Weddings and Private Events

Mazl tov!!

Yes, we play weddings! Our klezmer-bluegrass hora will knock your socks off, our swing and jazz tunes will romance you, and we play everything from classical to classic rock to please everyone in your family. Our dance tunes are irresistible, yet our acoustic string sound means we're never too loud. There are dozens of videos of us on YouTube: search "Klezmer Mountain Boys" for our klezmer/bluegrass horas, and "MLMakesMusic" for our rock, jazz and swing. Here's a hora:  and here's a little rock-n-roll

photo by Mark Stephen Kornbluth,, by permission. That's us in the background!

Philadelphia Enquirer: "Margot Leverett plays a virtuoso clarinet."

Jewish Week: "Leverett is one of the top clarinetists in New Klez and the band is top-notch."

"Dear Margot:
The Boys and you are just the greatest wedding band in the world. Nobody can read a room like you do.

     Liz and I were greatly pleased but not the least bit surprised that you were able to whip a room of young Judaeans into a total, screaming frenzy. And who but you and The Boys would even think of, let alone perfectly execute, a medley of Mizerloo, klezmer/bluegrass and The Rolling Stones? "Hail to the Victors" during the hora may have been my idea but you made it happen with such perfection that I've spent a lot of time saying "You're welcome" to a number of friends and relations.

     The ruach and joy in the room was palpable and we have you to thank for that. One of the groom's grandmothers, a woman married more than once, remarked to Liz that this was the best wedding she'd ever attended including all of hers. Liz and I could not agree more. Thanks for a wonderful, memorable celebration."

David S,  2012



In short, the band is FABULOUS! My wife and I were married on Sept. 17 at Tavern of the Green. We had 110 guests. Being a musician myself and having spent many years in the music business, the decision of which band to have at our wedding was a very serious one to me. They surpassed all of my expectations. As thoroughly impressed as I was with their CD, I was even more impressed by their spirit, energy and virtuosity live. Our wedding guests STILL talk about the "amazing band." that played and played and played. I don't remember doing anything else at my wedding but dancing. I've been to many weddings, but ours was surely among the most spirited, and I credit, in large part, Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys for making it such.

congratulations and good luck with the wedding!


P.S use a drummer. it puts the music and celebration over the top


Dear Margot & the Klezmer Mountain Boys,

We were thrilled with your performance at our wedding and can't thank you enough for your professionalism throughout the whole planning process and on our wedding day itself. It was a pleasure working with you and we hope to have an ocasion to hear you guys in concert in the near future. Feel free to use us as a referral.

Julia and Sequoia


 The Klezmer Mountain Trio - Margot Leverett on clarinet, Joe Selly on guitar and Kenny Kosek on fiddle - proved to be the perfect musical accompaniment for our wedding at a beautiful old Connecticut inn.  From the traditional soulful processional to the lively and exhilarating hora, these talented musicians created a warm and festive atmosphere and a most memorable way to celebrate with our family and friends.  We continue to hear compliments about the music…and even had the pleasure of enjoying our trombone-playing cousin join in on a few songs.  It was truly a most wonderful day and we thank Margot for being so incredibly responsive as we prepared for it (answering questions and offering suggestions by phone/email without pause!).  We look forward to returning to hear the Klezmer Mountain Boys at their upcoming Klezmer brunches and highly recommend them to anyone planning a joyous occasion; they will enhance your day as they did ours.

--Cara and Alex


Dear Margot

Thank you and the Klezmer Mountain Boys for making Molly and Asaf's wedding perfect. Your musicianship is awesome. Your ability to read the room made it feel like you could read our hearts and minds. You didn't just play what we wanted to hear, you made the party into a true simcha.

Thank you again and should you ever use happy customers as references Liz and I would be honored to recommend your band without hesitation or reservation. In other words, everyone had a great time and you get the credit for that.

Sincerely, David and Liz


Dear Margot and the Klezmer Mountain Boys

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You made our wedding so beautiful! Your music stirred ancient Jewish souls in us. And you had everyone dancing the whole night! We have never been to a wedding with a band like yours, and many of our guests agree! Feel free to use us as references. Hope to see you at our friends' weddings!

-Alex and Elen


Hi Danny and Margot!
Jesse and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our wedding and ceremony so meaningful.
Danny, everyone keeps on raving about you and the other musicians. Your voice during the ceremony with Lisa was wonderful and could not have been more perfect! It very much surpassed my dreams of the youtube video of book of love we spoke about! If you ever need references, please let us know.
Thanks again!
Rachael & Jesse



Finding Margot and the Boys a was a little miracle.  Their music speaks right to the soul.  It stirs up feelings as old as the world. As old as love and family and reverence and laughter and dancing on a wooden floor.  They blessed our night.
       -Mireille and Alan Ruck


Dear Margot

What a joyful experience to have you and the boys  celebrate with us at Adele's Bat Mitzvah!! You now have 100 new fans (we were fans already!!)  Your music brought everyone together and added so much to the "vibe" of the day!! and our guests loved that they could sit at their tables, listen and appreciate the music, while actually "hearing each other talk"!!

And then there is Willa, the amazing dance coordinator, who kept us dancing, laughing, and schvitzing... she is so talented, imaginative and just wonderful! You, the boys, and Willa are absolutely one of the best memories we have of this celebration. We'll keep in touch!

Nancy, Michael and Adele


"I wanted to let you know what a wonderful job you and the KMB did at Rebecca's bat mitzvah. I can't count how many people told me how cool you are and what a fun time they had dancing to your music.

I know it could not have been easy on the roof (hot/sunny) and dance floor (tiny), but you are true professionals and never sounded anything but great.

Thanks so much, and I hope we'll see you again soon!"


Dear Margot and the Klezmer Mountain Boys

We were so delighted with our choice of such a talented and thoughtful band to play at our wedding! So many of our guests praised the lovely and spirited music, remarking how great the musicians were on that special day. From the beautiful ceremony send off, to the joyous mingling and dinner hour, to the rousing outdoor hora, we were impressed. You added much to our day. Thank you! In appreciation, Adam and Rachel


"Dear Margot and the Klezmer Mountain Boys

You MADE our wedding. The music still is with us today and will be for the rest of our lives.

We will forever be listening to you and we will see you as soon as possible at a live show! No words could express our gratitude. You make and create not only extraordinary music but have given us beautiful memories. Thank you."
Mara and Eli, NYC 2005


 The wedding was incredible thanks to you guys....The music was wonderful and EVERYONE felt dad was a bit apprehensive about the bluegrass thing and i'm sure you could see what a great time he was having.....!  He's a hoot huh?

I have no idea when but i feel sure i'll be calling you to play somewhere again..... thank you thank you thank you......we had a beautiful wedding...



"The procession began with Margot Leverett, strolling alone down the aisle, an ethereal, almost mournful doina emanating from her clarinet. Waiting in the foyer outside with Carol, I began to cry."

 Frequently Asked Questions:

1. We love your klezmer & bluegrass, but our friends want to hear some rock & roll - can you play other kinds of music? Yes we can!! the guys in this band have played with everyone from Jerry Garcia to Guy Lombardo, making this one of the most versatile bands in town.  We play Rock, Jazz, swing,  and a huge range of requests.

2. Really? Can you play _______________________?  I won't say we've played every tune ever written, but if you have a special request we most likely can do it, and we love playing requests!

3. Will there be a mic for people to use for toasts? Yes, everything is included and we provide a mic for you to use.

4. My dad wants to sing "Sunrise Sunset" - can he sit in with the band? Yes! we welcome guest artists!

5. What do you do for the ceremony? We can do whatever you like - there are some traditional tunes that are very beautiful, and people often have a favorite melody that they want to hear as they walk down the aisle. Many people choose to have a duo or a trio (clarinet, guitar, bass or violin) for the ceremony.

6. Do you play bar/bat mitzvahs too? Yes, we play all kinds of parties and celebrations. We've even played for a bris!

7. Do you have a singer?  We offer some vocals.  If you want a lot of singing we bring a singer. Our drummer is also an amazing rock & roll singer.

8. Can you bring someone to help get the dancing started? Yes! we work with yiddish, israeli, and american dance instructors, including Willa Horowitz, Howard Richman, and Steve Weintraub, who is an expert at getting horas up and roaring, and can also call squares and contradances.

9.  Is it always a 5-piece band? Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys is a 5-piece band, but for parties you can have anywhere from a duo (clarinet and guitar) to a 10-piece band (adding drums, vocals, trumpet, trombone & accordion).

10. What's the best way to contact you? Call us up! 718-545-9404. E-mail also works fine:

We look forward to hearing from you!

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