Jun 30 2011

UpBeat Band Performs Dance Party Celebration for DePaul MBA Association!


The UpBeat Band was proud to perform for the DePaul MBA Association celebration on June 10, 2011!  The party was held at Galleria Marchetti, Chicago, and included current graduates (who were honored at this event), lifetime members, many future (class of 2012) members, and DePaul University faculty.  UpBeat’s first set was a dynamic variety of contemporary jazz, and after the speeches/presentation, UpBeat delivered a high energy dance party set, including requested  ”I Gotta Feeling,” “Don’t Stop Believing,” “Living On A Prayer,” contemporary fav’s including “California Gurls,” Lady Gaga hits, “Tik Tok,” also Motown R&B classics, 80’s retro, and 70’s funk.


UpBeat Band for DePaul MBA

The UpBeat Band Performs For DePaul MBA Association!!

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UpBeat would like to give a very special thanks to Laura Anderson, DePaul MBA association’s 2011 event manager; Laura really did a great job organizing this entire production, she deserves much credit for raising the bar at this year’s event, and we thank her for her diligent planning / management skills.

We would also like to thank Shaun Washington (class of 2012 Vice President) and Michael Jackson (class of 2012 President), who are very promising entrepreneurs, and friends of the band.  For the dance party, UpBeat dedicated the Michael Jackson hit “Don’t Stop Till You get Enough” to the class president!

Finally, on a personal note, this was a special gig for me (Michael Cascio, band leader), because I am a proud graduate of DePaul School Of Music.

Photography by Victor Brensen

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Jun 11 2009

The Best Of Chicago…Summer Showcase Jazz Performance for Chicago Corporate Event Meeting Planners

UpBeat was proud to provide the Michael Cascio Jazz Trio for this HeresChicago special event. This was THE planner event for the summer of 2009, and featured Chicago’s newest and most innovative meeting and event ideas. This VIP event was for event and meeting planners and DMC’s to showcase the Best of Chicago aboard the newly renovated Anita Dee II cruise ship each level had a different theme filled with music, specialty drinks, food, prize giveaways and goodie bags for everyone!

The event was produced by HeresChicago, Anita Dee Yacht Charters, and Industry Elf Marketing.
Live music entertainment was provided by www.upbeatmusicproductions.com
Photography and Video was provided by Joanna Kozek. View photo gallery at gallery.joannakozek.com

Here is a complete list of all the producers, sponsors and exhibitors who really brought this event to life: www.hereschicago.com, www.anitadee.com, www.industryelf.com, www.upbeatmusicproductions.com, www.brazzaz.com, www.eskape.us, www.uspokerseries.com, www.flowersbyarrangement.com, www.statestreetentertainment.com, www.celebrationauthority.com, www.edventurepromotions.com, www.hardrockcafe.com, www.lsav.tv, www.cubbybear.com, www.jewelleventscatering.com, www.jandlcatering.com, www.cateredbydesign.com, www.benmahoneyproductions.com,
www.bespokecuisine.com , www.upbeatjazztrio.com, www.jazzbandchicago.com

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May 27 2009

The Chicago R&B Machine Premiers on YouTube!

Here you see The Chicago R&B Machine doing it’s magic at the Taste of Chicago…

Soulful world class vocalists, dynamic horns, and a cooking rhythm section. Our team of veterans perform musical drama with creative arrangements and originals in the tradition of Chicago’s Blues, R&B, and Soul legends, and the group performs an immensely fun and dynamic party atmosphere. The R&B Machine is also known for it’s interactive show, so be prepared to sing along with our group and answer the the call: “Let The Good Times Roll!”

Our Blues/ R&B groups band comes in several sizes and flavors – you can see these options on our Blues Page.

Apr 29 2009

The UpBeat Band premiers on YouTube!

A HeresChicago.com special event!

Apr 4 2009

UpBeat Jazz Trio @ Hyatt Regency O’Hare

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UpBeat Jazz Trio @ Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago

UpBeat Jazz Trio performs a mix of sophisticated, soulful jazz standards, latin, and pop arrangements for a On the Scene Chicago Special Event!

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Special Event Manager, Jamie Orr
On The Scene Chicago 

Mar 18 2009

Hello and Welcome!

Exceptional musical entertainment can really make your event come alive…

UpBeat MUSIC PRODUCTIONS provides a comprehensive live music entertainment service, whether your event requires a full orchestra, UpBeat Orchestra for dancing, a 5-8 piece UpBeat Band, a jazz group, Michael Cascio Trio or jazz quartet for reception music, a string quartet for classical ceremony music, solo piano or strolling violin, a blues group, or a custom theme for a corporate gala. We know how important your special event is – creating just the right party atmosphere is what we do. Outstanding musicianship will make the difference for your special event – our artists create a distinctive, unforgettable party atmosphere. And, we are also a group of really fun people!

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UpBeat Orchestra packs the floor with our Dance Party By Design.
Our Professional Emcee takes care of everything.
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Your wedding should be a joyous occasion – Our Chicago wedding orchestra helps organize the planning process, making music preparation fun, simple, and thorough.

Classics. Contemporary. Customized. See our UpBeat Chicago Wedding Bands & Chicago Wedding OrchestraVideos!

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With a diverse variety of musicians, ensembles, and theme party entertainment, UpBeat Orchestra is a trusted standard for creating the perfect atmosphere for your customized event. View our extensive Client List and Sourced References.

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Mar 12 2009

Michael Cascio Orchestra @ The Drake Hotel Chicago

The Michael Cascio Orchestra performs for MRMA’s Crystal Ball gala celebration at The Drake Hotel Chicago Grand Ball Room.

photography © joanna kozek