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Who is the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band?

About Us

 

In 1983, Lori Lippitz founded the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, named for Chicago's old Sunday morning Jewish marketplace. 

In the years since, Maxwell Street has become the Midwest's most popular klezmer band, touring seven times in Europe and performing throughout the U.S., including Carnegie Hall. Audiences of all backgrounds have been delighted by Maxwell Street's high-energy performances that glow with warmth and humor.

History

In 1983, Lori Lippitz founded the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, named for Chicago's old Sunday morning Jewish marketplace.

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Why Choose Maxwell Street

With over 25 years of experience and over 4,500 celebrations and concerts we play authentic klezmer music and can customize your celebration without a hitch.

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What is "Klezmer Music"?

Klezmer is a Hebrew word, a collusion of the words "kley" (vessel) and "zemer" (melody) that referred to musical instruments in ancient times. It became colloquially attached to Jewish folk musicians sometime in the middle ages.