The John Paris Ensemble (JPE) is THE wedding dance band of choice in Chicago! JPE 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 a 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! JPE 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, JPE has been featured at VIP events hosted by the American Heart Association, the Earth Heart Foundation, the Pritzker Foundation, Goldman Sachs, the Chicago Bulls organization, Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Hillary Clinton, Governor Pat Quinn, Luxe Travel, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Senator Dick Durbin, Mayor Richard M. Daley, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, DHR International, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, John Hancock Insurance, University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Fox News, the South African Consulate among many others.
We perform regularly at high-profile special event sites including the Art Institute of Chicago, Odyssey Cruise Lines, Newberry Library, Saddle and Cycle Club, Sears Tower VIP, Joe’s Stone Crab, Signature Room, Chicago History Museum, Four Seasons Hotel, Swissotel, East Bank Club, Museum of Contemporary Art, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago Theatre, and Sofitel.
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 .