Popular & International Ethnic Bands

Testimonials from Band Performances

“I just wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful evening at our wedding. It was just awesome—the music was fabulous! I can’t stop getting compliments about how awesome it was. I had so much fun...Thank you for everything!” ~Mirah L.
"Bavarian Flavors gave us a show that prompted sing-alongs, magnified the thirst for Germany's national beverage, and even tempted people to polka. They are as versatile as they are authentic. For a good time, call them!" ~David D.
“Thank you so much for bringing the music...to our...luncheon this past Wednesday. It was evident by the clapping, dancing and singing that our Seniors truly enjoyed your performance.” ~Judy F.
“How fabulous y’all were!..I couldn’t believe the kids were so into the music. It was such a good choice and decision to have y’all play. It was just delightful!” ~Gayanne W.
“You all were fantastic! Thank you so much.” ~Melissa G.
“Thank you so much for your performance yesterday ...[it] was such a big hit. Everyone loved it and feels like it was one of the best gatherings we have ever had.” ~Amy N.
Oy Klezmer! represents the best and most vibrant of traditions. Their inspired artistry and entertainment created a memorable atmosphere and participation by all at my daughter's Bat Mitzvah. I'd highly recommend them without reservation for their talent, spirit, and ability to create a great time. They build a bridge in their music across generations, time, and place.” ~Glenn Y., Ph.D.
Oy! Are we freilich that we had the mazel to get you to play at our wedding! Zay gezunt un shtark biz a hundert un tvantzik! ~Ann K. and Mel K.
“Your band certainly made the event successful. How fun and fulfilling it was to see congregants of all ages singing and dancing together with their torah in their arms to the upbeat, fast-paced music of Oy Klezmer! Everyone had such a good time. The whole evening turned out just the way we planned. Young and old, it was a time to remember!” ~Judy T.
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Bavarian Flavors
The Clarinet Polka:

Bavarian Flavors
Anyone who has experienced Oktoberfest in Munich knows the meaning of "Gemütlichkeit!," the phrase which embodies the joy and vitality of the traditional German celebration. The Bavarian Flavors German Band captures that spirit of Gemütlichkeit and they've been delighting audiences in colleges, city parks, and festivals around the Southeast for over ten years. The group was a favorite at the Atlanta Symphony's Beethoven Summerfests, where it delighted audiences in the Atrium hall. It was also featured at the Biltmore International Exposition in Asheville, NC, and at the Centennial Gateway Pavilion during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

Featuring accordionist Susan Clearman, this lively and talented band is available in three configurations. The Bavarian Flavors Quartet is its most popular: clarinet/saxophone, trumpet, accordion and of course, tuba. Trio and Duo groups are also available. Sporting authentic German lederhosen and dirndl outfits, the band's repertoire is a treasure trove of traditional folksongs and dance tunes that truly reflect the Germans' zest for living and love of nature.

Its vast and diverse repertoire includes: German folk songs and popular music; toe-tapping marches, snappy schottisches, merry rheinlanders and boisterous polkas; plattler, ländler, mazurkas and gliding waltzes.

Examples from Repertoire:

  • Die Lorelei
  • Schützen Liesl
  • Hoffbrau Haus
  • Wandersmann (The Happy Wanderer)
  • Heidewitzka, Herr Kapitan
  • Holzauktion
  • Im Himmel Gibst Kein Bier
  • Rosamunde (Beer Barrel)
  • Leichtensteiner Polkas
  • The Clarinet Polka
  • Wallberger
  • Miesbacher
  • Zu Augsburg Im Goldenen Stern
  • Kufsteiner Lieder

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LES FLAVEURS - French Band

above: Susan Clearman on accordion
below: Elise Witt, chanteuse
Susan Clearman on accordion Elise Witt, chanteuse
Les Flaveurs French Band presents a delightful program of music that conveys the soul of French music, with its romance, artistic richness, and "joie de vivre!" The tunes alternately evoke scenes of charming sidewalk cafes, smokey cabaret shows, or pastoral Gallic countryside.

The group's chanteuse is Elise Witt, who lovingly caresses the poetic French lyrics as she sings and plays the guitar. Born in Switzerland, and now residing in Atlanta, Elise is known nationwide for her warmth, rapport with audiences of all ages, and rich gleanings from international music. On accordion, Susan Clearman provides the haunting, shimmery sounds of the musette, a quintessentially French timbre. Additional musicians on flute, saxophone, violin and bass complete the ensemble, journeying between the French jazz club and folk traditions.

La Vie en Rose (Édith Piaf-Louiguy)

Examples from Repertoire:

  • Can-Can (Offenbach)
  • Petit Fleur (Bechet)
  • Auprès De Ma Blonde
  • V'là Le Bon Vent
  • La Fenetre
  • Chevalier De La Table Ronde
  • Le Petit Vin Blanc
  • The Back Door (Cajun: D.L. Menard)
  • Plaisirs D'Amour
  • La Vie en Rose (Édith Piaf-Louiguy)
  • Roule S'Enroule
  • À La Claire Fontaine
  • The Pearlfishers
  • Under Paris Skies
  • Le Temps Des Cerises
  • Madelon
  • La Mer
  • Un Peu D'Amour

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AMIATA - Italian and Italian-American Music

Amiata Duo
Amiata Italian Duo plays popular Italian-American tunes, opera arias, and authentic folk music from diverse regions of Italy performed with mandolin and accordion. String bass and singer can be added upon request.

Examples from Repertoire:

  • Addio Mia Bella Napoli
  • Cicerenella
  • O Mari
  • O Sole Mio
  • O Mio Babbino Caro (Gianni Schicchi)
  • La Rondine
  • The Woodpecker Song
  • Cade L'Uliva
  • Mala Femmena
  • Abballati, Abballati
  • Come Prima
  • La Villanella
  • Funiculi Funicula
  • Santa Lucia
  • Come Back to Sorrento
  • La Biondina in Gondoleta
  • Te Voglio Bene Assaje
  • A Nema E Core
  • La Fameja Dei Gobon
  • Ferryboat Serenade
  • Palummella
  • Tarantella
  • Fenesta Che Lucive
  • Mama
  • Carnival of Venice
  • That's Amore
  • Godfather Theme
  • Mattinata Fiorentina
  • La Biondina in Gondoleta
  • Ciribiribin
  • Ciuri Ciuri
  • Quando Me'n Vo' (La Boheme)
  • Italian Street Song
  • Lilí Kangy
  • Madonina
  • Al Di La
  • Mona Lisa
  • Michellammá
  • Eh, Cumpari

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OY KLEZMER! - Authentic Klezmer Music


Atlanta-based Oy Klezmer! is acclaimed throughout the Southeast for its authentic presentation of Klezmer music, which features the soulful and exhilarating melodies of Eastern Europe.

Go to the Oy Klezmer! website.

Russian Sher / Artsa Alinu

Examples from Repertoire:

  • Horas, Bulgars, Shers & Freilachs
  • Fiddler on the Roof selections
  • Moldovan Wedding collection
  • And the Angels Sing (Benny Goodman)
  • Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
  • Los Bilbilicos
  • Cuando El Rey Nimrod
  • Erev Shel Shoshanim
  • Dayenu
  • Dodi Li
  • Hora Hadera
  • Mayim
  • My Father's Nigun
  • Rohzinkes Mit Mandlen
  • Simon Tov
  • Tum Balalaika
  • V'Haer Enenu
  • Yosis Olayich
  • Y'Rushalayim Shel Zahav
  • Zemer Atik

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DIXIERAG - Vintage All-American Music: Dixieland and Ragtime

The effervescent spirit of Dixieland and Ragtime music works its magic in an array of classic tunes from the early 20th century. DixieRag revels in vivacious renditions of works by luminaries such as Scott Joplin, King Oliver, Fats Waller and Jelly Roll Morton. Audiences of all ages have enthusiatically acclaimed their performances in venues such as Emory University's Arts and Sciences Graduate School commencements, Tuesday's Music Live Concert Series (Augusta, Georgia), and the Conyers/Rockdale Concert Series (Conyers, Georgia). DixieRag's seasoned musicians nimbly weave "elite syncopations" together on piano, clarinet, trumpet, trombone and tuba, polyphonically "puttin' on the Ritz!"

Pineapple Rag - Joplin

Examples from Repertoire:

Scott Joplin:
  • The Entertainer
  • Pineapple Rag
  • Solace
  • Maple Leaf
King Oliver:
  • Snake Rag
  • Dr. Jazz
Jelly Roll Morton:
  • Kansas City Stomp
  • Black & Blue
  • Keepin' Out of Mischief
Fats Waller:
  • Ain't Misbehavin'
  • Squeeze Me
  • Honeysuckle Rose
Other Favorites:
  • Memories of You
  • Back Home in Indiana
  • Wabash Blues
  • South
  • It's a Sin to Tell a Lie
  • Exactly Like You
  • Georgia Camp Meeting
  • If You Knew Susie
  • After You've Gone
  • My Blue Heaven
  • Blue Skies
  • Alexander's Ragtime Band
  • Baby Face
  • When the Saints Go Marchin' in
  • Avalon
  • Melancholy Baby
  • Bourbon St. Parade
  • Struttin' With Some BBQ
  • Sweet Georgia Brown

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