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The Nightshift Orchestra is one of Chicago's most exciting party bands electrifying audiences for 20 years. Playing approximately 150 events annually they perform for weddings, corporate parties, national and state associations, conventions and galas. We have 3,000 satisfied clients to prove it!

Jeff Rutter is a very dynamic singer/musician/performer, who leads this very talented organization with an enthusiasm which is felt by every member of the Orchestra, as well as your guests. All the musicians in Chicago know Jeff's incredible skills on guitar, his ability to read an audience, and make any event...SPECTACULAR! The Nightshift Orchestra will electrify your guests playing Big Band, Motown, R & B, Rock N' Roll, and Contemporary Hits!

The Nightshift Orchestra ranges in size from 7 - 15 pieces! As a 10 piece, the fun begins with 3 dynamic singers up front, who are terrific vocalists, but also outstanding performers! Three of the musicians are also wonderful singers which gives The Nightshift Orchestra tremendous vocal power. Also, with 6 singers, every vocal performer can be reminiscent of the original artists. All selections are then seasoned with rich background harmonies to create that full, authentic, professional sound!

When The Nightshift Orchestra was formed, we looked for multi-talented musicians who love to perform and give it 100% every night. There is a difference! When your guests see a band playing at a very high level, interacting with the crowd, that enthusiasm becomes contagious. The Nightshift Orchestra has an outstanding horn section from 3 to 6 horns, and a tight rhythm section of keyboards, bass, drums, & guitar. Seven of these musicians have been playing together for 20 years!

Having played 3,000 events, The Nightshift Orchestra has performed in almost every hotel, convention center, private club and banquet facility in the metro Chicago Area. As a result, many of the special event directors at these facilities recommend the Nightshift Orchestra to their various clients, which is a very strong endorsement!

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Recent Kudos & Compliments...

J & S Bernstein – Hotel Intercontinental

Dear Jeff & Dan:  We wanted to thank you and the entire Nightshift Orchestra for a fantastic performance last Saturday Night.  Everyone we talked to that night made a comment about how wonderful you all were.  That amazing 30 minute hora would be proof enough that you guys were tremendous.  The only person still at the table was the woman in a wheelchair.  Late in the evening, my mother, who is 93 and walks with difficulty, was up dancing!   Everyone was superb, and we really appreciate all your efforts and your talents.  The vocalists were incredible, and deserve special thanks!

R. Rosenberg – Café Bauer

Dear Jeff:  I just wanted to let you know that everyone was extremely impressed with the band.  Around the office the past couple of days, I have heard dozens and dozens of compliments on the music  and energy of the party.  Most everyone said it was the best party yet!  I couldn’t agree more, and we have The Nightshift Orchestra to thank for it.  You guys did a fabulous job and even exceeded my expectations.  Thank you so much for making our party wonderful.

M. Shoolin – Sofitel Watertower.

Dear Jeff: I want to thank you and The Nightshift Orchestra for the wonderful music provided at our daughter’s wedding.  The compliments keep coming in, more than 2 months later.  From the ceremony to the reception, to the music provided during and after dinner, Nightshift never failed to please.  We are grateful for the wonderful music you provided and how much your participation helped to make the wedding truly spectacular.  

S & J Horowitz – Orrington Hotel

Dear Jeff & Dan:  Scott and I wanted to thank you so much for being so amazing at our wedding!  We got so many compliments about The Nightshift Orchestra and everyone had a blast!  It was exactly what we wanted and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  We have wonderful memories forever!

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