Kathryn Lachey Music
Kathryn Lachey Music

Kathryn Lachey Music

$250/hour
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Introduction: Hey there! I'm a jazz and contemporary vocalist here in Chicago, with 10+ years of experience as a performer, bandleader, and arranger. I'm available for all kinds of events, but I especially love playing for cocktail hours, smaller/DIY wedding receptions, wedding ceremonies, and marriage proposals. I really enjoy working with clients to find songs and artists they love to make their event unique and extra special! I have a master's degree in jazz and know 200+ jazz standards, but I also love playing 60's pop and motown, folk and country, and classic pop tunes. I've played public and private events around Chicago at venues like The Allis at Soho House, The Drake, Palmer House, Union League Club, The Field Museum, Chicago Botanic Garden, Gibsons, Chicago Firehouse, and more. My pricing varies depending on the season, day of the week, travel distance, instrumentation/number of musicians etc., but please contact me for more info on pricing. I can offer up to a quintet (voice, guitar or piano, bass, drums, sax or trumpet), but I most commonly perform in a duo or trio setting (voice with guitar and/or upright bass). Please feel free to call/text me with any questions!
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14 years in business

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Connie B.
Mar 23, 2022
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Everyone enjoyed the music of Kathryn Lachey so very much. She played for my 60th birthday party celebration. I was beyond delighted at the talent of her singing and playing piano. She sang in French and Portuguese what a special treat. Her playlist is extremely extensive and she goes over the top to deliver an exceptional experience. It was pure joy to have her sing at my party. Her guitar player was fantastic and together they performed endless jazz favorites and then a great selection of dance music. I would highly recommend her. Thank you Kathryn for making my party perfect!!! Connie LITH, IL

Details: Birthday party • 26 - 50 guests • 31 - 50 years old • 51 or older • Vocals • Piano • Band • No preference • Jazz / Blues • Pop / top 40 • Covers • Variety • Banquet hall / ballroom

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Stephanie S.
Mar 15, 2022
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Kathryn was perfect for my golden birthday! She played 2 hours of recognizable music that fit the vibe of the party! She even let me request a few songs to learn which really added to the experience, even one last minute (which I really appreciated). Would highly recommend having Kathryn at your next event!

Details: Birthday party • 51 - 75 guests • 18 - 30 years old • 51 or older • Piano • Pop / top 40 • Banquet hall / ballroom

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Sharon C.
Sep 19, 2022
Kathryn was an absolute dream to work with - she and her talented band provided the most beautiful soundtrack making my daughter's wedding an incredible night to remember. Finding the right musicians for our venue size (medium - about 80 people), musical interests (everything from jazz classics to classic rock - and can we have some strings?), musical needs (pre-ceremony music outside, processional, recessional, cocktail music, dinner music and a super fun reception please) and budget was not easy in Chicago, and Kathryn delivered and then some on every request. On top of her interest in ensuring an excellent collection of tunes for the event, she made it easy with her incredible organization, attention to detail and authentic care in creating an event to remember. She was easy and extremely responsive to email requests. She even took time to meet us more than once at the venue to connect about sound systems, help coordinate folks who were speaking during the rehearsal dinner and went above and beyond to rent extra equipment to ensure mics for the ceremony were up to par. From a beautiful instrumental processional and fun upbeat recessional, to cocktail music, to the rest of the evening ... the band covered it all - moving effortlessly from our outside wedding venue to the inside reception. After the sweet wedding dances, they had the crowd up and dancing - incorporating requests and a play list representing so many musical favorites. Kathryn's voice is a dream, and along with her band's instrumentals and her singing partner Chris, they were unforgettable - we got so many compliments on the music that evening. If you're looking for incredibly talented musicians to set the background for a special occasion, don't hesitate to call Kathryn. You will be delighted.
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Cynthia r.
Jul 19, 2021
We hired Kathryn for a resident event and our residents loved the music. Kathryn is very responsive and definitely goes above and beyond. We look forward to working with her again!
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Alicia M.
Mar 20, 2022
She was amazing! We hired her for our bridal shower and our guests loved her. She was responsive and had a beautiful voice.
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  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I perform frequently as part of a duo/trio/quartet/quintet (the size of the group is dependent on the size of the venue and the client's specific needs) at clubs, restaurants, wineries, weddings, and private events. I have a large book of jazz standards, but I also perform in the indie/folk/country and pop genres. I teach voice and piano lessons to all ages & skill levels, but I prefer to teach older (high school and above) students. I also have skills in music transcription and arranging and am available for this type of work, as well.

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