The Casco Bay Tummlers, based in Portland, Maine, have been performing klezmer music since 1988! They have released three recordings and were featured performers on the LL Bean Holiday CD. They also have a dramatic side, creating and performing the music for the world premiere of “Manifest” at the Portland Stage Company and for a whimsical Belgian documentary, “Mon noM”. The Tummlers have a unique sound and a stage performance that features all members of the band. Steve Gruverman brings an extensive background in ethnic dance music to his soulful clarinet playing. Carl Dimow has developed a unique klezmer flute style, making the instrument an equal solo voice in the music. John Clark is an incredibly versatile bass player–everything from symphony to surf–perfect for the Tummlers eclectic approach to klezmer. Nancy 3. Hoffman brings a playfulness which audiences love to both her accordion playing and her singing. Peter McLaughlin keeps the traditional role as drummer happening with elements of jazz and improvisation.