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Mike Knauf Music
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Mike Knauf Music of Crystal Lake, IL provides professional live musical entertainment for weddings, parties and special events in the Chicago
Address635 Eletson Dr Crystal Lake, IL 60014-7407
Phone(815) 459-2865
The Mike Knauf Jazz Bands and Park Avenue Orchestra are booking dates for 2010 and 2011 for weddings, parties, clubs, festivals and other events. Mike's bands have performed extensively around the Chicago, Rockford and Milwaukee areas.

Nippersink Rogues are performing for many audiences this year. Mike and Tom play and sing a wonderful blend of traditional Irish songs, perfect for your Irish themed event. The Rogues are booking dates now for 2010 and 2011. Please contact us
for more info. and available dates.

Die Musikmeisters German Band completed one of their busiest performance seasons ever in 2010! We are booking dates now for 2011!! Die Musikmeisters Band is available as a trio, four, five or six piece band and even a larger seven, eight or nine piece ensemble. Please visit our Musikmeisters page for more information, as well as audio and video samples.

Mike Knauf Music provides professional live musical entertainmentfor the Chicago, Chicago SuburbanandSouthern Wisconsinarea. We provide music for any occasion, includingweddings, wedding ceremonies,anniversary parties, birthday parties, corporate events, festivals, Octoberfest events, senior concerts and clubs. Wewill provide the right band for your event, from soloists to a jazz duo to a ten-piece dance orchestra, depending on what you are looking for. Wespecialize in tailoringour musical repertoire, pricing and the size of the band to fit your particular musical needs. Contact us now to book the right band for your party.
Groups available include:

Mike Knauf Duo, Trio, Quartet or Quintet-The MikeKnaufgroups specialize in playing jazz, yet are able to provide music of all eras, if desired! Are you looking for a jazz duowhich includespiano or guitar and saxophone/flute to provide nice background music or a trio or quartet to playmusic for your guests to listen to and dance to? Would your guests like to hearthe music of Ellington, Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers andHammerstein and other greatcomposers of our time? We can provide a group that will suit your musical needs for your event. We also can provide vocals with any of our groups, if desired. For more informationandsound samples, please check out ourjazz groupspage. Tell us what youare looking for and we will work with you to makethe music just right for your event.
Park Avenue Orchestra - Park Avenue is a dynamic ten-piece dance orchestra andperforms music from a huge musical repertoireincludingSinatra, Tony Bennett, Motown, Disco to top 40 hitsand everything in between.Park Avenuehas been performing in the Chicago area for the past 20 years and brings their professionalismand musical excitementto every event they play. They will work with you to help make every aspect, from start to finishof your musical entertainment just right for your event. Park Avenuecan provide classy jazz forthe cocktail and dinner hour to energetic dance music for your guests. Park Avenue features afour-piece horn section and two outstanding female vocalists. Park Avenue is also available as a smaller band, if requested. Please see the Park Avenue web site for more information. Please let Park Avenue know you received a referral from our site.
Nippersink Rogues - Nippersink Rogues is an Irish Duo performing a diverse blend of vocal and instrumental traditional Irish music.Nippersink Rogues have performed extensively throughout theMidwest and bring their uniqueIrish flavor tothe repertoire they perform.

Die Musikmeisters - Die Musikmeisters German Bandplay a rousing blend of traditional German music for Oktoberfest or German themed events. Die Musikmeistershave performed for many Oktoberfest events throughout the Midwest. Their extensive musical repertoire includes avariety of traditional German vocal and instrumental favorites, as well as Polish and American favorites. They can provide a three to eight musician band, depending on what the event calls for.
The Dixieland Jazz Cats - Are you planning a Mardi Gras themed event or just looking for some lively Dixieland Jazz for your event? The Dixieland Jazz Cats play music that will help bring a New Orleans atmosphere to your affair. The Dixieland Jazz Cats can provide a duo, trio, four, five or even a six or seven musician ensemble. The instrumentation includes Clarinet/Sax, Piano, Bass, Banjo, Drums and we can also add Trumpet and/or Trombone. We will adding our NEW PAGE AND SOUND CLIPS COMING SOON!!

Saxophonist and Woodwind Player, Mike Knauf, has performed with many different bands, orchestras and entertainers including Billy Eckstine, Tom Scott, The Temptations, Jimmy Dorsey, Larry Elgart and the "Hooked on Swing" Tour, Milton Berle, Bob Hope, Frank Mantooth, Daniel Rodriguez, Joan Hammel, Ashley AlexanderandThe Ringling Brothers Circus. His big bandexperience includes performances with The Bill O'Connell Big Band, The Chicago Jazz Orchestra, The John Burnett Orchestra, The Grand Avenue BigBand, Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, The BBC Big Band and numerous others. He has performed in musicals and shows in the U.S., Europe and the Caribbean.

Mike is currently leading his own jazz quartet and Die Musikmeisters German Band. Mikeis alsoactive as a freelance musician in the Chicago area. He is also a member of thePark Avenue Orchestraand The Upfront Orchestrawho performfor many private and corporate events throughout the Midwest. He has played on many CDs and continues to record with various artists. Mike plays all the saxophones, flute, clarinet and oboe.

In addition to performing, Miketeaches woodwinds privately at St. Giles School in Oak Park, IL and is director of their jazz program. He also teaches private sax, flute and clarinet lessonsat the Player's Bench Music Store in Crystal Lake. Mike is a member of the American Federation of Musicians and the Jazz Education Network.

Our Nippersink Rogues CD, Irish Music for the Soul and Die Musikmeisters, Oktoberfest in Chicago make a perfect gifts for someone special. Our online CD store, Rhythm Kitchen Records is offering free shipping on all CDs. Also, see our other special offers at Rhythm Kitchen.


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