The Ken Ulansey Klezmer Ensemble is available for the following special events!
- Senior centers
- Music Festivals
- Life Milestones
Ken Ulansey started his career just as all our dance bands did, on the ground at weddings and events. After noticing that Jewish weddings contained a large amount of tradition on the dance floor, Horas and 3-4 base archetypal songs, Ken realized there was a market for traditional Jewish music at luxury weddings and events.
Ken Ulansey embarked on his Klezmer journey by pairing with Hankus Netsky, a professor at New England Conservatory, as well as a multi-instrumentalist and composer, who formed the big band Klezmer Conservatory. Under Netsky, Ken learned the repertoire and tradition of this music, and how to approach and be prepared to provide a unique, traditional entertainment experience.
At events with strong Jewish identification, Ken Ulansey Klezmer Ensemble leans into performing old and new traditions for this music. They mix the instrumental with Yiddish songs, traditional Israeli dances, and Latino- inspired dance music. They stick to the origins of Klezmer music in this way because it is historically a mix of many different cultures and influences. Klezmer music was always a melting pot tradition, and Ken and his band embrace that.