Trendsetting Event Entertainment - The Don Cagen Orchestra


NewInaugBannerforDOCpgModern Bride Magazine calls The Don Cagen Orchestra "the hottest in the nation."

Lauded for their high-energy, amazing versatility, and superior talent, this ten to sixteen piece orchestra features soulful horns, a rockin' rhythm section, unforgettable strings, and five stellar singers that "rival the original recordings" (Chicago Tribune). Choose the Don Cagen Orchestra and the success of your party will be guaranteed!


The Don Cagen Orchestra's credentials are unparalleled. Chosen to perform at President Obama's Inaugural Ball in Washington DC, the orchestra shared the stage with international superstars.

Co-led by trumpet player and music director Don Cagen and dazzling vocalist Becky Cagen, a Don Cagen Orchestra performance reflects the hottest trends in the music industry and seamlessly blends a modern, cutting edge sound with party classics, all with an exciting stage presence and fabulous fashions. Their newest innovation is the option of a DJ onstage performing with the live band.


Every client has distinct needs. Don and Becky will carefully listen to your vision for your event. With over 25 years of valuable experience and creative innovation, they will customize every aspect of the musical entertainment to turn your vision into reality.



Featuring seven decades of amazing music: Today's Top Hits, 80's and 90's, Classic Rock, R&B, Funk, Motown, Disco, Big Band Swing and Jump, Latin and Ballroom styles. Don's instinctive ability to read the crowd and motivate your guests will create the event that everyone raves about for years to come.

The Don Cagen Orchestra has provided customized entertainment for corporate events for Mercedes Benz, McDonald's, Apple Computer, BASF, and American Airlines.

Charity gala performances include The Lincoln Park Zoo Ball, Duchess Sarah Ferguson's "Children in Crisis", The Lyric Opera, Rush University Medical Center, and the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation.

Grace Ormonde "Wedding Style" Magazine has chosen the orchestra for the "Platinum List" for 7 years, 2005 - 2012. chose the orchestra in 2010 - 2013 for their elite group of "strictly the best" wedding professionals.