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Bands & Ensembles in Chicago, Illinois

Wanna hire a rockstar? Yea you do... or maybe you don’t and are just looking for a Jazz singer (BTW, we think Jazz soloists are total rockstars). No matter the genre or style, the Special Guest band category will not disappoint. Scroll through our talent to book the perfect entertainment for your next big bash (or intimate cocktail party).

Rose Colella

Jazz Vocalist in Chicago & Owner of Lola Bard Productions.

Jazz vocalist Rose Colella currently performs regularly at Chicago's top jazz clubs and hotels, including The Jazz Showcase & The Green Mill, alongside the city's top jazz musicians. Rose released her critically acclaimed album "Small Hours" in 2009 and plans to release her next album in the coming months. Rose received her Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from Roosevelt University in Chicago and owns the entertainment agency Lola Bard Productions, named for her grandmother, a 1930s vocalist who performed and recorded with Bobby Hackett & The Original Dixieland Jazz Band. Rose & Lola were recently featured in The New York Times, with a story detailing Rose’s career as a jazz vocalist in Chicago, inspired by Lola’s career as a jazz vocalist in New York City. Lola Bard Productions books jazz, classical and holiday entertainment at Chicago's finest establishments, along with weddings, corporate events and private parties.

Canning

Eclectic Chicago rock... canning.epk.fm
Chicago, IL

Canning is simply a live band. That’s where the most excitement exists for its three core members. As for the listener, a true connection can be made by experiencing the depths and devotion found within the assault or the gentle caress of a live show. We deem to explore our music and portray a song in its rightful place, at least for that given moment. Through the years, it’s been noticed that many times we do not play the song, moreover, with the elasticity of time...the song will play us...

Lonne G

Lonne G
Chicago, IL

Lonne G , a talented individual from chicago area, with a strong baritone voice, has been compared to (Teddy Pendergrass) and (Issac Hayes). He began his career with The Soul Sensations, then later formed a group , Pick Of The Litter and recorded a powerful single " The Many Side Of Love. Lonne has enjoyed appearances with artists like the Floaters, Detroit Emeralds, War, Dennis Edwards, Patrice Rushen, Jerry Butler, and Blues Legend Buddy Guy. He has toured Philippine, Tokyo, Las Vegas.

Brandon Wilson

Nora
Chicago, IL

Band from Chicagoland, we sound like many style but also sound like something you’ve never heard. Contact for tracks or booking info.

Maggie Vagle

Singer, songwriter and performer
Chicago, IL

Maggie Vagle is a singer and songwriter living in Chicago, IL. She offers a wide verity of genres, including, jazz, Brazilian jazz, soul, folk, pop, blues and original compositions. She has been performing professionally with bands across the USA and abroad.

Earl

I just want to create art
Chicago, IL

I am a man of many talents to help you become the best you. This includes project design, sound engineer, musician, songwriter, trend design and so much more! I want to help the next person be who they want to be.

Sapphire's Blue Notes

Sapphire's Blue Notes
Madison, WI

All multi purpose band that does all type of genres of music, except hip hop or rap. The band can have up to 14 musicians at one time. We started off in 2013 with 6 members , now its 14. We specialize in corporate, private, weddings and any type of venue

The Chicago Bucket Boys

Highlights of The Bucket Boys
Chicago, IL

The Bucket Boys are straight from the streets of Chicago. Featured in ABC'S Monday Night Football "Are you ready for some football" They also performed at the 2004, 2005, and 2017 NBA All-Star Game, The 2007 MLB All-Star Home Run Derby, Ellen Degeneres Show, 2013 French All-Star in Paris France, and 2016 Pitchfork with Chance The Rapper . A group of young men and boys from Chicago have perfected their drumming routine on plastic buckets and will get your crowd on their feet!

Sir Vokalz

Lawrence Little (Half Man Half Amazing)
Chicago, IL

Lawrence Was Born May 16, 1989 in Chicago Illinois. There Are those artist who just can’t seem to stay out of the headlines or from in front of the camera for one second, Out of fear that they might be quickly forgotten, and then there are those artist whose calm smile, And mellow demeanor are a disguiseFor a talent so sincere so much so that it doesn’t try to get attention. Lawrence Little (SIR VOKALZ) Is such an artist!!!

Spacebones

"Boy am I glad to see you" Rock&Roll from Chicago
Chicago, IL

Formed when lead singer David Gates met drummer Robert Rashid playing on Michigan Ave. in downtown Chicago, Spacebones is a 5 member rock group making a name for itself in the windy city. They've independently released one record, are working on a second, have toured the East coast and are currently putting together a west coast tour for the fall of 2019.