NYC-based ISLE of KLEZBOS approaches tradition with irreverence and respect. The soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-women’s klezmer sextet has toured from Vienna to Vancouver since 1998, featuring alumnae of Juilliard, Eastman, Berklee and Manhattan Schools of Music. As seen & heard from CBS Sunday Morning to Showtime's L Word, PBS to NPR, the band has received multiple honors from New York's Creative Engagement award (NYSCA /NYC Department of Cultural Affairs), Sparkplug Foundation, and OUTMusic. Their latest CD "Live From Brooklyn" was hailed by New York Music Daily among the Top 50 Albums of the Year in any genre. Recent collaborations: Jill Sobule's Music from Yentl at Lincoln Center & Joe's Pub /Public Theater; studio sessions with Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling Scissor Sisters; and Natalia Zukerman's Women Who Rode Away -- as well as KlezBiGay Pride MC's from Jackie Hoffman to Lisa Kron. Special features for World Science Festival honoring Alan Alda; for Alan Zweibel [SNL] at Cinema Arts Centre; and opening night for A Letter to Harvey Milk Off-Broadway. The band's own musical documentary theater hit, J.EDGAR KLEZMER: Songs from My Grandmother's FBI Files, was praised by The New York Times for "lively score... smartly written." Bandleader Eve Sicular (who as former curator of Film & Photo Archives at YIVO Institute, and presenter with Metropolitan Klezmer & Music from Yiddish Cinema) brought The Celluloid Closet of Yiddish Film with full Isle of Klezbos sextet at NYC's Center for Jewish History. "Cutting Edge Klezmer" - New York Magazine.