Maxwell Street Klezmer Band Hiawatha Music Festival Performance

Abstract/Description: The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band was a Yiddish dance band from Chicago. According to the 1986 Festival program, "to describe the klezmer sound to anyone who's never heard it, well it's kinda like what a polka band might sound like if it went amuk [sic] and ran away to join a psychedelic circus." The band members included Lori Lippitz (guitar and vocals), James Sobacki (trumpet), Shelley Yoelin (clarinet), Vili Barder (trombone), and Joel Cohen (percussion).
Subject(s): Folk music
Folk music festivals
Marquette (Mich.)
Date Created: 1986-07-19