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Alexandria Kleztet (The Kennedy Center)

Alexandria Kleztet

Exciting and innovative, The Alexandria Kleztet has been combining traditional Eastern European/Jewish music with diverse influences for more than a decade.  New arrangements of traditional melodies and original songs by members of the band draw upon jazz, classical, world beat, rock and other musical genres to create a unique and entertaining sound. The band is based in the Washington/Baltimore area and has performed throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including annual appearances at the Kennedy Center and regular concerts at the Peabody Institute.  They began touring internationally in 2007 with an appearance at the Semanas Musicales festival in Chile. Led by woodwind player Seth Kibel, the band includes violinist Helen Hausmann, bassist Scott Harlan and percussionist Tim Jarvis.

Watch Past Performances

Target Family Night: Holiday Vaudeville 12/28/13: Target Family Night: Holiday Vaudeville

This show blends holiday music and non-stop laughter with Cajun cellist Sean Grissom and modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet.

Target Family Night: Holiday Vaudeville

This show blends holiday music and non-stop laughter with Cajun cellist Sean Grissom and modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet.
Holiday Vaudeville 12/27/13: Holiday Vaudeville

This show blends holiday music and non-stop laughter with Cajun cellist Sean Grissom and modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet.

Holiday Vaudeville

This show blends holiday music and non-stop laughter with Cajun cellist Sean Grissom and modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet.
<i>Holiday Vaudeville</i> 12/30/12: Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring modern-Klezmer quartet, the Alexandria Kleztet, and a hilarious performance by the theater and clowning company TwoTooFar.

Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring modern-Klezmer quartet, the Alexandria Kleztet, and a hilarious performance by the theater and clowning company TwoTooFar.
<i>Holiday Vaudeville</i> 12/29/12: Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring modern-Klezmer quartet, the Alexandria Kleztet, and a hilarious performance by the theater and clowning company TwoTooFar.

Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring modern-Klezmer quartet, the Alexandria Kleztet, and a hilarious performance by the theater and clowning company TwoTooFar.
Holiday Vaudeville 12/27/10: Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and comedian, juggler, and yo-yo performer Mark Hayward.

Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and comedian, juggler, and yo-yo performer Mark Hayward.
Holiday Vaudeville 12/26/10: Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and comedian, juggler, and yo-yo performer Mark Hayward.

Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and comedian, juggler, and yo-yo performer Mark Hayward.
Holiday Vaudeville: Sean Grissom, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Mark Mitton 12/27/09: Holiday Vaudeville: Sean Grissom, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Mark Mitton

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening of holiday vaudeville featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and magician Mark Mitton.

Holiday Vaudeville: Sean Grissom, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Mark Mitton

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening of holiday vaudeville featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and magician Mark Mitton.
Holiday Vaudeville: Sean Grissom, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Mark Mitton 12/26/09: Holiday Vaudeville: Sean Grissom, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Mark Mitton

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening of holiday vaudeville featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and magician Mark Mitton.

Holiday Vaudeville: Sean Grissom, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Mark Mitton

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening of holiday vaudeville featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and magician Mark Mitton.
Alexandria Kleztet 8/26/09: Alexandria Kleztet

The ensemble combines traditional Eastern-European/Jewish music with diverse influences from other genres, such as jazz, classical, world, and rock music.

Alexandria Kleztet

The ensemble combines traditional Eastern-European/Jewish music with diverse influences from other genres, such as jazz, classical, world, and rock music.
Holiday Vaudeville: Sean Grissom, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Rod Ferrone 12/20/08: Holiday Vaudeville: Sean Grissom, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Rod Ferrone

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening of holiday vaudeville featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet, and Rod Ferrone, rhythmic tap dancer and physical comedian.

Holiday Vaudeville: Sean Grissom, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Rod Ferrone

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening of holiday vaudeville featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet, and Rod Ferrone, rhythmic tap dancer and physical comedian.
Holiday Vaudeville: Sean Grissom, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Rod Ferrone 12/19/08: Holiday Vaudeville: Sean Grissom, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Rod Ferrone

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening of holiday vaudeville featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet, and Rod Ferrone, rhythmic tap dancer and physical comedian.

Holiday Vaudeville: Sean Grissom, the Alexandria Kleztet, and Rod Ferrone

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening of holiday vaudeville featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet, and Rod Ferrone, rhythmic tap dancer and physical comedian.
Holiday Vaudeville 12/29/07: Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring magician Mark Mitton and the modern-Klezmer quartet Alexandria Kleztet.

Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring magician Mark Mitton and the modern-Klezmer quartet Alexandria Kleztet.
Holiday Vaudeville 12/28/07: Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring magician Mark Mitton and the modern-Klezmer quartet Alexandria Kleztet.

Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring magician Mark Mitton and the modern-Klezmer quartet Alexandria Kleztet.
Holiday Vaudeville 12/23/06: Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring Rod Ferrone, rhythmic tap dancer and physical comedian; and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet.

Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring Rod Ferrone, rhythmic tap dancer and physical comedian; and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet.
Holiday Vaudeville 12/22/06: Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring Rod Ferrone, rhythmic tap dancer and physical comedian; and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet.

Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring Rod Ferrone, rhythmic tap dancer and physical comedian; and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet.
Holiday Vaudeville 12/18/04: Holiday Vaudeville

Holiday Vaudeville: Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring artists Artis The Spoonman; AJ Silver, “New Star of the Old West,” who approaches trick roping, bullwhip artistry, and bolas in a style all his own; and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet.

Holiday Vaudeville

Holiday Vaudeville: Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring artists Artis The Spoonman; AJ Silver, “New Star of the Old West,” who approaches trick roping, bullwhip artistry, and bolas in a style all his own; and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet.
Holiday Vaudeville 12/17/04: Holiday Vaudeville

Holiday Vaudeville: Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring artists Artis The Spoonman; AJ Silver, “New Star of the Old West,” who approaches trick roping, bullwhip artistry, and bolas in a style all his own; and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet.

Holiday Vaudeville

Holiday Vaudeville: Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring artists Artis The Spoonman; AJ Silver, “New Star of the Old West,” who approaches trick roping, bullwhip artistry, and bolas in a style all his own; and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet.
Holiday Vaudeville 12/20/03: Holiday Vaudeville

Holiday Vaudeville featuring the Alexandria Kleztet, Mark Mitton, and Sean Grissom: Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, with master magician Mark Mitton and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet (Jewish and Yiddish folk music from eastern Europe and the Middle East).

Holiday Vaudeville

Holiday Vaudeville featuring the Alexandria Kleztet, Mark Mitton, and Sean Grissom: Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, with master magician Mark Mitton and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet (Jewish and Yiddish folk music from eastern Europe and the Middle East).
Holiday Vaudeville 12/19/03: Holiday Vaudeville

Holiday Vaudeville featuring the Alexandria Kleztet, Mark Mitton, and Sean Grissom: Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, with master magician Mark Mitton and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet (Jewish and Yiddish folk music from eastern Europe and the Middle East).

Holiday Vaudeville

Holiday Vaudeville featuring the Alexandria Kleztet, Mark Mitton, and Sean Grissom: Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, with master magician Mark Mitton and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet (Jewish and Yiddish folk music from eastern Europe and the Middle East).
Holiday Vaudeville 2002 12/15/02: Holiday Vaudeville 2002

Cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of Holiday Vaudeville, featuring world-champion whistler Steve “The Whistler” Herbst, master magician Mark Mitton and The Alexandria Kleztet.

Holiday Vaudeville 2002

Cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of Holiday Vaudeville, featuring world-champion whistler Steve “The Whistler” Herbst, master magician Mark Mitton and The Alexandria Kleztet.
Holiday Vaudeville 2002 12/14/02: Holiday Vaudeville 2002

Cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of Holiday Vaudeville, featuring world-champion whistler Steve “The Whistler” Herbst, The Amazing Josini and The Alexandria Kleztet.

Holiday Vaudeville 2002

Cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of Holiday Vaudeville, featuring world-champion whistler Steve “The Whistler” Herbst, The Amazing Josini and The Alexandria Kleztet.

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