Public Concerts


Tuesday, June 29, 2021
7:00-8:30 PM
Evanston Starlight Series

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

featuring Cantor Pavel Roytman


Kamen East Park at 1111 S. Blvd., Evanston, IL 

(At South Blvd. and Barton St.)

Chicago’s beloved Klezmer Big Band is back!   From Bei Mir Bistu Sheyn to Rumania to Sing Sing Sing, Maxwell Street KlezmerBand entertains audiences of all ages and backgrounds with its energetic and engaging performances.  Enjoy the laughing clarinet of Shelley Yoelin, the evocative violin of Alex Koffman, a rollicking horn line, and vocals with Cantor Pavel Roytman, Lori Lippitz and Natasha Bodansky.  

Please bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating at this free outdoor concert.

Thursday August 5, 2021 

7:30-9:00 PM

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

In the back parking lot of North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077


A special performance by the Klezmer Big Band!
Rain Location: Socially distanced, inside Center Theatre

Box Office (847) 673-6300
Tue-Fri: 12:00 PM-3:00 PM (phones only)

Save the Date:

Friday, September 17, 2021

1:00-2:00 PM

Quintet from Maxwell Street Klezmer Band 


North Shore Seniors Center, Northfield

Kick off the New Year with the Joy of Klez! The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band Quintet returns to the North Shore Seniors Center for a sparkling performance in the good old-fashioned spirit of fun. Ticket information will be available in August.

Save the Date:
Saturday, December 4, 2021

8:00-9:00 PM

WFMT's "Folkstage" Radio Broadcast


The Midnight Special folk music show welcomes Maxwell Street Klezmer Band to perform on the air in their annual Hanukkah celebration!

Members of Folkstage may see the concert live (assuming indoor gatherings are possible).  

To listen to the show, tune in at WFMT 98.7 FM Chicago.

To join Folkstage to see this and other concerts in person, contact WFMT: here.


Sunday, March 20, 2022

3:00-5:00 PM


Maxwell Street Klezmer Band 

Temple Beth El, Rockford, IL

(the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center Concert Series)


Sunday, June 12, 2022

11:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

Greater Chicago Jewish Festival

(Rescheduled from 6/7/20 and 6/13/21)


Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, The Junior Klezmer Orchestra, and The All-City Congregational Klezmer Band

Details to be announced.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

3:00 PM 

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, featuring Cantor Pavel Roytman

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

111 W Campbell St.

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

An evening of entertainment that tips the hat in all directions: from the Yiddish Theater to American Big Band, from the Shtetl to the Symphonic.  This one-of-a-kind show will feature Cantor Pavel Roytman, singing favorites like "Belz" and "Rumania." Plus, enjoy a duet with harmonious favorites from the Barry Sisters and the Yiddish Theater. Under the direction of violinist Alex Koffman, classical sophistication is married to theatrical entertainment. 


Maxwell Street Klezmer Band's 40th Anniversary Concert! 

Old Town School of Folk Music, Date TBA.

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