Sholom Aleichem.  This is the official web site for The Nu Haven Kapelye, a very, very big Klezmer group based in the greater New Haven community.  Founded in 1998, we play at simchas including weddings and b’nai mitzvahs, senior centers, pubs, music theaters, and festivals, including an annual December 25th community concert and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven. The Nu Haven Kapelye is directed by David Chevan and membership is open to anyone in the community.

Please join us on November 10 for our big CD release party in Hamden, Connecticut for our new CD, What's Nu?
click on the photo to purchase tickets in advance for a reduced price:


Our winter hours in the studio in 2015 have produced our first album, What's Nu? which is now available on our music page!  Watch the preview above. Or take a step back and experience our first day's recording session through this time lapsed recording made by drummer Jay Miles.
Two articles are already available on line about our new CD!! Click here to read an article in the New Haven Independent about the emergence of a Klezmer scene in New Haven. We are one of the bands profiled in the story.

Or click here to read a piece in Radio Sefarad, from Spain, that calls our group, La Super Big Band del Klezmer!!

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Nu Haven Kapelye CD release event in New York

Jalopy Theater and School of Music, 315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn

Our New York debut!!! We are giving a workshop at 6:30. Please bring your instrument and we will provide you with some of our music and teach some of what we do and then you are very welcome to sit in on the concert for those tunes!! And please come join us at the concert at 8:30 when we share our music in New York for the first time.


Annual December 25 Family concert of Jewish music

Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden CT

Come join us for an afternoon of Jewish music and song. Dance, sing, and have a great time on someone else's holiday!!! No, wait!! its Hannukah! So we will also be celebrating!! Come on down and let's have us a party and a concert.