3/30 Update: Klezmer music group Balkano performs a free lunchtime concert on Friday April 1st @ Noon @ the Chicago Cultural Center. And no, this is NOT an April Fools Day Joke 😉
From April ’11 Spotlight:
I finally caught up with Balkano (one of Chicago’s best homegrown Klezmorim) at a rompin’ stompin’ late night show at Martyr’s in Lincoln Square on March 10. Vocalist Diana Lawrence wailed away on standards like “My Yiddishe Mama,” then composer Bryan Pardo introduced his new freylekh for clarinet, and toes started tapping all around the room.
To purchase Balkano’s CD, visit: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/balkano.