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Winner of the BizBash Entertainment Act of the Year, voted 2015-2017 Best Band by Make It Better Magazine, and acknowledged by Chicago Magazine as the “Top Choice” for a dance band in the city, the Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra has ignited thousands of special events with its unique style, stage presence and contemporary music selection.

The Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra delivers an incredible energy geared for today's brides and grooms! Imagine a band with 6 incredible vocalists, our Sirens rock violins, sizzling horns, and the tightest rhythm section in the country. Using the latest technology, this band is able to perform from any part of the room and make it sound like a live concert of the original artist.

The centerpiece of Evolution brings the experience and energy of two bandleaders to the stage, Ken Arlen and Caitlin Simone, which gives our clients unrivaled ability to live out their perfect musical vision. Arlen Music Productions also offers the opportunity for clients to experience the power of Evolution under Caitlin's solo leadership, as she has quickly become one of the most sought after bandleaders in Chicago.

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As a sought-after orchestra leader and saxophonist, Ken Arlen has been a featured entertainer for numerous celebrities and dignitaries, from the President of the United States to Hollywood stars. Ken is also the founder of Arlen Music Productions, a Chicago-based entertainment company that specializes in providing live customized music for special events. He has led the transformation of the impact of music on this industry in Chicago, and over the last decade has brought this force to the national event scene through his performances with the Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra.

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Caitlin Simone
Vocalist

Mike Avery
Vocalist

Cristina Sanchez
Vocalist

Ben Scott
Vocalist

Neil Artwick
Keyboard

Mark Beringer
Bass

Frank Alongi
Drums

Lloyd Snyder
Guitarist

Chris Neal
Sax

Victor Garcia
Trumpet

Andrew Zelm
Trombone

Rick Purro
Percussion

Sylvia Myintoo
Violin

Rebecca Richey
Violin

Caroline Curtis
Violin

 

Signature Events

Commander-In-Chief’s Ball
Democratic National Committee Fundraiser (attended by then-President Bill Clinton)
Bellagio Hotel & Casino International New Year’s Eve Gala – Las Vegas
Goodman Theatre Gala
Catholic Charities – Spirit of St. Nicholas
The Children’s Ball (Medical Research Institute Council of Children’s Hospital of Chicago)
Misericordia Heart of Mercy Ball
Chicago Botanic Garden Summer Dinner Dance
Commander-In-Chief’s Ball
Democratic National Committee Fundraiser (attended by then-President Bill Clinton)
Bellagio Hotel & Casino International New Year’s Eve Gala – Las Vegas
Goodman Theatre Gala
Catholic Charities – Spirit of St. Nicholas
The Children’s Ball (Medical Research Institute Council of Children’s Hospital of Chicago)
Misericordia Heart of Mercy Ball
Chicago Botanic Garden Summer Dinner Dance

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kenarlenevolutionorchestraTuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 8:57am
kenarlenevolutionorchestraMonday, May 28th, 2018 at 8:40am

#sirensrockviolins warming up for #northmoorcountryclub 100th Anniversary Event! Saturday night #kenarlenevolutionorchestra @arlenmusicproductions #arlenmusicproductions #revanathanandassociates Also featured The Jersey Boys and Evolution Orchestra! Congratulations Northmoor!!!!

kenarlenFriday, May 25th, 2018 at 4:46pm
kenarlenevolutionorchestraTuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 11:16am

Mark & Bess wanted an acoustic set during dinner, but then of course we still had amazing dance energy later in the evening! Congratulations, Mark & Bess, we had a blast! 💗
Planner: @the.creative.planners
Venue: @exmoorcc
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mollychidonutsMonday, May 21st, 2018 at 10:56am
kenarlenevolutionorchestraWednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 10:36am
kenarlenTuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 3:33pm

Wouldn’t want to get tackled by Richard Dent! #kenarlenevolutionorchestra performing at the #ritahayworthgala Saturday night. Incredible cause to raise $$ to #fightalzheimers #chicagohilton #1985superbowlchamps #chicagobears

eventscapeincSunday, May 13th, 2018 at 3:32pm
kenarlenevolutionorchestraFriday, May 11th, 2018 at 9:29am

We had a blast performing for the 2018 #KelloggReunion at the @fieldmuseumspecialevents! The raised stage took the party to new heights 😉!
@arlenmusicproductions #arlenmusic #arlenmusicproductions #kenarlenevolutionorchestra #evolutionorchestra #danceband...

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