EZUZ: A Philly band playing Jewish world music with a beat! Rooted in ancient Jewish text, the rhythmic music
of EZUZ traverses Middle Eastern, North American, Klezmer, Spanish, and South American styles -- with lyrics in
Hebrew, English, Yiddish, Arabic, and Ladino.

"EZUZ" means "POWER" -- The Hebrew word is comprised of two words meaning "strength" and "move!". EZUZ
strives to move audiences to sing, dance, clap -- to participate in the joy of music and universal spirit!

 

OUR DEBUT CD IS ALMOST HERE!

Buy the album here. (Coming soon.)

For liner notes with full lyrics and translations, click here. (Coming soon.)

For our Spring 2015 Performance Calendar, click here.

 
  Meet the band: Jessi Roemer: composer, director, vocals, guitar, shruti box Meara Lebovitz: vocals Naeemah Maddox: vocals Karinne' Andonian: vocals Billy Yalowitz: oud, saxophone Eve Friedman: flute Loren Gildar: keyboard, bass, electric guitar Joseph Tayoun: doumbek, percussion Jonathan Singer: drum kit (Juan Bossio: bass)

 

Meet the band:
Jessi Roemer: composer, director, vocals, guitar, shruti box
Meara Lebovitz: vocals
Naeemah Maddox: vocals
Karinne' Andonian: vocals
Billy Yalowitz: oud, saxophone
Eve Friedman: flute
Loren Gildar: keyboard, bass, electric guitar
Joseph Tayoun: doumbek, percussion
Jonathan Singer: drum kit
(Juan Bossio: bass)

The EZUZ ensemble is a multi-talented group of musicians from North American, Eastern and Western European, Lebanese, Armenian, South American, and African-American lineages. EZUZ members have played with such esteemed musicians as Zakir Hussein, Simon Shaheen, Yair Dalal, and Ohad "Udi" Bar David, George Clinton, Robert Walters 20th Congress, MOFRO, Martin and Wood, The Delaware Symphony, Vile Tyrant and the Middle Men, African dance troupes in Sweden, Jazz quartets in France, Tango quintets at Lincoln Center in NYC, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, and a hard rock rap group at in Austin, TX, to name a few.

EZUZ has played in concert venues, art spaces, synagogues, churches, and cultural centers in and around Philadelphia, and at festivals including Limmud Philly, The POWER Music Festival, Yardley Interfaith Music Concert Series, and the Jewish Folk Arts Festival of Washington, D.C.