October 14th, 2021
Plug and Play
Chicago office opening celebration
210 N. Carpenter Center
Chicago West Loop
"Kevin is an amazing musician and a great guy to work with. We hosted a rooftop event in the West Loop of Chicago with over 100 and were eager to provide music that would compliment the party. Kevin read the room perfectly and livened it up when needed and went into the background based on feel. He was really an amazing addition to our event and would definitely like to work with him again!"
Brian Tetrud (Global Directer of Food Division at Plug and Play)
"Kevin was a delight to work with! Plug and Play hired Kevin Cline to play at our company's Chicago launch, and we couldn't be happier about it. He was easy to communicate with, dressed professionally, punctual, and he is extremely talented. Several guests complimented his music, which made our event look classy, professional, and fun! I couldn't recommend Kevin more highly."
Gabriela Camilla (Sr. Program Manager at Plug and Play)
September 26th, 2021
Kara Leman wedding
"Thank You Kevin! What a perfect addition to the wedding celebration you were. After searching intently for the right person, we were so pleased to find you. You not only brought the genre of music desired, but executed your gift of tinkling those ivory keys spectacularly! The atmosphere was exactly what was hoped for as guests enjoyed listening to your beautiful music. The flow from ceremony to cocktail hour and into dinner was seamless. Thank you from so many grateful hearts. Anyone in need of a jazz, pop, musical, etc. pianist, Kevin is the guy!"
Teri Leman (mother of the bride, Kara Leman)
September 18th, 2013
Illinois Retail Merchants Association
“Kevin played for our company’s Annual Meeting on Sept. 18, 2013 during the reception. Everyone enjoyed the music and Kevin! His personality and skill was amazing. He made the beginning of our evening wonderful!”
Illinois Retail Merchants Association
July 23rd, 2013
"Kevin was an excellent pianist at the Argo Tea Cafe grand opening and 10 year anniversary. He performed a variety of tunes, both classic and modern, for all of our guests. He was engaging towards the customers and provided great energy that was infectious! Kevin was a fantastic addition to our event and most certainly someone I would recommend to anyone looking for a talented musician to perform at an event or function."
December 14th, 2013
Gail Reese Condo Association Christmas Party
I was so pleased with Kevin. He was fantastic! Easy to work with before the event and during the event. He was on time and even offered to start early (at no extra charge) before the scheduled start time. Our guests loved him and I would hire Kevin again!
September 8th, 2012
Janet Rosenbloom Post-Wedding Reception
Maggiano's Old Orchard
You were terrific! Everyone enjoyed your music at our post wedding reception in Chicago. You knew just what to play and when to play it!
Thanks again. Remembering Dec. 8th 2011!
September 8th, 2012
Thanks for much for playing at my wedding! All the songs were wonderful and everybody loved Canon in D and the Queen song. We received a lot of compliments on that. Also, we loved how you played filler music during the rock ceremony: That was a great idea! Thanks again!
Jim & Jen
August 12th, 2012
Ozaukee Country Club
Leandro & I just wanted to tell you how special it was to have such a talented pianist accompany us on our special day. You did an incredible job! Thank you for taking the time to learn our special song & for adding the Argentine tango to your repertoire. Our guests loved the sing-along at the reception & your music added a touch of class to the entire evening!
Thank you again,
Shannon & Leandro
Oct 12th, 2010
Bridgeview Bank Building
Thanks again for Friday night! I have heard many compliments regarding your presence on Friday night and I wanted to thank you again for your willingness to help out at the last minute. I enjoyed your music, and you were excellent!
Family Resource Center
October 31st, 2010
(Wedding Ceremony & Cocktail hour performance):
I just wanted to thank you again! When I was standing outside the ceremony room before I came in and heard you playing Canon, I thought it was just perfect! All the music you played was perfect and I have absolutely no complaints, other than the day went by way too fast! :) I had gone back and forth with what I wanted to do with the music and having you just playing the piano was simple, yet gave a very elegant feel to the day. Thank you for helping make our wedding day wonderful!
Lenny and Sandra Criger
Oct 3, 2010
Fourth Presbyterian Church on Michigan Ave in
On October 3, 2010 we held an anti violence rally at 4th Presbyterian Church to address the horrific gun violence in Chicago. We asked Kevin if he would be willing to play at our event. Not only did he come, he wrote a wonderful and moving song just for us (“No More Violence”). The music and passion of his quartet completely energized the atmosphere of the rally. He inspired people and got them involved. His song will be the signature piece of our anti-violence movement as we go forward. I, along with 4th Church, am profoundly grateful to Kevin for sharing his gift of music with us in such a significant way.
Co-Chair, Mission Committee
4th Presbyterian Church
Sept 26th, 2010
Bloomingdale Country Club
50th Anniversary celebration:
Thanks for making our celebration so special. You and your terrific band were a joy to work with ~ and so professional. Music makes the event, and you sure did. What a pleasure you were! Such wonderful music. We absolutely loved your awesome sounds and it was obvious that all ages enjoyed your music too. You made it all so fun! Your sweet sounds and great vocals were enjoyed by everyone. Our friends and family are still complimenting you and your band. What Talent! Thanks Kevin for being so comfortable and easy to work with. I'd love to have a party every year, so we could celebrate in style with you. Thanks for the fun memories!
Kathie and Ray Godfrey
"The Kevin Cline Trio is spectacular!" They performed at our black-tie wedding in Chicago last October. We couldn't have asked for a more talented band. They were very professional, and played a large variety of music ranging from jazz to old classics. We would recommend them highly!
Sue & Dave Haupt
Oct. 17th, 2008
Hotel Sofitel Chicago:
“Kevin Cline did a great job during his performance for our annual gala event. He did exactly what we had asked him to do: play smooth music from the 1920's during our cocktail and dinner. His music repertoire is vast and our guests commented on the quality of the music. Kevin even stayed longer than what we had originally planned as our event was running behind schedule. He is a great pianist and very flexible and I would hire him again for a future event.”
UFEC Gala Team
March 2nd, 2008
"Kevin Cline and his trio were an absolutely superb complement to our annual Porchlight Benefit. Lively and sophisticated entertainment of the highest quality!"
Miriam Lowe, Board Member, Porchlight Music Theatre
August 19, 2006 at Ryan residence in Glenview, IL
(50th birthday party):
"The Kevin Cline Quartet was great. Their range allowed us to tailor the group to our needs and the tastes of our guests. They had a great range and showed a lot of flexibility. Aside from that we enjoyed having them in our homes on a personal level. I highly recommend them!"
April 29th, 2006
Sutton Place Hotel
Downtown Chicago, IL:
"Dear Kevin, You were great! You did exactly what I asked you to do without much fuss at all. We told you what we wanted months before the wedding and you didn't even think twice about it until the week of. You did an amazing job! I think I may have called you with some changes the week before the wedding and you just took it all in stride and did exactly what we were looking for. From the very first phone conversation you gave us the confidence to let you do your job, and saying you did it well doesn't give you the justice you deserve! We will definitely recommend you to everyone we know!
April 10th, 2006
(80th floor of the Aon Building)
American Society of Andrology:
"Kevin, What a great time! What I heard from the group was nothing but praise for the whole event. Your versatility and also sensitivity to the situation and the crowd was impressive. The pre-dinner piano music was just right. It was fun seeing several of the guests gathered around the piano, listening to Misty accompanying the clinking of glasses and the oohs and aahs as we all took in the view from the Mid-America club. Full moon on a clear night from 80 floors up with piano, nice! Then, and it was a great and pleasant surprise to me, the dinner music! As we sat chatting and eating the full band played some jazz classics at just the right volume for the room. Many of the guests danced between courses. Then, just as they cleared the tables, the lights dimmed, and Sundance the dance band emerged. Gloria Gaynor! Wow, it was great, everyone was on their feet. Scientists do like to dance. . The way you guys read the crowd was impressive. Your cranked it up a notch and I think nearly everyone was dancing-- past presidents of the society and students a like. Your band brought out the boggie in everyone. I don't know if its the singer or the horns-- or both, but you really capture that Chicago sound-- and hosting this meeting of international scientists; it was perfect. Of course being able to sit in and play the harp was such a treat for me. And did we tear the place down with "Sweet Home Chicago!" Wow, it was so fun. The Society president just happened to be named Sally-- so how perfect was that when we played Mustang Sally. Then Johnny B Goode! The place went wild. Seeing you and the singer dancing when I was playing the harp was really fun. And after all that energy, you came back with a nice slow ballad, and let everyone catch their breath. Your finale capped the evening off-- as you took to the floor with your trombone, all the ladies were swooning. I am so pleased I found you guys to play for our function and will absolutely hire you again. In the mean time, plan on seeing me at some of your club dates-- its about the most fun I've had in years." Yours in admiration and appreciation,
Buck Hales, Professor, UIC.
Dec. 4th, 2005:
"Kevin's Trio performed recently at my In-Laws 50th Anniversary party. Their performance was above and beyond expectations. The guests kept commenting on how much they enjoyed the variety of music - so tastefully done. The "frosting on the cake" was that my daughter (a student of Kevin) got to play her flute as a special treat for her grandparents. Thanks so much Kevin - you really outdid yourself!"
Karen Stamm Chicago, IL
Oct 16 and Oct 18, 2005:
"Kevin's trio energized the opening reception of our international conference at the Chicago Ritz, setting a tone that was sophisticated AND fun. He also played elegant solo piano as background for our formal closing dinner. The music was everything one could wish to share with visitors from all over the world. Throughout the planning and both engagements, Kevin was extremely professional. Thank you!"
R.A. Kroft / Baltimore
September 15th, 2005:
"Kevin performed for us at an open house we had for an upscale home on the North Shore. Kevin arrived an hour early, looked very professional & did a great job performing with his electric piano. Thanks for a great job!!!"
The Marla Schneider Team Coldwell Banker
August 19th, 2005:
"Kevin was absolutely fantastic! I got married in my parents' house in Michigan and he was kind enough to drive all the way from Chicago. He made the atmosphere so warm and beautiful, and I could just feel how it touched the hearts of everyone in the room. Thank you Kevin for making our day so much more special."
Nicole and Craig
August 4th, 2005
Pittsfield Building in Downtown Chicago:
"The Kevin Cline Trio performed for our birthday party at the Pittsfield Building in downtown Chicago last July. They sounded absoludely wonderful, and the crowd had the time of their lives! If you are having a party, you better seriously consider this band. They won't let you down!"
Jill Kayton Brookfield, IL
July 16th, 2005:
The "Kevin Cline Orchestra" played at our Khe Sanh Veterans reunion in Chicago, IL July 2005. A very talented band that played songs we requested. They kept our dance floor full with 60's music.
They did a great job and we recommend this band highly!"
June 5th, 2005:
"Kevin performed at my son's graduation, and the crowd really enjoyed it. His piano playing made the party very elegant."
Teresita Sagun Oakbrook, IL