Musician seeks to form a ‘Cream City Klezmer Band’

Neil J. Zimmerman founded and played in the Lafayette Klezmorim for 33 years, when he was a professor at Purdue University. Now, the Glendale resident wants to again form a klezmer band.

Neil J. Zimmerman

“After I retired and moved to Cincinnati, I was a founding member of the Queen City Klezmer Band,” he said. “Now that I’m in Milwaukee, I’d love to be able to say I am a founding member of the Cream City Klezmer Band.”

Zimmerman plays clarinet and he’s got an interested mandolin player. They need experienced players, including a pianist, violinist, rhythm (string bass, tuba/trombone, drums) and a vocalist proficient in Yiddish songs.

If interested, contact Zimmerman at or 765-714-5653.