".... the house band for klezmer's newest wave." (Elliott Simon, All About Jazz)
About the Band
Susan Watts Hoffman represents the youngest generation of a klezmer dynasty that reaches back to the Jewish Ukraine of the 19th century, beginning with her great-grandfather, bandleader Joseph Hoffman. She is the sole living purveyor of a trumpet style and sound which electrified Jewish-American audiences for decades. Today, audiences are dazzled by Susan and her mother, the great klezmer drummer Elaine Hoffman Watts, and their band KlezMs. Susan has recorded and performed with Hankus Netsky of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, and Frank London's brass project, Der Shikere Kapelye. She also composes for film, including the award-winning Breath, and A Joyful Noise, a documentary on Philadelphia klezmer.