Shout Section Big Band

Why book Shout Section Big Band?

Shout Section Big Band is a 9 to 15 piece band. We have been featured on WGN Television and love playing for weddings, corporate events, civic and cultural concerts. Shout Section Big Band is THE band for all types of music around Chicago, Illinois. We have the WIDEST range of JAZZ, ROCK, SWING, LATIN, FUNK, OLDIES and CLASSICAL music to tailor to your event.

With incredible vocals, energetic entertaining musicians, INCLUDED DJ SERVICES, Shout Section BIg Band is your one stop shop to exciting music. Live music is fun, and we know you'll hear that in our sound. Thanks for checking out our band. Please call 1-312-685-BAND to speak to one of our friendly planners about hiring the band!



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Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 45 - 360 minutes
  • Fee: $700-5000
  • Languages: English


Shout Section will perform great music from the big band era. As an added bonus, our group performs incredible new arrangements of modern pop tunes to help us connect with any audience. Our composers, singers and band members are the best in Chicagoland!

Shout Section Big Band

Shout Section burst onto the scene in 2008 and is one of the most energetic and exciting jazz ensembles in the Chicagoland area. Shout Section Big Band is a full-sized professional jazz orchestra comprised of Chicagoland’s up-and-coming performers and renowned veteran musicians. This band is intense, professional and affordable. Shout Section Big Band performs the best examples of jazz, rock, latin, and swing.

The members of Shout Section Big Band enjoy performing for weddings, special events and concerts across the Midwest. In 2009, the band was featured three times at Chicago's "Galaxie" swing dancing venue, Chicago’s national swing dancing convention (aka: The Windy City Lindy Exchange) and on WGN Television. The group maintains a busy itinerary which you can find on their website. Shout Section is available to perform for your swing dancing event, summer park festival and banquet event anywhere in the Midwest. The group’s dynamic website includes hiring information, audio & video clips of the band and a link for becoming a Facebook fan!

The team providing the talent:

Brett Dean


Influences & Inspiration

Count Basie, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller, Maynard Ferguson, Clark Terry, Thad Jones, Big Band artists from the 1940's and 1950's, Motown, 70's Funk artists, Modern Pop-Country

Setup Requirements

15 minute break(s) as needed


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