Nayekhovichi play mostly klezmer tunes and Yiddish songs in a rock setting, featuring a virtuoso clarinetist and distinguished lead guitarist. The rhythms they choose are based on Eastern European musical tradition but inspired by electric power.
For 20 years, Nayekhovichi have explored the tough, mysterious, sometimes almost aggressive side of East European Jewish musical folklore.
Nayekhovichi were founded in 2004 in Moscow as a traditional klezmer band. Its founder, Vanya Zhuk, is a blues-rock guitar player interested in roots music. Soon the band grew into a klezmer-rock experience with rhythm and horn sections. They toured extensively in Europe, appearing at Fusion and many Jewish music festivals in Vienna, London, Toronto, and Poland. Meanwhile, back in Moscow, they not only performed in clubs but also became a house band for Chabad community festivities.
After Russia invaded Ukraine, Vanya Zhuk immigrated to Israel, while other band members found refuge in Europe. This show is a rare opportunity to hear this brand of Jewish music live. All musicians have studied and taught klezmer tradition in workshops around the world for over a decade.
Wonderful news! The one and only Christian Dawid would join us for the entire evening with his trombone and maybe other instruments.
Vanya Zhuk (Israel) – vocals, electric guitar
Mitya Khramtsov (Germany) – bass
Zheka Lisin (Germany) – drums
Ilya Gindin (Bulgaria) – clarinet
Admission: 10 € online / 15 € doors.