Author: klezmorim

Tuesday March 28th MTKH plays with Belarussian folk ensemble Stary Olsa at Flamingo Cantina in ATX!

Stary Olsa coming all the way from Belarus in Eastern Europe will be performing Tuesday March 28th at Flamingo Cantina in downtown Austin! Only $5! 9-10:30 The Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour (Austin’s own!) 11-12:30 Stary Olsa *STARY OLSA is a medieval Belarusian music band with a repertoire including Belarusian folk balladry and martial songs, national dances, works of Belarusian Renaissance composers, compositions from aulic music collections, Belarusian canticles of the 16th – early 17th centuries, as well as European popular melodies of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. (STARY OLSA also plays rock music on medieval instruments — eg. the Beatles, Metalica, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, et cetera.) STARY OLSA uses for its performances maximal exact (in appearance, technology and materials) copies of old aged Belarusian instruments such as Belarusian bagpipe, lyre, gusli (Baltic psaltery) , svirel (reed pipe), jew’s-harp, ocarina, Belarusian trumpet, birch bark trumpet, hudok (Belarusian rebec), tromba marina and drums. The purpose is to completely reconstruct (whenever possible) musical traditions of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania where Belarus was the main cultural and geopolitical part in the 13th – 18th centuries, and where there was a unique combination of Belarusian folk and aulic music with European musical

Mazel tov Kocktail Hour plays Stay Gold in Austin TX with Blue Squeezebox Tuesday Jan. 17th

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.

Saturday the 14th of January 2017 Mazel Tov @ RADIO

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!

Friday Dec. 9th Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour plays RADIO Coffee & Beer!

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.

Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour plays Jewish Folklore Symposium at UT, special Guest Michael Wex, author of “Just Say Nu” November 20-21, 2016 @ UT Austin 11/20 & Texas Hillel 11/21

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).