeli folk dance music, soulful R&B dance hits, and big band tunes from the Glenn Miller/Duke Ellington era!

The Shtetlblasters was founded in 1992 by pianist Michael Gill and is comprised of talented musicians from around the San Francisco Bay Area.

The word Shtetlblasters is a play on the word “ghettoblaster”, a slang term for a portable tape player or “boombox.”  The Shtetl is the word for the Eastern European Jewish villages where so much of our soulful music, including Klezmer, originated in centuries past.

For more information about the band, please visit: http://www.maxjas.com/shtetl.htm

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