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Jewish Herald-Voice

Chanukah In July - Shimmering Lights

- Album review, 07/11/2019

Institut Europeen des Musique Juives

Shimmering Lights – Hanukkah Music

- Album review, 05/16/2019


Adobe and Teardrops

Adobe & Teardrops: Episode 72

- Airplay, 07/26/2019


Polskie Radio

Yale Strom i muzyka na Chanukę

- Album review, 08/05/2019


Shimmering Lights: Hanukkah Songs

- Album review, 11/21/2018

Folk Roots/Folk Branches with Mike Regenstreif

Stubby Christmas


- Album review, 12/08/2018

San Diego Jewish World

Shimmering Lights bright at SDSU concert 

- Album review, 12/12/2018

Yiddish Forward

San Diego Troubadour

YALE STROM: Shimmering Lights

- Album review, 11/08/2018

Jewish Telegraph

Heaven NL

Shimmering Lights

- Album review, 11/15/2018

Ottawa Jewish Bulletin

All About Jazz

Click Zoom Bytes

Yale Strom's Broken Consort: Shimmering Lights

-Album review, 10/23/2018, NEW RELEASE.


Moors Magazine

Yale strom's broken consort

- Album review, 10/05/2018

San Diego Troubador

YALE STROM: Shimmering Lights 

- Album review, 11/01/2018

Westzeit Germany


- Album review, 11/01/2018

San Diego Reader

Yale Strom and Hot P’Stromi

- San Diego Reader

Detroit Jewish News

Detroit Jewish NewsA Passion For Yiddishkeit

-Detroit Jewish News 3/31/2016


Detroit Jewish News

Lauterbacher Anzeiger

Melancholie, die in Ironie aufgeht 

- Lauterbacher Anzeiger 3/21/2016


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"At once festive and intimate, for the Purim concert Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz and Alexis Kune offered us an anthology of songs and music traditionally sung on the occasion of Purim, embraced in the hearts of the audience."

Maison de la Culture Juive Paris, France

"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

"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

Despite its pervasiveness, Christmas doesn’t have a monopoly on high-quality holiday music in December. Assessing Hanukkah as a celebration of the freedom of faith and thought, Yale Strom’s Broken Consort conveys strength of purpose with its creative mixtures of folk, classical, jazz, blues, rock and traditional Jewish music styles on Shimmering Lights. First-rate violinist-composer-arranger Strom and his colleagues tap into the humanity of Sephardic and Yiddish folk songs. The bandleader’s gifted collaborators include Sara Caswell (who topped the category Rising Star–Violin in the 2017 DownBeat Critics Poll) and Elizabeth Schwartz, who skillfully sings in Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino and English, immersing herself in the music while eschewing egotism.

Frank-John Hadley Downbeat Magazine