Music by Edgar Gabriel Inc

The Best Live Music for any Event

Edgar Gabriel Inc. will provide the best music for any and all parts of your corporate event, party, wedding ceremony and reception. Violinist Edgar Gabriel’s string quartet and string trio are second to none. They have an extensive repertoire which includes classical, rock, pop, country, Latin, jazz and hits of today. They are perfect for your ceremony, cocktails and dinner. Or for a a different ambiance and ‘swing’, The Edgar Gabriel Jazz Trio or Duo can provide music for ceremony cocktails and dinner. For dancing, Edgar’s world class band StringFusion will have your guests on their feet all night long. All of Edgar’s ensembles have extensive repertoire and can perform in multiple genres. Edgar provides personal custom service and his vast experience in most of Chicago venues will ensure the best possible music and sonic ambience for your wedding or event. 

Watch and listen to the samples below of the various ensembles. Services offered include: 5 – 10 piece dance band, String and Jazz Ensembles (quartets, trios, duos), StringFusion Dance Band. Also available, Solo Violin and Strolling Violins.

Audio/Video: Ensembles Offered

Solo, Duos, String Ensembles, Jazz Combos and Dance Band

TestaMonials and FAQ

Wedding Ceremony

Edgar and his guitarist performed during our wedding ceremony recently. Not only were they professional and accommodating to our specific requests, but they were talked about all night long how great their performance was. We will never forget the special touch they added to our wedding day!

Review by Katelyn P. FROM HARVARD, IL 

If I could give Edgar more stars I would! He is very professional and a fantastic violin player. We had a small wedding of 70 in an old building. Our decor was old rustic. Everything looked beautiful but Edgar def made the wedding come together with his beautiful songs. He even learned a special piece for me. And it sounded great. So so happy I found Edgar. All my guests loved the music! I recommend Edgar in a heartbeat!

Review by debbie f. FROM ELGIN, IL

If I could give Edgar more stars I would! He is very professional and a fantastic violin player. We had a small wedding of 70 in an old building. Our decor was old rustic. Everything looked beautiful but Edgar def made the wedding come together with his beautiful songs. He even learned a special piece for me. And it sounded great. So so happy I found Edgar. All my guests loved the music! I recommend Edgar in a heartbeat! 

Review by debbie f. FROM ELGIN, IL 


Everything was perfect music was phenomenal, all my guest where happy and enjoyed Edgar's music 

Review by Jose G. FROM FOX LAKE, IL 

Edgar was very professional and flexible. We had an unseasonably warm day; this did not deter him. He came early and prepared. Very talented. 

Review by cathy c. FROM BARRINGTON, IL 

"Edgar was wonderful to work with. He invited my fiance and I into his home twice to discuss our music choices, and during the visit played us many snipets of songs on his violin so that we could decide which songs we wanted to use for our ceremony. He and his band willingly learned a new song to perform for our first dance, and in our opinion, they outperformed the original musicians when they performed the song at our wedding. Both male and female vocalists work with Edgar, and many of the musicians play multiple instruments, so the sounds are constantly changing, and they're able to accommodate many musical choices. They played a great mixture of songs that got our wedding guests out on the dance floor, and we received a tremendous amount of compliments on their performance."Thank you so much for the lovely music which performed at our wedding. You added so much to our special occasion."- Barbara and Bill Weaver, as seen on"

Corporate Function

His music style was exaclty what I asked for. He was dressed professionally and arrived early. We will use Edgar again.

Review by sarah c. FROM GLEN ELLYN, IL 

We've worked with a lot of acts for smaller events, but no group has ever been as accommodating as Edgar Gabriel and his array of talented musicians. We have actually hired them for 2 events now, and at each one, they were early, dressed impeccably, self-sufficient, and professional. Edgar is so knowledgeable and experienced in playing for events - he just knows the exact right questions to ask & directions to take. Not to mention, this man knows his music -- he leads a clean, tight, expert band and has a perfect ear for volume. He will make the music portion of your event a BREEZE, and will sound excellent doing it. I cannot thank Edgar & his musicians enough.

Review by Jennifer H. FROM BATAVIA, IL 


Wedding Band

11/5/2019 From Yelp 

Edgar just played at my daughters wedding a few days ago. He put together a 5 piece band for the reception. Wow! The performance, the sound was nothing short of awesome. Each band member were seasoned professionals. No hobbiests/part timers. Every note from every instrument could be heard crystal clear. Wedding bands are very challenged. They have to play known tunes from a variety of genres and their performance is compared to the original artists performance. All the tunes were excellent arrangements that were as enjoyable to listen to as the original. Being live musicians they can adapt, improvise to make the music even more interesting. A simple observation, the dance floor was filled every minute they played, with the exception of the first dance, mom/daughter dance, etc. Didn't need dancers to coax people into getting out of their seats. Edgar's band did it. And the! What a set of pipes she had. Don't do a DJ that plays the same thing we listen to on iPhones, get real musicians. Provides a much more interesting , enjoyable and reasonably priced experience. - Arnie C. Skokie, IL  

WOW, if you want to hire a band that has talented musicians who make a party swing, Edgar Gabriel's Stringfusion is the one to hire. They can play all types of music to meet your needs. We hired them to play at our son's wedding reception and they played great cocktail music, dinner music (with Edgar strolling on violin among the dinner tables and also great dance music to top it off. You won't be disappointed and I recommend them highly! 

Review by Patsy E. FROM MILWAUKEE, WI 

"Thank you for playing for our wedding reception.....It was an indispensable part of setting the atmosphere. Amanda fell asleep with strains "Norwegian Wood" dancing her head!" - Amanda and Joe Seligman "My wedding guests are still talking about you! I hope see you perform again at future weddings of friends and family." - Jennifer Carlson"We have the service on tape, so your work will be enjoyed for years" - Diane Mauer "Just wanted write to thank you and the rest of your musicians for the beautiful job you did at our August 16th wedding. Everything went smoothly, in large because of your elegant and incredibly elegant professional group. You were even better than my husband and I imagined you'd be. We were very impressed. But then again, so was everyone else. Lots of compliments! - Lisa Javadi"Your professionalism and talent added to the style and elegance of our wedding. Thank you for accommodating our special requests" - Jackie Leigh Hankins

" We had a fantastic time listening to your wonderful music. Many guests commented how beautiful your performance was that evening. You are very talented!" - Kathleen Daily-Banich"We hope you and the rest of the band enjoyed the evening half as much as the rest of us. A grand time was had by all." Ric & Daniela Wilson"You helped create the evening of our dreams." - Marie & David Fishman"The music was wonderful. People are still talking about it. You are so talented...You and your were group tremendous. My thanks for a wonderful day. The music could not have been better." - Laura & Mitchell Aronson As a solo violinist or leader of a large dance orchestra, Edgar Gabriel can satisfy the needs and budget of your wedding or special event.

Thank you so much for making my wedding reception a wonderful event. Thank you for the beautiful, fun music. What a beautiful night!"- Dawn Soukup"You guys were great!! ...I can't wait to say you played at our wedding when you are all rich and famous!" - Sharon (and Ken) Eagan "Thank you for the beautiful music you provided. You are so talented and great to work with. I wish very best success in world!" - Celine MagesPhil and I want to thank you so much for the great job you did wedding... I would definitely recommend you and your musicians to anyone. You are also easy to work with." - Phil and Susan


I was very happy and pleased with Edgar. He is an excellent musician and was able to play everything I wanted! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! 

Review by Alison K.

Mr. Gabriel was GREAT!!!! He is a professional. He is accommodating, he is adaptable, he was fantastic... We HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM. Most talented. Thank you Mr. Gabriel.

Review by Lucia F

Edgar was a pleasure to work with and very professional. He kept in contact with me in the weeks and days before the wedding and showed up early to introduce himself and get set up the day of. He looked great, played great and I could not have asked for a better outcome! So glad I found Edgar, I will surely recommend him in the future!

Review by Lindsay W


1. What do you charge? Just like no construction contractor would give a price without looking at the job. I need to have all of the information before I can give an accurate price. This is best done with a phone call, so I can find out what works best for you, how much sound equipment is needed and how many musicians would be best for your event. I know most of the venues in Chicago and know what works best, I often save clients money once I know more about the event. 

2. Do you have a song list? Yes I have many and can send you some, however since we know so many songs and cannot possibly list them all it is best if I find out what music you like and play music in those genres.  

3. Do you do requests? Yes, all the time, most pieces are doable. Just let me know ahead of time. 

4. How do I make payment? 10% deposit with the contact and the balance on the wedding day. Check or cash. Credit card is possible. 


5. What if I don't know what kind of music and ensemble to book? Edgar can provide anything from solo violin to string ensembles, jazz and dance bands. When Edgar has full information about your event, location, your wants and needs, he can suggest the best possible options for live music. This is often best done the 'old school way' with a phone call 312-593-5630. 

Contact Edgar Gabriel Inc.

Feel Free to call /text email any questions or concerns (312) 593-5630