Golden State Klezmers
Jewish, Yidish, Jewish Secular, Klezmer, Jewish Jazz
The Golden State Klezmers has entertained presidents, heads of state, movie stars and movie moguls. Without knowing it, you're probably already familiar with GSK. You may have seen them in one of more than 700 concerts, as back-up musicians for some of your favorite stars. And if you watch television, listen to the radio, or buy CDs, you've definitely witnessed their musical talents.
Their performances have been heard on theatrical shows like “Ghetto” (Mark Taper Forum), “Shulamis” (University of Judaism), “Shlemiel the First” (Geffen Playhouse), “Countess Maritza” (L.A.Opera), “Kabbalah” (Lex Theater) for which they received the LA Weekly Theater Award for "Best Original Music" award, “The Bride and the Brothel” (Gascon Center Theater), “Simcha” (Theatre 40). Members of the Golden State Klezmers appear on the soundtracks of dozens of films and television programs, films and shows like “A Call to Remember,” "The Yankles," “Mobster,” "West Bank Story" (Winner of the Academy Award - 2007 for Best Live Action Short), “Love Affair,” “House,” “Cheers,” “Heart to Heart,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Indiana Jones,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Keeping Up With the Steins,” and “Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.”
Some of the many distinguished private and corporate clients for whom Golden State Klezmers have performed:
His Majesty King Mihai I & Her Majesty Quinn Anne of Rumania
President Gerald Ford
Vice President Al Gore
Ambassador of Austria in USA
Los Angeles Board of Suprvisors
Steven Spielberg and his Family
Haim Saban and his Family
Danny Elfmann and his Family
Michael Skloff and his Family
Ira Newborn and his Family
Holocaust Museum (Los Angeles)
Skirball Museum (Grand Opening)
New J. Paul Getty Museum (Grand Opening)
Disney Concert Hall
John Anson Ford Amphitheater
Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce
All major Synagogues in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara.
All major malls in Los Angeles area.
Major hotels in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Detroit, San Francisco, Carmel, Monterey, Seattle, Portland, Phoenix.