Bands & Orchestras

The following selection of orchestras and bands will create the perfect atmosphere for you and your guests. The perfect choice of music is yours because we offer a complete list of various rhythms and styles. Our musicians require one to two hours prior to performance to set-up and review the final checklist. Each group is completely self-contained and the musicians are dressed in tuxedos or appropriate attire. Our orchestras and bands will provide three hours of music, which includes two fifteen-minute breaks. If you request cocktail and dinner music, we have an outstanding selection of quartets, trios and solo musicians. We can also accommodate any ethnic theme. We are always pleased to make suggestions with regard to accent instruments which would add to your event. Pricing depends upon group selection, date, time, and location. After you have made your selections, please contact our office and give us the necessary information and we will then quote you the current fee for service.

If you prefer to review any group in person, at a live performance, please let us know, otherwise, we are happy to forward you additional promotional material.

Sway Chicago

Posted by admin on Jun 15, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

Sway Chicago

SWAY CHICAGO: Sway Chicago is an ultra-hip, high-energy dance band specializing in Motown, Soul, Disco, Top-40 and Big-Band music, featuring some of the best entertainers this town has to offer. Members of SWAY Chicago have performed with national artists such as Seal, R. Kelly, The Beach Boys, Chubby Checker, Chuck Berry & Don Henley. With two to six vocalists at the mic, soaring horns and a powerful rhythm section SWAY Chicago’s...

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The Orchestra 33

Posted by admin on Jun 17, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

The Orchestra 33

THE ORCHESTRA 33: Your event will take center stage when you invite THE ORCHESTRA 33 to perform. This is a multi-talented eight to twelve piece orchestra with seven unique and electrifying vocalists. The members came together, in 1983, when the extraordinary restaurateur, Rich Merman, set out to find an exciting, unique entertainment group- a group that could play anything from Big Band sound to 50’s and 60’s, Rock to Motown and the most...

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City Lights Orchestra

Posted by admin on Jun 19, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

City Lights Orchestra

THE CITY LIGHTS ORCHESTRA (8 – 15 Pieces): Since1974 composer / arranger/ bandleader/ saxophonist, Rich Daniels, has been making his music and playing music for others. The City Lights Orchestra is an orchestra of some 32-40 pieces; with a traditional big band set-up, and a full string section. Along with the instrumental expansion, the repertoire also has doubled in size. This amazing group of musicians is often requested to perform at...

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Roy Vombrack Orchestra

Posted by admin on Jun 20, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

Roy Vombrack Orchestra

ROY VOMBRACK ORCHESTRA (9 – 12 PIECES): This sophisticated, high energy orchestra has been thrilling audiences at corporate parties and special events for over a decade with its lively, heartfelt performances in a wide variety of styles, from smoky ballads to the hottest dance groves.  The Orchestra’s instrumentation and vocal versatility allows it to feature a wide range of styles from 40’s Swing to contemporary Dance/R&B, along...

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Bradley Young Orchestra

Posted by admin on Jun 20, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

Bradley Young Orchestra

BRADLEY YOUNG ORCHESTRA: This dynamic ten to twelve piece orchestra has been entertaining audiences, all across the United States, for the past sixteen years. They are known for playing a wide variety of hits from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60′s to the latest contemporary hits. They are very popular in Chicago because of their amazing sound, professional appearance and seasoned vocalists. The Bradley Young Orchestra will be around for a very...

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The Dennis Keith Band

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

THE DENNIS KEITH BAND: This wonderful ten piece orchestra has a very wide repertoire which many clients find just perfect for their event. With their dynamic male and female lead vocalists and full horn section, this group of musicians has entertained guests at numerous corporate and private events. Their performance keeps the energy high and the dance floor filled.

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The Stanley Paul Orchestra

Posted by admin on Jun 20, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

The Stanley Paul Orchestra

THE STANLEY PAUL ORCHESTRA: For many years, Stanley Paul, Chicago’s “Mr. Music” has been creating unique and personal events for groups of all sizes. His unique approach to creating music has made his orchestra the best, in the Midwest. His secret is his ability to create the right mood for any event through his music. If you want people to dance, Stanley Paul knows how to bring them onto the dance floor with a versatility that...

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The Bobby Schiff Band

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

THE BOBBY SCHIFF BAND (8 Piece): On the Chicago and Los Angeles music scene, for over 35 years, Bobby Schiff has led orchestras and bands, performed on piano and keyboards and has directed, composed and arranged for and with the best.  Mel Torme, Peggy Lee and Bobby Rydell are just a few of the premiere entertainers and musicians he has worked with in the U.S and internationally.  He also accompanied, Ruth Pointer, on Wayne Newton’s...

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Missisippi Heat

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

Missisippi Heat

MISSISSIPPI HEAT (3 – 6 pieces): This group celebrated its tenth anniversary, in 2001, with two bonus tracks added to their HANDYMAN CD.  Pierre Lacocque, the bandleader, has grown with this group and has developed a sound that is clearly his own.  The Mississippi Heat is known for producing upbeat, smooth, soulful, engaging, contemporary Chicago style blues!  Playing traditional blues with a unique sound, bandleader and composer,...

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Mr Myers steel Drum Band

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | Comments Off

Mr Myers steel Drum Band

MR. MYERS STEEL DRUM BAND: (3 – 6 piece) Mr. Myers blends the tropical sounds of Calypso and AKA, the rhythms of reggae and a little rock-n-roll, with some favorite classic tunes to create their own special form of Caribbean Rock.  Mr. Myers’ unique music is challenging to play, but it never fails to entertain audiences everywhere–young and old alike.  Mr. Myers began producing its unique blend of music in 1981 and has since...

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The Mambo All-Stars Band

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

The Mambo All-Stars Band

THE MAMBO ALL – STARS BAND: The Mambo All-Stars is an energetic dynamic band which plays salsa, meringues, cambia, cha-cha, and boleros, a complete variety of all the Latin dance rhythms. The band performs at various public venues such as Summer dance at Grant Park, the Adler Planetarium, the Taste of Chicago, and many corporate events. They have also been featured at the Shark Ball Benefit at the Shedd Aquarium, and the Rita Hayworth...

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Steve Edwards Orchestra

Posted by admin on Jun 20, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

STEVE EDWARDS ORCHESTRA: This is Chicago’s most versatile orchestra. Their high energy will entertain your guests with this 9-piece orchestra, featuring a hot 3-piece horn section and two fantastic female/male vocalists. With a guaranteed packed dance floor, you will hear them playing your favorite Motown, 70′s, Rock N’ Roll, Latin, Big Band, and Swing. The 3-piece violin section is perfect for cocktail and dinner music and...

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The Peter Fleming Orchestra

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

THE PETER FLEMING ORCHESTRA: This all male outstanding group of musicians ranging from a five piece to a ten piece orchestra has become extremely popular as a result of a large repertoire and a full sound! The style of music they play is from the Big Band era, 50 & 60’s right up to the top 40’s favorites! The Peter Fleming Orchestra is a lively, hot and very professional group who has performed for many of our corporate clients. We...

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The Dick Kress Orchestra

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

THE DICK KRESS ORCHESTRA: Dick Kress and his fifteen-piece orchestra will entertain your guests with an extensive repertoire of favorite dance music. Dick’s musical style maintains the smooth danceable tempos of the Dorseys, while incorporating a high degree of musical talent, which has enabled his band to provide the backup for nationally known entertainers.

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The Royal Strings Orchestra

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

THE ROYAL STRINGS ORCHESTRA: This seasoned orchestra is well known throughout the Chicagoland area and surrounding states. The spell begins when the group makes their dramatic entrance, dressed in white tie and tails and distinctive red ambassador sashes. On stage they play a beautiful combination of pop, light classic numbers, show tunes and time-honored favorites. As the lights go down, this amazing group provides their guests with music from...

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Al Sofia Orchestra

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

AL SOFIA ORCHESTRA: This orchestra is a well-known, highly regarded orchestra that regularly performs throughout the Chicagoland area. Performances vary from corporate dinner dances, political functions, fundraisers, weddings and other private affairs. The Al Sofia Orchestra has performed on the same bill as The Temptations, Kenny G, The Drifters, Paula Poundstone, Tom Dreesen and many others. The Al Sofia Orchestra ignites a repertoire...

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New Odyssey Show Band

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

NEW ODYSSEY SHOW BAND: This group includes a one-hour comedy/musical show and two hours of dance music or a dinner and dance package.  The dance music includes a repertoire of Big Band favorites, 50′s, 60′s (Motown), Disco, Country Western, ballads and more. New Odyssey Show Band is known for their versatility which borders on the unbelievable and presented in the finest of good taste. On stage they have a large number of...

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The Greg Thompson Strings

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

THE GREG THOMPSON STRINGS: This is an eight to twelve piece string assemble. Elegant melodies from Italian Opera to Broadway, The Greg Thompson Strings will astound you with their ability to play throughout the evening. This group of talented musicians, led by Mr. Thompson, has become the choice for dinner music in Chicago’s highly competitive market. Of course, with over twenty years of experience, they have a head start on the competition....

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The Late Night Band

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

THE LATE NIGHT BAND: The standard Late Nite Band “dance-band” configuration uses ten pieces (7&3), consisting of: guitar, drums, bass, keyboard, three singers (1 male & 2 female), and three horn players (trumpet w/flugelhorn, alto sax w/soprano sax, and tenor sax w/flute).  Late Nite Band (LNB) is available in optional sizes of 9 or 8 piece configurations: the 9 piece (6&3) uses one less horn (alto sax w/soprano); and the 8...

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Rhythm City Band

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

RHYTHM CITY BAND: Through their unique vocal and versatile instrumental abilities, Rhythm City delivers dynamic performances of sophisticated Motown, Soulful Rock, beautiful ballads and everything in between. This seven-piece band includes a female vocalist that really knows how to get an audience on their feet. You may have seen them recently perform at a nightclub, trade show or a corporate event. For the cocktail hour they can provide a...

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Six Of One Band

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

SIX OF ONE BAND: For over sixteen years this dynamic band has been entertaining audiences at weddings, corporate events and conventions. Their featured group consists of five instruments (trumpet, saxophone, guitar, keyboards and drums), a female vocalist; and three male vocalists. This versatile band will satisfy everyone at your event due to their ability to play styles ranging from the 1920’s to Top 40 music of today. Another specialty of...

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Public I Band

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

PUBLIC I BAND: This six piece uniquely versatile band incorporates the musical works of Motown, R&B, Rock & Roll with original material. The musicians in Public I are all accomplished players and performers with many awards and achievements to their credit. Chicago’s Public i is the real thing. Public i plays authentic R&B: real “soul” music with energy, passion, and feeling. This is not “4 guys in tuxedos” playing bad...

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Bill Pollack Orchestra

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

BILL POLLACK ORCHESTRA: Another of Chicago’s most exciting 12-piece dance bands. Its energetic 4-part vocal group featuring four unique voices and full harmonies fronts this band. Its singers take an active role in interacting with the crowd with line dancing and conga lines etc., when appropriate. Backed by a super tight rhythm section and punctuated by fiery horns, your dance floor will be packed with dancers enjoying the world’s...

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The Fabulous Murray Brothers

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

THE FABULOUS MURRAY BROTHERS: For over 25 years the Fabulous Murray Brothers have been an exciting musical force in the Chicagoland area.  With four voices and over twenty instruments this band will can provide any social event with a memorable time. They will fill the celebration atmosphere when performing cocktail/dinner music and then, keep your dance floor filled with music from the big band era right up to today’s top hits. The...

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The Blooze Brothers And The Uptown Rythm Express Band

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

THE BLOOZE BROTHERS AND THE UPTOWN RHYTHM EXPRESS BAND: Jake & Elwood (The Blooze Brothers) arrive in the Blooze Mobile to perform music of the original Blues Brothers. In addition the show also features a swing segment with The Blooze Brothers in zoot suits performing dance routines with stage props. Two girls join the boys, on stage, to perform choreographed dance routines that really keep this show jumping. Since 1992 this high powered 12...

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The Cryan’ Shames Band

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

THE CRYAN’ SHAMES BAND: “Sugar and spice and all things nice, kisses sweeter than wine,” was the refrain heard throughout America, in 1966, when Chicago’s own Cryan’ Shames began a successful sojourn up the record charts with the song, Sugar and Spice, bringing them into national prominence as one of the more versatile rock vocal groups of the late sixties. The real strength of the Shames is their high-energy live performances...

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Banjo Buddies Dixieland Band

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

BANJO BUDDIES DIXIELAND BAND: This full-time group has been together for over 28 year, performing throughout the country with their unique style of Dixieland entertainment.  They are unique because they approach this style of music with a contemporary feel that appeals to all ages.  Their style is quite eclectic playing everything from hot Dixieland jazz to swing, blues, big big band tunes, novelty tunes and much more from the 20′s...

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The Pan Go Steel Drum Band

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

THE PAN GO STEEL DRUM BAND: Please review the enclosed promotional material and cassette.  We offer you and your guests four hours of music with a 15 minute break after each hour set.  If there is power on site the instruments would include 1 Drummer on a Single Steel Drum Pan, One Steel Drummer on a double steel Drum Pan, Electric Base Guitar and a Drum Set.  If there is no power on site the band would consist of 3 Steel Drums and a hand...

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Fireworks Jazz

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2011 in Bands & Orchestras | 0 comments

Fireworks Jazz

FIREWORKS JAZZ: This wonderful six-piece group represents a new musical exploration into the world of jazz. The group includes oboe, sax, bass, percussion and keyboards combined in intricate and precise counter melodies for a spicy jazz sound. The oboe allows the music to have Latin, Caribbean and classical flavors! The original music is played worldwide and has been heard on Chicago’s own WNUA easy listening station.

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