Clarinetist David Krakauer has mastered a wide-range of styles, including classical chamber music, Eastern European Klezmer music, the avant-garde, rock and jazz. He is a natural storyteller who has dazzled colleagues and the public.
Krakauer is in demand worldwide as a guest soloist with the finest chamber music groups. Collaborations have included the Tokyo String Quartet, the Eroica Trio, the Kronos Quartet, the Lark Quartet, the Mendelssohn String Quartet, and the Empire Brass Quintet. Programs ranged from Brahms and Bartok to Schoenberg and Golijov.
As one of the leading musicians of the new wave of Klezmer music, David Krakauer tours the globe with his celebrated Klezmer Madness! Ensemble. While firmly rooted in traditional Klezmer folk tunes the band also pays homage to R&B jazz classical and funk.
His first release on the prestigious French jazz label Label Bleu A New Hot One garnered France’s prestigious Diapason d’Or Prize.
Klezmer Madness (Tzadik 711, 1995)
Klezmer NY (Tzadik 7127, 1998)
A New Hot One (Label Bleu 6617, 2000)
The Twelve Tribes (Label Bleu, 2002)
Johannes Brahms – The New York Philomusica Chamber Ensemble (New York Philomusica Records, 2002)
Klezmer Concertos and Encores (Milken Archive of Jewish Music, 2003)
Music From The Winery (Tzadik, 2004)
Krakauer Live in Krakow (Label Bleu, 2004)
Bubbemeises: Lies My Gramma Told Me (Label Bleu, 2005)
David Krakauer (Naxos, 2007)
Moravec: Tempest Fantasy / Mood Swings / B.A.S.S. Variations – Trio Solisti & Tweet Tweet – Abraham Inc. (Table Pounding Records, 2009)
The Best of David Krakauer (Label Bleu, 2010)
Pruflas: The Book of Angels (Tzadik, 2012)
Dreams & Prayers (Dreams & Prayers, 2014)
The Big Picture (United For Opportunity, 2014)
Ancestral Groove: Checkpoint (United For Opportunity, 2016)