Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Tour Information
Be Part of our 36th Anniversary Tour
Now booking dates for the 2020-2021 season

The Premiere Jewish Musical & Cultural Experience

  • Chicago's own Klezmer Revival band since 1983 and still going strong

  • Master musicians and engaging entertainers

  • Programs customized to audiences of all ages and backgrounds

"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

Celebrating 36 Years, Going Strong...

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Chicago’s Maxwell Street Klezmer Band plays lively Eastern European Jewish folk music that combines Old World melodies with Jazz Age rhythms and contemporary energy. Classical sophistication meets theatrical fun in an engaging performance filled with joy, soul, and humor. Steeped in rich traditions of Chicago jazz, a polished, horn-driven vitality gives Maxwell Street its distinctive sound. 


Performance Highlights:

  • Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center

  • Barbican Centre, London

  • Lyric Opera, Chicago: The Property, a New Klezmer Opera

  • Chicago Sinfonietta, Symphony Center: Klezmer Rhapsody

  • Annual Hanukkah Concert, Chicago Botanic Garden "Winter Wonderland Express" Concert Series       


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Fees range from $2,000 to $11,000, call (847) 675-4800 for more information. Fee range determined by time and location. Additional expenses include air/ground transportation, hotel accommodation, sound system, engineer, backline, and per diem.