Family Amphitheater Performances: Mostly Kosher

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Date(s) - Jul 09
12:00 pm




Los Angeles–based indie-global collective and revival band Mostly Kosher radically innovate upon Judaic and American music. Through ravenous post-klezmer beats and arresting Yiddish refrains, the band serves a musical feast of jazz, Latin, rock, hip-hop, world, and folk music. Don’t miss these fearless soundsmiths, joined by celebrated dance leader Bruce Bierman, as they give music of the past a modern twist!

Mostly Kosher emerged when bandleader Leeav Sofer committed to a genre of music he had never touched before: klezmer. Calling upon his musician friends at CSU Long Beach, Sofer has formed an ensemble that reinvent the folk sounds and swing of Eastern Europe and the Middle East. To bring intensity to both the soundscape and the stage, Sofer recruited Janice Mautner Markham, a punk-rock Jewess who shreds violin out of the folk-rock scene. With surgical precision and rock & roll energy, Eric Hagstrom lays the beat overAdam Levy’s soulful and magnetic sensibility on the bass. The Dick Van Dyke of the new millennium, Mike Bolger plays both accordion and trumpet, joined by Mike King’s boisterous trombone and Will Brahm’s virtuosic guitar.