FROM KLEZMER TO CALYPSO, RAGTIME TO
RHUMBA, BULGAR TO BOSSA, CZARDAS TO
CHA-CHA, FREILACH TO FOX-TROT, HORA TO
HOP AND SHER TO SWING…

All aboard for a unique musical journey with the
merry minstrels of " Take the OY Train" as they
take you around the globe to places where the Old
World Eastern
and Central European Klezmer, meet
the New World Rhythms of folk, ragtime, dixieland,
jazz and even country! This is truly international,
continental and traditional music that is soul-stirring,
captivating and uplifting. Seasoned with sublime and
spirited songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and Ladino and
you have universally appealing Klezmer-Fusion
played and sung with heart, soul and Chutzpah.

Now in their 10th year, the "Take the OY Train"
ensemble has participated in many events for the
Calgary Folk Arts Council and Jewish Community
organizations. They have performed for 4th Street
Lilac Festivals, Rotary Clubs International, The Taste
of the Nation, The 17th Avenue Gallery
and Calorie
Tour,
both Canada and Heritage Days, the Calgary
Folk Music Festival, Maize Days
and Calgary Arts
And Culture.
They have performed at Olympic Plaza,
Calgary City Hall,
the Engineered Air Theatre at the
Performing Arts Centre, at the Buhran Art And
Antiques Gallery, Devonian Gardens, The Calgary
Zoo, Eau Claire Market, The Leacock Theatre
at
Mount Royal College and have been on CBC 1010
Radio.
On the road, Take the OY Train has been
seen many times in Banff, Canmore, Millarville,
Cremona
and in Edmonton.

The members of Take the OY Train are individually
versatile musical veterans who perform with a wide
number of well-known Calgary-based acts, thus well
versed in English standards, swing, ballads and light
pop; perfect for any dance function. You also have
to experience their Kountry Klezmer act, which was
recently highly acclaimed at The Rocky Mountain
Ranch.
What draws and holds them together in this
ensemble is their great love of Klezmer music and
the desire to keep this heritage and tradition alive.
In other words, they’re Hooked on Klez!

Take the OY Train
is perfect for community events,
festivals, concerts, schools and weddings. In fact,
Take the OY Train can play anywhere! So clap your
hands and kick up your heels. Take the OY Train
and you’re bound to shout OY VEY!

Florence "Singer" Shustack/ Lead Vocals
Steve Six Piano / Keyboards
Barb Hume Clarinet / Alto Sax / Flute
Stan Bernbaum / Neil MacCallum Soprano Saxophone
Darcy North Accordion
Howard Shiffman French Horn / Guitar
Art Lapp Tuba / Bass Guitar
Bill Higbee Drums / Percussion
Kenny Shoults Trumpet / Trombone / Flugelhorn
Franz Bishop Tenor Saxophone
Sonia Shklyarov Violin




Size of ensemble can be customized as to pricing
and event needs. E-mail: taketheoytrain@shaw.ca



Contact Flo at (403) 253-1293 / 397-6737
Or E-mail:
florencesinger@shaw.ca