Birth Name: Ezra Michael Koenig
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 8, 1984
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Ezra Koenig is an American musician, singer, songwriter, screenwriter, and radio personality. He is the lead singer and guitarist for the band Vampire Weekend.
Ezra is the son of Bobby Bass, a psychotherapist, and Robin Koenig, a television and film set dresser. Ezra’s parents are both Jewish, and he had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.
He has a son with his partner, actress and writer Rashida Jones.
Ezra’s maternal grandfather was Allan A. Bass (the son of Isaac Bass/Basowitz and Dora Tanzman/Tansman). Allan was born in New York, to Jewish parents from Minsk, Belarus.
Ezra’s maternal grandmother was named Mary/Maria Shapiro/Schapira (the daughter of Simon Schapira). Mary was born in Piatra Neamţ, Romania, to Jewish parents.
Sources: Obituary of Ezra’s maternal grandfather, Allan A. Bass – https://www.newspapers.com
Genealogies of Ezra’s maternal great-grandparents, Isaac Bass/Basowitz and Dora Tanzman/Tansman – https://www.geni.com