Mostly Kosher, the LA-based Klezmer-Rock Band sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard before – and that’s exactly the way it should be! They will be performing their signature blend of Jewish cultural music, jazz, Latin, rock and folk for a concert the whole family will enjoy at the Chandler Center for the Arts on Jan. 29 at 7:30 pm.
Mostly Kosher’s mainstage show is an immersive cultural experience that lays the drawbridge down, invites the listener in to share a few l’chaims, and then sends them home with a goodie bag of melodies, memories and the desire to hora through the night.
The set includes reconstructed Klezmer and Yiddish music, the cultural expressions of Jewish people, crossed with rock, Latin, jazz and folk. In response to the poetry and folk music of Judaic roots, the show includes an original repertoire resounding with themes of social justice, human dignity and mutual understanding.
The band is a fixture at renowned Southern California stages such as the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, Skirball Cultural Center, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center and The Torrance Center for Performing Arts (TOCA). They have also graced the stage of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for a live television broadcast to over half a million viewers in 2015 and
once again in 2017. Frontman Leeav Sofer, was also named one of Jewish Journal’s “30 under 30.”
Mostly Kosher also had the honor of being the first Jewish music ensemble at the Disney parks and performs an annual two-month residency at Disney California Adventure Park, completing season four in January 2020.
Staying true to giving back to the community, Mostly Kosher are teaching artists for Urban Voices Project, performing and educating in underserved areas in and around Southern California including prisons, community clinics and shelters serving men and women suffering from homelessness. Mostly Kosher is also mentor ensemble to the Jewish Youth Orchestra, a project of the Jewish Federation of San Gabriel Valley, offering performance opportunities and ongoing workshops for middle school and high school musicians.
For more information on the band, visit mostlykosher.com.
When: Saturday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 pm
Where: Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler
Tickets: $22-$38 adults, $15 youth