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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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Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians), Medium (4-6 musicians), Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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David
Wedding:
11/8/2014
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
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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
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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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jens
Wedding:
4/21/2012
4.8/5.0
We recently had the pleasure of having Incognito (one of the bands that is a part of Cagen Music) play at our wedding. They kept the dance floor packed all night long and we received numerous compliments from our guests on the band: their style, range of genres and overall energy level. Ron, the band leader, reads the audience well and decided on the next song while the current song is being played in order to keep the people on the dance floor. The complete ten piece band really allows for a full fantastic sound. Becky Cagen (main contact) was a delight to work with. She was responsive and efficient in answering our questions. She made suggestions where appropriate and explained why she thought certain ideas made sense based on her knowledge of the band and the type of wedding we wanted. Reflecting back on the evening, her suggestion of continuous play was absolutely appropriate and perfect. If the band had stopped, our party would have stopped as well. I highly recommend Cagen Music and Incognito.
We recently had the pleasure of having Incognito (one of the bands that is a part of Cagen Music) play at our wedding. Read more...
We recently had the pleasure of having Incognito (one of the bands that is a part of Cagen Music) play at our wedding. They kept the dance floor packed all night long and we received numerous compliments from our guests on the band: their style, range of genres and overall energy level. Ron, the band leader, reads the audience well and decided on the next song while the current song is being played in order to keep the people on the dance floor. The complete ten piece band really allows for a full fantastic sound. Becky Cagen (main contact) was a delight to work with. She was responsive and efficient in answering our questions. She made suggestions where appropriate and explained why she thought certain ideas made sense based on her knowledge of the band and the type of wedding we wanted. Reflecting back on the evening, her suggestion of continuous play was absolutely appropriate and perfect. If the band had stopped, our party would have stopped as well. I highly recommend Cagen Music and Incognito. 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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Mary Holtsberg
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
All our guests talked about after our wedding was how great our band was...and...in particular...the 3 violinists who cranked it up as the evening went on...Don and his band were phenomenol...They knew their crowd and played to it...Absolutely fantastic !!! We'd use them again and again for future events...
All our guests talked about after our wedding was how great our band was...and...in particular...the 3 violinists who Read more...
All our guests talked about after our wedding was how great our band was...and...in particular...the 3 violinists who cranked it up as the evening went on...Don and his band were phenomenol...They knew their crowd and played to it...Absolutely fantastic !!! We'd use them again and again for future events... Read less
Services Used: Band
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Carrie624
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Cagen music is one in a millions. Becky and Don are some of the sweetest people I've ever dealt with in business. They're no pressure, want to please and really know their stuff. While they do have their own thing going on, they 'manage' other bands and really have a great thing going. As we had some stipulations as to how large our band could be at the Shedd, they worked with and dealth with all of the minor stipulations and never bothered me once with problems that they may have run across.

Incognito, the band that played at our wedding, kicked some serious butt. While we did pay extra to keep the music going, they just played their hearts out the entire time! We have been to many weddings in the past year, and it's rare to see people really not ready to go when the lights come on. By the time we were asked to leave, there were so many people still there so pumped to go out from such a great time.

I'd highly recommend spending the money and getting a class act with Cagen Music!
Cagen music is one in a millions. Becky and Don are some of the sweetest people I've ever dealt with in business. They're Read more...
Cagen music is one in a millions. Becky and Don are some of the sweetest people I've ever dealt with in business. They're no pressure, want to please and really know their stuff. While they do have their own thing going on, they 'manage' other bands and really have a great thing going. As we had some stipulations as to how large our band could be at the Shedd, they worked with and dealth with all of the minor stipulations and never bothered me once with problems that they may have run across.

Incognito, the band that played at our wedding, kicked some serious butt. While we did pay extra to keep the music going, they just played their hearts out the entire time! We have been to many weddings in the past year, and it's rare to see people really not ready to go when the lights come on. By the time we were asked to leave, there were so many people still there so pumped to go out from such a great time.

I'd highly recommend spending the money and getting a class act with Cagen Music! Read less
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