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Sat 10/21, 2023, 11:00am
Town Hall Seattle and Northwest Folklife Present
Saturday Family Concert: Shpilkis
Yiddish Grooves for the Whole Family
All 7 members of Shpilkis posing dressed in black, orange, and red. Each member is holding a different brass/woodwind instrument.

Experience the joy of music at Town Hall Seattle’s Saturday Family Concerts, where captivating performances and interactive musical adventures create cherished memories for all ages!

Get ready for old-school grooves and tuchus-shaking energy with Seattle’s klezmer brass band, Shpilkis!

Join us for the energetic rhythms and playful melodies of Shpilkis that will have children and families dancing, clapping, and singing along. Shpilkis promises an engaging experience that will leave young music enthusiasts and their parents tapping their toes.

Don’t miss out on this lively and entertaining concert that’s perfect for kids of all ages!

Shpilkis is a klezmer band from Seattle, Washington, located on the unceded land of the Coast Salish Peoples specifically the Duwamish Tribe. They are seven horn players and one drummer. Since forming in 2017, they continue to transform potential into kinetic energy on dance floors at simkhas, holiday events, and block parties. Each member arrives to this music from a hodgepodge of backgrounds: religious, spiritual, secular, pagan; east-coasters, midwesterners, and Pacific Northwesterners born & raised; Jews and gentiles; music-educated and self-taught, with foundations in jazz, punk, folk, classical, and pop. The resulting sound carries Yiddishkayt from many places and times, especially that of current-day Seattle.


  • Zimyl (Simone) Adler – Clarinet
  • Jimmy Austin – Trombone
  • Layne Benofsky – Euphonium
  • Stefanie Brendler – Tenor Horn
  • Michael Grant – Trumpet
  • Nancy Hartunian – Saxophone
  • Gary Luke – Tuba
  • Joey Ziegler – Drums

As with all of our Saturday Family Concerts, this event is free for ages 22 and under.

Presented by Town Hall Seattle and Northwest Folklife.

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