Klezmeritis – Jewish
World Music available for hire, based in Victoria
Klezmeritis plays an infectious blend of Jewish celebration and dance music fused with middle-eastern, gypsy and jazz influences. This violin/accordion/bass trio is led by wonderfully passionate fiddler, Ernie Gruner, who has traveled to USA and Europe to learn from the great Alicia Svigals, attend KlezKamp West and Cracow Jewish festival and catch up with other klezmer enthusiasts. Ernie has given workshops around Australia introducing musicians and public to klezmer. Other musicians are middle-eastern specialist Phil Carroll on accordion and ney and Ron Hansen on double bass. Klezmeritis have proved so popular that they've launched a self-titled CD of their music, which they describe as Eastern European Jewish traditional celebration and dance music. Their past performances include such events as the Melbourne International Festival, Moomba and the National Folk Festival. Truly a diverse and unique talent, Klezmeritis is sure to carry your event to the next level.