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Wedding Raves

What people are saying about The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band:

What can we say? We don't like the word 'perfect' but we had a perfect wedding. You were with us every step of the way, for two years now. You truly made our wedding. I can't put words to how much magic the band created during the party. At one point, we saw the floor full of couples dancing—my aunt and uncle, who never get up to dance, holding each other like teenagers at a prom. 


We got endless comments at brunch about how great you all were. Some friends of ours said dancing to live music inspired them to want to take dance lessons. As the cantor said during his beautiful comments at the ceremony, we don't have to have a perfect marriage. But, we got to have a perfect wedding. If it's a mitzvah to make a wedding couple smile on their day, you guys hit the jackpot. 

- Lilly & Steve, 2023

Bride & Groom

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"Thank you so much for the incredible hora set! That almost hour of dancing was even more fun than I could've imagined. The feedback we've heard from the event was that it was a phenomenal hora. Thank you and all of the amazing musicians again!"

- Hannah B. 


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"Lori!!! You and the band were so great!!! Everyone was absolutely KVELLING over the ceremony musicamazing. And they had such a fun time at the reception!!  Thank you thank you thank you.  Please send our regards and share our gratitude with the whole ensemble!"

- Cantor Stefanie G.



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“We were all ECSTATIC about the music you provided—the pace and flow was excellent, but the quality of the ensemble was phenomenal and impressive!  So many of our guests commented on how versatile your group was—the vocals and instrumentals were all superb. I cannot thank you enough—and I am supremely happy that MSKB was the band for our daughter's wedding!  It was truly special from the start (the ceremony) to the finish!  You organized the whole event to perfection.  It was a spectacular event! 


Lori, you are so professional and so meticulous in your planning and organization.

People were telling us all evening how versatile and terrific the music was—and we had a LOT of professional musicians amongst our guests!”

- Susan M.

Classical Pianist and Mother of the Bride

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"I cannot fully explain just how much the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band enhanced my wedding day. We had so many phenomenal vendors and elements of the wedding, but the thing that every person we talk to brings up is the band! From the lovely background they provided during cocktails/kabbalat panim, to the absolutely breathtakingly beautiful music provided at the ceremony, to the music at the reception, Maxwell Street was the absolute top caliber of music we could have imagined.


I still cannot describe the beauty of Alex Koffman's violin processional without crying. And the variety of music at the party: music for a horah set that everyone is still talking about, Russian classics, the Beatles, and some of today's top pop hits- it is incredible that one band can offer so much, and do it all so beautifully. 

On top of all of this, the band's leader, Lori Lippitz, was instrumental in making sure the day went smoothly. She made sure that she knew exactly what I wanted ahead of time, so that the day of the wedding, everything was absolutely perfect. 

One friend said it to me best, "Allison, it was like each of those musicians set out that night to play their heart out for you! You could tell it wasn't just another gig for them, they showed love for you, and wanted to be sure you had the most perfect night." 

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band should be the obvious choice for any wedding!"

- Alison Z.


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"Thanks to you all for an awesome night of music at our wedding. Literally everyone has been saying how much they loved the music and how great Maxwell Street was. We knew you guys were good and that we'd love it, but you managed to far exceed our expectations. So so so great!"

- Rena & John

Bride & Groom

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"It was an amazing day and the music was wonderful."

- Leah A.


"Alex, thanks for making our simcha perfect! We enjoyed the Klezmer performance immensely. Listening to you at any time can bring me to tears. You and the Maxwell St. Klezmer Band made the evening very special, indeed. Your performance will stay in my mind forever."

- Faye and Charlie

Parents of the Bride

"The music was wonderful! Thank you for enhancing our celebration and for choosing and performing beautiful music. We appreciated how easy you made everything. Please convey our thanks to the musicians."

- Chris and Alla

Groom and Bride

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"I just wanted to send you a message thanking you for all of your help and your amazing talent! It was such a pleasure to have the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. My friends are trying to come up with an event just so we can have you back!"

- Kim W.


"The whole evening was outstanding! It was the band.  Such spirit in the room, so much dancing! There was hardly anybody at their tables—everyone was out on the dance floor!  You guys sure how know how to throw a party! Thanks again for making Rachel and Austin's wedding so special!  People from both coasts told me it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to in their life!"

- Judy T.

Mother of the Bride

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"You were wonderful. The range of your repertoire was truly amazing. The variety of traditional music interspersed with music from the 40's on to contemporary made for great dancing and offered something for everyone. We all had a blast. Also, having a dance leader was a terrific addition. For those of us who had no previous experience with ethnic dancing, it really helped get everyone into the spirit."

- Betsy O.

Mother of the Bride


"WOW! I knew the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band was good, but you were all fantastic! I am still hearing raves about how wonderful the music was at the wedding. You really made the evening, and we could not be more pleased! You knew what would connect with everyone, and when adding the warmth and cheer, that made the evening just what we had hoped it would be--perfect! Thank you so much for managing all of our requests while making such beautiful music for us. You made the moment and the memories!"

- Marilyn and Fred O.

Parents of the Bride

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"You guys were awesome. Kept the ruach going, went with the crowd, great mix of klezmer and "modern simcha" music. We could not have been more pleased. It was great! There was so much energy in the room, and you were so important to that! Many thanks for helping to make it such a wonderful leibedek (lively) event!"

- Dr. L. W.

Mother of the Bride

"I second my mom's response. We couldn't be happier with all the work you did! The music was amazing and the vibe you created was unique and exactly what we wanted! Our friends and family loved you and had an amazing time. I'm so glad everything worked out so perfectly!! Thank you so much for everything!!!"

- Shira W.


"The wedding was perfect and the band amazing. Everyone danced and danced. We are still all aglow just thinking about it. It is hard to get back to reality after spending a year planning it. Ari and Jonah were just so happy. The wedding was magical--almost like a fairy land."

- Cyndee S.

Mother of the Bride

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