AUSTIN, TX – Tuesday the 17th of January, 2017, The finest klezmer band this side of the Pecos, Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour plays Stay Gold Bar. Join us in East Austin as we open up for cabaret lounge blues from Blue Squeezebox. Also on stage will be the lovely, often shimmering SVETLANA, who will dazzle your eyes and ears. Please bring donations for the bands. Stay Gold is a 21+ venue.
AUSTIN, TX – Saturday the 14th of January, 2017, The finest klezmer band this side of the Pecos, Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour plays uber-hip Radio Coffee & Beer. Join us in South Austin as we welcome the charming, the talented RABBI NEIL BLUMOFE to join us during the first set! Also on stage will be the lovely, often shimmering SVETLANA, who will dazzle your eyes and ears. The show is FREE (with purchase; please bring donations for the band!) and ALL AGES are WELCOME!
AUSTIN, TX – Friday December 9th, 2016, Traditional Jewish music ensemble Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour plays top-rated Radio Coffee & Beer. Join us in South Austin as we get ready to celebrate Chanukah later this month! RADIO is located on Manchaca, just north of Ben White in South Austin. The show if FREE (with purchase; please bring donations for the band!) and ALL AGES are WELCOME! 9pm-11pm.
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Jewish Folklore in the Twenty-First Century:
A Symposium Nov. 20-21, 2016
Glickman Conference Center, CLA 1.302B.
Closing celebration at Texas Hillel
with Robert H. Abzug, Itzik Gottesman, Dan Ben-Amos, Michael Wex, Jason Roberts, Jillian Gould, Suzy Seriff, Simon J. Bronner, Galit Hasan-Rokem, Dov-Ber Kerler, Amy Horowitz, Steve Zeitlin, Elliot Oring, Naomi Lindstrom, Emily Socolov, Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour (Eta Wrobel, Dylan M. Blackthorn, Jennifer Marshall, David Ansel and Friends).
Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour plays Trad. Klezmer at Patika with special guest Sherry Mayrent sitting in, from the Mayrent Institute and www.klezmeracademy.com:
Wed. November 9th 9-11pm @ Patika Coffee & Wine
2159 S Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78704. Free admission with purchase, all ages welcome.
Fri. November 11th @ Radio Coffee & Beer
4204 Manchaca Rd. Austin, TX 78704. Free admission with purchase, all ages welcome.
We have an amazing opportunity to work with our mentor and klezmer expert, Sherry Mayrent, to produce our first studio album. We have been working many years to learn the language of klezmer and are ready to set it down. This will be an exciting new offering in the klezmer world, one that honors the traditional playing and vintage recording techniques of pre-war klezmer. This recording will help us to spread klezmer to the world, through musicological presentations to wedding performances to marching band festivals.
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Every 1st Saturday at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard we celebrate International Grooves! Join us on October 1st for our Oktoberfest party!
6:30-8 Herman the German
8:30-10 The Mazel Tav Kocktail Hour
10:30-12 The Shirley Johnson Band
Only $10 to get in! BYOB! (Bring your own alcoholic beverages of choice!)
*Herman the German is the Kaiser of Surf Polka. He and his band play punk rock oompa — rockabillly, polka and surf tunes. https://www.facebook.com/hermanthegermanatx
*The Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour is a small Klezmer ensemble based out of Austin, Texas, that plays pre-WWII Eastern European, Yiddish, and Romani tunes. https://www.facebook.com/mazeltovkocktailhour/ and http://www.mazeltovkocktailhour.com/
Facebook event site: https://www.facebook.com/events/639872059494785
AUSTIN-TEXAS Friday, September 16th will see the return of Klezmer in Public Places at Radio Coffee & Beer. Join us in a throwback cultural immersive experience and dance in a circle to old Jewish Folk tunes! Admission is free, and all ages are allowed. Radio Coffee & Beer is located on Man-shack, just north of Ben White in Austin, Texas.
AUSTIN, TX – Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour, the premier Jewish wedding wand of central Texas, will be playing a showroom-style concert on Friday, July 8th. “Klezmer in Public Places” is the band’s monthly concert series, offered free to the public monthly at Radio coffee & Beer in South Austin. The band will be in full swing, with Belarusan singer Svetlana serenading the audience with Yiddish and Russian lyrics to old tunes from the old country and from the Yiddish Theater. Show is 9pm-11pm at Radio, just north of Ben White on Man-shack.