Mostly Kosher

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"Did Mostly Kosher just steal the Festival of Holidays show? I had been looking forward to Mostly Kosher since I saw the entertainment listings. Not because I knew of them, but just because I was so darn curious what this band would look and sound like. To say that I was impressed was an understatement. It's like a yiddish Reel Big Fish. Amazing."
David Erickson,
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"MOSTLY KOSHER...My favorite group, FANTASTIC, definitely see them!"
DISunplugged podcast
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"A band with class always makes me thirsty"
BluesBunny Music Reviews
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"I had very little involvement in last night's sold out Invisible Hour at the Pico Union, but it was a highlight event of the year for me. I loved the music, the crowd and the energy - but most of all I loved watching really great people do their thing really well and I love what they were doing. All honor to Mostly Kosher for a superb evening!"
Craig Taubman, Pico Union Project
"The two bands [Mostly Kosher and the Klezmatics] share a love for preserving traditional Yiddish music and cultural traditions — sometimes with the addition of a contemporary spin — and both have enjoyed plenty of critical and audience acclaim. Still, Mostly Kosher and the Klezmatics can, to some extent, be viewed as the new klezmer kid on the block and the genre’s lion, respectively."
Evan Henderson, Los Angeles Jewish Journal Magazine
"Mostly Kosher shined throughout their concert at BCC, making use of their exquisite musicianship, contagious energy and poignant light-hearted humour -all of which were great ways to introduce the attendees to the sonic and spiritual experience that Klezmer music is about!"
Cantor Juval Porat, Temple Beth Chayim Chadashim
"Mostly Kosher perfectly complimented our Jews in LA exhibit. The traditional music and songs were beautifully executed and performed. The comedy sketches disbursed among the musical performances were hilarious. Through comedy very real and moving moments representing Jewish culture were respectively brought to life."
Robyn Hetrick, Director of Programs and Public Events, Autry Museum
"The richness of Jewish music is seamlessly fused with Latin tango, samba and cool jazz producing a world beat cabaret which swings high and low from ecstasy to longing."
Mark T, fRoots Magazine
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"Your group’s enthusiasm, wit, talent and high energy created a one-of-a-kind experience for our visitors."
Michael Fritzen, Head of Family Programs, Skirball Cultural Center

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Mostly Kosher

Mostly Kosher, the acclaimed Post-Klezmer Indie band, radically reconstructs Judaic and American cultural musical roots through ravenous klezmer beats and arresting Yiddish refrains. Mostly Kosher is a musical feast that explodes into a global food-fight of Jazz, Latin, Rock, Hip Hop, and Folk. Led by Leeav Sofer, one of Jewish Journal’s "30 under 30" most accomplished professionals in the Los Angeles' Jewish diaspora, Mostly Kosher is comprised of some of the highest regarded Los Angeles musicians: violinist Janice Mautner Markham, drummer Eric Hagstrom, bassist Adam Levy, accordion/trumpet Mike Bolger, trombonist Mike King, and on guitar, Will Brahm.

Mostly Kosher is a fixture at renowned Los Angeles stages such as the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre and Skirball Cultural Center, while also having graced the stage of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for a live television broadcast to over half a million viewers. Most recently, Mostly Kosher had the honor of being the first Jewish music ensemble at the Disney parks and performed a 2 month residency at Disney California Adventure, featured in the Festival of Holidays. Mostly Kosher was credited for “stealing the Festival of Holidays Show” by the acclaimed Fresh Baked Disney podcast.

Their self-titled debut album has won international acclaim through recognition by World Music Network, Songlines Magazine, and BBC radio. Mostly Kosher’s first track, Ikh Hob Dikh Tsufil Lib (I Love You Much Too Much), was recognized as one of World Music Network’s Top 6 Songs of 2014. Mostly Kosher’s music videos have been garnering accolades on the film festival circuit, receiving two nominations at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema and Best Music Video at the Glendale International Film Festival. Mostly Kosher is currently developing their second album for release at the end of 2017.

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