Klezmer Juice | Jewfro

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Bennie Maupin Gato Barbieri Giora Feidman

Album Links
official website my Myspace page Youtube Video #2 Papirosen Youtube Video #1 Youtube Video #3 A Shoe Daine

More Artists From
United States - California - LA

Other Genres You Will Love
World: Klezmer World: Folklore Moods: Spiritual
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.


by Klezmer Juice

KJ is the real thing. Vibrant Yiddish soul combined with youth and musical style. Bringing together the finest musicians from all walks of life, Bulgach has managed to forge a new klezmer sound with one ear to tradition and the other on the NOW.
Genre: World: Klezmer
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Ose Shalom
3:19 $0.99
2. Beautiful As the Moon
3:42 $0.99
3. Yoshke-yoshke
5:12 $0.99
4. Librescu Tango
3:22 $0.99
5. Russian Sher No. 2
3:52 $0.99
6. Freylach No. 8
2:35 $0.99
7. Erev Shel Shoshanim
3:28 $0.99
8. Happy Nigun
5:07 $0.99
9. Miserlu
7:18 $0.99
10. Hava Nagila
3:34 $0.99
11. Varemkayt
2:09 $0.99
12. Ani Ole Y'erushalaim
4:18 $0.99
13. Gedenk
2:40 $0.99
14. Odessa Bulgarish
3:10 $0.99
15. Yiddish Lidele
5:27 $0.99
16. B'ashana Havaha
3:27 $0.99
17. Gedenk No. 2
2:37 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes

Vibrant Yiddish Soul Mixed with Latin American Influences

Klezmer Juice is the musical vision of Gustavo Bulgach. Although Klezmer is commonly associated with our European immigrants, Jews at the turn of the century were settling all parts of the Americas—nowhere more so than Buenos Aries, Argentina. Bulgach was born and raised there—a community that includes 200,000 Jews, the most in any Latin American city. He learned Klezmer music from his family at a young age. But he was equally inspired by secular music of Argentina. And as he traveled around the globe, he found that Klezmer music is the “soundtrack of the Diaspora.” He also realized, quite early on, that if he created music that honored his two backgrounds, people would like the result.

Klezmer Juice recorded their first CD, Actions Speak Louder Than Words, which was met with critical acclaim, and rereleased worldwide. However, their big break came in 2004. Gustavo got a call from New Line Cinema for the movie The Wedding Crashers.

The band has had one success after another: serving as the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance’s house band, playing the LA Marathon, selling out the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and putting on two sold-out shows at the REDCAT Disney Theater. Additionally, they were invited to perform at the Hollywood Bowl’s Summer Sounds Program, teaching and entertaining the audience, explaining the roots and evolution of Klezmer music—and selling out the program for two years straight.

However, all of this success has only confirmed what Bulgach already knew: the new West Coast Klezmer movement that Klezmer Juice is driving, is not a new phenomenon: it is exactly what happened to jazz music in the 1950s…a musical genre popular within a specific culture catches on, reaching beyond cultural boundaries to gain popularity across a nation. “The rest of the world is really eager to listen to what’s going on in the West Coast Klezmer movement,” Bulgach states, “California is known for being a very diverse state, and that may be the bridge to connect Jewish life to mainstream life.”

Bulgach still brings a childlike passion every time he plays. To him, that’s out of necessity. “You need to have that instinct, that trust that you can make it in this business—just like a child taking his first steps.” That sentiment was backed up by his teacher, the amazing Bennie Maupin, who told him “to be the best he could be,” and to challenge himself to bring out and share his musical identity.

Klezmer has always been a musical genre in constant evolution. With all that they’ve accomplished so far, and the release of their latest album this fall—Klezmer Juice is adding to that development in a fresh, exciting way.



to write a review

Carol Davis

Who wouldn't be charmed by Bulgach and his Clarinet?
Who wouldn’t be charmed by the young energetic Bulgach and his clarinet? It made brilliant sounds and spoke volumes. It took us places we’ve forgotten we had been. As my friend Robin whispered, she felt as if we were going to be welcomed to someone’s Bar Mitzvah party celebration while this intense young man played “Ose Shalom” as a warm-up! Such talent!
If someone asked me to sum up the evening I would have to use the word Heart to describe it. Each of these young men and their respective bands worked their collective derrieres off to entertain a captive audience who were willing to participate, clap, shout, sing along and be a part of a larger community. There were no holds barred and looking around the audience, the only expressions I saw on the faces in my vision were smiles. And, Oh! The tango dancers he brought into his act and played for were the shine radiating from Bulgash’s rising star, or the frosting on the cake, as they say.

I must say I was taken with the young Gustavo. His enthusiasm, yes charm and liveliness energized the evening from the start. I think he could have been on stage all evening instead of the 45 minutes allotted him and his band. So eager to please, he kept telling us ‘this is just a warm up, a rehearsal.' I believed him. With that energy, he was unstoppable. And he was having a ball playing to the audience.

Both artists and their bands performed together at the end of the evening to the audience’s pleasure. No one wanted to go home.

Danielle Berrin... Jewish Journal LA

"I heard these Jewish tunes and thought of them as THE BLUES - as happy music in rebellion against hard times, as festive music to celebrate the faith and get through the reality".