12-15/06/24 Hradec Králové
Park 360

The gentlemen of Trombenik were fooled by klezmer music in 2001. Each of them came from a band practicing a completely different genre. Under the mask of Trombenik there is a rocker, a folklorist, a medieval troubadour, an alternative gobbler of alternating bars, a folkman, a funkman and an ethnovollar player.

Their colorful musical past defines the style and direction the band is taking. Klezmer melodies (songs of Jewish musicians from Eastern Europe and America) from the 19th and 20th centuries are their foundation. And the boys imbue these with jazz, Balkan spirit, gypsy wildness, Latin rhythm, drape them with ethno-classics and load them with rock ammunition.

As klezmers they have stood before audiences in Prague, Moravia and abroad. They strut their stuff on the big stages of festivals and halls, and shrink on smaller club music scenes. They become a focal point of classical music programmes and sometimes they dance quite exuberantly at weddings and balls. Finally, from time to time they flirt with the muses in the theatre.

The band’s distinctive sound is provided by five instruments: clarinet, violin, banjo, double bass and drums. They sing in the English of immigrants from Europe and in Yiddish.