Congratulations on your upcoming wedding or event! Shout Section Big Band is made up of the top jazz and pop musicians in the Midwest. We have been featured in the Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine and have performed weddings at top venues in Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
Shout Section Big Band isn't limited to big band music. We have Classical music soloists for the ceremony (string players, acoustic guitar, flute & trumpet) and every type of music for the reception! Cocktail hour jazz, dinner music, big band swing, Motown & oldies band with horns, and current pop music... we have it all!
We include MC services and the use of our equipment in our quotes. We have great speakers and a compliment of microphones. In addition, if you'd like a little extra music before or after the band performs, we also have the capability to DJ recorded music from our collection or from your music device.
We're up for just about anything! Shout Section is a friendly group of the highest quality musicians who want your evening to be memorable, and we're excited if our music is even a small part of that. If you'd like to tailor the look of the band, we can blend with your vision with: tuxedos, white-shirt suits, or all-black suits.
Please give us a call or send us an email at any time! We'll respond to you very quickly, often just a few minutes!
Brett Dean ~ Bandleader ~ Shout Section Big Band
1-312-685-BAND ~ EMAIL
"Hi Brett- I just wanted to reach out to you to thank you for arranging the band on Sunday night at Untitled [Supper Club] in Chicago for our closing conference dinner. I asked for a 21 piece band and that’s exactly what you delivered to me! I was more than blown away by the quality of the musicians and the overall musical presentation. Thank you for adapting your set lists to include the specific stage band music that I requested. I knew that the jazz, swing part of the night would be incredible but the popular dance music in the last couple of sets was also fantastic. Everyone was up and dancing and wanting more when the night had to finally come to an end (we appreciated you extending your last set!). The jazz combo for the cocktail reception was also exceptional, they were able to play a bunch of my requests. The pianist was brilliant (also what a voice!). The total singers (3) and the styles they were able to perform was again beyond my expectations! Thanks for ensuring that our conference ended with the “big wow” I was looking for. Everyone was truly impressed with the music! As I previously told you, the overall value you provided for the price charged was incredible! Thanks Brett [and Shout Section], hope we get to cross paths again someday," - Mike [international corporate event client of Shout Section Big Band]
Shout Section Big Band played at our daughter's wedding last weekend. The musicians and performances were fantastic. I would hire this band again any time! Brett was terrific to work with and the band members were so professional. The singer was so versatile with so much talent! Thank you for making the wedding so special. - Susan (mother of bride)
"Just wanted to give a solid testimonial for Brett Dean and Shout Section, they were amazing to work with and played absolutely fabulous music for our October wedding. We had so many compliments and they even did some DJ'ing for the later part of the evening - so they kept the crowd dancing! I would not hesitate to recommend this band. Thanks for all you do, and keep making fabulous music!" - Kristina (bride)
“I cannot begin to thank you enough for playing at our wedding. I literally cannot even find the words for how well the band played, nor can I sufficiently relay the enthusiasm we received from our guests. Relatives from NYC insisted that such a band couldn't be found for less than $20,000 where they are from; our relatives all went out of their way to rave about the quality of the playing; even our mother-in-law raved on and on about how fantastic you guys were...Not only was the playing superb, but all the logistical aspects were handled so well. I didn't even notice the band break down at the end of the night, and all the audio equipment worked well for the speeches and was ready to go... I think having you guys there was the highlight of the entire wedding, for our guests, and for us. I know you really had to go out of your way to get those extra arrangements done, and boy, they were AWESOME!!!!! ...My hats off to you guys for ALL the arrangements, the extra effort, and the ridiculous amount of talent that was put into them. I cannot thank you all enough. Let me know when you guys are playing and we will be there. We'll definitely recommend you to everyone we know!!” - Amy (bride)