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Not Your Father’s Klezmer Band

You say you’re from Atlanta…or Nashville…or Cincinnati…you’re planning a wedding, and you’re looking for a klezmer band that can get everyone on the dance floor and keep them there for hours of frenzied dancing?  But you also want waltzes, slow dancing, a little background jazz for dinner, and just the right music for the ceremony?

Or maybe you’re planning an international festival in Asheville . . . or Birmingham . . . or Memphis . . . or Charlotte.  Or you’ve been asked to handle the music for your shul’s raucous celebration of Purim, or Hanukkah, or Simchat Torah?  You want traditional klezmer music for people who still remember the stories from the shtetl, and you want to introduce this music to people who can’t even spell klezmer.  But you also want a band that can surprise and delight audiences with klezmerized versions of “Stars and Stripes Forever,” “This Land is Your Land,” and the Michigan fight song?

You came to the right place.  Dor L’Dor is a multi-generational klezmer band based in Knoxville, Tennessee, that international city famous for its yiddishkeit.  While we’re deeply rooted in the klezmer tradition, we’ve branched into other traditions as well. Your father would love us.  But we’re not your father’s klezmer band.

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Our Music

Dor L'Dor Almost All Grown UP CD cover
Not Your Father's Klezmer Band CD Cover
Dance for your Life CD Cover with father and bride

Concert Videos

Pushing the boundaries of klezmer has given us the opportunity to play with many extraordinary musicians, some of whom appear here.  We’ve had a great time diving into the worlds of Jazz, Musicals, Classical, Pop, World Music, and Spirituals with Kelle Jolly and Will Boyd, Sawt al-Wadi (Voice of the Valley), the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Praise Team, and the University of Michigan Tuba/Euphonium Quartet.

Klezmer band performing at Levitt concert venue