About Us

ChickenFat Klezmer Orchestra is a fun and energetic band that is passionate about bringing diverse musical 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.  We love playing live and always get the crowd dancing!

Customer Testimonial

“Oh My Goodness! I will have to have you all back again.  The residents all had such had a wonderful time.  Thanks so much for coming–it was a great evening.  Everyone had such a great time!” – Activity Coordinator, Mather Place of Wilmette

Booking Information

To hire us for a private event, fill out the contact form here or email us at [email protected]

ChickenFat, backing up Jon Spiegel at Martyrs
ChickenFat Klezmer Orchestra, with Jon Spiegel at Martyrs’. Photo by Laurie Viets.