Through his art, Strom has brought back his spiritual Klezmer ancestors.
--TIME magazine --
The concert was electrifying - I was busy watching the audience and nobody stirred. It was a great idea to have them singing and swaying at the end. A great performance from everyone!" -- Joseph Astman Concert Series, Hofstra University --
Your weekend was a fabulous success. Many people have thanked me for bringing you to Adat Ari El. I have always found you very easy to work with, and I have enjoyed watching you grow artistically over the twenty years we have worked together. Your concert was one if the best Adat Ari El has ever presented. Your violin playing was so passionate and filled with different colors and styles; all within the Klezmer tradition. Elizabeth has really become a treasure - such a beautiful voice with such a range of dynamics and colors. Finally, the band was so tight. Just great from beginning to end.
--Cantor Ira Biegeleisen, Adat Ariel, Los Angeles. --
Thank you for organizing a wonderful afternoon of terrific music! Everyone left with smiles on their faces and it might have been hard for you to tell from the stage, but there was a lot of head nodding, swaying and dancing in the seats. We'd love to have you guys back
-- Carlsbad Library Concert Series --
I got so much wonderful feedback regarding the band and the concert. It was a terrific evening and I cannot thank you enough! The band was superb and I cannot say enough about your amazing Elizabeth. What a talent. She was so much fun to watch onstage. I hope to work with you again!
-- Temple Beth El, Riverside California --
A leading light of the klezmer revival. Kinetic Energy flying all around.
--Time Out New York --
Strom doesn't merely recapitulate new versions of the same standard repertoire. He discovers previously unknown melodies... and develops arrangements that are often heavily flavored with co-territorial influences. Strom also adds his own world-beat-influenced touches to the arrangements [and] long, dynamic, inventive instrumentals.
-- Radio personality, author and cultural critic Seth Rogovoy --
Strom and (Hot Pstromi) present a wide variety of music, infused with fine musicianship and bittersweet emotion.
-- Scott Stephens, Spin The Globe --
Hot Pstromi's virtuosity, passion and sonic energy reach into the past and push into the future.
-- Ashgrove Music --
A klezmer supergroup.
-- Houston Chronicle --
Violinist Yale Strom reinvents the emotional shtetl music scene in which Gypsy (Rom) and Jewish musicians slipped in and out of each other’s traveling bands in Eastern Europe.
-- Montreal Gazette (Top Ten World Music Artists 2007) --