4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra
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4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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"Marching back to the Gypsy Funk!"

“Comprised of an ensemble of the Atlanta area’s finest players, Fourth Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra carries forward the legacy of wandering gypsy troupes and marching brass bands, Yiddish minstrelsy and Tijuana moodiness, black and tan fantasies, Yoruban juju, Jewish Seder service and big band boogie woogie.” –Stomp and Stammer Magazine


- Stomp and Stammer


"4th Wadr Afro Klezmer Orchestra Critics Choice 2009"

Creative Loafing BEST of Atlanta 2009 Critic’s Choice:Best Jazz Band - Creative Loafing Magazine


"4th Wadr Afro Klezmer Orchestra"

From the marching band stride of “Greater Lagos Wed. Night Talmud Meeting” to the Yiddish flavored jazz fusion of the title cut (East Atlanta Passover Stomp) they find endless possibilities to express their formula…entertaining, brassy and culturally vivid.” -Victor Aaron Somethingelsereviews.com - Something Else Reviews.com


"4th Wadr Afro Klezmer Orchestra"

From the marching band stride of “Greater Lagos Wed. Night Talmud Meeting” to the Yiddish flavored jazz fusion of the title cut (East Atlanta Passover Stomp) they find endless possibilities to express their formula…entertaining, brassy and culturally vivid.” -Victor Aaron Somethingelsereviews.com - Something Else Reviews.com


"Afro Klezmer Orchestra fine music on East Atlanta Passover Stomp"

“East Atlanta Passover Stomp is a swinging, adventurous mash-up that evokes the deep love…for the charts of Mingus and Ellington as well as studious engagement with the Jewish klezmer folk tradition…” SONGLINES U.K. Magazine


- Songlines. U.K.


"Assorted Press Quotes"

What the press has been saying :
-East Atlanta Passover Stomp is a delicious stew of music played in the dialects of Klezmer, jazz and the new Afro-pop, the kind that Fela Kuti made musical bombs with and exploded all over Europe and the world. -Raul d’Gama Rose All About Jazz December2009

-“Comprised of an ensemble of the Atlanta area’s finest players, Fourth Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra carries forward the legacy of wandering gypsy troupes and marching brass bands, Yiddish minstrelsy and Tijuana moodiness, black and tan fantasies, Yoruban juju, Jewish Seder service and big band boogie woogie.” –Stomp and Stammer Magazine September 2009
-“Painstakingly crafted, expertly mashed together, East Atlanta Passover Stomp funnels funk and highlife with a shot of synagogue and a rhapsodic side of blues. It’s an engagingly complex, simply enjoyable, thoroughly 21st century American music.”- Doug Deloach October 2009
-“The 4TH WARD AFRO-KLEZMER ORCHESTRA plays exactly what the name promises, a merger of Western and African rhythms and Klezmer-influenced song styles laid down by some of the best jazz hands in Atlanta.”-Chad Radford - Creative Loafing, Atlanta \
** Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta 2009 Critic’s Choice:Best Jazz Band
**&ATLANTA MAGAZINE Ranked in top 67 Of things Every Atlantan MUST See/hear!!!
- Various


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Internationally acclaimed 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra an eight piece jazz ensemble from Atlanta, Ga. performing original compositions & arrangements combining West African influenced rhythms with Eastern European Klezmer melodies. The groups take traditional styles and turn them into their own
brand of twisted Klezmer-jazz-punk-funk-rock. Like the great Zappa but different.
We pull them up and make live these klezmer music Afro-Pop Mingus jazz. Fantastic hard funky jazz grooves, With the klezmer leading sometimes teasing and sometimes knock your boots off with the energy, precision, and direction of the tunes!!

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