"Hot Kugel" play traditional eastern European melodies, theater tunes, old time blues, romantic jazz, pop, rock, songs from the islands, songs of the sea, and more! on a variety of instruments. As traditional klezmorim, Hot Kugel has adapted to the customs of the lands they have sojourned. Their music is steeped in traditional Klezmer with pinches of old-time jazz, ethnic folk, theater and American popular music, simmered gently with the blues, rock and reggae, a dash of psychedelia, and the twanging, lingering tones of Grassabilly, Celtic, and Hawaiian sounds, spiced with the seemingly eternal and right-at-this-moment incarnations of Indian and Middle Eastern melody. The sound is a tasteful integration of traditional Yiddish, Israeli, Ladino, New York, Silicon Valley and other world music.
Hot Kugel has entertained in the South Bay Silicon Valley for over a decade. We've played for the first annual Israeli Cultural Day at City Hall in San Jose, the Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival, the ground breaking ceremony for the Jewish Federation of the Silicon Valley Gloria and Ken Levy JCC in Los Gatos, JFCS seniors and Holocaust survivor gatherings, Chai House, Atria, The Palo Alto L’Chaim Festival, “Jewbilee” at the Addison Penzak JCC Los Gatos, Ca., The Albert & Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall at the Oshman Family JCC Palo Alto as well as a variety of local establishments and restaurants including Zucca European, The Kitchen Table, Moroccos, and Jerusalem Bar and Grill. Hot Kugel have appeared on radio station KKUP, (91.5), and recently they opened up the Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival 2015 for headliner Matisyahu. They often appear at local farmers markets, street fairs and festivals and private parties.
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"Hot Kugel plays romantic old time jazz, tunes from the American theater, an array of folk music from around the world, as well as blues, pop, rock, and reggae soul. "The variety of instruments they each play, plus Suska's enchanting voice and Mordecai's cornet make a wonderful sound.." Bubbe
Welcome to the Hot Kugel webpage
Hot Kugel live in San Francisco
Hot Kugel live at he Catalyst Santa Cruz, Ca.
Hot Kugel live at Los Gatos Coffee Roasters
A Hot Kugel Hanukah
Our first Cd available now!
Hot Kugel The CD! Now Available!