ChickenFat Klezmer playing a Bar Mitzvah

If you need a klezmer band for your event, look no further!  ChickenFat Klezmer Orchestra can be hired for private events including weddings, bat mitzvahs, bar mitzvahs, and other celebrations. 

Booking Info

We can perform as a small ensemble, a large band, or anywhere in between, so you will have the ideal size group for your occasion!  We perform in Chicago and the Greater Chicagoland area.

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Customer Testimonial

Thanks for the memorable performance! I never would have imagined that a klezmer band could be the key that turns a get-together into a raucous soiree, but thanks to Chickenfat, I have a new respect for and understanding of klezmer and how it can light up a room. – Lisa

Photo by Candice Cusic


Hear some of our mp3s (Right-click and “Save As” to download):
Nifty’s Freilach
Sheyn Vi Di Levone
Shab Chi
Mayn Yiddishe Meydele
Rumanian Bulgar
Abi Gezunt (Shake That Chicken Fat)