First there were autocracies, plutocracies, dictatorships, and democracies then came Klezmocracy. An aggregation of musicians from Portland Oregon who decided to turn the Klezmer world on it's ear.
"They do things to Klezmer I thought was best left for back room deals but bring it to the light for all to enjoy!"
-anonymous fan after a concert
The group is made up of Ralph Huntley (piano/keyboards), Joseph Janiga (drums and percussion), Michael Papillo (double and electric bass), and Courtney Von Drehle (saxophones and accordion).