Pamela Bingham Sheppard

Pamela Bingham (Sheppard) (clarinet/saxophone)

Ms. Bingham, founder of The Kosher Klezmer Band, graduated with a Masters degree from The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and served as an adjunct professor of music at Houston Community College for many years. Pamela was an alternate musician with the Houston Symphony for six years and has performed as a feature clarinetist with Klezmer Bands both nationally and locally. Ms. Bingham’s other performing groups include The Jive Sisters with Jazz Vibraphonist Harry Sheppard, The Ziggy Band and the Pam & Harry duo.

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The Kosher Klezmer Band, Photo by Janice Rubin

The Kosher Klezmer Band

The Kosher Klezmer Band members bring a wealth of experience to this lively performing ensemble. Our musicians are all professionals and have strong backgrounds in Jewish music. Many have degrees in music and experience in musical styles ranging from Classical to Klezmer, Rock and Jazz!




Pictured: Left:
Pamela Bingham Sheppard - Clarinet
Janice Rubin - Vocals
Zach Lerner - Trumpet
John Ross - Piano
Rob Stevenson - Bass
David Lerner - Drums

Additional Options:

   We offer Heralding Trumpets and Classical Guitar as well as traditional Jewish Music for Wedding Ceremonies. Jazz Duos or Trios for dinner and cocktail receptions, and of course our Full Band will have everyone dancing the night away!

The Ziggy BandThe Ziggy Band, photo by Hall Puckett

This unique party band works with you in designing the perfect mood for every moment of your special event. Using the latest technology and matching Houston’s top singers and musicians with Your playlist, this band is comparable to a DJ, with the added dynamic energy of live performers.

is available as a 3-piece for intimate settings or up to a 7-piece band for a grand event.

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Lauren DeAlbert Checchio
(guest artist/percussion)Lauren DeAlbert Checchio

Lauren Checchio has been playing percussion for ten years.
She attended the Ali Akbar College of Music in California and has studied with some of the best percussionist in the world. Ms. Checchio traveled to the Middle East to study the art of Doumbek. She also traveled to Hawaii to study Tabla and the Aboriginal Didgeridoo. Aboriginal Didgeridoo

Lauren is based in Austin Texas and is in demand as a teacher
of percussion,
both for private lessons and group workshops.

Ms. Checchio performs as a special guest artist with The Kosher Klezmer Band!



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Client Comments

Hi Pam,

Thank you for playing at our sons Bar Mitzvah Party!!!  You guys were a hit! I knew it was a hit when I saw the Rabbi drumming away on the table and singing along to the music and the waiters were also dancing in the kitchen hallway. The music was fantastic and kept everyone dancing all night. That had to have been the longest hora we've ever danced to....we all had so much fun!!

It has been 1 week since the party and people still keep telling us how much they enjoyed the music that evening, "The band was awesome!"

You guys are the best in our book and we will most certainly book you guys for our next Simcha. We will definetly recommend ya'll if anyone is looking for a good Band that plays a variety of music.

Thanks so much!

David & Mari Barkhausen

I can't thank you and your bands enough for the great music you provided for the ceremony and reception party.
It was a blast from start to finish!
I really appreciate the time the Kosher Klezmer Band put in to learn the folk dances and to Janice for "learning" Bulgarian.
The procession, the horas, etc, were so much fun I hardly noticed not eating.
In fact, I was so busy dancing I hardly even had a crack at the drinks!

Thanks again for helping to make it a tremendous day for all us,
Al and Marsha Feiveson


Dear Pamela,

I want to thank you and your wonderful musicians for the amazing contribution you made to the wedding of our children at Camp Young Judaea.  Your music in the background during their ketubah signing made the moment even more magical.  The music was transformational.  You helped us move our large group from one place to the next and capture the mood of each place.  From the ketubah signing, to the ceremony, to the reception and then to the Hora set at the dinner, we enjoyed your music and professionalism.  I hope we can do it again for our daughter!!!!!

Very sincerely,

Sarah and Denis Braham

Dear Bing Entertainment,
We received SOOOO many compliments on all aspects of your music for our son's Bar Mitzvah…outdoor Jewish music, indoor Jewish music, rock/pop, and DJ!

Our party planner thought you were great!
Thanks for making me look good and thanks for a great experience!

Andrew Jacobson
San Antonio, TX.

Dear Pam,

I would like to thank you for your performance at our wedding on December 31.
It was an amazing addition to the atmosphere of the party and your professional experience and sensitivity created just the right music for this event!
Tali and Roy and our entire family enjoyed your band's music tremendously and we appreciate your talent & effort.

Many thanks and wishing you a wonderful year!


Hi Pam  

On the fourth we got together with the families from our Chavurah group.  Everyone said they loved all of the music for the wedding !  The music for the pre wedding and the Chuppah ceremony was beautiful.  The Kosher Klezmer Band was terrific!  And last but not least your Ziggy Band was phenomenal.  The variety of the songs played was superb and your singers were something else!  You were wonderful to work with and so very helpful!  I would highly recommend you to anyone who is interested in hearing fantastic music!

Take care and thanks again!