Grupo Cha Cha

With a varied repertoire infused with hot Latin rhythms, Grupo Cha Cha is ready to entertain with the best live music for your Chicago-area party or special event.

We perform the best in Latin Jazz, Cha Cha Cha, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian music intertwined with a touch of Rhythm and Blues.

The only Chicago Latin Jazz band fronted by two lovely ladies who sing and play instruments, Grupo Cha Cha excites and entertains groups large and small at events throughout the area.

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Hire The Most Fun and Versatile Band in Chicago!

Trying to find a band to entertain at your special event? The talented musicians of Grupo Cha Cha produce the absolute best in Latin-infused live music for parties, receptions, corporate events, and many other special occasions.

Specializing in playing a variety of fun Latin-inspired sounds, we’re a seven piece band led by flute/sax player Lise Gilly.

Because our full lineup includes keyboard, bass, Latin percussion, drums, and vocals, we’re the perfect band to get the party going! But, depending on the requirements of your event, Grupo Cha Cha can also provide trios or quartets in lieu of the full band.

The Cha Cha Cha musical style developed out of the combination of several cultural backgrounds, including the suave French quadrille and the rhythmically powerful Cuban Son. Likewise, Grupo Cha Cha brings a wealth of musical diversity to the audience through their unique performances. Our musicians can skillfully play a variety of styles, including:

  • Latin/American Rock & Blues
  • Cha Cha Cha
  • Latin Jazz
  • Mambo/Salsa
  • Brazilian Samba / Bossa Nova
  • and more!

Tell us what you like! Depending on your event, we can emphasize one musical style over another, or just mix it up.

Get Up and Dance! (Or not.)

Of course, with a name like Grupo Cha Cha, you can trust that we’re the perfect band to get people moving at your party. Our talented and entertaining musicians know just how to get your guests on their feet with a mix of fiery Latin music styles.

But as much as we love to dance, we can also provide the perfect live background music for your more toned-down affair. With our easy blend of exotic and jazzy sounds, Grupo Cha Cha will deliver delightful ambience that is smooth, but not sleepy.

Sample Tracks

Vamos a la Playa–Salsa

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Partido Alto–Upbeat Brazilian Music

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Golden Earrings–Cha Cha Cha(Sex in the City Music)

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Corcovado–Brazilian Bossa Nova

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Around Town

Grupo Cha Cha has played public and private events in many well known venues around Chicago.

Among our many highlights of the last year, we were honored to open the 2010 Chicago Latin Jazz Festival on July 9, 2010.

We have also been featured on:

  • “The Place for Jazz” 90.9 WDCB
  • Miles Ahead Jazz with Neil Tesser 1240 AM
  • live broadcasts on 88.3 WZRD in Chicago
  • “The Latin Style of Jazz” on CRN Digital Networks

 

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Playlist

Salsa/Mambo/Son Montuno:

  • Bilongo
  • Cachita
  • El Cuarto de Tula
  • Flight to Jordan
  • Mi Tierra
  • Moliendo Café
  • Quimbara
  • Pa’ Gozar
  • Philadelphia Mambo
  • Solo Con mi Pena
  • Son de la Loma
  • St. Thomas

Latin Rock/American Rock/Blues:

  • Black Magic Woman
  • Chameleon
  • Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing
  • Killing Me Softly
  • Oye Como Va
  • Red Clay
  • Senor Blues
  • Stand By Me
  • Tequila

Cha Cha Cha, Guajira and Danzon:

  • Almendra
  • Cantelope Island
  • Golden Earrings
  • Guantanamera
  • Morning
  • Quizas, Quizas
  • Rico Vacilon
  • Song for My Father
  • Watermelon Man
  • Yerbero Moderno

Brazilian Samba/Bossa Nova

  • Agua de Beber
  • Antigua
  • Bebe
  • Black Orpheus
  • Corcovado
  • Favela
  • Gentle Rain
  • The Girl from Ipanema
  • Look Towards the Sky
  • My Little Boat
  • Stoneflower
  • Tico Tico
  • Triste
  • Wave

Boleros:

  • Besame Mucho
  • Como Fue
  • Cosas del Alma
  • Flamingo
  • Lagrimas Negras
  • Obsesion
  • Sabor a Mi

Cumbia:

  • El Pescador
  • La Pollera Collera
  • Manha de Carnaval

Merengue:

  • Compadre Pedro Juan
  • El Sancocho Prieto
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