Professional Wedding Musicians and Vocalists in the Chicago Area

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Alliance Members

  • David Rothstein Music

    We Pack Dance Floors Every Weekend!

                      Visit  www.drsmusic.com

    "Hiring David Rothstein Music for our Wedding was the best decision we made for our wedding!!"

    - Emily and Sean Bareete

    David Rothstein Music invites you to come hear us perform live at upcoming weddings. We'll be happy for you to see us play live, we just need to check with the couple first.  All the videos we have on our site and YouTube Channel are taken directly from actual recent weddings so you can see what the band REALLY sounds like in person. We don't use any studio highly edited recordings. The reaction of the crowd is as crucial as the sound of the band.  Since we are one of the busiest music companies in Chicago, we have had the same talented powerful musicians since 2002.

    I invite you to visit our website www.drsmusic.com to see hundreds of recents photos of packed dance floors, Live videos for your Ceremony, Cocktails and Reception and over 100 reviews.

    Our level of customization is one of our biggest priorities.  For Ex. Last fall a bride said they were huge fans of Seinfeld. I found a store in Hollywood that had all the original scripts from the studio. I had the script to their favorite episode, Non-Fat Yogurt,  FedExed to us. We had all the guests sign the script which we gave them at the end of the night. We learned and play the Theme song to Seinfeld live at their wedding. They were surprised and thrilled!

    You can read dozens of similar stories on our website. David Rothstein Music believes weddings are about people and the things they love.

    We have a full time arranger on staff that can create the music for any song you request. Last summer we played a Beatles Wedding where we learned 14 Beatles songs for them free of charge.

    You're invited to learn about our Share Your Love program. With your permission, we will donate all the flowers after your wedding to a Chicago Nursing Home or Women's Shelter.

    David Rothstein Music is a High Energy Band with a HUGE heart. We will look forward to hearing from you soon!

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    Want a packed dance floor?

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    Want a Chicago Wedding everyone talks about?

    Want a Chicago Wedding designed around YOU?

    David Rothstein Music can give you everything you want for your incredible wedding.

    Click below to explore our super helpful website. Just wait until you see it. Get the Music You Love!



    David Rothstein Music 1948 W. Fletcher St.
    Chicago, IL 60657

    phone :: 773.244.1239
    cell :: 773.719.7610
    email :: david@drsmusic.com
    web :: drsmusic.com











Inner Circle Members

  • The Keystone Chamber Ensemble (Chicago and suburbs)
    Music for the Moment
    www.keystonemusic.com

    Keystone Chamber EnsembleAs a professional string quartet, we provide music for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, private parties, corporate parties, bar and bat mitzvahs. We have literally hundreds of selections to choose from and have the unique ability to arrange anything not seen on our website for string quartet. Most of our music has been arranged specifically for our ensemble.

    beautiful. Your music was simply wonderful, adding elegance to my special day."


    phone :: 847.676.9647
    web :: www.keystonemusic.com
  • High Society Orchestra (Within 150 miles of Chicago)
    Packing the Dance Floor Since 1993

    High Society Orchestra logo You've dreamed your event down to the smallest detail.

    Now, let High Society Orchestra help make your dream a reality!

    Since 1993 the High Society Orchestra has been helping its clients create the events of their dreams.

    We do this by providing exceptional musical entertainment designed to match your unique vision.

    We do not use any cookie cutters in our planning process!

    Many bands try to force their formula and agenda into all situations. The High Society Orchestra is different. We start by listening to your ideas, concerns and desires. Once we are positive we understand your vision, we make it our mission to create the event of your dreams.

    We believe it is this concern and attention to detail (along with the special moments created) that has made the High Society Orchestra one of the most sought after high energy dance bands for extraordinary weddings, parties, galas, and corporate events in Chicago and the surrounding area.

    Need music for your ceremony and cocktail or dinner hours? We are specialists in this area too!

    Are you ready to share your dream with us?

    We're ready to listen!

    DON'T BE FOOLED BY BAND WEBSITES THAT ONLY SHOW VIDEOS OF PACKED DANCE FLOORS!

    How can you judge what the band sounds and looks like unless you see them in a video or performing live? How do you even know if this is the band that you are hiring?

    Check out our website www.highsocietyorch.com for video of our band live and also for videos of wedding dance floors we’ve packed.

    Like what you see?

    THE BEST WAY TO CHOOSE A BAND IS TO SEE THEM PERFORM LIVE AT A WEDDING

    Many band leaders will tell you that brides don't want anyone to come hear the band at their wedding. Our brides are happy to allow us to invite one appropriately dressed couple to discretely check out the band for a few minutes.

    MOST BANDS DON'T WANT YOU TO HEAR THEM LIVE. WE DO!

    We want you to see, hear and experience the HIGH SOCIETY ORCHESTRA.

    FIND OUT WHY THE KNOT BRIDAL MAGAZINE SELECTED HIGH SOCIETY AS ONE OF THE TOP WEDDING BANDS IN CHICAGO.

    phone :: 312.228.0537
    email :: allan_heiman@yahoo.com
    web :: www.highsocietyorch.com

General Members

  • Kari Gardner - Harpist
    beautiful harp, beautiful music, beautiful wedding
    www.blackandgoldharp.com

    "On my engagement night, I relied on Kari Gardner and her beautiful music, to create the perfect mood. I surprised my fiance to be by asking her to escort me with a glass of wine to the rooftop of our condo building. What Lori heard upon setting foot on our rooftop overlooking the skyscrapers of Chicago and Lake Michigan on a gorgeous summer evening, was the soothing and emotionally enriched music from Kari's harp. Kari's music enhanced the special emotions that my fiance and I were about to experience. I proceeded to ask Lori to marry me and spent the next few hours enjoying the scene, eating dinner, and listening to nearly every romantic song that one could think of under the stars. Kari's professionalism, ability to play a wide-range of songs, and overall skill were extremely impressive. Without her music, this most important evening simply would not have been the same."

    - Richard Schwartz, rooftop proposal, Chicago, IL
  • AnnLaura Tapia, Harpist
    Elegant music for your special occasion.
    www.annlauraharp.com

    Highly regarded professional harpist AnnLaura Tapia provides elegant music for any occasion. Add that special touch to your special day with Ms. Tapia's rich sound and exceptional musicality. Available throughout the Chicago region.

    phone :: 312.961.8565
    web :: www.annlauraharp.com
  • Michael Jackson Celebrity Impersonator - 3 Legends
    (Chicago, Milwaukee, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and beyond!)
    New Moves, New Shows, Classic Songs, Classic Michael
    www.michaeljackson3legends.com

    Michael Jackson 3-Legends. Wedding Reception Entertainment. Wow the guests with the show that has inspired the rave reviews of: "Mind blowing and Riveting","Celebrity Struck","Best Bday in my life" and "thoroughly enjoyable". Chicago Based. Now available to hire check your date for availability. .

    "The best! Michael Jackson was at our wedding! Lol. It's pretty much the talk of everyone there. At one point, I took a second to look around and everyone is glued to this guy! And 50% of the guests had their phones out."

    - Molly Doan: Bay City, Michigan


    phone :: 630.631.8581
    web :: www.michaeljackson3legends.com
  • Jubal Music (Chicago and suburbs, NW Indiana)
    THE PERFECT TONE FOR YOUR EVENT
    www.jubalmusic.com

    When you choose musicians from Jubal Music, you can be assured you are getting the highest caliber of musician with the best attitude in the business. We choose our players carefully to reflect our commitment to our clients to provide excellent service as well as excellent music.

    We have a large variety of styles to choose from, including classical string, wind, and brass ensembles to meet most budgets, jazz/swing bands, and a host of traditional ensembles from around the world.

    The musicians on our roster are full-time professional with decades of experience at a variety of events. They have performed at such prestigious venues as the White House,The Kennedy Center, Symphony Space (NYC), Symphony Center (Chicago), before Queen Rania of Jordan and at the United Nations Building. Our jazz musicians have toured and recorded with the best, including Frank Sinatra, The Count Basie Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, and Eddie Palmieri, James Taylor, Howard Levy, Randy Brecker, Gloria Estefan, and Peobo Bryson.

    Whether you are looking for a solo harpist or string quartet for your wedding ceremony, or a large jazz band for your reception, or even something with a unique ethnic flare, Jubal Music has the professional ensemble you need for your wedding day. We take pride in satisfying our clients with our experience, flexibility, and personal attention. We know how much work goes into planning a wedding, and our goal is to make the musical element of your wedding as stress-free as possible from start to finish. We have played every type of wedding from secular to Catholic, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, and Protestant. We know the questions to ask to ensure that your wedding music is exactly how you imagined it. We invite you to visit our website and listen to sound clips, read musician bios, and more. We look forward to working with you as you plan your special day!

    "They were outstanding! Kim is a PLEASURE to work with! Accomodating, understanding, Professional and Talented! They were right on time (even a few minutes early)set up quickly. Worked with us on Song Selections including giving some guidance on out initial choice. Kim is very knowledgeable! And their performance? I would have to call it impeccable. Everything from the coordination with the event itself. To the music. Kim and the musicians she emplys in support are Top Notch! "I" am a veteran musician myself! I did not hear one bad note, not one mistake. I would personally recommend them to anyone!"

    - Rick B, Lake Geneva, WI


    phone :: 773.793.9993
    web :: www.jubalmusic.com
  • Jerri Nance (Midwest)
    FIVE STAR RATED
    gigmasters.com/Classical/Jerri-Nance

    With her undergraduate degree from The American Conservatory of Music and her Masters Degree from Roosevelt University Jerri Nance is a professional freelance musician and music educator. She resides in the Chicago area and has performed in venues throughout the Midwest. She is five star rated and nationally ranked. Some past appearances include Branson, Mo, The Chicago Club, The Chicago Yacht Club, The Art Institute, Chicago Cultural Center, Harbor Springs Golf Club, Mi, Milwaukee Museum of Art, and many more.

    "Jerri was wonderful to work with from beginning to end. She made our day truly beautiful.... If there were ratings of 10's instead of 5's we would give her all 10's... Brian B. " Jerri was fantastic. She joined right in and we had alot of fun with her... will definitely consider using her again"

    - Norman N.


    phone :: 630.272.2514
    email :: jmusic101@comcast.net
    web :: gigmasters.com/Classical/Jerri-Nance
  • Jennifer Ruggieri (Chicago and suburbs)
    www.jenniferruggieri.com

    Jennifer has more than 10 years experience providing the perfect accompaniment for your special event.

    phone :: 818.741.8817
    email :: jennifer.ruggieri@yahoo.com
    web :: www.jenniferruggieri.com
  • Allium String Quartet (Chicago and Suburbs)
    Musical Collaborations for Any Event!
    alliumstringquartet.com

    Allium String Quartet guarantees the highest level of playing at your special event.

    Specializing in PERSONALIZED REQUESTS and arrangements, ASQ is happy to provide classical music as well as renditions of popular songs. Anything from the Beatles to Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra to Michael Bublé!

    Whether it be a private performance, wedding, or family celebration, the Allium Quartet offers the perfect combination of fun, elegance and brilliance.

    "The music was wonderful--they are committed to excellence!"

    - Mary

    phone :: 608.215.0441
    web :: alliumstringquartet.com
  • The Innocenti Strings (Chicago and Nationwide)
    The Musical Excellence
    www.InnocentiQuartet.com

    For over 10 years and thousands of events, Innocenti String is the No.1choice for your wedding Music needs. Book the finest professional musicians in Chicago for your event.
    If you are looking for chicago wedding musicians as well as chicago string quartet and chicago ceremony musicians, please visit our website for more details.

    "I wanted to let you know how delighted we were with the Innocenti String Quartet. It was such a beautiful day, made all the more perfect by the music you played. You were absolutely superb and created a wonderful atmosphere to compliment the surroundings. We had so many comments from friends who loved the Romantic pieces you performed, it was just brilliant!"

    - Emma Grifith, Wedding


    >> The Innocenti Strings Chicago

    phone :: 773.360.5405
    email :: Innocentipac@yahoo.fr
    web :: www.InnocentiQuartet.com

Ceremony Vocalists / Singers

  • Vocalist - Paddy Homan
    Traditional Irish Singer & Entertainer
    www.paddyhoman.com

    PADDY HOMAN's passionate delivery of Irish songs, and deep knowledge of the history of these songs, has attracted appreciative notice from Irish music critics, fellow musicians and an ever widening audience in Chicagoland and the USA. A master entertainer, Paddy brings to Chicago a vast repertoire of songs from Ireland in addition stories and a quick witted Cork humor.

    Available for corporate functions, concert dates and special occasions.

    Male Vocalist of the Year & Male Vocal Album of the Year 2010 - "This is the real voice of Ireland."
    - liveireland.com


    phone :: 857-891-6333
    e-mail :: info@paddyhoman.com
    web :: www.paddyhoman.com
  • Vocalist - Rebecca Olthafer (Chicago and Suburbs)
    A wedding ceremony with classical vocal selections is a wedding in a class of it's own.
    www.rebeccaO.com

    Classical vocal selections sung by mezzo-soprano, Rebecca Olthafer, will add class to your wedding ceremony.

    Please email Rebecca Olthafer at info@rebeccaO.com for rates, song list, samples and consultation.

    "We can't thank you enough! You were prompt, professional, friendly, and on top of all that your beautiful, effortless singing was the perfect highlight at our daughter's wedding."

    - Linda Moore


    Vocalist - Rebecca Olthafer
    phone :: 608-778-4116
    e-mail :: info@rebeccaO.com
    web :: www.rebeccaO.com
  • Meghan McKown Music
    Music To Match Your Style.
    chicagoweddingsinger.com

Harpists

  • Kari Gardner - Harpist
    beautiful harp, beautiful music, beautiful wedding
    www.blackandgoldharp.com

    "On my engagement night, I relied on Kari Gardner and her beautiful music, to create the perfect mood. I surprised my fiance to be by asking her to escort me with a glass of wine to the rooftop of our condo building. What Lori heard upon setting foot on our rooftop overlooking the skyscrapers of Chicago and Lake Michigan on a gorgeous summer evening, was the soothing and emotionally enriched music from Kari's harp. Kari's music enhanced the special emotions that my fiance and I were about to experience. I proceeded to ask Lori to marry me and spent the next few hours enjoying the scene, eating dinner, and listening to nearly every romantic song that one could think of under the stars. Kari's professionalism, ability to play a wide-range of songs, and overall skill were extremely impressive. Without her music, this most important evening simply would not have been the same."

    - Richard Schwartz, rooftop proposal, Chicago, IL
  • AnnLaura Tapia, Harpist
    Elegant music for your special occasion.
    www.annlauraharp.com

    Highly regarded professional harpist AnnLaura Tapia provides elegant music for any occasion. Add that special touch to your special day with Ms. Tapia's rich sound and exceptional musicality. Available throughout the Chicago region.

    phone :: 312.961.8565
    web :: www.annlauraharp.com
  • Chicago Harpist Courtney Lawhn (Chicagoland)
    Gorgeous ambiance for your event
    www.chicago-harpist.com

    >> Read Courtney's article on planning your ceremony music
  • Chicago Harpist Marguerite Lynn Williams (Chicagoland)
    elegant harp music for any occasion
    www.mlwharp.com
  • Devon Carpenter, Harpist
    harpist: Elegant Music for All Occasions
    www.theclassicharpist.com

 


 

 


 

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