Purim Dance and Costume Party
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About The Event
Experience a real dancing atmosphere and enjoy Eastern European Jewish folk music that combines old-world melodies with Jazz Age rhythms and contemporary energy.
Hora, Israeli folk, Big Band, Foxtrot, Rumba, Tango, Waltz, World Music and more..
Chicago’s Maxwell Street Klezmer Band plays 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. Led by violinist Alex Koffman with vocalist Tanya Melamed, the band performs concerts as well as filling the dance floor for lively Jewish and Swing Dancing.
In 1983, Lori Lippitz founded the Maxwell Street Klezmer
Band, named for Chicago's old Sunday morning Jewish marketplace.
In the years since, Maxwell Street has become the Midwest's most popular klezmer band, touring seven times in Europe and performing throughout the U.S., including Carnegie Hall. Audiences of all backgrounds have been delighted by Maxwell Street's high-energy performances that glow with warmth and humor.