Special Focus Programs


Parades, Holidays,
and more


In addition to concerts, festivals, school programs, and private parties, Jutta & the Hi-Dukes (tm) offers the following special-focus programs as well as being open to your event suggestions.


Discover Three Continents
of Christmas and Chanukah music


Jutta & the Hi-Dukes are your travel guides for the Holiday season. The eclectic band takes audiences on a three-continent holiday tour and gets audiences singing and drumming along to a very old French Noel as well as giggling to the humorous version of “Deck The Halls” made famous by Walt Kelly’s cartoon strip “Pogo.” Folks will learn to count to eight in Ladino (the Spanish-related language of the Sephardic Jews) as part of a Bosnian Chanukah song and then find out about the Julenisse of Danish Christmas tradition. Plus, folks will have the chance to do some simple, fun traditional ethnic circle dances. Blending Winter Seasonal music with the holiday music of Jews and Christians makes this program a wonderful end-of-the-year change of pace.


July 4th Parades, etc.


In 2002 the City of Zion awarded Jutta & the Hi-Dukes “Best Animation Act” of the city’s Jubilee Day Parade. Why? The Hi-Dukes actually WALK! Of course, their energetic immigrant music fits right in with the spirit of both July 4th and Labor Day festivities, but any parade will be livened up by this fun marching group.


Image of Hi-Dukes in parade line-up.

American music is always a great choice for Fourth of July parades and as Razzemetazz (tm) we offer a wide range of classic favorites. Which is why the Highland Park, IL parade has had the band kick off their parade every year since 2003!


Bastille Day (Fourteenth of July)
and other French events


Bastille Day commemorates the liberation of France from feudalism. Jutta & the Hi-Dukes has developed a French language presentation, “Les Beaux Chemins”, with a repertoire that ranges from medieval times to popular swing tunes and from Bretagne to French Canada. Eclectic and fresh, this program will surprise and please everyone from the Francophile to the casual listener.


Other events


Image of Hi-Dukes at a Norwegian Independence Day celebration.

Over the years, we have done a wide range of special events like Norwegian Independence Day, Bahá’u’lláh’s birthday, Purim, Simchas Torah, Passover, May Day, Memorial and Labor Day Parades, etc. Which means we are open to your suggestions and are willing in some cases to learn event-specific music.


Scenes from Hi-Dukes concert programs


Image of Jutta & the Hi-Dukes as a trio.

“[Their] music is exciting, and listeners will find it hard to keep from leaping up to dance.” — Natalie Wainwright, Arts & Life reviewer, Round Table


“… such a wonderful show! Not only was your performance entertaining, but also informative and instructive, which is what we were hoping for in a university environment. … everybody had a wonderful time. Thank you again for a great show!” — Michael B. Cosmopoulos, Ph.D., Fellow, Academy of Science St. Louis, Professor of Archaeology, The Hellenic Government-Karakas Foundation Professor in Greek Studies, Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri


“I am not exaggerating or giving empty words when I say your performance was my favorite ever.” — Ashleah White, Reporter for The Current, University of Missouri – St. Louis, Nov. 28th, 2015


“Thank you so much for performing at our Bishop Hill Folk Festival! We have heard nothing but compliments about your music.” —Todd DeDecker, Bishop Hill Heritage Association Administrator


“Your performance was truly amazing and we are very glad that you could be part of this special event.” —Juan Carlos Acevedo, Outreach Coordinator, Wheeling Park District



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