Acoustic Flight

About Acoustic Flight: Acoustic Flight is an all acoustic instrument ensemble consisting of the fiddle, guitars, the upright bass, and vocals. This ensemble plays many styles of music such as: Gypsy Jazz, Bluegrass, Swing, Country, American Folk, Soul, Irish instrumentals, and Blues. Vocal harmonies are the focal point of our arrangements and we try to […]

Howard and the White Boys

About Howard and the White Boys: Chicago, a city steeped in blues history, is where Howard and the White Boys have honed their chops since their inception in 1988. They have established a reputation as one of the city’s favorite attractions and make regular appearances at Buddy Guy’s Legends. Howard and the White Boys have […]

Souled Out

About Souled Out: Souled Out is a high-energy 12-piece funk band with a 5-piece blazing horn section. They incorporate a funk sound so intoxicating with elusive harmonies and a syncopated rhythm that you just can’t help but get out of your seat and dance the night away! Each Souled Out show assures a good time […]

Petra’s Recession Seven

About Petra’s Recession Seven Petra’s Recession Seven is a seven piece all-star band comprised of internationally recognized Chicago musicians. Formed at the peak of the 2008 Recession, they play 1920s/30s Chicago-style Hot Jazz through 1940s Big Band Swing. This band is perfect for Speakeasy/Prohibition parties, Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday celebrations, Great Gatsby style events, swing dances, […]

Chicago Soul Explosion

About The Chicago Soul Explosion: Chicago Soul Explosion is more than a concert, it’s an experience! We are a creative expression of top-notch entertainers. We play Motown Hits that keep you on the dance floor, bring back those good feelings of yesteryear, and introduce the joy of soul music to younger and older audiences alike. […]

The Wayne Messmer Big Band

About The Wayne Messmer Big Band Not just the Chicago Cubs National Anthem singer, Wayne Messmer sings the Great American Songbook covering such artists as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin and more. Backed by a powerhouse big band, Wayne will bring you back to a simpler time when lyrical love songs filled the radio […]

CADILLAC GROOVE

 About Cadillac Groove There are sweet grooves, good grooves, and great grooves – Then theirs Cadillac Groove.  Cadillac Groove is Chicagoland’s premiere R&B, Classic Rock, Blues band playing all the hip shakin’, good time music that folks can’t help but sing along with and dance to.  Cadillac Groove brings a very family friendly show and […]

R-Gang

Bio: R-Gang combines musical expertise and showmanship to provide your event with the very best in entertainment. Specializing in Motown/R&B, R-Gang is comprised of highly respected members of Chicagoland’s musical community, with backgrounds as diverse as the band members themselves. From playing with such nationally known artists as Survivor, to writing and recording for groups […]

Second Hand Soul Band

Motown, Soul, Rock & Roll is exactly the sound that defines this Chicago band. Second Hand Soul Band takes you back to the days when all that mattered was meeting your friends for some drinks and an all night dance party! This energetic, dynamic seven-piece band has many years of experience and really knows how to […]

Swing Forward

Swing Forward Swing Forward covers hit songs by today’s pop stars in their own inimitable swingin’ jazz style, featuring some of Chicago’s top session musicians. Tunes by the likes of Bruno Mars, Paramore, Sam Smith and Robin Thicke are given a retro remake echoing the jazz era of the 1940’s. Timeless American standards by the […]

Andy Brown

About Andy Brown: Andy Brown is a guitarist based in Chicago. Born in New York City in 1975, he has played professionally for over twenty years. He has had a varied performing career that has included stints in Cincinnati and New York. Since coming to Chicago in 2003, Andy has been fortunate to work at […]

The Cajun Vagabonds

The Cajun Vagabonds play traditional Cajun and Zydeco music with an occasional rock, funk, or swing classic. The band generates the perfect mix of dance-oriented music for dances, festivals, parties, and other event where people want to enjoy a dance groove.  High energy and spontaneity are distinctive features of a Cajun Vagabond performance.The band began […]

dupage

An experienced, professional cover band dedicated to pure entertainment. From the timeless, soulful sounds of Motown to today’s most popular adult contemporary and alternative hits, dupage plays songs that draw audiences of all ages at festivals, clubs and private parties. The band’s mission is “everyone get up and dance,” so the sets are arranged to get the audience to […]

Benny C & the Associates

Just returned from Nashville(USA) recording their debut release with Andrija Tokic (of Alabama Shakes fame), Benny C and the Associates will make you move with a passionate mix of SRV, Hendrix and Nile Rodgers. Serious groove, charismatic vibes makes soulful tunes with lyrics of substance and musicianship with depth. Benny C & the Associates combine […]

Aniba Hotep & The Sol Collective

Aniba Hotep & The Sol Collective is a Chicago based Soul band comprised of eight members, led by the beautiful songwriter and vocal powerhouse, Aniba Hotep. Her soulful southern tones are harmonized by two equally beautiful songbirds, Neri Ma’at and Caress Sahura. These melodious voices are complimented by the best rhythm section one could find, […]

Petra van Nuis

Bio: A former dancer and Cincinnati native, Petra came to Chicago in 2004 via New York City with her husband, jazz guitarist Andy Brown. Petra performs regularly at Chicago’s prominent jazz venues including the Chicago Cultural Center, the Jazz Showcase, the Green Mill, Katerina’s, the Illiana Jazz Club, Fitzgerald’s, and Andy’s Jazz Club. Her Recession […]

Together

Bio: Together is the hottest English / Spanish showband in the Chicagoland area. The group is a twelve member band that is diversified in its musical styles, performing everything from pop to rhythm and blues to big band to latin rock and different Spanish selections. Its strength is its show, which combines outstanding vocal efforts […]

Chicago Soul Revue

Chicago Soul Revue is an authentic tribute to the classic soul of Motown, Memphis, Philly and Chicago. We will take you on a voyage to the late sixties where Aretha Franklin was Queen and Motown was the “it”on the radio. Lead vocalist Felicia Patton and one of the most serious backing bands in Chicago will give you a taste […]

The Flat Cats

The Flat Cats, based in Chicago, IL, play a range of vintage and modern music rooted in the hottest swinging jazz and blues, contemporary classics, and timeless standards. Whether you choose to listen, tap your foot, or cut a rug on the dance floor, you are sure to be entertained! The group is comprised of […]

The Special 20’s

The Special 20’s are a Chicago-based band specializing in Chicago Blues, West Coast Swing and ’50’s Rock n’ Roll. They are a 5-piece standard Chicago Blues band with harmonica, guitar, piano, drums and bass. The 20’s have played all over the Chicago music scene from street festivals and bars all over the city, to the […]

Standing Room Only

Superb musical entertainment is the key to a successful party. Standing Room Only is sure to make any event come to life. This highly-innovative orchestra will get your guests dancing and having endless fun! Our young, experienced musicians love to perform a wide variety of musical styles including: Swing, 50’s & 60’s, Motown, Disco, 80’s, […]

Rhythm Rockets

Since 1996, Chicago’s Rhythm Rockets have been a mainstay of the Chicago music scene, delivering 100+ shows a year of their brand of vintage Rhythm & Blues, with songs influenced by the sax-driven bands of the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. In keeping with that style of music, the Rhythm Rockets’ performances reflect the diversity […]

Rob Stone & the C-Notes

“This young outfit respects vintage Chicago blues deeply enough to blow the dust right off it!” -BILL DAHL, CHICAGO READER A live performance by Rob Stone & the C-Notes can transport the listener back to the heyday of Chicago Blues. Fronted by Harp-playing vocalist ROB STONE and held together by a rock-solid rhythm section, the […]

One Magnificent Band

One Magnificent Band (“One Mag Band”) is a dynamic group comprised of the leading musicians and performers in Chicago. Their energetic performances, current and extensive playlist, and customer-oriented approach to business have made them one of the most sought-after bands in the Chicago area for private and corporate events. One Mag Band knows what it […]

Jim Gifford Quartet

Jim Gifford Quartet has entertained Chicago crowds with the entire spectrum of jazz since 1996. From vocal classics by Sinatra and Ella to the cool sophistication of Miles Davis, JG4 always finds the right mood for your event. JG4’s performances are a seamless flow of popular tunes based on your taste and requests. Favorites like […]

Gentlemen of Leisure

The Gentlemen of Leisure Band is an icon, whose purpose is to entertain by any means necessary. They play the types of music that will please your senses and make your body move, while presenting a visual show for those who like to sit and enjoy. The Gents and Ladies have been together forever. The […]

Frank Catalano

Highlights: 3 time Grammy-winning and 11 time Grammy-nominated recordings with artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Destiny’s Child, and John Legend Frank’s band features drummer Jimmy Chamberlin of The Smashing Pumpkins Bio: Frank Catalano is a High-Energy, Saxophone Powerhouse steeped in the school of John Coltrane but devoted to the art of having a good time. […]

City Lights Orchestra

Listen… Our musical memory can help us anticipate a great evening to come, or recall a truly magnificent night in our life. Music cannot exist to us without our ability to hear, but it can touch upon all of our senses when it lifts our spirit above the rooftops with feelings of passion, joy and […]

Chi-Town Showstoppers

The Band You’ve Got To See & Hear! If you love dancing to the sounds of old school R&B like Aretha Franklin, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Etta James and Otis Redding then the Showstoppers are the group for you.  This energetic group is ideal for summer festivals and corporate events to private parties and weddings. […]

The Bill O’Connell Chicago Skyliners Big Band

Bill O’Connell formed the Chicago Skyliners Big Band in 1988 for the sole purpose of prolonging the musical memory of the Big Band Era. Members of the band in the early days were informed that this was not a major money making proposition, only a mission to keep Big Band alive. A regular at FitzGeralds […]

Bopology

Bopology brings 1940’s Jump-Swing Music into the future.  From the swingin’ ‘40’s to the 21st century, that easily-identifiable feeling we call “swing” is made even more appealing by Bopology, a renowned band from Chicago, Illinois. This multi-talented, six-piece band’s history speaks for itself. Established in 1992 and honed in Chicago, Bopology was playing swing before swing was […]

Ann Stewart and the Banjo Buddies Dixieland Band

Bio: Ann Stewart is considered to be among a very small group at the top of the jazz banjo world. She is the vocalist, banjoist and leader of Chicago’s premier Dixieland Show band. Her percussive, swinging style along with her energy and enthusiasm fuels the exclusive arrangements performed by the band. This is not a […]

Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra

It’s 1939 and we are on the air! Reminiscent of a live big band remote, including commercials and vintage radio personalities, such as Franklin Roosevelt, Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra will transform your event into a spectacular old time radio show. The Swing Shift Orchestra specializes in unique, vintage arrangements from the 1930’s and 1940’s. […]

Rhythm City

Bio: Irresistible, unpredictable funky Soul, that’s Rhythm City. 90s Hip Hop – 80s House – 70s Disco – 60s Motown & Soul.  The deep cuts, all played with Love, Top shelf musicians and vocalists with international performance experience, profuse laurels, and megatons of high energy.  We’d be happy to ignite your Dance Party! What you […]

Brass From the Past

 “One of the Best Cover Bands in Chicago!” (CBS News), BRASS FROM THE PAST is the HOTTEST horn band in the Midwest.  Boasting an unstoppable 6-piece horn section, tight 4-piece rhythm section, and 3 powerful singers who command the stage, this is no ordinary band! BRASS FROM THE PAST is built with some of Chicagoland’s […]