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visit our not for profit organization at klezmermusicfoundation.org.
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outreach work, please donate here.
The Midwest's Premier Klezmer Band Since 1983
Bringing Jewish Music and Culture
to All Ages and Backgrounds
2023: Maxwell Street's 40th Anniversary Year!
"It was wonderful to hear Chicago's Maxwell Street Klezmer Band cut loose so exuberantly…(They) brought the audience to its feet, cheering its approval."
-John von Rhein, Music Critic, Chicago Tribune,
Review of "Klezmer Rhapsody," Chicago Symphony Center
What We Bring to Your Audience
Four decades of experience as Chicago's original Klezmer revival band since 1983
Master musicianship and engaging entertainment
Programs tailored to audiences of all ages and backgrounds
The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band has charmed audiences from Carnegie Hall to the Barbican Centre in London with their unique Klezmer Big Band sound. Classical sophistication crossed with theatrical fun meet in a world-class performance filled with joy, soul, and good humor. Their "innovative traditionalism" brings music from the past to life with a contemporary twist.
Weddings & Special Events: From ceremonies to Horas and Danceleading, from Big Band to Rock and Roll...we ensure everyone has a wonderful time. Smaller ensembles can perform for your anniversary party, birthday party or special event.
Concerts: From a quartet to a big band, Maxwell Street will complement your concert series. To find out more, click here.
Educational Programming: From school concerts to colleges and senior homes, our workshops and educational concerts are sure to entertain, engage and educate.