400 Central Ave Suite 003 Northfield, IL 60093 (847) 441-4150
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Chicago Dueling Pianos
Big Shoulders Brass
solo piano/vocal or duo with guitarist – requests welcome pop, rock, roots
solo instrumental guitarist
solo or duo - Lively Pop, Irish, DJ
…one of Chicago's most in-demand pianist-entertainers both solo and in the world of Dueling Pianos. Born in Alberta, Canada, Desiree came to the US as keyboardist with legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy. Since then Desiree has gained extensive experience and success in many facets of the music industry. Her credits include Musical Director of "Tony and Tina's Wedding" (Chicago's longest running comedy), touring keyboardist/vocalist with Frankie Avalon, original music licensing, countless piano bars and private events.
…Dave regularly performs solo guitar shows which feature his unique interpretations of pop tunes, original songs and improvised songs that sometimes include some audience participation in their creation. Dave performs his solo shows regularly at clubs, concert venues, theater spaces and art galleries.
…Originally hailing from Ireland Morgan now lives in Chicago where he is a staple of the music scene. This solo or duo act brings the energy and sound of a full band at a fraction of the volume and equipment. Morgan specializes in pop with and emphasis on Brit and 80’s with a smattering of traditional Irish.
…Rock and the blues have a Wah- Wah Lunch.......Slides and Old Fender Amps are also served.
Roots Rock with a lot of Guitar!
Louie Zagoras is the founder, lead singer/Guitarist and primary Songwriter for the band ROLLOVER. The Band toured the States back and fourth in the 90's when ROLLOVER's first record broke big on Chicago's 93.1 WXRT FM radio. Their song "Shipwreck" was the break-out single. Their sound is described as "Roots Rock meets the Blues". Louie and Rollover were the first Chicago Rock Artist's ever to be signed by San Francisco's Legendary Bill Graham Managment (Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Neville Brothers, Joe Satriani etc...).
solo acoustic guitar/vocal or 5 piece electric
band – classic rock/blues
… Erickson’s sound could be described as a blend of Bill Evans, Lyle Mays, and George Winston. John’s lyrical and mood setting style of playing is the perfect compliment to any party. He strives to find that perfect balance between warm, familiar melody and adventurous jazz improvisation. Book John as a solo pianinst or with his fantastic Jazz Ensemble.
solo to quartet - Jazz, Atmosphere
…Chicago Dueling Pianos showcases the best live musicians dueling away and cracking you up with their raucous comedy antics. Go ahead, request your favorite song, loudly sing along, dance on stage or just bounce up and down in your seat. Chicago Dueling Pianos has everything you want.
Lively request show blending music with comedy,
If you're looking for the best in a big, tight, fun horn band specializing in New Orleans and Mardi Gras party music and general over-the-top fun, Big Shoulders is the way to go. The band plays everything from traditional Dixieland to James Brown funky grooves, and anything in between.
Brass Ensemble – New Orleans, Dixieland, Trad
Jazz, Jazz Funeral
…Entertainment from traditional to contemporary. From Rachmaninoff to good old fashioned Rock, Mozart to Modern, Roxtette can provide a high energy focal point for your event.
string quartet for the 21st century
…a Chicago-based singer/songwriter with a love and passion for all genres of music and styles. In 2011, Jennifer was signed as a recording artist to OneSun Entertainment where she continued writing and recording her own original music. When she’s not working on original music you can find Jennifer entertaining crowds at private events and clubs all over town. You can count on Manske to bring a great vibe to any event she’s singing at.
solo instrumental piano - Classical
vocal/guitar duo – pop – classic to modern
…has studied piano for over 20 years. He began his studies with renowned pedagogue Edward Parker. He received both his Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees in Paino Performance from DePaul University, where he was a frequent performer on the AmerKlavier Series of concerts and on Rado WFMT - studying the entire time under world famous concert artist Eteri Andjaparidze. Tristan continued his musical studies at Roosevelt Univerisyt's CCPA earning his Perfromance Diploma. While there, he was a regular performer at Ganz Hall giving solo recitals, premiering new works of music , and participating in master classes with world renowned pianists - all the while studying under acclaimed concert pianist Jorge Federico Osorio. Tristan has played countless weddings and various other private events.