Channe Nussbaum (vocal)

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Channe Nussbaum (vocal), scandinavian queen of klezmer. Well-known and respected on the scandinavian and international klezmer and scene. Producer on the first album and now a permanent member of the band. When the rest of the bandmembers was still playing in the school yard, she was on the danish music scene performing pop, rock, jazz and klezmer for a long time.

Jonatan Aisen (drums)

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Jonatan Aisen (drums), a born to be rockn´roller with a jewish background he was always into the funk. Until he discovered the klezmer... Channe Nussbaum is his aunt.

Jesper Lund Jakobsen (Kontrabass Balalaika)

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Jesper Lund Jakobsen was born in April 1973. He grew up in a family that played music for dear life. As a child it was classical music, Russian music, Danish and other Nordic traditionals that filled the everyday. By 8 years old he started in The Tivoli Boys Guard and it was marching music, musicals, Lumbye and Gade that was on the agenda.

Through several years of playing in brass- and concert bands, where he developed his skills on classical percussion, he listened – like all other teenagers – to contemporary pop and played air guitar to old and new rock bands. In those years his interest for the acoustic guitar grew, he played pop on the piano and sang loud and from the heart. In 1988 he returned to his family orchestra Pavlovskis Balalaika Orchestra and worked as a Janitshar until, in the middle of the 90’s fate would have it, he borrowed one of their basses; The Kontrabass Balalaika!

With this in hand, he got an opportunity to play a completely different type of music, and together with the circus orchestra The Penguin Band he tripped out for some years.
This band played and developed folk music-psychadelic – very acoustic and ecological – and as the notes little by little fell into place he began to write music for a solo album which was released in 2001; “Dreamfalls”.

Some years after in 2004 the second solo album “Migrant Birds” (Trækfuglene) was released and performative music became more of a profession. Alongside the album projects he played Swing-Jazz in different constellations, and with the group Swing of Sahara he developed what was called Balk 'n' Roll – a style of music that fuses all sorts of elements of all sorts of old and new gypsy-rock world music.

Klezmofobia currently has JLJ's big focus on the development of progressive Klezmer – but the Russian music somehow remains a stepping stone or scaffold in many of his activities and in much of his musical understanding.

Andreas Ugorskij (guitars)

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Andreas Ugorskij (guitars) has a heritage from a celeber jewish musicians family from the town Vitebst in Ukraine. He can´t really decide if he is a rock guitarist or virtous gipsy jazz player or experimental film music composer - so he usually plays everything at the same time at any given Klezmofobia gig.

Ole Reimer (trumpet)

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Ole Reimer (trumpet, flugelhorn), has always been known to carry a trumpet around everywhere. Was in his younger days living with a mexican singer so he has made the tequila trumpet playing a lifestyle. He is like the rest of the band involved in many different music genres - he is for example playing in Oriental Mood, founder of "Åbne Pladser" and conducter for the band in Cirkus Panik.