Lori Lippitz


Lori Lippitz

Lori Lippitz (Vocalist, Guitarist) is the founder and manager of the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, which has toured the US and Europe and recorded six CDs. After studying Slavic Languages and Literature at the Universities of Michigan and Chicago, she devoted herself to restoring the “joy of klez” to the Chicago Jewish community. Under the auspices of the Klezmer Music Foundation, Lori started the Junior Klezmer Orchestra, mentoring young people in klezmer music and Yiddish songs. Among her other current Klezmer Music Foundation projects, she manages three congregational klezmer bands as well as the Salaam-Shalom Music Project, an interfaith orchestra combining members of Maxwell Street and members of the Chicago Muslim musical community. Lori also serves as a Cantorial Soloist at several congregations including the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation (Evanston and Ahavat Olam (Glenview).

 

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