Home of California’s GREATEST Klezmer Band: Richárd Bernard’s OY!Stars
The best Klezmer, Yiddish, Israeli, and other Jewish music!
It’s Eastern but Western... It laughs while it weeps. It’s happy but minor key. It’s KLEZMER, the lively Yiddish Jazz with its infectious upbeat rave tempos, achingly soulful ballads (and bowlful salads), and inherent humor. You need it. You found it.
Richárd Bernard’s OY!Stars are seen in many major films and TV shows, and appears on CD and concerts with top international stars. But stop worrying, bubbee, they’re also available for your Wedding, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah.
They have played at many thousands of ridiculously joyous events and are bookable (by you, right now) in any size of group, from a solo musician to a delicious blend of Guitar, Clarinet, Banjo, Accordion, Mandolin, Bouzouki, Balalaika, Bass, Violin, Trumpet, Drums, Flute, Cimbalom, Diddley Bow with B-bender, Jew’s Harp, Shofar, Trombone, Tromboneless, Garlic, Oregano, Olive Oil, and Vocals! We’re talking about authentic Yiddish turn-of-the-century (pick any century you want) dance music and hits from the Golden Era of New York’s Second Avenue Yiddish Theatre, played by international all-stars of the original North American Klez revival movement. Plus, only if you’re brave enough, your genial host Richard Bernard will pilot you through evolving 21st Century klez-fusion, blending Mizrahi, Jazz, Greek, Russian, Punk, Celtic, and Worlds beyond. Hijinks ensue.
California’s GREATEST music for birthdays, anniversary celebrations, parties at Purim, Passover, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur Break-Fasts, Simchat Torah, and Tu Bishvat. Great music adds a Yiddishe Tam to Yom HaShoah and Yom Ha’atzma’ut events, and all Shabbat programs. OY!Stars are not only available for Hanukkah simchas, but also for Chanukah, Hanukah, Hannukah, and most Chanuka parties!
Get ready for the most exciting party in town! From powerfully romantic cocktail music to fun and meaningful dance sets, the greatest live bands and singers transform your event into the extraordinary experience you always dreamed it would be. For every kind of Simcha and every style of music, consult directly with your personal music coordinator to shape the tone of your special day with a magical combination of timeless classics and uptempo dance music and prepare to dance the night away! We’ll even supply Israeli Folk Dance instructors to get everybody onto the floor! Let us handle every detail of your event’s soundtrack.