Callaloo

World Music Band from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 150 miles
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Callaloo is the best world fusion steel pan group performing original compositions in Chicago. Scott Johnson, composer/arranger, began writing music for Callaloo that was built on strong, sophisticated Latin/Caribbean rhythms and recently began exploring and incorporating other styles, that, when fused, have proven to deliver a powerful musical experience.

The percussion based group employs an amalgam of instruments – steel pan, marimba, ethnic percussion, drum set, nylon string guitar, electric and acoustic bass – while combining composed, orchestrated parts with improvisation. The percussionists switch instruments from song to song adding to the visual element of their performance.

Callaloo has endeavored to elevate the steel pan from its novelty status by using it as the primary melodic voice in a variety of settings. In dedicating themselves to achieving the highest standards of composing, performance, improvising, and recording, Callaloo has chosen to label themselves as artistic, inspirational entertainment.
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Birthday Party (Adult)

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What an outstanding job Scott did - helping to make our birthday event extra special. Everyone loved the tropical calypso feel of his music. Someone even suggested we ask him to play every weekend for our pool activities! Wouldn't THAT be nice..???!! Loved it. Thank you Scott, and GigMasters. We'll be asking him back again in the future.

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Callaloo’s Response:

Thank you very much for the 5-star review Julie. You and Rick were great hosts and I had fun performing and being a part of Rick's birthday celebration. Scott

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Luau Party

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Callaloo’s Response:

Hello Beth, Thank you for the 5-star review! I look forward to possibly playing for your event next year as well. Scott

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Amazing, have him play Freebird

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Callaloo’s Response:

Thanks for the 5 star review Dave. I'm glad everyone had a good time at the birthday party. Scott

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2018
Jul
28
Birthday Party (Adult)
Fox Lake, IL
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Jun
30
Birthday Party (Adult)
West Chicago, IL
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
Jun
23
Luau Party
Wilmington, IL
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
Jun
16
Birthday Party (Adult)
McHenry, IL
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2017
Dec
21
Plum Creek
Rolling Meadows, IL
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2017
Dec
1
American Legion Hall
Morton Grove, IL
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
2017
Nov
16
Lewis University
Romeoville, IL
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Oriental Calypso
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Caribbean Band
Hawaiian Band
Steel Drum Band
Beach Band
Fusion Band
World Music Band
Wedding Band
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Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Please note Callaloo 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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