Our versatile pianists add a wonderful ambiance to your event. With a repertoire ranging from classical to top 40, our exceptional musicians can fulfill almost any genre or request! If a piano isn’t available at your venue, we will happily bring a keyboard that can sound exactly like an acoustic piano!
Add a touch of elegance to your event with the sweeping melodies of solo harp! Perfect for ceremonies, cocktail parties, and other intimate gatherings, our harpists perform traditional classical repertoire along with contemporary favorites.
A fun pairing of popular instruments, this duo can cover everything from Bach to Bruno Mars! Since both instruments are mobile and unplugged, this group is a great choice if your event calls for strolling musicians.
This unique duo offers delightful instrumental takes on your favorite songs! We recommend using a keyboard instead of a piano for this offering, since performing with sounds such as guitar or Rhodes on a keyboard can create allow for a more versatile repertoire.
Caitlin Simone is a versatile vocalist and performer, authentically covering a wide range of artists and genres. Accompanied by the multi-talented Lloyd Snyder on acoustic guitar, vocals, and loop pedal, this duo adds its own unique spin to the songs you know and the songs you forgot you love! Both Caitlin and Lloyd are members of the Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra.
Lake Effect is the exquisite smooth jazz duo co-created by Neil Artwick and Robert Davis. Characterized by an attention to melodic detail and compelling liquid grooves, the group has had a successful recording career. “Brighter Moments,” their first CD released in 2007 on NuGroove Records, showcased their unique sound of latin, funk, jazz, R&B, and was a staple of smooth jazz radio. In 2011, Lake Effect released “Road to Irene’s” on the Big Deal Records label.
Triple Fret features 3 of Chicago’s top guitarists coming together for a unique acoustic performance that covers a wide variety of genres, including Motown, Classic Rock and Top 40. Triple Fret is a perfect choice for cocktail or corporate receptions that require fun energy.
Our versatile string players perform elegant music for your ceremony, cocktail reception, or corporate event. If you’re not hooked on classics, consider ordering up some contemporary music arranged especially for our string ensembles, such as elegant arrangements of Beatles hits or Coldplay favorites.
Produced by Ken Arlen, Jazz Quartess is Chicago’s busiest jazz quartet. The concept is simple: combine 3-4 talented and versatile jazz musicians who can move effortlessly through many instrumental styles. Most jazz quartets play straight-ahead swing or contemporary jazz. We play these styles, but find people also want to hear hip instrumental versions of Sting, Steely Dan, James Taylor and Beatles tunes, to name a few. We get a great response from the audience!
If you’re planning an event on a weeknight that calls for something hip and unique, Twilight Combination will fit the bill. Twilight Combination combines electronic beats, sumptuous vocals and sophisticated musicianship to create a sound they call “electric lounge.” Twilight Combination delivers surprising interpretations of the songs you love like you’ve never heard them before. Picture Michael Buble singing Kesha’s latest hit, or a Van Halen classic as a rumba. It’s music that is hot and cool, surprising yet familiar, modern yet classic.
Ken Arlen’s Sirens Lite features 2-3 lovely women on violin accompanied by a keyboard, and their music ranges from bossas and tangos, to fun classic rock and pop. This group provides an elegant atmosphere for cocktail parties and other social and corporate gatherings, and the wardrobe can be customized from elegant cocktail attire, to fun rock-inspired wear.