Live Jazz Bands For Hire in Chicago

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Seeking the perfect musical backdrop for your Chicago event? LIV offers a rich selection of jazz bands to set the right tone. From smooth trios to lively full ensembles, our talented musicians can adapt to any setting. Add a touch of sophistication to your wedding, inject energy into your corporate function, or create an intimate atmosphere for your private gathering with the timeless appeal of jazz.

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Explore 4 Unique Jazz Band Setups in Chicago

Vintage Band

Experience the magic of LIV Vintage Band at your next Chicago function. Whether you’re hosting a private soirée or a corporate gathering, their jazzy renditions of popular tunes create an ambiance of timeless elegance. The band’s flexible lineup allows for a customized sound, from intimate performances to grand ensembles.

Janeiro

This versatile jazz trio promises to enchant your Chicago audience with an eclectic mix of styles. From smooth jazz to salsa, swing to beloved dance tracks, they do it all. Recommended by Martha Stewart Weddings in 2013 for upscale events, they’re a perfect match for your sophisticated occasion.

Mood

Chicago’s premier choice for intimate jazz performances, Mood excels in private parties, weddings, and corporate settings. Their ability to maintain an upbeat vibe while providing pleasant background music is unmatched. From swing to salsa, Latin to smooth jazz, and Sinatra classics, Mood covers it all.

Sax

Derrick E.’s saxophonic prowess has earned him renown in the smooth jazz scene. Known for his versatility and quick adaptability on stage, he delivers performances that are both soulful and rhythmically engaging. His musical journey includes noteworthy contributions to The O’Jays and the “White Men Can’t Jump” soundtrack, among other collaborations.

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Types of Jazz Bands For Hire in Chicago

Chicago’s jazz offerings span from intimate trios to expansive 12-member bands. Many ensembles tailor their size and equipment to your specific needs. High-caliber musicians can enhance events of all scales, from birthday parties to major festivals. Delve into various jazz sub-genres to find the perfect soundtrack for your occasion.

Live Swing Jazz Bands For Hire in Chicago, IL

Swing jazz bands

Think music from composers and jazz musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Glenn Miller. In the 1930s and 1940s, this genre became well-known.

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Traditional jazz bands

This genre, sometimes known as ragtime, Dixieland, or New Orleans jazz, arose in response to the triumph of swing in Chicago. The clarinet, trombone, trumpet, and even the banjo and tuba are used more frequently in this type of jazz than saxophones.

Live Jazz Standards Band For Hire in Chicago

Jazz standard bands

The songs these bands play have become part of the jazz classics and constitute the foundation of any jazz musician’s training.

Live Post-Modern Jukebox Jazz Bands For Hire in Chicago

Post-modern jukebox bands:

This is the newest of the jazz bands mentioned above; these groups recreate pop tunes in a variety of jazz forms.

Does a Jazz Band Suit My Chicago Event?

Jazz bands are relatively versatile in that they can deliver background music or a featured performance whether hired for a wedding, cocktail hour, party, or corporate event.

Some jazz background music would be well-suited to black-tie events such as corporate functions or charity events. The perfect music to set the mood without overpowering the event.

On the other hand, and with the emergence of the post-modern jukebox, jazz bands are increasingly being used as headline acts for weddings and other special events.

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How Many Musicians Are in a Jazz Band?

Jazz ensembles range from cozy trios to impressive 20-piece bands. Your event’s mood should influence your choice. Consider intimate trios or quartets for dinner parties, and opt for 15-20 piece big bands for grander affairs or ceremonies. Most jazz collectives can modify their lineup to suit your budget and specific needs.

Chicago Jazz Bands For Hire
Jazz Bands For Hire in Chicago

Can I Request Specific Songs?

Absolutely! Most jazz ensembles pride themselves on musical flexibility. Start with a review of their current song list. For any missing favorites, notify the band well in advance. They’ll typically learn new material to fulfill your musical wishes.

How Far in Advance Should You Book?

We suggest making a reservation as soon as possible, especially if you have any specific requests.
With that said, last-minute bookings are common and we can easily get you a jazz band on short notice if available.

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