Euro Roots World Music (tm)


Jutta & the Hi-Dukes (tm)


Balkan Gypsy Dixie Klezmer (tm)
and more …


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From a slamming six-piece band that will rock the largest festival crowd to a budget-pleasing duet or trio, this eclectic group transports your soul (and soles), on an exciting worldbeat dance tour.


“You get Gypsy music, music from Spain, Israel, everything. Finland! What more could you ask for? Not only is it entertaining and educational but you get up and dance and get a little sweaty, which is awesome! … Book them! Amazing!” — Enthusiastic librarian


Proven Crowd Pleasers


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Listen to samples of the band’s CD, On The World Beat

“They have an amazing repertoire … they have that authentic chutzpah that makes the music come alive … This band knows how to reach everyone, regardless of age or background.” — Michigan’s BlissFest festival brochure on the band’s third appearance there.


To make sure folks connect with the powerful roots music, this engaging, skilled band teaches and leads circle and lines dances when circumstances allow it. The audience is encouraged to drum along on percussion as well as sing along. The entire family, from toddlers to seniors, gets to join in the very accessible fun!


Unique sound


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Most of the Hi-Dukes are multi-instrumentalists, a fact which allows the band to create an ever changing color, but whatever the sound, every number grabs your attention, gets your feet tapping, urging you to dance.


The core trio plays eight instruments: Mandolin, Violin, Greek Baglama, Guitar, Bulgarian Flute, Percussion and Drums, Ocarina, with three singing voices.


Additional players / instrumentation can include: Acoustic Bass / Tuba, Trumpet / Saxophone, Trombone, and Percussion.




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Founded in 1990, the Hi-Dukes tour in Europe, Canada, and across the U.S.A., pleasing audiences at fests, concerts, corporate events, and private parties. Schools and libraries are especially happy to sponsor the band’s unique, interactive, educational assembly programs and residencies / workshops. The Hi-Dukes also present master classes and lecture / demonstrations at universities and colleges. The band’s newest program, the Hi-Dukes World Music Youth Orchestra and Band project got underway in Fall 2015 thanks to a grant from the Evanston Arts Council, a city agency supported by the City of Evanston and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Since 1995 the Hi-Dukes have served special needs communities interationally with programs geared to folks with cognitive disabilities like autism and Down Syndrome.




The Hi-Dukes come from and play within various ethnic communities: Danish, Jewish, Greek, African-American, Hispanic, Irish, and Bulgarian, reflecting American diversity. (Great for 4th of July events!) This band knows how to reach all audiences, regardless of age or background.


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


“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


“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


“Their artistry and sense of musical history is infused in their delicious tracks. I like [their] intelligent approach to music as well as the old world flavor of what [they] do.” — Terry Loncaric, entertainment writer and poet


“After over twenty years of focusing on rootsy Blues acts, I decided to branch into World Music because of this eclectic band. Their enthusiastic and authoritative approach to music convinced me to sign them to the Earwig Music label. Their CD, ‘On the World Beat’, is a fine overview of their work. I imagine you will find Jutta & the Hi-Dukes (tm) as exciting as I do!” — Michael Frank, owner of Earwig Music Company.


“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


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