Home of California’s GREATEST Klezmer Band: Richárd Bernard’s OY!Stars
The best Klezmer, Yiddish, Israeli, and other Jewish music!
It’s Eastern but Western... It laughs while it weeps. It’s happy but minor key. It’s KLEZMER, the lively Yiddish Jazz with its infectious upbeat rave tempos, achingly soulful ballads (and bowlful salads), and inherent humor.
You need it. You found it.
Richár♪ Bernar♪’s OY!Stars Klezmer band is seen in many major films and TV shows, and appears on CD and concerts with top international stars. But stop worrying, bubbee, they’re also available for your Wedding, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah (or anything in between!)
When Steven Spielberg heard the OY!Stars, what did he exclaim? “You’re my people!” That’s what Steven Spielberg exclaimed.
You too will exclaim.
Richárd Bernard’s OY!Stars have played at thousands, yes folks, many thousands of ridiculously joyous events and are bookable (by you, right now) in any size of group, from a solo musician to a delicious blend of Guitar, Clarinet, Accordion, Mandolin, Bouzouki, Banjo, Banjew, Balalaika, Bass, Violin, Trumpet, Drums, Flute, Cimbalom, Diddley Bow with B-bender, Jew’s Harp, Guinness Harp, Shofar, Shogood, Trombone, Tromboneless, Garlic, Oregano, Olive Oil, and Vocals! These ingredients combine to serve up sundry sirloin Freilachs, prime Bulgars, and daring Doinas.
Why not? You deserve the best. You do, right?
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Wholly Moses! What a wild ride!
Richárd Bernard’s OY!Stars, the only Klezmer band that can wail with precision, soul, and wacky abandon, too. Better, you should put down that traif sandwich and pick up the phone right now. Call (818) 888-0588. Legions of affable operators await.
Delirious Dancers Do The Hora
as The OY!Stars Wail Away!
We’re talking about authentic Yiddish turn-of-the-century (pick any century you want) dance music and hits from the Golden Era of New York’s Second Avenue Yiddish Theatre, played by international all-star pros of the original North American Klez revival movement. Plus, only if you’re brave enough, your genial host Richard Bernard will pilot you through evolving 21st Century klez-fusion, blending Mizrahi, Jazz, Greek, Russian, Punk, Celtic, and Worlds beyond. Hijinks ensue. It’s a long menu, take your time.
Klezmer is the greatest form of music since the genesis of all possible Universes, and that’s an overstatement. Klezmer makes you joyful. No wonder they invented it!
Call (818) 888-0588 for California's GREATEST music for birthdays, anniversary celebrations, parties at Purim, Passover, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur Break-Fasts, Simchat Torah, and Tu Bishvat. Great music adds a Yiddishe Tam to Yom HaShoah and Yom Ha'atzma'ut events, plus all Shabbat programs. OY!Stars are not only available for Hanukkah simchas, but also for Chanukah, Hanukah and Hannukah parties. We are among the only Los Angeles Klezmer bands still supporting the old Chanuka platform, too!
Get ready for the most exciting party in town! From powerfully romantic cocktail music to fun and meaningful dance sets, the greatest live bands and singers transform your event into the extraordinary experience you always dreamed it would be. For every kind of Simcha and every style of music, consult directly with your personal music coordinator to shape the tone of your special day with a magical combination of timeless classics and uptempo dance music and prepare to dance the night away! We’ll even supply Israeli Folk Dance instructors to get everybody onto the floor! Let us handle every detail of your event’s soundtrack.
In Concert at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
At The Skirball Cultural Center
At Paramour Mansion in Silverlake
At CBS-Radford Studios, Studio City
In Hollywood, California
At The Hollywood Bowl
At Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena
Our Award-winning Dancers
At FOX Studios
On the set of Gilmore Girls TV show
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To read a few of our Film and TV credits, check out
And quick - while you’re thinking about it…call (818) 888-0588 toot sweet, to book Klezmer koncerts in your city or shtetl - or to hire Klezmer for your event!
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