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The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists 

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Updated June 14, 2019 288 votes 128 voters 20k views 38 items

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 artists in it, from Itzhak Perlman to Tim Sparks. Downvote your least favorite artists 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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The Klezmatics is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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David Krakauer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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Kroke is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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Daniel Kahn and the Pain... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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Itzhak Perlman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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Giora Feidman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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John Zorn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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Golem is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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Andy Statman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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Jesca Hoop is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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Alamaailman Vasarat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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Don Byron is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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Afenginn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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The Widow's Bane is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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New Klezmer Quintet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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Oi-Va-Voi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
Starfever added
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Yale Strom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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Burton Greene is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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David D'Or is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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Fabrangen Fiddlers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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Geoff Berner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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Manny Klein is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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The Free Radicals is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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Masada is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists
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Creedle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Klezmer Bands/Artists