Don Byron: The Music of Mickey Katz


Copresented by the Chicago Humanities Festivaland the MCA

For this concert, Don Byron gathers a ten-member all-star band, for a revival of his groundbreaking 1993 recording, Don Byron Plays the Music of Mickey Katz. The performance is a faithful tribute to the campy wit and musical innovation of klezmer-style music by Mickey Katz, a touring and recording star of the 1950s, who entertained audiences with his virtuoso clarinet and wild pastiche of ethnic Jewish comedy.

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Don Byron
Photo: Cori Wells Braun