Nefesh Klezmer Band. Comprised of six talented performers with a variety of musical backgrounds, including rock, folk, chorales and classical orchestras, the band is dedicated to the preservation of a rich Jewish musical heritage.
Nefesh presents innovative and fresh interpretations of traditional and contemporary Jewish music from around the world, as well as original compositions.
Nefesh has brought audiences to their feet at numerous events in and around Connecticut and New York including the New Haven International Arts & Ideas Festival, First Night Danbury, NoMAD International Music & Dance Festival, The Jewish International Music Festival, and Hartford? Hanukkah Mania. And have appeared twice at the prestigious Merryall Center for the Arts
From ancient Jewish melodies, great klezmer music, Israeli horas, poignant and humorous Yiddish classics, and innovative fusions, Nefesh? unique style and sound encompasses many emotions.
George Steinfeld - Accordion, Israeli Drums
George has played for Israeli folk dance groups and for Jewish youth movement celebrations in New York City and in Israel.
Sharon Citrin - Vocals
Sharon Citrin is a cantorial student at Hebrew College in Boston and a soloist and educator at B'nai Israel in Southbury, Connecticut. She also directs the "Confronting Anti-Semitism" program for the Connecticut Anti-Defamation League.
Linda Goodman - Bass Guitar, and Vocals
Linda is a half of the popular local duo "Jam Sandwich" who perform original music for children. She has written and directed musicals for the Montessori school of Northwestern Connecticut. Linda is a former member of the "Aeolian Consort", an early music ensemble.
Barbara ( Britt ) Goodman - Piano, Hammered Dulcimer, and English concertina
With a classical piano background, Britt became interested in klezmer style after attending Klezkamp in the Catskills. She also plays Celtic music on hammered dulcimer and English concertina, and plays for contra-dances with the band "Step It Up!".
Alan Falk - Drums, Guitar, Mandolin
Alan is a singer and song writer who has performed with various rock and folk groups in the United States and in his native England. In addition to his music, Alan is a galleried fine artist using media from oils to electronic holographic imagery.
Alex Greenberg - Clarinet, Alto, Sopranino and Bass Recorders
Alex has played clarinet with many organizations including The Darien Light Troopers Opera Company, The Moosehill Chamber Players, The Southern Connecticut State University Orchestra, The Tribury Concert Band, assorted pickup early music ensembles and a long time ago, The Norwalk Youth Symphony.