Leipzig is located in the Balkans? You might think so when you hear chelesta. The mixture of klezmer, brass, hip-hop and casually juggled jazz solos always leads to the following sequence of events: nodding your head in amazement, happily tapping your foot, and then dancing, dancing, dancing in any case until the end of the concert. The full-blooded musicians of chelesta, who advanced to almost cult status in insider circles in a short time, consistently tread the path of modern rhythms and created a new sound with their own compositions based on Eastern European melting pot harmonies. They make use of many influences and sound absolutely authentic with these mixtures of different styles. Unbridled joy of improvisation meets strict discipline in detail. From reggae or jazz festivals to jazz and folk clubs to fusion-open-air: the names of the venues prove: chelesta is globalized party music!