Lauren Brody

Lauren Brody is an accordionist, singer, researcher, professional piano tuner/technician and Fulbright scholar from New York City. She is a pioneer of the klezmer music revival in the United States and a founding member of the groundbreaking band Kapelye, formed in 1979. She has toured, recorded and appeared on TV and film with Kapelye, and with the seminal all-female ensemble Mikveh. Lauren has played the with The Klezmatics, Andy Statman, Michael Winograd, David Krakauer, Alicia Svigals, Frank London, Merlin and Polina Shepherd, and many other klezmer luminaries.

She was a trailblazer in the domestic Balkan music scene and was the first female gadulka player in the United States. Lauren was an original member of the first Bulgarian traditional folk orchestra Pitu Guli, formed in Los Angeles in 1970; and has taught and performed at EEFC’s Balkan Music & Dance Workshops, Klezkamp, KlezCalifornia, KlezKanada, Ashkenaz, Yidstock, and Yiddish New York. Lauren also toured and recorded with the Yuri Yunakov Ensemble and the the Ivan Milev Balkan Folk Band.

The table below lists songs that feature recordings made by Lauren Brody. Click on a song name to see the lyrics and more info, or click on a download link to play the corresponding audio sample.

# Song title Audio samples
1 Сокол ми лета високо download