Jay Sweifach

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Birthday
15, 1963
Birthplace
New Jersey
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
15, 1963 (age 56)
Birthplace
New Jersey

About

Known for his work with the Jewish Klezmer music group The Hester Street Troupe, this keyboard player recorded several albums with the band, including Sounds of the Shtetl and On Second Avenue.

Before Fame

His band's first album, Generation to Generation, contains tracks such as "Older Yiddish Medley" and "The Hebrew Lesson."

Trivia

He and his bandmates formed a children's music training group called the "Hester Kids."

Family Life

He and his clarinetist brother, Alan Sweifach, founded The Hester Street Troupe along with drummer Jim Bazewicz.

Associated With

He and drummer Brian Choper both performed with Klezmer music groups.