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You are invited! Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour’s Khanuke party is at RADIO December 11th in A-TX!

Please spread the word far and wide – Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour’s Khanuke party will be at RADIO Friday Decemeber 11th! Come enjoy Geld, Dreydel, & Klezmer music on a relaxing Friday night Khanuke party!  TRAD KLEZ with Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour will be presented on Shabbes, Friday December 11th at RADIO Coffee & Beer in Austin Texas. RADIO is located on Man-shack, just north of Ben White.  Music lasts from 9-11pm, admission is free, and all ages are welcome.

TRAD KLEZ at RADIO in Austin, Texas Shab. October 9th

AUSTIN, TX – Folkloric Eastern European Jewish music is alive in central Texas.  Traditional music ensemble Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour will be playing all the hits o the 80’s & 90’s – the 1880’s & 90’s – from the Pale of settlement.  The show takes place at South Austin’s new-ish hot gathering spot RADIO coffee & beer, on Manchaca just north of Ben White.  The concert goes from 9-11pm, and admission is free with purchase.

MTKH plays RADIO Coffee & Beer in A-TX Friday August 14th!

Local Traditional Klezmer music ensemble Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour will be playing at RADIO Coffee & Beer August 14th.   at the South Austin venue that is a hub for creatives and small arms officianados. The Kapelye (group) for this show will be led by klezmer clarinetist Ben Saffer, and features special guest Don Wheeda (of Mark Rubin’s Rubinchicks Yiddisher Ensemble)  on accordion!  The show runs 9pm to 11pm, is open to all ages, and admission is free.

MTKH & Austin Klezmer Bund present TRAD KLEZ JAM @ Butterfly Bar Wed. July 29th

Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour and the Austin Klezmer Bund Orchestra will host a traditional Klezmer Jam Wednesday July 29th, from 8-10pm at the Butterfly bar in Austin Texas. We will be playing mostly from Klezmer for Everyone volumes 1 & 2, by Sherry Mayrent.  The Jam is open to intermediate through professional players, and will be open to acoustic instrument only.

Two Day Workshop with Sherry Mayrent July 6th & 7th, 2015

Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour​ and  Austiner Klezmer Bund​ are excited to present a 2-day workshop with Sherry Mayrent​ of the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture.  Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour has been learning from and playing with Sherry for several years and now want to share her passion for and wealth of knowledge in klezmer music with the Austin community. There will be several opportunities to learn with Sherry.  Listed below are  times and possible class themes.  For a really powerful learning experience, plan to come to all classes.  Content will vary according to the people there.  Classes are open to anyone – all ages, all instruments or no instruments, all playing levels. Monday, July 6 – 9:00 – noon, Slow jam with traditional                                                       Yiddish tunes                                2:00 – 4:00, Elements of Klezmer music