ChickenFat performing at the 2014 Greater Chicago Jewish Festival. Photo by Rob Dicker.

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be performing at 2018’s Greater Chicago Jewish Festival on June 10th! This will be our third appearance there, and it’s always a great time. The festival takes place in beautiful St. Paul’s Woods in Morton Grove, IL.

We kick off the day at 11am, followed by an amazing lineup of great performers, including Corky Siegel, Howard Levy, RebbeSoul, Rabbi Joe Black, Guy King, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Stuart Rosenberg (one of ChickenFat’s mentors!), Listen Up A Capella!, Kol Sasson, Shakshuka, Ovadya, and Barbara Silverman.

Don’t miss it!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Greater Chicago Jewish Festival
St. Paul Woods, 6594 Oakton St

ChickenFat Klezmer Orchestra at the 2014 Greater Chicago Jewish Festival

ChickenFat Klezmer Orchestra at the 2014 Greater Chicago Jewish Fest. Photo by Rob Dicker

Last January we got together with some friends to hold Love Jam, a benefit concert for some causes near and dear to our hearts. It was a great success and fun evening, so we’re planning to do it again! This year’s concert is sponsored by Women Unite! ( and all proceeds will go to support two organizations helping women; Housing Opportunities for Women ( and The Women’s Business Development Council ( No cover, fun music and plenty of love.

January 20, 2018 – Independence Tap 3932 W Irving Park Rd Chicago, IL

More details here:

6pm: Hassan El-Tayyab of American Nomad (

7pm: Ice Bombe (

8pm: Blind Trust (

9pm: ChickenFat Klezmer Orchestra (