You say you’re from Atlanta…or Nashville…or Cincinnati…you’re planning a wedding, and you’re looking for a klezmer band that can get all your guests on the dance floor and keep them there for nearly an hour of frenzied dancing? But you also want waltzes, slow dancing, and maybe a little background jazz for dinner? Or maybe you’re planning an international festival or synagogue fundraiser in Asheville…or Birmingham…or Memphis. You want traditional klezmer music both for all those people who can’t even spell klezmer and for all those who still remember the stories from the shtetl—but you also want a band that can surprise and delight audiences with a klezmerized version of “Stars and Stripes Forever” or play “Tsena” with a Professor Longhair New Orleans groove?
You came to the right place. Dor L’Dor is a multi-generational klezmer band based in Knoxville, Tennessee, that international city famous for its yiddishkeit. While we’re deeply rooted in the klezmer tradition, we have branched into other traditions as well. Your father would love us. But we’re not your father’s klezmer band.