Contrary to Expectation

“Davka's four musicians whirl their spells with a supple interplay of violin, cello,bassoon and percussion. Their compositions and improvisations, swirling around a center of enlivened klezmer melodies and pulsing Middle Eastern rhythms, weave a dancing, winding path through the diversity of Jewish cultural and historic experience…” -Jerry Karp, SF Chronicle

"The wildest, most unhinged drum solos I have ever witnessed...It's a rock show with pyrotechnic grandeur, just without the rock or the pyrotechnics." -Rob Harvilla, East Bay Express

"Daniel Hoffman has gracefully engineered an unlikely cultural feat in the celebrated band Davka, merging Eastern European Jewish musical forms with Middle Eastern rhythms and cadences." -Andy Gilbert, San Jose Mercury News