The Ottawa Klezmer Band


For your wedding or special event, Ottawa Klezmer Band musicians are available as soloists, duets, trios, quartet or as the entire ensemble.  Write to

Floralove Katz, M.S.W., B.A., G.C.C.R., Band Leader, Artistic Director, The Ottawa Klezmer Band;  Vocalist, Cellist, Pianist

Starting piano lessons at age three and cello at 11, Floralove completed studies at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec in Montreal.  A cellist with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra for over two decades, she continues as a chorus member of Opera Lyra Ottawa for over 20 years.  Katz founded The Ottawa Klezmer Band over 30 years ago.  The Band has since performed on major stages and at numerous special events and private functions.

For many years, Katz has also performed solo at senior’s residences, schools and community events.  Her extensive repertoire includes holiday classics, “golden oldies” standards, Broadway tunes, Yiddish Theatre and Art Songs, and much more.  She has appeared on stage and television.

Photos by Howard Sandler Photography,