Upcoming Public Events

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Photo: Karie Angell Luc

Saturday, December 4, 2021

2:00-4:00 PM

Maxwell Street Klezmer Quartet

Maxwell Street Klezmer Quartet plays music for Hanukkah Outdoor event for entertaining people as they shop.


Port Clinton Square, Highland Park, IL

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Photo: David Sutton Studios

Saturday, December 4, 2021

8:00-9:00 PM

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band featuring Cantor Pavel Roytman

On December 4th, 2021 at 8:00 PM, The Midnight Special folk music show welcomes Maxwell Street Klezmer Band to perform on the air for their annual Hanukkah celebration! The radio show will feature vocalist Cantor Pavel Roytman, an award-winning tenor and Cantor of Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah in Wilmette, IL.

To listen to the show on the air, tune in at WFMT 98.7 FM Chicago at 8:00 PM CST, or visit their livestream: listen here.

To learn more about (and tune in to) WFMT's "Folkstage" Radio Broadcast, click here.  

To become a member of WFMT in order to be able to see Folkstage performances in person, contact WFMT: here.

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Photo: David Sutton Studios

Saturday, March 20, 2022

3:00 - 5:00 PM 

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band with Cantor Pavel Roytman 

Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center "Charlotte's Web" Music Series

Temple Beth-El

1203 Comanche Drive

Rockford, IL 61107

Audiences of all ages and backgrounds tap their toes to the rollicking klezmer beat!  From the YiddishTheater to American Big Band, from the Shtetl to the Symphonic, the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band will delight you with Jewish favorites like “Bei Mir Bistu Sheyn” and "Rumania, Rumania!"  Under the direction of Music Director and Violinist Alex Koffman, classical sophistication meets theatrical fun in a performance filled with soul, and humor.  The featured singer will be Cantor Pavel Roytman, a young tenor from the Old Country.  

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Photo: David Sutton Studios

Thursday, March 31, 2022

7:30-9:30 PM


Maxwell Street Klezmer Band featuring Cantor Pavel Roytman 

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

111 W. Campbell St.

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

An evening of lively entertainment by Chicago’s legendary Jewish music ensemble that tips the hat in all directions: from the Yiddish Theater to American Big Band, from the Shtetl to the Symphonic.  The klezmer Big Band will feature Cantor Pavel Roytman singing favorites like "Belz" and "Rumania," as well as vocalist Lori Lippitz. Under the direction of violinist Alex Koffman, classical sophistication is married to theatrical entertainment in an evening of music that will leave you smiling.


Friday, April 29, 2022

1:00-2:00 PM

Quintet from Maxwell Street Klezmer Band


North Shore Senior Center

161 Northfield Road, Northfield, IL

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.

Tickets will be available in November 2021. 


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.


June 18, 2023


Maxwell Street Klezmer Band's 40th Anniversary Concert! 

Old Town School of Folk Music

Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall 

4544 North Lincoln Avenue

Chicago, IL