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Wendy L. · Getting married on 08/21/2021
Wonderful music and lots of fun!
I’ve used the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band for all 4 of my children’s bar/bat mitzvahs. They were wonderful. Easy to work with, accommodating and their music is fabulous. They really got the guests going! If my daughter were getting married in Chicago I would definitely use them again. Their traditional music is always meaningful and fun!Sent on 09/22/2020
Scott G. · Married on 04/06/2021
Listen and Adds Lots of Creative Value
The folks and Maxwell were patient and helpful during the planning process for the wedding evening. At the wedding, their execution was spot on. The bonus was that in action, Maxwell Band added wonderful creative moments that were not expected. I highly recommend.Sent on 06/25/2020
Maxwell Street Klezmer Band's reply:Alex, Tanya and the whole team had a blast playing for your daughter's wedding! I am sure that no one ever saw something as carefully can theatrically crafted as you created for your daughter's special day. Wishing her and all of you many more simchas!
Susan L. · Married on 05/07/2020
Unforgettable wedding music!
From a very satisfied mother-of-the-bride: People are STILL talking about the band at Ellie & Jonathan's 2018 wedding. Maxwell St went from Klezmer to classical to show tunes to Latin to rock like multiple bands seamlessly rolled into one.Sent on 06/27/2020
Maxwell Street Klezmer Band's reply:We are so glad that all the planning paid off and that everyone had a great time! We will always remember that special night.
Debra W. · Married on 10/27/2019
Klezmer at its best!
One of the compliments we most often received from our guests after our wedding celebration was how much they enjoyed the band. We couldn't have asked for more!Sent on 05/14/2020
Maxwell Street Klezmer Band's reply:It was a joy to play for your simcha! Thank you for taking the time to recommend the band--it means so much to all of us.
Allison · Married on 09/02/2018
The absolute perfect wedding band
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, to the absolutely breathtakingly beautiful music provided at the ceremony, to the awesome music for dancing the night away at the reception, Maxwell Street was the absolute top caliber of music we could have imagined.
I still cannot describe the beauty of Alex Kauffman'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, 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!Sent on 06/28/2020
Maxwell Street Klezmer Band's reply:Allison...what can we say? You and Misha and your wonderful families will always be in our hearts! When you played the violin for your betrothed, there was not a dry eye in the room. Noch bei simchas!!
R · Married on 12/31/2013
Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Fabulous band! Gets everybody up and dancing - they really make a celebration special. We have used them for many parties - bar and bat mitzvah and weddings. Laurie is a great MC and Alex is superb on the violin, as are all the other musicians. Of course, they play wonderful klezmer music and they also play a variety of modern music - just ask and they can play it. Bravo - they will make your simcha special!Sent on 06/26/2020
Maxwell Street Klezmer Band's reply:Thank you so much for taking the time to recommend the band! It was so special to play for you and your family, and we wish you more joy and many more simchas in the future!
Alla · Married on 03/20/2011
We were so happy that we chose to work with Maxwell Street for our ceremony and cocktail hour music. Alex and Lori were very friendly and accommodating - working with us to find the perfect klezmer, classical, and jazz selections for our wedding. Alex is an amazingly versatile musician - playing Jewish, Russian, and classical melodies with equal grace and ease. Our guests were very impressed with and touched by the music - we only wish we had had more time to listen to it ourselves. Thank you for working so hard to provide the beautiful soundtrack on our wedding day!Sent on 06/28/2011
Maxwell Street Klezmer Band's reply:1,000 thanks for taking the time to give us this wonderful review! Because of this, we have the opportunity to connect with other like-minded brides and grooms who visit this website.