About Us

The Nudniks klezmer band was formed in 2004. Four members of the Pine Brook Jewish Center, Montville, New Jersey, decided to start the group. Our intent was to learn the music of our Jewish heritage, while educating others about its history and transformation.

Today, we are nine musicians strong. We have developed an hour and a quarter presentation of klezmer music from the old days, to present. Our presentation includes comments and interesting anecdotes of how the music has changed since becoming popular again in the U.S. beginning in the early 1970's.

Our group consists of accordion, clarinet, trumpet, flute, trombone, saxophone, electric bass, violin and drums. We offer our presentation for your groups fundraiser or just the sheer enjoyment of hearing music from our past and the stories that accompany them. Of course we can just play straight klezmer music if that is what you want. If your budget is limited we can play with a minimum of 6 musicians.

We have also played at Bar Mitzvahs, and are available for any kind of event.

Here's a great idea for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. We played a few with a dance band playing during the "cocktail hour", the Nudniks for the grand entrance HORAH and other traditional Jewish music, and then a DJ for the rest of the evening. There was music for each age group and everyone was happy.

                                 PAST BOOKINGS 
Sunday, April 11, 2010 Haverstraw Library, Haverstraw, NY
Sunday, June 13, 2010 The Pointe, Livingston, NJ  
Sunday, Sept 19, 2010 Couples & Leisure Club-Whippany JCC
Sunday, Oct 24, 2010 Hazak Group-Cong Bnai Israel,Toms River
Sunday, Nov 21, 2010 Memorial Service-Dgtrs of Miriam,Clifton
Tuesday, Dec 6, 2010 Hazak Group-Summit Jewish Comm Ctr.
Sunday, Dec 12, 2010 Bnai Abraham, Livingston, NJ
Monday, Dec 13, 2010 Temple Beth El, Edison, NJ
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Hadassah of Livingston,
        Ridgefield Caterers, Verona, NJ
Saturday, April 23, 2011 Glen Rock Jewish Center, Glen Rock, NJ
Sunday, May 1, 2011 Daughters of Miriam, Clifton, NJ
Saturday, Dec 17, 2011 Temple Bnai Or, Morristown, NJ
Thursday, Dec 22, 2011 Beth Shalom. Livingston, NJ  
Sunday, May 20, 2012 Beit Shalom, Monroe Twnshp,NJ
Thurs, May 31, 2012 Temple Beth 'Or Beth Torah, Clark,NJ
Thurs, Oct 4, 2012 Sons of Israel, Manalapan, N.J.
Sunday, Dec 2, 2012 Beth Am, Parsippany, N.J.
Sunday, July 28, 2013, JCC, Edison, N.J.

In 2013 I moved to Florida and the Nudniks was disbanded. I am in the process of forming a new klezmer band in SW Florida.                


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