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Village Klezmer is a consortium of talented NYC-based musicians who can provide music to fit any situation and budget, performing in configurations from duos up to nine pieces.

Regular players include:

Jeff Perlman (clarinet) has been performing klezmer music for ten years (since high school) and is also an avid collector of Eastern European music. He can be regularly seen performing with the Russian & Romanian Gypsy band Romashka, was an integral part of the Yale Klezmer Band and was one of the founding members of the Wandering Jews, with whom he played across North America on the Big Schlepp tour in 2001.

Joey Weisenberg (mandolin/guitar) has worked in many different musical settings and genres, including klezmer, swing, blues, flamenco, choro, classical, and contemporary composition. He also performs regularly with Romashka and Lithuanian singer Marija Krupoves. Formerly the musical director of the Columbia Klezmer Band at Columbia University, Joey also teaches music at a Hebrew school and gives private lessons in NYC.

Reuben Radding (bass) has contributed his powerful sound and sensitive listening has contributed to countless ensembles from jazz, to classical, to ethnic genres. He has been featured on over 30 recordings and has performed with Matt Moran, Jack Wright, Daniel Carter, John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Elliott Sharp, Stuart Dempster, Saadet Turkoz, Wally Shoup, Wolfgang Fuchs, John Oswald, Dave Douglas, John Hollenbeck, Ned Rothenberg, Scott Rosenberg, Anthony Coleman, Nate Wooley, Butch and many others.

Timothy Quigley (drums/percussion) is a multi-instrumentalist and composer known for his versatility, accomplished in playing the western drum set as well as congas, doumbek, def, riq, tapan and frame drums. He has performed and/or recorded with Jessica Lurie, Jon Birdsong, Smokey Hormel, Adam Good, Frank London, Rashid Halilal, Alan Ginsburg, Chata Addy, and many others. Timothy regularly performs with a number of groups including The Zagnut Circus Orkestar, Romashka, Sheqer, Golem and One Ring Zero.Jake Shulman-Ment - violin

Ben Holmes (trumpet) moved to NYC in 2001 and quickly became an in-demand performer in the Jazz, Klezmer, and Balkan music scenes. The Klez Dispensers' album "New Jersey Freylekhs", featuring several of Ben's compositions and arrangements, was released in early 2004. Ben also recorded for the soundtrack of the movie "School of Rock" and appeared on HBO's "Sex & the City" as a member of the Klezmatics. Ben currently performs with the Klez Dispensers, the Zagnut Cirkus Orkestar, Romashka, and King Django's Roots & Culture Band, as well as his own and other people's jazz groups.

Jake Shulman-Ment (violin) is proficient in many styles, including klezmer, Rom, Greek, Celtic, classical and jazz. Jake was the founder and musical director of the professional teenage group the Klezminors. Along with his extensive performances in the New York metropolitan area, Jake has traveled throughout Greece collecting and documenting traditional folk music. He currently studies at New York University.

Others who play with us have included:
Inna Barmash, Taylor Bergren-Crisman, Travis DiRuzza, Adam Good, James Ilgenfritz, Jeanette Lewicki, Ian Riggs