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Don Cagen Orchestra / Cagen Music

Northbrook , IL
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915 Shermer Road
Northbrook, IL 60062 US (map)

PHONE

847-559-0900

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ABOUT US

Exciting and creative music for weddings, corporate parties and charity galas. Nationally recognized as wedding music experts, we have produced the entertainment for over 4,000 Chicago... Read more
Exciting and creative music for weddings, corporate parties and charity galas. Nationally recognized as wedding music experts, we have produced the entertainment for over 4,000 Chicago Weddings, plus hundreds of weddings nationwide. Destination weddings are our specialty! We bring you once in a lifetime music for your once in a lifetime event.

BANDS & DJ's:
Don Cagen Orchestra,
Incognito,
Big Beat,
Orchestra Chicago,
Ashira.

STRINGS:
The CoverGirl Violin Show,
Arioso Strings,
Red Riding Hood.

COCKTAILS/DINNER/CEREMONY:
Chitarra,
UltraSound,
Good Vibes,
CagenJazz. Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3, 4-6, 7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Caribbean, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Latin, Mariachi, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Strings, Swing, Top 40
What music services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learning New Songs, Liability Insurance, MC, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System

REVIEWS

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Doreen
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
It has been over a week since our daughter's wedding, & we are STILL receiving RAVE reviews about the performance of this outstanding, top-tier band! Over the 18 mos. of planning for this event, communications with Don and Becky were an absolute pleasure. They listened carefully to the bride's and groom's requests and delivered all of them with a smile. We chose the 13-piece band for a perfect range of Genres, vocals, and instruments. Guests were on the dance floor until we had to close down! Additionally, we followed Becky's expert advice on including their violin act, The CoverGirls. WOW FACTOR x 10!! This superb, Pop/Rock surprise performance had all of our guests in shock & awe, ending with a huge standing ovation! These ladies blew the roof off our club!! We HIGHLY recommend this addition to your entertainment! Another highlight, among too many to list here, was Don's use of his EVI, which left us all mesmerized. We have all been on an emotional high for over a week now! Many thanks to Don, Becky, and their unbelievable performers for such a magical, memorable, FUN, and enchanting evening! The epitome of professionalism and musical entertainment!! Sincerely, Don & Daurine Bridenbaugh
It has been over a week since our daughter's wedding, & we are STILL receiving RAVE reviews about the performance of this Read more...
It has been over a week since our daughter's wedding, & we are STILL receiving RAVE reviews about the performance of this outstanding, top-tier band! Over the 18 mos. of planning for this event, communications with Don and Becky were an absolute pleasure. They listened carefully to the bride's and groom's requests and delivered all of them with a smile. We chose the 13-piece band for a perfect range of Genres, vocals, and instruments. Guests were on the dance floor until we had to close down! Additionally, we followed Becky's expert advice on including their violin act, The CoverGirls. WOW FACTOR x 10!! This superb, Pop/Rock surprise performance had all of our guests in shock & awe, ending with a huge standing ovation! These ladies blew the roof off our club!! We HIGHLY recommend this addition to your entertainment! Another highlight, among too many to list here, was Don's use of his EVI, which left us all mesmerized. We have all been on an emotional high for over a week now! Many thanks to Don, Becky, and their unbelievable performers for such a magical, memorable, FUN, and enchanting evening! The epitome of professionalism and musical entertainment!! Sincerely, Don & Daurine Bridenbaugh Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Cagen Music was the most incredible decision for us! We got married at the beautiful Blackstone Hotel, downtown Chicago, in September and had heard wonderful things about this band. We went to meet Don almost a year before the wedding and he played us some of their music via cd and we were blown away. Well, we were even more blown away the night of our wedding. They are the best band we have ever heard live. So professional, they work the crowd, know all the right beats to get the entire room on the dance floor all night long. The party did not stop!
Becky and Don are so professional to work with every step of the way. I am Australian (my husband is American) and I requested a Men at Work song to be played and Don made it happen on the night. It was a huge hit and everything was SO memorable.
They are worth every cent. You can't beat a live band but especially the Cagen's!
Cagen Music was the most incredible decision for us! We got married at the beautiful Blackstone Hotel, downtown Chicago, Read more...
Cagen Music was the most incredible decision for us! We got married at the beautiful Blackstone Hotel, downtown Chicago, in September and had heard wonderful things about this band. We went to meet Don almost a year before the wedding and he played us some of their music via cd and we were blown away. Well, we were even more blown away the night of our wedding. They are the best band we have ever heard live. So professional, they work the crowd, know all the right beats to get the entire room on the dance floor all night long. The party did not stop!
Becky and Don are so professional to work with every step of the way. I am Australian (my husband is American) and I requested a Men at Work song to be played and Don made it happen on the night. It was a huge hit and everything was SO memorable.
They are worth every cent. You can't beat a live band but especially the Cagen's! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Suzanne
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
What a professional and talented group! We were thrilled with the Don Cagen Orchestra. The dance floor was packed all night. My husband’s grandpa who has literally never danced in his entire life did not leave the dance floor once they started playing. After the evening came to an end, his grandma turned to me and said, "this was the best night of my life." The band knows how to read a crowd and keep the energy up. They took the time to learn our wedding song and played it beautifully. Thanks for making our wedding reception a total success!
What a professional and talented group! We were thrilled with the Don Cagen Orchestra. The dance floor was packed all Read more...
What a professional and talented group! We were thrilled with the Don Cagen Orchestra. The dance floor was packed all night. My husband’s grandpa who has literally never danced in his entire life did not leave the dance floor once they started playing. After the evening came to an end, his grandma turned to me and said, "this was the best night of my life." The band knows how to read a crowd and keep the energy up. They took the time to learn our wedding song and played it beautifully. Thanks for making our wedding reception a total success! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Yesterday we used Incognito for our wedding in St. Charles. Going into it there's always that fear that the band won't sound as anticipated, but holy cow did they hit it out of the park! The dance floor was jam packed from the very first song until the last song had finished. Every age group was on the floor having the time of their lives and we had countless guests ask us where we found the band telling us they've never seen a dance floor stay so packed. They were so good that after the last song our guests were chanting "one more song!" for an encore.

Nothing but positive things to say about Incognito and very highly recommended.
Yesterday we used Incognito for our wedding in St. Charles. Going into it there's always that fear that the band won't Read more...
Yesterday we used Incognito for our wedding in St. Charles. Going into it there's always that fear that the band won't sound as anticipated, but holy cow did they hit it out of the park! The dance floor was jam packed from the very first song until the last song had finished. Every age group was on the floor having the time of their lives and we had countless guests ask us where we found the band telling us they've never seen a dance floor stay so packed. They were so good that after the last song our guests were chanting "one more song!" for an encore.

Nothing but positive things to say about Incognito and very highly recommended. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Juli
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
The Cagen Orchestra made our cocktail hour and reception a memorable one! The guests commented that they felt like they were at a concert, loved the music, and danced the whole night. The selection of music was perfect for our guests and exactly what we wanted. The orchestra was able to read the feel of the guests and play the appropriate music to keep the dancing going. The orchestra kept their three violinists until the end with the guests cheering for them. The members of the orchestra made an effort to speak with us during/after the event. Becky and Don Cagen were very personable and a pleasure to work with. They were responsive and offered suggestions without being pushy. We chose to use their Jazz Trio during the cocktail hour, which was enjoyed by all. We chose the 13 member band, including the 3 violins, for our reception. They can perform a wide variety of music from classical to oldies to pop. They even learned/arranged our first dance song and father-daughter song even though those songs were not on their list and played them perfectly! I even had a friend ask if the orchestra would travel for their wedding! I would not have chosen another band or DJ for anything.
The Cagen Orchestra made our cocktail hour and reception a memorable one! The guests commented that they felt like they Read more...
The Cagen Orchestra made our cocktail hour and reception a memorable one! The guests commented that they felt like they were at a concert, loved the music, and danced the whole night. The selection of music was perfect for our guests and exactly what we wanted. The orchestra was able to read the feel of the guests and play the appropriate music to keep the dancing going. The orchestra kept their three violinists until the end with the guests cheering for them. The members of the orchestra made an effort to speak with us during/after the event. Becky and Don Cagen were very personable and a pleasure to work with. They were responsive and offered suggestions without being pushy. We chose to use their Jazz Trio during the cocktail hour, which was enjoyed by all. We chose the 13 member band, including the 3 violins, for our reception. They can perform a wide variety of music from classical to oldies to pop. They even learned/arranged our first dance song and father-daughter song even though those songs were not on their list and played them perfectly! I even had a friend ask if the orchestra would travel for their wedding! I would not have chosen another band or DJ for anything. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Judith
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Our daughter's wedding was the highlight of our lives. Don and Becky took us by the hand and walked us through every step of the way. The bride and groom were invited to the Cagan home/studio and given a variety of choices to make for thier "evening. Many phone calls along the way assurd us we were in good hands. The day of the wedding the music at the church was magnificent. Don and his string quartet , made our guests gasp with each new selection. How could we have known it would only get better...The Reception was perfect. The orchestra had everyone on the dance floor all night long. And all night long our guests sang the praises of the musicians. We could not have asked for more. We would tell anyone not to hesitate to use these accomplished professionals. We all felt we had the greatest orchestra in Chicago! Thanks for everything!
Our daughter's wedding was the highlight of our lives. Don and Becky took us by the hand and walked us through every step Read more...
Our daughter's wedding was the highlight of our lives. Don and Becky took us by the hand and walked us through every step of the way. The bride and groom were invited to the Cagan home/studio and given a variety of choices to make for thier "evening. Many phone calls along the way assurd us we were in good hands. The day of the wedding the music at the church was magnificent. Don and his string quartet , made our guests gasp with each new selection. How could we have known it would only get better...The Reception was perfect. The orchestra had everyone on the dance floor all night long. And all night long our guests sang the praises of the musicians. We could not have asked for more. We would tell anyone not to hesitate to use these accomplished professionals. We all felt we had the greatest orchestra in Chicago! Thanks for everything! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We used Incognito Band (subset from the entire band) from the Don Cagen Orchestra and are incredibly happy with the job they did! The dance floor was full the entire night, they alternated smoothly between music of different generations/genres and, most importantly, we had tons of fun! They also did our ceremony music and dinner music, which also were wonderful. Highly recommend!
We used Incognito Band (subset from the entire band) from the Don Cagen Orchestra and are incredibly happy with the job Read more...
We used Incognito Band (subset from the entire band) from the Don Cagen Orchestra and are incredibly happy with the job they did! The dance floor was full the entire night, they alternated smoothly between music of different generations/genres and, most importantly, we had tons of fun! They also did our ceremony music and dinner music, which also were wonderful. Highly recommend! Read less
Services Used: Band
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jane.brian
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Incognito played at my wedding this past weekend and was phenomenal! I was a bit hesitant, as I booked them without hearing them live or finding many reviews on them...but they were a hit! We needed band that would not only sound great, but would also entertain both our younger and older guests by integrating the age groups' music tastes without "sectioning" the music so only the older or younger guests would be dancing at any given time. As you know from attending weddings, that is no easy feat. But, Incognito achieved exactly that. The band even managed to get the older, really traditional folks to dance to Lady Gaga!!!

Throughout the evening and after the wedding, many of our guests effusively commented on the band. They even learned 2 new songs for our wedding on short notice and BOTH sounded amazing! Leading up to the wedding, I interfaced primarily with Becky Cagen, who, like the band, is just fantastic! She provided the pefect balance of guidance and suggestions to provide us with reassurance and a seemless flow. I highly recommend Incognito for anyone who wants a fantastic band!
Incognito played at my wedding this past weekend and was phenomenal! I was a bit hesitant, as I booked them without Read more...
Incognito played at my wedding this past weekend and was phenomenal! I was a bit hesitant, as I booked them without hearing them live or finding many reviews on them...but they were a hit! We needed band that would not only sound great, but would also entertain both our younger and older guests by integrating the age groups' music tastes without "sectioning" the music so only the older or younger guests would be dancing at any given time. As you know from attending weddings, that is no easy feat. But, Incognito achieved exactly that. The band even managed to get the older, really traditional folks to dance to Lady Gaga!!!

Throughout the evening and after the wedding, many of our guests effusively commented on the band. They even learned 2 new songs for our wedding on short notice and BOTH sounded amazing! Leading up to the wedding, I interfaced primarily with Becky Cagen, who, like the band, is just fantastic! She provided the pefect balance of guidance and suggestions to provide us with reassurance and a seemless flow. I highly recommend Incognito for anyone who wants a fantastic band! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Satisfied Client
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
We used Don's group, Orchestra Chicago. They did a great job and we have received many compliments from our guests.
We used Don's group, Orchestra Chicago. They did a great job and we have received many compliments from our guests.
We used Don's group, Orchestra Chicago. They did a great job and we have received many compliments from our guests. Read less
Services Used: Band
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RoRa B
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Becky & Don Cagen were great! We initially were only going to do a dj but decided that our venue needed the elegance of a band for entertainment. They are very professional & flexible with planning song selections for our wedding. We wanted 2 songs that were not on their list for our first dance & combined mother/son, father/daughter dance and they accommodated our request one week out from our wedding. They recommended having a greek band they work with to come cover that portion of dancing but we already had our dj working on that portion of the dancing. They have a "no problem" attitude to all things music related. They recommended hiring their violinists but it was out of our budget so they included the violinists at no extra charge to us. They provided our cocktail music & dancing from 9-12am. They were great at keeping the guests entertained & dancing throughout the entire the night.
Becky & Don Cagen were great! We initially were only going to do a dj but decided that our venue needed the elegance of a Read more...
Becky & Don Cagen were great! We initially were only going to do a dj but decided that our venue needed the elegance of a band for entertainment. They are very professional & flexible with planning song selections for our wedding. We wanted 2 songs that were not on their list for our first dance & combined mother/son, father/daughter dance and they accommodated our request one week out from our wedding. They recommended having a greek band they work with to come cover that portion of dancing but we already had our dj working on that portion of the dancing. They have a "no problem" attitude to all things music related. They recommended hiring their violinists but it was out of our budget so they included the violinists at no extra charge to us. They provided our cocktail music & dancing from 9-12am. They were great at keeping the guests entertained & dancing throughout the entire the night. Read less
Services Used: Band

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