De Amsterdam Klezmer Band performs Eastern European Jewish music, influenced by Gypsy and Balkan music.
Since its foundation in 1996 by saxophone player Job Chajes, the band has evolved rapidly. In no time the band became famous in Amsterdam for its many vibrant performances on the streets, in the parks and in the pubs. Soon the rest of The Netherlands followed: the band performed at the Oerol Festival in 1999, 2000 and 2001 to great acclaim and was invited to the Noorderslagfestival in January 2001 (the media describing their performance as ‘the great surprise of the festival’), followed by the Lowlands Festival in August 2001. During the same period the band toured in Slovenia , Switzerland and Italy and completed three successful tours of Turkey .