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A raucous orkestra of klezmer mayhem,  Hazaar are a six piece band consisting of clarinet/sax, violin, flute, guitar, double bass and drums. 

Hazaar's set is bursting with character from many genres that combine to create an authentic yet modern, on-the-edge approach to the klezmer traditions. They play unique arrangements fusing traditional eastern european tunes with elements of funk, dub, pop, rock and jazz.

A band guaranteed to bring laughter, song and dance!

Previous events

Balkan Xmas Party hosted by Proper Job

Jubilee Hall, Chagford

Come and celebrate Xmas Balkan style with Hazaar.

Balkan Beats will include a fusion of Mediterranean-influenced music that incorporates Jewish, Eastern European,Balkan Gypsy punk, reggae and electronica.

Craft Revolution Makers Masked Ball

Higher Close Kitchen,, Dartington

MAKERS MASKED BALL SATURDAY 12 DECEMBER 7:30pm BUFFET, BEER, BAND Make Your Own Mask, there will be prizes… Dance with "Hazaar!", a raucous band of klezmer mayhem Drink from a barrel of local ale from The New Lion Brewery HIGHER CLOSE KITCHEN DARTINGTON £20 – staff Discount

Dec11

Hazaar live at The Firehouse

The Firehouse, , 50 New North Road., Exeter

The return of the balkan party people to Exeter's finest live music venue.

Hazaar - Gypsy/klezmer outfit from Dartmoor bring their mayhem to The Firehouse for a night of electrifying dance!

Hazaar are known for setting dance floors alight with their high octane, festival style klezmer fused with a blend of Yiddish funk, rock, dub and jazz.

Hazaar on stage for 2 stomping sets - 22.30pm 'til 1am

Farm ciders, autumn ales,mulled wine, homemade meals and pizzas served till 3am - late license.

Free entry before 8pm/£1 after.

Bring your dancing shoes.

Hazaar at The Old Firehouse

The Old Firehouse, 50 New North Road, Exeter

Hazaar - Gypsy/klezmer outfit from Dartmoor bring their mayhem to The Firehouse for a night of electrifying dance!

Hazaar are known for setting dance floors alight with their high octane, 'festival style' klezmer fused with a blend of Yiddish funk, rock, dub and jazz.

Hazaar on stage for 2 stomping sets - 22.30pm 'til1am

Farm ciders, autumn ales,mulled wine, homemade meals and pizzas served till 3am - late license.

Free entry before 8pm/£1 after.

Bring your dancing shoes.

Free before 8pm, £1 after... Age limit: 18+

May23

Hazaar at The Old Firehouse

The Firehouse, , 50 New North Road., Exeter

Hazaar - Gypsy/klezmer outfit from Dartmoor bring their mayhem to The Firehouse for a night of electrifying dance!

Hazaar are known for setting dance floors alight with their high octane, 'festival style' klezmer fused with a blend of Yiddish funk, rock, dub and jazz.

Hazaar on stage for 2 stomping sets - 22.30pm 'til1am

Farm ciders, autumn ales,mulled wine, homemade meals and pizzas served till 3am - late license.

Free entry before 8pm/£1 after.

Bring your dancing shoes.

Age limit: 18+

Hazaar with Pickleshack at Upton Barn.

Upton Barn and Walled Garden, Upton Farm, Cullompton

Michelin trained chef, Josh McDonald-Johnson, utilises Cullompton’s finest local produce to create a sumptuous three course meal in the stunning surrounds of Upton Barn & Walled Garden

Bring your dancing shoes for the raucous orchestra of klezmer mayhem from Hazaar.

£25 for a three course meal and live music

A bar will be available

Bookings Essential!

£25 (including 3 course meal)

Apr11

Hazaar at The Old Firehouse

The Firehouse, , 50 New North Road., Exeter

Hazaar - Gypsy/klezmer outfit from Dartmoor bring their mayhem to The Firehouse for a night of electrifying dance!

Hazaar are known for setting dance floors alight with their high octane, 'festival style' klezmer fused with a blend of Yiddish funk, rock, dub and jazz.

Hazaar on stage for 2 stomping sets - 22.30pm 'til1am

Farm ciders, autumn ales,mulled wine, homemade meals and pizzas served till 3am - late license.

Free entry before 8pm/£1 after.

Bring your dancing shoes.

Age limit: 18+

Feb27

Hazaar at The Old Firehouse (With Bezmer)

The Firehouse, , 50 New North Road., Exeter

Hazaar - Gypsy/klezmer outfit from Dartmoor bring their mayhem to The Firehouse for a night of electrifying dance!

Hazaar are known for setting dance floors alight with their high octane, 'festival style' klezmer fused with a blend of Yiddish funk, rock, dub and jazz.

Hazaar on stage for 2 stomping sets - 22.30pm 'til1am

Farm ciders, autumn ales,mulled wine, homemade meals and pizzas served till 3am - late license.

Free entry before 8pm/£1 after.

Bring your dancing shoes.

Age limit: 18+

Hazaar at The Old Firehouse

The Firehouse, , 50 New North Road., Exeter

Hazaar - Gypsy/klezmer outfit from Dartmoor bring their mayhem to The Firehouse for a night of electrifying dance!

Hazaar are known for setting dance floors alight with their high octane, 'festival style' klezmer fused with a blend of Yiddish funk, rock, dub and jazz.

Hazaar on stage for 2 stomping sets - 22.30pm 'til1am

Farm ciders, autumn ales,mulled wine, homemade meals and pizzas served till 3am - late license.

Free entry before 8pm/£1 after.

Bring your dancing shoes.

Age limit: 18+

Oct4

Wedding

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A glick hot dich getrofen! 

There goes another summer. Hazaar have been honoured to be a part of some lovely couples special day. We have had great fun performing at festivals, parties and events across the country. We have also all been on our holidays which has seen the Hazaarians scattered and stranded at various locations such as Alpine mountains, Indonesian airports, Bell tent villages and abandoned Cornish pubs.
However the exodus is over and we have returned to bring home the sweaty mayhem!
Some interesting gigs coming up both new and classic so check the gig list and peruse Facebook, hope to see you soon.Inshallah.


 

Tsupa dupa! 

2014?? It disappeared faster than the complimentary drinks! 

  I trust everyone enjoyed the ride on ‘year of the horse’. The Hazaarians certainly did, however for us it was more ‘year of the function’. Our raucous pub gigs were replaced with beautiful marquees, tipis and manor houses. Our hosts were welcoming, warm and well upfrit! 

 The summer brought us a new recruit, the king of ‘Bezmer’, Owen. A voice that causes such seismic activity we get hounded by fracking protesters. Owen also knows how to throw gypsy shapes, hence the ‘Bezmer’ moniker. A melting pot of Klezmer music and Bez from the Happy Mondays!!
There was still the occasional public outing, Beautiful Days festival, Kingsbridge Food and Drink festival and a blistering set for Moretonhamstead Music Day were my personal highlights. October saw the arrival of Rudy, Rupert’s third son. A blues legend in the making Rudy joins Ollie and Mo in the McDonald musical dynasty.

  The year was topped off in our own back yard at the Ring of Bells North Bovey, We aired a few ‘alternatives’ from the back catalogue which made for an interesting set. 

To be amongst friends in a pub on windswept dartmoor on the eve of new year playing the tunes we love, ain’t bad eh?


So to the new year...

   A return to Exeter’s favourite live venue The Old Firehouse for a residency beginning on Saturday January 17th. The Hazaarians are amped up for this one, it could be a classic. So come and dance!

Bridford Bukuria and Beyond! 

The summer is hotting up for the Devonshire Party Style Klezmer Protagonistas! 
 The end of April was marked with a sweaty set of bearded revelry at The Drewe Arms, Drewsteignton. We were joined on stage by our newest recruit, Owen (Rasputin). Like a hairy Russian chanteuse Owen has a presence on stage that cannot be broadcasted through this humble blog. It must be witnessed!
The jolly old knees up at the Drewe also featured a guest spot by Lawrence the landlord who managed to sing his announcements in time to 'Suddenly My Hamster Was Sick On The Carpet'!
So a good night was had by all..
After a short intermission (and who knows maybe a rehearsal) we are heading down the Teign Valley to the Bridford Inn on the 26th May for a relatively civilised afternoon gig that will delight Dentists (2.30 start).
Then the 1st June takes us deep into the rolling hills of the South Hams where we plan to binge on hummus  before taking to the stage to close the Kingsbridge Food and Drink Festival. Lots of great acts so worth going even if the dips run out!
After that it's private parties and such like, but some festival news still to announce and I reckon some more pub dates as I'm sure it is not my turn to drive!