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ChickenFat Klezmer Orchestra

ChickenFat Klezmer Orchestra is a fun and energetic band that is passionate about bringing diverse musicals styles from around the world to Chicago. We start with traditional klezmer music, and add to it from our many influences including Balkan and Mediterranean tunes and songs sung in Ladino, Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian.


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About Us

ChickenFat Klezmer Orchestra got their start in 2008 when several klezmer-loving musicians met at the Old Town School of Folk Music and decided to start a band.


Over the years we’ve expanded our repertoire to include Sephardic and Israeli folk songs as well as music from Yiddish theater.

Some of our notable performances include appearances at the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival, the Edgewater Arts Festival, the Chicago Folk & Roots Festival, and more. We love playing live  and always get the crowd dancing. 


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Created: 20220215

Updated: 20220308

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