Vilde Mekhaye (Wild Ecstasy) Eleanor Reissa & Frank London & The Klezmer Brass All Stars Tony Award-nominated singer, director, actor, writer Eleanor Reissa is one of the few Yiddish singers who learned the language and song as a child. A Brooklyn-born child of survivors, she has lived and grown up with Yiddish song. Ex-Sir Frank London, Grammy Award winner, member of the Klezmatics and ‘high Priest of avant-klez-jazz’ was also born in Brooklyn, but listened solely to rock and Frank Zappa in his English speaking household, and subsequently embraced the Yiddish tradition and revolutionized it. Together, they are a Yiddish trumpet-chanteuse team in the tradition of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong and Louis Prima & Keely Smith. Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars aka »Di Shikere Kapelye (The Inebriated Orchestra)« have toured the world, performing with Boban Markovic, Maracatú NY, and rocking every bandstand. Their three recordings on Piranha Musik all received critical acclaim, winning the Preis der Deutsche Schallplatten Kritik and Rolling Stone Magazine’s 10 Best World Music Recordings. Eleanor’s Yiddish theater mixed with the band’s klezmer insanity under Frank’s ‘Mad Scientist’ leadership create a program that cuts to the heart. Unknown to classic Yiddish party anthems, theater songs, political songs and songs of women’s lives. Their first recording together is entitled, Vilde Mekhaye (Wild Ecstasy). The soulful and inimitable “Yiddish Diva” Eleanor Reissa and the “mystical high priest of New Wave Avant-Klez jazz” Frank London explore the world of Yiddish song, from the obscure to the chestnuts.