Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour is the go-to Klezmer band for weddings and events in central Texas and beyond.
Founded in 2009, the Austin-based six-piece ensemble plays pre-WWII Eastern European, Yiddish, and Romani tunes. With Samantha Goldberg on flute and xylophone, Dylan M. Blackthorn on accordion and vocals, David Gilden on trumpet, Ethan A. Smith on fiddle and piano, Ben Saffer on clarinet, and David Ansel on tsimbal, the professionally trained members of Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour keep their fans engaged through the entirety of their live performances. While each member holds ties to other musical groups and endeavors, their involvement Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour unleashes an undeniably authentic and arresting Klezmer sound.
You can catch Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour on Tuesday, December 2nd at the Cactus Cafe for Views and Brews: Klezmer and the Art of Mixed Dancing or you can stream them right here at KUTX!