About the Toronto Klezmer Society
The Toronto Klezmer Society was formed in November 2018 by Christopher Weatherstone and Lorie Wolf with the intention to grow the Klezmer music scene in Toronto and beyond, push the boundaries of the genre while upholding its history and origins, introduce the music to a new audience and share knowledge. This website is intended to be an archive and resource for anyone who wants to join in the music, or is curious/enthusiastic about Klezmer.
The Klezmer Society usually meets once or twice a month to jam, usually at Christie Pits park for family afternoon jams and/or the Gladstone Hotel on Queen, on block east of Dufferin St. Generally, the first set is tunes suitable for musicians new to the genre - easy to read or pick up by ear, and the second set is more for seasoned players.
Please go to the Jam Calendar to see when our next jam is, and then head to the Charts page to see the week's set list and download the charts!
Charts are also available at the jam for $5 a bundle in C and Bb. Eb and any other key by request only.
Toronto Klezmer Society also presents local and from-elsewhere musicians about 4 times a month, and also offers workshops in-person and online.
The TKS house band is:
Lorie Wolf - Drums
Martin Van der Ven - Clarinet
Max Forster -Trumpet
Zoe Santos - Violin
Emily Ferrell - Trombone
Ian Tulloch - Sousaphone
With many special guests!