The bands performing in the Entreezaal, the stage by the main entrance, have the important task of stimulating and enthusing visitors as soon as they enter. These bands have to arouse people, stimulating their appetite for more swing, more jazz, more blues 'I wonder when North Sea Jazz will snap them up', the press wrote earlier this year about the Amsterdam Klezmer Band. Well, right now, because this septet's surprising and infectious klezmer songs with jazz, ska and pop influences are impossible to get out of your head. The originally Jewish party music of the band with striking raps by band leader/sax player Job Chajes has found its way to a larger public after a remarkable advance via squares and parks, to pubs and various festivals. Rave reviews came their way with the release of 'Limonchiki', with the main plus being that the record reproduces the band's stage virtuosity exactly. The Amsterdam Klazmer Band has the honor to be the first Dutch band to released a record at the experimental Knitting Factory label in New York.