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Located in the vibrant heart of Chicago, Matthew James Orchestra is your premier choice for live music entertainment that goes beyond the ordinary. With a dynamic ensemble of world-class singers, horn players, violinists, and a seasoned rhythm section, our performances are nothing short of extraordinary.

Our musicians have shared stages with legends like The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Kygo, the Jonas Brothers, and Jordan McGraw, bringing a wealth of experience and artistry to every event. Whether it's a wedding, corporate gathering, or private party, we're here to make your special occasion truly exceptional.

 

Our vision is simple yet powerful: to set industry standards for live music entertainment and transform your event into not only the best night of your life but the best concert of your life. Choose Matthew James Orchestra to add a touch of magic to your special moments. Together, we'll turn your event into an extraordinary memory.

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headshots & portraits by Maureen T Miller

Located in the vibrant heart of Chicago, Matthew James Orchestra is your premier choice for live music entertainment that goes beyond the ordinary. With a dynamic ensemble of world-class singers, horn players, violinists, and a seasoned rhythm section, our performances are nothing short of extraordinary.

Our musicians have shared stages with legends like The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Kygo, the Jonas Brothers, and Jordan McGraw, bringing a wealth of experience and artistry to every event. Whether it's a wedding, corporate gathering, or private party, we're here to make your special occasion truly exceptional.

 

We pride ourselves on our values of excellence, professionalism, and collaboration, ensuring that your event becomes a joyous and memorable experience. With a rich history of delivering exceptional musical performances, Matthew James Orchestra has earned its place as a trusted name in Chicago's entertainment scene.

 

Our vision is simple yet powerful: to set industry standards for live music entertainment and transform your event into not only the best night of your life but the best concert of your life. Choose Matthew James Orchestra to add a touch of magic to your special moments. Together, we'll turn your event into an extraordinary memory.

headshots & portraits by Maureen T Miller

Located in the vibrant heart of Chicago, Matthew James Orchestra is your premier choice for live music entertainment that goes beyond the ordinary. With a dynamic ensemble of world-class singers, horn players, violinists, and a seasoned rhythm section, our performances are nothing short of extraordinary.

Our musicians have shared stages with legends like The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Kygo, the Jonas Brothers, and Jordan McGraw, bringing a wealth of experience and artistry to every event. Whether it's a wedding, corporate gathering, or private party, we're here to make your special occasion truly exceptional.

 

We pride ourselves on our values of excellence, professionalism, and collaboration, ensuring that your event becomes a joyous and memorable experience. With a rich history of delivering exceptional musical performances, Matthew James Orchestra has earned its place as a trusted name in Chicago's entertainment scene.

 

Our vision is simple yet powerful: to set industry standards for live music entertainment and transform your event into not only the best night of your life but the best concert of your life. Choose Matthew James Orchestra to add a touch of magic to your special moments. Together, we'll turn your event into an extraordinary memory.

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Nick Cartwright

Audio & Visual Director

Our commitment to providing exceptional event experiences led us to establish a dedicated Audio & Visual Department, expertly led by the talented Nick Cartwright. Based in Chicago, IL, Nick is a highly accomplished audio engineer and manager, overseeing a team of skilled A/V experts who work collaboratively to create remarkable event environments.

 

With a rich background in live sound management at Chicago venues such as The Cubby Bear and Metro Chicago, Nick brings a profound understanding of the intricacies of sound. This expertise ensures that each event is infused with impeccable sound quality, captivating and engaging attendees throughout.

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In addition to his mastery of audio engineering, Nick possesses a keen eye for visual elements that enhance event presentations. Under his guidance, our A/V team skillfully handles lighting, visual aids, screens, projectors, and more, creating a captivating visual experience that complements the audio flawlessly.

 

The decision to establish an in-house A/V team, led by Nick's exceptional leadership, reflects our dedication to delivering top-tier event solutions. By maintaining complete control over audio and visual production, we guarantee a level of excellence for our clients.

From corporate gatherings to lively concerts and private celebrations, our in-house Audio & Visual Division enhances every event with top-notch expertise. With Nick and his team at the helm, you can trust that every aspect of your event's audio and visual presentation will be handled with the utmost professionalism and creativity.

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