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Best Klezmer Bands/Artists

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Klezmer artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good klezmer bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top klezmer bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Klezmer groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all klezmer bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest klezmer bands of all time, since the most famous klezmer artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best klezmer music.

You can click on the klezmer band names to see more information about that particular notable klezmer group. If they're near the top of the best klezmer artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top klezmer bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the klezmer band names themselves.

This list has a variety of items in it, from Itzhak Perlman to Tim Sparks. Downvote your least favorite items and upvote the best ones. What will come out on top in the end? John Zorn? David Krakauer?

All important, significant and iconic names in klezmer music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new klezmer bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of klezmer, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into klezmer music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good klezmer bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent klezmer bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best klezmer bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest klezmer musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular klezmer bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Dark ambient, Noise rock, Klezmer More
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    Klezmer More
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    Klezmer More
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    Klezmer, Classical music, Jazz More
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    Klezmer, Classical music, Jazz More
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    Klezmer, Classical music, Jazz More
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    Klezmer, Pop music, Rock music More
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    Gothic rock, Klezmer, Sea shanty More
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    Andy Statman

    Klezmer More
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    Klezmer, Folk punk More
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    Klezmer, Jazz, Jewish music More
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    Ensemble DRAj

    Klezmer More
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    Paul Shapiro

    Klezmer More
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    Hip hop music, Klezmer, Ska More
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    Klezmer, Spoken word, Cabaret More
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    Klezmer, Folk punk More
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    New Klezmer Quintet

    Klezmer, Rock music, Jazz More
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    Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

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    Golem

    Klezmer, Punk rock More
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    Fabrangen Fiddlers

    Klezmer More
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    Noise rock, Klezmer, Rock music More
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    Klezmer, Experimental music, Jazz More
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    Klezmer, Pop music, Rock music More
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    Klezmer, Jazz More
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    Klezmer, Folk music More
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    Klezmer, Avant-garde jazz, Post-bop More
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    Progressive metal, Klezmer, World music More
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    Rolinha Kross

    Klezmer, World music, Jazz More
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    Klezmer More
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    Klezmer, Pop music, Traditional music More
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    Klezmer, Romani music, World music More
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    Moishe's Bagel

    Klezmer, Folk music More
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    Yale Strom

    Klezmer More
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    Klezmer, Gypsy punk, World music More
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    Fusion, Klezmer, Folk music More
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