Formed in 2009 in Santa Barbara, California, Kalinka plays a rich mix of music including Jewish klezmer, traditional jazz, gypsy swing, Roma music, and Middle Eastern melodies. Their acoustic sound is joyous, sweet, and gutsy. They have played at the Skirball Cultural Center, the Live Oak Music Festival, the Santa Barbara Jewish Festival, the University of California Santa Barbara's Noon World Music Series, Westmont College, Ojai Earth Day, Santa Barbara Earth Day, The Oldtime Fiddlers Festival in Goleta, and the Topanga Canyon Banjo and Fiddle Festival. They have also played at many weddings, school concerts, and private events. The band includes Fred Nadis on clarinet, Eric Ederer on acoustic guitar/oud, Besnik Yzeiri on violin, and Andrew Fedders on bass.