Nancy has entertained under the pseudonym of “Mrs. Schmaltz” for many years, offering up an eclectic blend of international music, with a particular focus on Yiddish, Klezmer, Eastern European, Mediterranean and Israeli genres. Lively, festive and hauntingly beautiful, this music, which has been deeply rooted in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa, has had a heavy influence on American popular and folk music.
The rich melodies stemming from the Klezmer and Yiddish Theatre traditions are timeless in their appeal, and have served as an inspiration to such American music giants as George Gershwin, Benny Goodman, Burt Bacharach and Stephen Sondheim.
Mrs. Schmaltz presents an entertaining, enlightening and informative program that pays tribute to the best and most endearing music of the Jewish-American tradition. Nancy can also custom tailor her repertoire and performance to suit any particular programming or party needs. Vocal entertainment with musical accompaniment in the form of a duo, trio, quartet or quintet for any type of gathering – be it elegant or informal, intimate or grand. Larger units such as a six-eight piece dance or show band are additionally available for larger parties and lavish affairs.