Klezmofobia burst through to the Danish and foreign audience in 2007, when the debut album Tantz! won a Danish Music Award, and the Tiger stores sold the record in the thousands. In the years that followed, the band played numerous concerts in Denmark, Germany, and the Nordic countries - and exotic places such as Mexico, China, Japan and Svalbard. It turned into two more albums – Ganze Velt, and Kartushnik, which was an international collaboration with one of the Balkan world's most recognized producers, Dragi Sestic.
Klezmofobia has performed countless times on both small and large stages. The concerts are characterised by energy, a feeling of community between the band and the audience, and - not least - chain dancing!
Channe Nussbaum - vocal
Bjarke Kolerus - clarinet
Jesper Lund - basbalalaika
Ole Reimer - trumpet
Andreas Ugorskij - guitars
Jonatan Aisen - drums
Reaching out to children and young people with our music is a matter close to Klezmofobia's heart.
We have performed countless concerts for children and families throughout Denmark, and in other countries. Music is a universal language, and the audience gets involved no matter what language we or they speak.
In 2011 Klezmofobia taught and enrolled children from schools all over Copenhagen in project “Samlebånd”. At the final event in the town hall square of Copenhagen up to a 1000 children got together in Denmarks longests chaindance ever!
Klezmofobia has held workshops in secondary schools and music schools all over Denmark. We teach the traditional klezmer, playing, singing and dancing, and also a more contemporary rock-inspired approach to the music. The students have been both on advanced and intermediate levels.