Klezmer for the 21st Century

The San Francisco Yiddish Combo (SFYC)  was formed by accident when a love of Klezmer music collided with their collective backgrounds in every genre except Klezmer. Now the SFYC is embarked on a journey around the world to present their own unique blend of everything that is Klezmer, mixed with years of experience in the jazz, blues, folk, and even hip hop world.


Made up of classically trained musicians who enjoy stretching musical boundaries, the SFYC is led by cellist Rebecca Roudman who has fronted groups all over the world bringing her virtuosic and fiery playing to stages from China to Italy and beyond. Check out the SFYC for a fresh spin on Klezmer with plenty of recognizable nods to an eclectic mix of genres. Oh yeah, and great for dancing!

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"Klezmer 2.0"

"Our congregation never dances, but they danced to you!"
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July, 2018

by Laura Paull

Jewish News of Northern California

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April, 2020

by Laura Paull

Jewish News of Northern California

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