Comprised of Chicago’s best jazz musicians, Stitely’s jazz ensembles can set the mood with sophisticated dance or background music for your cocktails, dinner, fundraisers or corporate events. Include a vocalist to add an element of elegance to your affair. Instrumental groups can play acoustically or we can add the perfect size sound system to fit the size and purpose of your party.
Call us today for a personalized and professional assessment of what your party needs. As one of Chicago’s premier professional music sources, we will make your event a resounding success.
If you’re looking for an alternative to a traditional jazz combo, or have a smaller budget, try these ensembles of guitar, bass & drums. An acoustic combo plays relaxed instrumental background music to create a sophisticated ambiance at your event, while our Indie rock combo includes an electric guitar that can rev up a crowd with rock, funk, R&B or indie songs. Add a vocalist and you’ve got a killer combo that can pack the dance floor at your party, even in a smaller venue. When you need to book a great Acoustic or Indie Rock Band for your Chicago event, call Stitely today!
A popular staple on the Chicago live music scene for two decades, the Nicholas Barron Trio has opened for such stars as Al Green, BB King and the Neville Brothers. Nicholas’s powerful and soulful vocals are featured on his 10 CDs and has earned him a spot on the New York Times Emerging Artists series. This Trio is a superb choice if you’re looking for distinctive music for your Chicago corporate event or private party.
Let Stitely make your wedding or corporate event a truly memorable one with one of Chicago’s best musicians. Choose from piano, guitar, harp, saxophone, violin, accordion or cello to enhance your cocktail hour, holiday party or other special gatherings. Call now to find the perfect live music for your event.
Either playing solo or in a dueling pianos format, Stitely pianist/singers perform hits of all genres from Jazz Standards to classic rock and pop tunes by both male and female artists. Sing along to favorites from popular stars such as Billy Joel, The Beatles, Elton John, Van Morrison, and many more.
If you’re looking for more subtle or intimate music, our pianists can also perform cabaret-style, accompanying themselves as they sing. Perfect for background music or a show, Stitely’s pianists and singers are the epitome of musical variety and entertainment.
Stitely features a variety of singing guitarists who are ideal for a corporate event or a cocktail party. These musicians are pros performing a wide range of music. Each of these talented Chicago musicians has his own distinctive flavor and specialty, ranging from a singer-songwriter acoustic style to bluesy renditions of classic hits, to inventive versions of indie songs. Watch or listen to selections from each musician to find the guitarist that’s the right fit for your event, and for more information about each performer check out their bios and styles below.
With years of experience in commercials & voice-overs, Steve Morse is masterful at performing the great acoustic music of the 60’s- 80’s, including artists such as James Taylor, The Beatles and The Eagles, Steve is great at entertaining multi-generational groups.
Neal Alger’s incredible talent and professionalism is evident in his status as a United States Jazz Ambassador and the huge body of work he has performed throughout his career. Proficient in Jazz, Brazilian, oldies and rock, Neal is a great a choice for people who want a little bit of everything.
Using modern sound equipment and looping technology to create electronic effects while performing, John Sabal is the ultimate one-man band. John performs lush, textured indie songs by artists not often played by other guitarists such as Wilco, Radiohead, Weezer and The Flaming Lips as well as the classics from the 60s to now.
The consummate performer, Nicholas Barron has the energy & talent to delight a crowd of all sizes and ages. Nicholas has opened for such legends as BB King, Al Green and the Neville Brothers. Performing inventive and bluesy interpretations of classic rock hits, Nicholas has a national following of devoted fans for his original music as well.
Fresh from his international tour, singer-guitarist Wes John Cichosz mixes crowd-pleasers and ballads with down-home rock and blues to create an energized performance with a classic Chicago feel.
Stitely’s talented blues bands are the epitome of classic blues music, perfect for a genuine Chicago experience. Playing traditional hits from timeless artists like B.B. King, Muddy Waters and T-Bone Walker, our blues musicians bring fresh energy to Chicago’s time-honored tradition. Whether you want an understated instrumental and vocal combo featuring Blues legend Jimmy Johnson, Carlos Johnson, or a dynamic performance by blues diva Shirley King, we have the band for you. Call Stitely now to book authentic Chicago entertainment for your convention or corporate event. If you are looking for an authentic Chicago blues sound for your next corporate event, check out our video of the Stitely Blues Trio featuring Jimmy Johnson.
Please put your hands together and give a warm welcome to Jake and Elwood Blooze, The BLOOZE BROTHERS! This high-powered, choreographed 11-piece show band covers music from the ‘40s to today: Motown, Soul, R & B, Classic Rock, Swing, and of course the music and crazy antics of the famous original Blues Brothers! They not only honor the music made by the original Blues Brothers in movies, TV, and recordings but the spirit in which they played – from Dan Aykroyd’s love of traditional blues and soul to John Belushi’s love of classic rock. Like Aykroyd and Belushi, the Blooze Brothers fuse those great musical traditions into a stage show that energizes and delights hundreds of thousands of music fans across the greater Chicago area and beyond every year.
Comprised of specialists in the Prohibition Music of the 1920s, Dixieland and Bluegrass styles, Stitely Entertainment offers multiple musical groups that range in size from 2-8 musicians and will create the perfect mood for your next event.
Long Journey Home is an acoustic duet featuring beautiful close harmony singing along with some great instrumental picking. Mandolin and guitar combine to form a classic “brother style” duet delivering powerful renditions of traditional songs from country music’s early golden era. Thanks to their sparkling stage personalities, you can count on a show that is as entertaining as it is musical.
Featuring guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro and upright bass, The Hard Times Bluegrass Band is a highly charged acoustic ensemble that presents the best in Bluegrass Music. From the traditional “high lonesome sound” of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys to the exciting sounds of today’s popular bluegrass and country groups, this band produces an absolutely irresistible performance that is guaranteed to leave listeners humming and tapping hours after the performance is over.
Dixie Tornadoes present the best in traditional Dixieland Music from the “Golden Age” of American Jazz. The group utilizes banjo, tuba, clarinet, trumpet and trombone to serve up timeless classics from some of the world’s most memorable jazz masters such as Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, King Oliver, Bix Beiderbecke and Louis Armstrong.
Globalize your next Chicago corporate event or wedding with Stitely’s diverse selection of cultural music. Be swept away to a tropical land with our Calypso, reggae and Hawaiian bands; or dance the night away to our Salsa and Latin bands at your fiesta.
Mariachis are a lively option for cocktail entertainment; or enjoy Swing Gitan, a gypsy jazz band that plays an eclectic mix of whimsical swing great for background music. Our versatile accordion player performs music from a variety of cultures including Italian, French and Jewish traditions. Other ethnic options such as bagpipers, Irish groups, Flamenco guitarists or Indian performers are also available upon request. Call to discuss the best music to spice up your event.