Category: Great music

Performing in a Chicago Icon

I always love coming back to the Palmer House.  It’s as if I’ve taken the Concorde to Europe for the evening.  Relaxing for a moment in the lobby is like being asked to lounge in a Palace of Versailles salon.  Such hotels are important to a city, preserving it’s history & helping maintain the sense… Read more »

Live a little this summer with LIVE music!!

Throughout the summer in the Chicagoland area, you will find it hard to find a community or neighborhood that does NOT offer free concerts at a local park or square.  Taking advantage of this tremendous opportunity, entails putting on pants & a shirt & leaving your front room.  It’s really pretty easy.   Grab your lawn… Read more »

Story Book Wedding at the Field Museum!

Weddings are my very favorite event at which to perform.  Hands down.  I know a lot of my colleagues don’t agree with me.  I ran into one of them recently, when we happened to be doing a Corporate event at a downtown hotel.  He asked what we were doing there & I told him.  I… Read more »

You can’t have “The Blues” in “The House”

We’re still buzzed about our performance at The House of Blues here in Chicago!  (houseofblues.com/Chicago)     We do a phenomenal Show which we call The Chicago Music Revue, incorporating our musicians doing selections from the band Chicago (as good as the original band, if I do say so myself), numbers by the Blues sensation Pistol Pete &… Read more »

The View from the Stage.

Last Saturday night, we performed on Soldier Field.  Yes, ON the field, not in the Stadium Club, as we usually do.  Our music was for the Make A Wish Foundation wish.org, as we have had the privilege of doing, for many years now.  They had a huge tent set up, fabulous lighting, sports style snacks & our… Read more »

What is everyone listening to & the music that moves feet.

As a Bandleader, I have spent my entire professional career analyzing music & it’s effect on an event.  Technology has irrevocably changed not only the availability of music, but the infinite variety & accessibility, all at the touch of a key on your telephone or the keyboard that sits all day in front of most of… Read more »

Even the bad weather doesn’t deter guests for the Mayoral Ball! They knew it was worth fighting the elements for a Great Party!

We’ve been doing this Mayoral Ball for many years now.  No one knows what Mother Nature is going to throw at you, but that’s especially true in Chicago in March!  However, this past weekend, She challenged people with cold, blowing snow early in the evening.  I wouldn’t have blamed people for staying home.  Yet, we… Read more »

How important is the Right Music for your Wedding Reception? Maybe THE most important element!

I talk to Brides & Grooms everyday.  For the majority of them, their Wedding Reception is the first major social event they’ve ever planned.  In fact, if they’re in their 20’s (which most of them are) they may have only attended two or three Wedding Receptions in their lives.  Now, they’re planning a “once in a lifetime” event.  It’s… Read more »