Chicago Music & Entertainment / Wedding & Party Bands

It's your night. It should be your music. Cagen Music has been electrifying events for 25 years.
Our nationally acclaimed musicians perform at corporate events, charity galas and remarkable weddings, like yours!

Don Cagen Orchestra

Cagen Music's premier ensemble, hailed as one of "one of the hottest bands in the nation" by Modern Bride Magazine. Ten to sixteen performers, featuring five stellar singers that "rival the original recordings" (Chicago Tribune). Lauded for their high energy, amazing versatility, and superior talent. Choose this incredible orchestra and your dance floor will be packed all night long! Learn more about the Don Cagen Orchestra.

Big Beat

Big Beat is an exceptional high-energy wedding and party band, combining two decades of experience with the hottest talented singers and instrumentalists. Featuring a flexible band size from eight to eleven performers, plus options for our amazing rock violins, percussion, and late-night digital music playback. Learn more about Big Beat.


Chosen by the Chicago Reader as the “best wedding band in Chicago”, Incognito is all about the jam on the dance floor. Available with eight to ten performers, Incognito is ideal for the parties and weddings that need a smaller band. Incognito has the perfect blend of outstanding singers and experienced instrumentalists. Learn more about Incognito.

Orchestra Chicago

The excitement doesn’t stop! Since 1992, this acclaimed contemporary Chicago wedding band has been rockin' the house. Performing with six to sixteen musicians, Orchestra Chicago will electrify your crowd to create the wedding of your dreams. When a truly great band is your highest priority, Orchestra Chicago is the perfect choice! Learn more about Orchestra Chicago.


Chicago's outstanding choice for Jewish orthodox, traditional and conservative weddings. Featuring your choice of superstar vocalists. Contemporary and traditional Chassidic, Israeli and Klezmer music. May be combined with the complete Cagen Music songlists and vocalists for a wide range of dance styles. Learn more about Ashira.

Live Greek Music

If you need a Chicago Greek Wedding Band, look no further. Blend live Greek and American music, combining our authentic Greek entertainers with the versatile Orchestra Chicago, Incognito, or Don Cagen Orchestra for the Chicago Greek wedding of your dreams! Learn more about our Live Greek Music.


Exciting DJ 's for after-parties, live music/DJ combinations, and full event entertainment. High energy music mixes blended with our 25 years of event planning experience. Learn about Cagen Music DJ's.

The Cover Girls

Fresh, flirty and fun! Cagen Music and the CoverGirls have produced a rock violin show that is a colorful, choreographed high-energy musical revue. Hear the greatest pop and rock hits from the Beatles to Beyonce, all performed on the CoverGirls' signature purple electric violins with the rockin' Cagen band. Learn more about the CoverGirls.

The Arioso Strings

Gorgeous classical and contemporary string music for ceremonies, dinners and receptions. Romantic and beautiful string trios, string quartets and strolling violins. Learn more about The Arioso Strings.


Chitarra reinvents the trio of acoustic guitar, cello and violin with a hip, modern sound. With just three players, these creative artists can produce the sounds of a full band on their instruments, but at the perfect background music volume. Extraordinary cocktail, dinner and ceremony music. Learn more about Chitarra.

Red Riding Hood

Hip, Sexy and Imaginative. The string quartet redefined. Red Riding Hood is making a splash on the Chicago music scene with a high-energy mix of virtuosic styles from Haydn to Hendrix. Ideal for receptions and dinners. Personality and passion... and great shoes. Learn more about Red Riding Hood.

Cagen Jazz

The finest in live jazz for your Chicago corporate event, Chicago wedding or charity gala. No matter what your favorite jazz flavor: New Orleans, swing, Sinatra, smooth, contemporary, latin, or even jazzy instrumental versions of pop music - CagenJazz serves it up with impeccable style. Learn more about CagenJazz.

Good Vibes

An extraordinary twist on the small jazz band! Unique combination of instruments is both fun to watch and amazing to hear. Featuring Vibraphone, Guitar, and Bass, with optional clarinet and congas. Learn more about Goodvibes.


Trendsetting music. Give your event a modern look and sound. Featuring electro-acoustic instruments, UltraSound presents cutting edge entertainment for cocktail parties, corporate receptions, and award presentations. Learn more about UltraSound.

Soloists and Ensembles

Solo Pianists, Harpists, and Guitarists; Duos, Small Dance Bands, Blues Bands, Latin Bands, Vocal Groups, Steel Drum Band and more! Perfect music for corporate events, ceremonies, receptions and dinners. Learn about our soloists and ensembles.

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