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(847) 675-4800 maxwellstreetband@gmail.com

Copyright 2019 Maxwell Street Klezmer Band


Thanks for your interest in our music!

You can purchase our albums and/or our book from Paypal with the links provided below or you can order via mail.

Order by Mail Instructions

Make sure to specify which album you want!
Send a $15 check 
(price includes sales tax, shipping and handling)

International Postage is an additional $14.00

Make Check Payable To: Klezmer Music Foundation
Mail To: 

4025 Harvard Terrace

Skokie, IL



Sweet Early Years
(Released: 1992, 2000

and 2013)

Maxwell Street Days
(Released: 1985 and 2013)

Old Roots New World
(Released: 2002)

Eight Nights of Joy

You Should Be So Lucky
(Released: 1996)

Arik Luck is... Moyshe Oysher
(Released: 2010)


The songs included are:

1. Zol Zayn Gelebt
2. Serba
3. Russian Sher
4. Lebedik un Freilech
5. Odessa Bulgar
6. Freilechs Fun der Chupeh
7. Mazel Tov, Mechutonim
8. Kolomeike
9. The Matzorena
10. Freitog Nokh'n Tzimis

The three books included in this set are:

1. Piano/Violin/Flute (Example from violin)
2. Clarinet/Sax/Trumpet
3. Bass & Chords(Piano/Guitar)/Trombone

Plus the practice CD.

The Joy of Klez
10 Klezmer classics arranged for bands. $46 for the set of three books, including the practice CD.

The Review from the Ari Davidov's Klezmershack
The first book is actually a series of books, and it answers one of the most common question I get asked by people interested in starting a klezmer band: "Where do I get arrangements?" Well, from Tara Music, where you can get the largest selection of Jewish music overall, and now you can get this exquisite collection. It's put together by the fine folks at Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, in whichever parts you want: the score, the bass/trombone parts, the piano/violin/flute parts, or the clarinet/sax/trumpet parts.


These books are ideal for anyone starting a band: Junior Klezmer Orchestras, synagogue klezmer bands, or even starting out with some friends and some enthusiasm--all are going to benefit from these books. The "score," the main fake book, also comes with a CD so you can hear how the arrangements sound. The tunes were originally recorded in the first golden age of American klezmer music, 1910-1940. As one would expect from books produced by Tara, the printing and typography are clear and impeccable.