For that Authentic

Arkansas Klezmer Sound




Upcoming Performancs:

Sunday, April 30, 2017  1:00 PM


Jewish Food Festival

War Memorial Statium

Little Rock, AR 























The Best Music You'll Ever Hear


Jim Harper: clarinet

Izzy Getzov: violin

Stephanie Smittle: vocals

Rand Retzloff: drums

Peter Miller: guitar

Casey Huie: Trombone

Roland Gladen: bass

Meshugga Klezmer Band was formed in Little Rock in 1999 and has performed with the ArkansasaSymphony Orchestra, for bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, and at Jewish food festivals, Juanita’s Cantina, Wildwood Park, the Afterthought Lounge, Acoustic Sounds Café, and private parties.  

Klezmer music has eastern European Jewish folk roots and is characterized by the cantorial, vocal, often crying style reminiscent of Jewish prayer. Like the cantor, the lead musicians sob, laugh, and slide from note to note.

Photos: Kelly Hicks, Louise Terzia, Brian Chilson, and Peter Miller