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!!

Return to form

Join our mailing list for the latest news.

Please enter your email address. Thanks!

Please prove that you are not a robot
Img 2110

Previous events

Nu Haven Kapelye @ YNHH - "Notes at Noon"

Yale New Haven Hospital, York Street, New Haven, CT

The New Haven Kapelye playing a one-hour lunchtime performance outside the Yale New Haven Hospital as part of the hospital's "Notes at Noon" series.

In case of rain, the gig moves indoors.

Nu Haven Kapelye plays the Redding Parks and Rec Beach Party

 —  —

Topstone Park, Redding

The Parks and Rec department in Redding Connecticut has a once-a-month beach party concert summer series. The Nu Haven Kapelye will provide the music for the July beach party concert. It’s at the beach in Topstone Park in Redding from 7-9 pm on Thursday, July 16.

A Wintertime Freylich with the Nu Haven Kapelye and special guests Renée Brachfeld and Mark Novak

Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden CT

Doors open 6:30 PM

An evening of Klezmer music and story telling, wine tasting, dessert bar, door prizes, dancing and more!

More info:

$20, $15 in advance, $5 under 13 Age limit: All ages


Nu Haven Kapelye - Notes at Noon - YNHH

Yale New Haven Hospital

The available dates are August 14, 21, and 28.