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Steve Gibons Jazz, Classical and Middle Eastern

Big Band from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$400 - $4000 per event
See also my press kit in the solo category for more client reviews.

I'm a classically trained violinist who, over the 30 year span of my career, have traveled extensively and absorbed music from a host of different cultures: Roma (Gypsy) and folk music from Southeast Europe, Klezmer from Central Europe, Classical Arabic Music from the Middle East, Gypsy Jazz from France and Belgium, and Blues and Jazz from my home town, Chicago.

I can come to your event as a solo violinist, or with a string duo, trio or quartet. You may also mix and match from the following: guitar, oud, flute, nay, cimbalom, double bass, accordion, hand percussion, drums. All the musicians I play with are experienced professionals, and have diverse educational backgrounds. One of my specialties is to bring music of different cultures to the same event. I lead the Gypsy Rhythm Project and the Quartet of the Hot Club of Chicago, and am a founding member of Bulbul Near East Music Ensemble. These are some of the groups I can bring to your event. Contact me for more info.

I also play the American Songbook- Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, to name a few, French and Italian songs, and of course, classical repertoire from Bach to Mozart to Vivaldi.

I listen carefully to you and the people at your party to understand your needs, and whether performing solo or leading an ensemble, I always find the right tone for your event.

Recent Feedback:
Gig ID#: 596614 (Steve Gibons Solo/Duo/Trio/Quartet)
We are very happy to write that it was an absolute pleasure to have Steve play at our ceremony. When we had questions, he quickly followed up with an answer. He's an extremely gifted violinist. He exceeded our expectations and made our day that much more memorable. We will without a doubt, recommend him to all of our friends and family. Thank so much!!!

-Esther G, 11/14/2009, Wedding, Oak Brook, IL

At the very, very bottom of this press kit you will find a link to my older press kit. There, see client feedback, Song lists and more.

My specialty is to bring music of different cultures to the same event- that means:

== Classical Music

== Classic Jazz

== Gypsy Jazz

== Romanian and Balkan dance music

== Klezmer

== Middle Eastern Music

Hiring one of the groups I lead or play with means you will get a group that is a real, live band or ensemble that rehearses and performs together regularly, and you will deal directly with me the musician, not an agent or contractor.

I listen carefully to you and the people at your party to understand your needs, and whether performing solo or leading an ensemble, I always find the right tone for your event.
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SteverGibbons and Bulbul Ensemble played wonderfully at my daughter's wedding. The music was beautiful and they had a wonderful presence. Steve lead the group and was very professional and organized. They played exactly what we wanted and they exceeded our expectations and we couldn't have asked for more. I will recommend Bulbul Ensemble to all of my friends and I look forward to hearing them again.

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2010
Nov
20
Wedding Reception
Bolingbrook, IL
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2010
Jun
19
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Bensenville, IL
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2009
Dec
5
Gypsy Rhythm Project at Katerina's-1920 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2009
Nov
14
Private Event
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2009
Nov
7
Gypsy Rhythm Project at Katerina's-1920 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2009
Oct
3
Gypsy Rhythm Project at Katerina's-1920 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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'S Wonderful
George and Ira Gershwin
Anouman
Django Reinhardt
Babik (bi-bop)
Django Reinhardt
Begin the Beguine
Cole Porter
Black Cat - White Cat
Puttin' On The Ritz
I Love Paris
Cole Porter
Body and Soul
Thelonius Monk
C'est Magnifique
Cole Porter
Orchestra
Big Band
Bluegrass Band
Jazz Band
Klezmer Band
Middle Eastern Band
World Music Band
Gypsy Band
Ballroom Dance Music Band
40s Band
Classical Band
Wedding Band
Jazz Orchestra
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Steve Gibons Jazz, Classical and Middle Eastern will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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