The Mazel Tov Orchestra is based in Portland, Oregon and specializes in Klezmer and Israeli music.
Sammy Epstein - Band Leader
Sammy has played in various jazz and ethnic ensembles in Portland, Eugene and Boston. He is the leader and musical director of Mazel Tov Orchestra.
Included in the band's roster of performers are:
Piano: George Mitchell, Ramsey Embick, Brian Ward, Mike Van Liew
Bass: Dave Captein, Kevin Deitz
Drums: Reinhardt Melz, Carlton Jackson, Kurt Deutscher
Trombone: Stan Bock, Dave "Bones" Szczechowicz
Vocalist: Carolyn Joyce
And other guest artists, such as:
Vocalist: Ilene Safyan, Marilyn Keller, Jack Falk
Violin: Eddie Parente
Trumpet: Paul Mazzio