We believe that, as humans, we all carry some aspect of egoism that creates negative energy. But we believe
even more strongly in the communicative and healing power of music and song.
We have a chance to harness the divine power that is in each of us to heal and create a better world.
Let us take this step together.
ELIZABETH SCHWARTZ (vocals) is celebrated for her uniquely dusky timbre - Multiple reviews hair her "soulful", "passionate" and "penetrating" vocals. She has drawn numerous comparisons to both Edith Piaf and Maria Tanase. From her many recordings and performances with Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, Schwartz has built a loyal following among fans, critics and collaborators. As a klezmer singer, she performs regularly across North America and Central, Eastern and Northern Europe in venues ranging from jazz clubs to synagogues to concert halls, and is proud to have concertized in the two largest synagogues in Europe (Budapest and Strasbourg). She was the first woman in history to break the ban of "Kol Ishah" at New York's landmark Eldridge Street synagogue. Noted collaborators include Yale Strom, Alicia Svigals, Mark Dresser, Marty Ehrlich, Salman Ahmad, Samir Chatterjee, Hungarian supergroup Muzsikas, Tsimbl maestro Kalman Balogh, Romanian panflutist Damian Draghici, the virtuosic members of Hot Pstromi, and many others. Schwartz is the subject of the documentary film, "Rumenye, Rumenye", directed by acclaimed Romanian filmmaker Radu Gabrea. Schwartz's klezmer recordings include "Garden of Yidn" and "Café Jew Zoo" (Naxos World Music), "Dveykes (Adhesion)" (Global Village Records label), "The Absolutely Complete Introduction to Klezmer II" (Transcontinental), and "Borsht with Bread, Brothers" and "The Devil's Brides" (ARC Music UK). To learn more, please visit www.voiceofklezmer.com.