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John Paris Band | Chicago Wedding Band

Chicago , IL
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LOCATION

2108 N. Albany #3
Chicago, IL 60647 US (map)

PHONE

773-742-2553
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ABOUT US

The John Paris Band is THE wedding dance band! JPB has been providing top-quality live musical entertainment in and around the Chicago area since 2004, and our performances have been an... Read more
The John Paris Band is THE wedding dance band! JPB has been providing top-quality live musical entertainment in and around the Chicago area since 2004, and our performances have been an exciting and integral part of hundreds of weddings and special events.

Our premier group is the eight-piece dance band which consists of two vocalists, guitar, keyboard, bass, drums, saxophone, and trumpet. We perform dance floor hits in the Motown, soul, disco, pop, rock, and jazz styles (review our "song list" for your favorites!). Let us make your wedding the memory of a lifetime! We will get everyone from the bride and groom to the youngest cousins and oldest grandparents out on the floor dancing the night away!

JPB also offers ceremony music, reception music, and cocktail music, and can arrange for harpists, string quartets, solo pianists, jazz trios, etc. to perform during the different stages of your wedding and party. We will customize our performance to suit your needs!

In addition to our experience adding energy and excitement to countless weddings, JPB has been featured at VIP events hosted by the Pritzker Foundation, Goldman Sachs, the Chicago Bulls organization, Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Hillary Clinton, Governor Pat Quinn, the Chicago Blackhawks among many others.

Above all else, we strive to create a thoroughly enjoyable and worry-free celebration for all of our clients, and to provide a standard of service which surpasses expectations.

"I have used the John Paris Ensemble for several years at events that I coordinate. They are always the first group I turn to for live musical entertainment of any kind. I love and trust them so much, I hired them for my own wedding!" Emily Auge, Special Event Planner, Eved Services.

Contact us for a free quote or free full consultation (or both)! John Paris: 773-742-2553 or john@johnparisband.com 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?
Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Classical, Dance, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Strings, Swing, Top 40
What music services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learning New Songs, Liability Insurance, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sample Performances, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Microphones, Sound/PA System

REVIEWS

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Liz
Wedding:
3/25/2017
4.8/5.0
The John Paris Band was fantastic! They provided a string duo for ceremony, keyboardist for cocktail hour and 8 piece dance band. John was helpful and responsive and the musicians were awesome! All of our guests had a great time and they couldn't get over how good they were. Also very reasonably priced and I would highly recommend them.
The John Paris Band was fantastic! They provided a string duo for ceremony, keyboardist for cocktail hour and 8 piece Read more...
The John Paris Band was fantastic! They provided a string duo for ceremony, keyboardist for cocktail hour and 8 piece dance band. John was helpful and responsive and the musicians were awesome! All of our guests had a great time and they couldn't get over how good they were. Also very reasonably priced and I would highly recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Marty
Wedding:
11/19/2016
5.0/5.0
John Paris Band was perfect for our wedding at Morgan MFG. Guests were dancing all night and guests raved about them. Highly recommend them.
John Paris Band was perfect for our wedding at Morgan MFG. Guests were dancing all night and guests raved about them. Read more...
John Paris Band was perfect for our wedding at Morgan MFG. Guests were dancing all night and guests raved about them. Highly recommend them. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
We are so glad we booked the John Paris band for our wedding! John was a pleasure to work with -- responsive, flexible and accommodating for our special requests :) The MC was great and their music had everyone (even people that haven't danced in 20 years!) dancing ALL night! They were fun, engaging and fairly priced compared with other large bands in Chicago. I would definitely recommend The John Paris band!
We are so glad we booked the John Paris band for our wedding! John was a pleasure to work with -- responsive, flexible and Read more...
We are so glad we booked the John Paris band for our wedding! John was a pleasure to work with -- responsive, flexible and accommodating for our special requests :) The MC was great and their music had everyone (even people that haven't danced in 20 years!) dancing ALL night! They were fun, engaging and fairly priced compared with other large bands in Chicago. I would definitely recommend The John Paris band! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
John Paris was an absolute pleasure to work with! Throughout the entire process he was flexible, knowledgable, and prompt to respond to all of mine and my husband's needs. Then on the day of the event the band was sensational. They had a full Motown sound with fantastic musicians. Our guests kept asking where we had found such a wonderful band. I myself was on the dance floor all night. I could not recommend The John Paris Band enough.
John Paris was an absolute pleasure to work with! Throughout the entire process he was flexible, knowledgable, and prompt Read more...
John Paris was an absolute pleasure to work with! Throughout the entire process he was flexible, knowledgable, and prompt to respond to all of mine and my husband's needs. Then on the day of the event the band was sensational. They had a full Motown sound with fantastic musicians. Our guests kept asking where we had found such a wonderful band. I myself was on the dance floor all night. I could not recommend The John Paris Band enough. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Kelly
Wedding:
8/1/2015
5.0/5.0
AMAZING!! They really rocked out at our wedding and got everyone out of the dance floor right away and everyone has a blast. John was great to work with and very professional. Would highly recommend them!
AMAZING!! They really rocked out at our wedding and got everyone out of the dance floor right away and everyone has a Read more...
AMAZING!! They really rocked out at our wedding and got everyone out of the dance floor right away and everyone has a blast. John was great to work with and very professional. Would highly recommend them! Read less
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Lon
Wedding:
7/11/2015
4.9/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with the John Paris Band both before and especially during our wedding day. They were very professional and easy to work with in planning the reception. For an additional fee, they also provided an emcee and a DJ for the dinner. After reading all the rave reviews and checking out the videos, I was psyched to finally hear the band perform. They were every bit as great as I'd hoped. The band really kicked our reception into high gear and got (nearly) everyone up and dancing, clapping, and singing along. They even played "Word Crimes" instead of "Blurred Lines" for the English teacher groom. Their forte is classic soul / R & B, but they also play wonderful versions of jazz and songbook classics (Sinatra, Fitzgerald, etc.) as well as contemporary pop songs. Both lead vocalists have great voices and the horn section was dynamite. Many guests commented on how great the band sounded and I couldn't disagree. They turned a great wedding reception into an unforgettable one. Highly recommended. - Lon Wehrle (groom)
We had a wonderful experience with the John Paris Band both before and especially during our wedding day. They were very Read more...
We had a wonderful experience with the John Paris Band both before and especially during our wedding day. They were very professional and easy to work with in planning the reception. For an additional fee, they also provided an emcee and a DJ for the dinner. After reading all the rave reviews and checking out the videos, I was psyched to finally hear the band perform. They were every bit as great as I'd hoped. The band really kicked our reception into high gear and got (nearly) everyone up and dancing, clapping, and singing along. They even played "Word Crimes" instead of "Blurred Lines" for the English teacher groom. Their forte is classic soul / R & B, but they also play wonderful versions of jazz and songbook classics (Sinatra, Fitzgerald, etc.) as well as contemporary pop songs. Both lead vocalists have great voices and the horn section was dynamite. Many guests commented on how great the band sounded and I couldn't disagree. They turned a great wedding reception into an unforgettable one. Highly recommended. - Lon Wehrle (groom) Read less
Services Used: Band
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Elevate
Wedding:
7/4/2015
5.0/5.0
In helping the bride and groom plan for, design, and coordinate their wedding, we got the opportunity to work alongside the John Paris Band for the reception and majority of the evening. We communicated mainly with John and Shane, and both gentleman are fantastic! They are both very respectful, appreciative and professional and made the evening run smoothly. We knew we could rely on John, Shane, and the band to relay any messages we needed to get to the guests in an appropriate manner. The band itself is absolutely amazing! Immediately after the band began to play their first tune, we knew it was going to be an amazing night and that the guests would have such a blast dancing and watching. Such talented and entertaining performers. We hope to see them make their way over to our stomping grounds in Madison, WI. We highly recommend the John Paris Band for any and all of your music and entertainment needs!
In helping the bride and groom plan for, design, and coordinate their wedding, we got the opportunity to work alongside Read more...
In helping the bride and groom plan for, design, and coordinate their wedding, we got the opportunity to work alongside the John Paris Band for the reception and majority of the evening. We communicated mainly with John and Shane, and both gentleman are fantastic! They are both very respectful, appreciative and professional and made the evening run smoothly. We knew we could rely on John, Shane, and the band to relay any messages we needed to get to the guests in an appropriate manner. The band itself is absolutely amazing! Immediately after the band began to play their first tune, we knew it was going to be an amazing night and that the guests would have such a blast dancing and watching. Such talented and entertaining performers. We hope to see them make their way over to our stomping grounds in Madison, WI. We highly recommend the John Paris Band for any and all of your music and entertainment needs! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Kenna
Wedding:
7/4/2015
5.0/5.0
John Paris Band was outstanding!!! We had a wedding with about 170 guests on the 4th of July. They played motown and other recent hits. The band definitely knows how to get the people up and dancing. The biggest hit of the night was when they did "Oh What a Night" and split the crowd for a little singing back and forth action. We received many compliments on them. We have been talking about John Paris Band ever since and would not hesitate to recommend to a friend in need of a band for a wedding or party. John Paris himself was so easy to work with. They had a huge variety of recorded music to play during cocktail hour and dinner. I had the MC take requests from the guests (with a little guided list) and it was very fun and interactive. The MC had a HUGE selection of recorded music. They are also a steal! I couldn't believe how affordable they are with such great talent. Thank you again John Paris. xoxo Kenna and Mike Brody
John Paris Band was outstanding!!! We had a wedding with about 170 guests on the 4th of July. They played motown and other Read more...
John Paris Band was outstanding!!! We had a wedding with about 170 guests on the 4th of July. They played motown and other recent hits. The band definitely knows how to get the people up and dancing. The biggest hit of the night was when they did "Oh What a Night" and split the crowd for a little singing back and forth action. We received many compliments on them. We have been talking about John Paris Band ever since and would not hesitate to recommend to a friend in need of a band for a wedding or party. John Paris himself was so easy to work with. They had a huge variety of recorded music to play during cocktail hour and dinner. I had the MC take requests from the guests (with a little guided list) and it was very fun and interactive. The MC had a HUGE selection of recorded music. They are also a steal! I couldn't believe how affordable they are with such great talent. Thank you again John Paris. xoxo Kenna and Mike Brody Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The John Paris Band had all of our wedding guests dancing all night! They knew exactly what songs to play to keep the crowd happy. To this day people are still talking about the band and what a fun party it was. John was so easy to work with and made me so comfortable during the entire planning process. He was quick to respond to emails and was happy to correspond with the venue since we did not have a wedding planner / coordinator. I would hire the John Paris Band in a second in the future.
The John Paris Band had all of our wedding guests dancing all night! They knew exactly what songs to play to keep the Read more...
The John Paris Band had all of our wedding guests dancing all night! They knew exactly what songs to play to keep the crowd happy. To this day people are still talking about the band and what a fun party it was. John was so easy to work with and made me so comfortable during the entire planning process. He was quick to respond to emails and was happy to correspond with the venue since we did not have a wedding planner / coordinator. I would hire the John Paris Band in a second in the future. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Delaney
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
The John Paris Band made our wedding reception tons of fun! All of our family and guests absolutely loved them! They got everybody, of all ages, up and dancing! They were also extremely professional and accommodating. They worked with me before the wedding to make sure they knew exactly what I wanted for the ceremony music, dinner music, and dance music, and that I was happy with everything. Everything went perfectly according to plan! I cannot say enough good things about them and would highly recommend them to anyone who is interested in booking a great dance band!
The John Paris Band made our wedding reception tons of fun! All of our family and guests absolutely loved them! They got Read more...
The John Paris Band made our wedding reception tons of fun! All of our family and guests absolutely loved them! They got everybody, of all ages, up and dancing! They were also extremely professional and accommodating. They worked with me before the wedding to make sure they knew exactly what I wanted for the ceremony music, dinner music, and dance music, and that I was happy with everything. Everything went perfectly according to plan! I cannot say enough good things about them and would highly recommend them to anyone who is interested in booking a great dance band! Read less
Services Used: Band

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