About the Rob Parton Orchestra

Hire the Rob Parton Orchestra!The Rob Parton Orchestra has been playing at weddings and special events since 1992 and is capable of providing all styles of music for any party. The RPO knows what it takes to get the party on the dance floor.

World-Class music and entertainment led by Rob and Kristy Parton. RPO is both lively and exciting to audiences of all ages featuring an eclectic repertory of music featuring the great horn bands such as Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears , alternative music of the nineties to the most cutting edge music played in many sophisticated dance clubs. Rest assure everyone will have a great evening of dancing and fun with the Rob Parton Orchestra! RPO is often booked from 6-12 pieces including male and female vocalists, keyboard/piano, guitar, bass, drums, tenor saxophone, trombone and trumpet. This instrumentation can be augmented up to 19 musicians or more.

In many of our very special fundraisers, award benefits, corporate parties and celebrations, a 19 piece orchestra has been very popular. The Rob Parton Orchestra can effectiviely perform music from the big band era in the traditional instrumentation of five saxophones, four trombones, five trumpets, piano, bass, drums, female and male singers. This configuration is fashioned after the Harry James Orchestra, Glenn Miller Orchestra and Benny Goodman Orchestras of the 1940's. Rob Parton can tailor this exciting big band music for your special event. No event is too sophisticated or too big for the Rob Parton Orchestra.

Rob Parton is also well respected as a big band expert and Jazz educator/performer. Rob Parton is also Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, and can tailor the music for your special event making it more unique and memorable.

The Rob Parton Orchestra has performed at many fundraisers including the Brookfield Zoo Ball, Illinois Bar Association and National Association of Music Merchandisers, to name a few. Rob Parton is considered one of Chicago’s finest trumpet players. Rob has recorded hundreds of radio and television commercials and has performed with Mel Torme’,Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman, Chicago Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony and many more. Rob has worked as a sideman with many of Chicago’s finest society orchestra’s for over twenty years until making the decision to lead his own society dance orchestra that is both entertaining and musically rewarding.

Rob Parton has contracted full orchestras for acts such as Bernadette Peters, Natalie Cole and Tony Bennett. Rob is also the leader of the internationally acclaimed JAZZTECH Big Band with 5 compact disc’s released internationally. The JAZZTECH Big Band is a seventeen piece Big Band that performs both modern and classic Big Band music.

All musicians hired by Rob Parton Musical Entertainment Inc. are members of the Chicago Federation of Musicians local 10-208, and are known as some of the finest musicians in the country. We hope that you will consider Rob Parton Musical Entertainment Inc. when planning all of your musical needs for your special event in Chicago.

Rob Parton Musical Entertainment will provide the right entertainment no matter what the party or event!

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