the BAND

          Yiddishe Cup, formed in 1988, is one of the Top 10 klezmer bands in America.* .The group has played throughout the United States at festivals, colleges and hundreds of Jewish celebrations.

*Phil Fink, Shalom America Worldwide, an international radio broadcast.

Bert Stratton clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, harmonica
Irwin Weinberger vocals, guitar, alto sax, flute, mandolin
Tamar Gray vocals
Steve Ostrow trombone, trumpet, violin
Alan Douglass keyboards, vocals
Don Friedman drums
Alice Stratton shtickmeister (klezmer dancer)


Editors at the Cleveland Free Times named Yiddishe Cup the best "ethnic/world" band in 2000. Yiddishe Cup's music is on Sony Germany. Yiddishe Cup's music has been in documentaries and the Jewish Museum, New York.

Yiddish Cup has played the amphitheater at the Chautauqua Institution, the City of El Paso, Texas (twice), the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, and a lot of other places, like Boston, DC, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, North Carolina, Iowa, Florida. Not to put too fine a point on it, but we've played 19 states and Canada. Missouri plus Kansas, six times. What?