The Music of Mickey Katz
Sat, Nov 14, 2009, 12 am–11:59 pm
Saturday, November 14, 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 14, 9:30 pm
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.
Co-presented by the Chicago Humanities Festivaland Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.