Chitarra Raves



I just wanted to THANK YOU!!! Chitarra did a phenomenal job last weekend and we received rave reviews! Thanks again.

Nathalie Rader, Manager of Residential Services
Ritz Carlton Residences

they nailed it

Chitarra played the violin and cello at our ceremony and even accompanied my sister during her musical offering, which was a well known song in a different arrangement. They continued the beautiful music into cocktail hour. We requested modern, upbeat music and they nailed it because the ambiance was just perfect.
Thank you!

Sarah Haser & Brian Bransen
Willow Harbor, Three Oaks, MI

They exceeded our expectations!

We just wanted to share that our wedding was amazing and we had a blast! We got so many compliments about Chitarra. Everyone was loving them and everyone was amazed at how great they sounded!!! They added a special touch to our cocktail hour and reception. They exceeded our expectations! Thank you!

Julia Espinal & Rod Guzman


Chitarra was unbelievable!

Chitarra was unbelievable! Just Awesome! Thank you so very much!

Malinda Day, CFO
Hyatt Regency Chicago & The Art Institute


the highlight of the reception

Dear Becky,
Thank you for your wise advice and suggestions! Chitarra, and your DJ were great. Everyone enjoyed the music and it was the highlight of the reception. Thanks to you, Chitarra and the DJ for their excellent performances. Thanks again and I hope our paths will cross again.

Anu Garlapati, Bride’s Mother
Wedding of Smruthi Garlapati & Jeffrey Boyer
Art Institute, Modern Wing


We highly recommend Chitarra

Through Cagen Music we booked Chitarra. Chitarra is a fantastic trio of musicians who cover a wide variety of music. We loved going from “Bohemian Rhapsody” to Lady Gaga. Chitarra played at our company holiday party, and they were perfect! Even the wait staff loved hearing the music.
We highly recommend Chitarra, and simply can’t say enough good things about them.

Rachel Sauser, Manager
Coherent Economics

completely understood the vibe

Hi Becky,
I just wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was working with you, and your musicians. Both Chitarra and DJ Chris completely understood the vibe of the evening and played the perfect songs all night. I will certainly be referring any of my future clients your way. All the best!

Taryn Stein, Planned to a T Events
Wedding of Gayle Gordon & Brian Bergeson
The Rookery


They never fail to impress

Hi Becky,
I wanted to send a note to thank you for being the perfect musical addition to last week’s NS Issue Release party! We all agreed that this one may have been our favorite yet and it wouldn’t have been a party without our favorite group, Chitarra. They never fail to impress and the guests couldn’t stop talking about them!
Thank you again for all your hard work on making the event a wonderful success and looking forward to the next event in just a few weeks! All the best,

Megan Patterson, Senior Marketing Director
Modern Luxury
Art Post Gallery Event


everything we dreamed it would be

I wanted to reach out and thank you for sharing such talented groups of musicians with us for our wedding day. Chitarra for our ceremony and cocktail hour was everything we dreamed it would be. My father performed with them during our ceremony and he was tickled to work with them, CagenJazz during dinner was the perfect choice. Please pass along our heartfelt appreciation to your team – they were everything! Many thanks!

Kathryn Schafer & Charlie Whitmer
Peggy Notebart Nature Museum



All was FANTASTIC! Chitarra was the perfect addition to our event. Thank you!

Kim Rooney, Director of Marketing
Razny Jewelers
Gibson’s Italia

set the mood exactly how I envisioned!

I just wanted to let you know that Chitarra’s performance was absolutely amazing and set the mood exactly how I envisioned! I will be sending a gratuity check as my “Thank You” to them. Thank you so much for your assistance.

Victoria Yoo & Samuel Kim
Belvedere Banquets


They sounded awesome

Chitarra was very well received last night at the First Business event in Madison. They sounded awesome and I had many requests for their business cards, which I passed along. Wonderful as anticipated! Great gentlemen to work with and we asked them to play longer since the group did not want to break up. Thanks so much!

Patty Hoffman, Project Manager
Monona Terrace Conference Center, Madison, WI


They were the highlight

My husband and I never planned to hire live musicians for our wedding, however after attending a bridal fair and seeing/hearing Chitarra (Cagen Music), I knew we had to book them. Working with Becky was great, and she was even able to accommodate my request to have a custom song played while my sister in law sang, even though this request came only 5 days before the wedding and the musicians would have to learn the score. They were the highlight of the ceremony, aside from the bride and groom, of course.

Siera Jordan & Anthony Daniels
The Seville

can’t say enough good things about them!

Everything was just awesome! Everything was great! We couldn’t be happier! Chitarra and Big Beat were both wonderful – can’t say enough good things about them! Thank you for everything!

Katie Richardson & Norbert Viranyi
The Edgewater, Madison WI


We enjoyed their performance

Thank you for organizing Chitarra for our Gala on Saturday. We enjoyed their performance and look forward to working with you again!

Joey Reader, A-mazing Events
Society Insurance Gala
Thompson Hotel

absolutely stellar!

Incredible evening highlighted by your music! All the musicians, Big Beat & Chitarra, were absolutely stellar! Both of us, our families and all of our friends had so much fun dancing – it really made our big day! So happy we went with Cagen Music. Everything was incredibly beautiful. Thank you!!

Annie Delaney & Jared Laskowski
Cuneo Museum


The music was perfect!

Becky and Don,
As always, thank you so much for providing Chitarra last week for the Men’s Book Issue Release Party! The music was perfect! I received many compliments on the songs played. The Razny family was extremely happy with how the event turned out. Looking forward to working together again soon!
Ally Straussner, Marketing Coordinator

Ally Straussner, Marketing Coordinator
Modern Luxury
Men’s Book Chicago Spring Issue Release Party
Razny Jewelers, Oak Street Store