Lake Shore Jive

Lake Shore Jive


Lake Shore Jive is Chicago's premiere a cappella ensemble. We have been singing throughout the Chicago area and around the country for nearly fifteen years. You may have seen us at Wrigley Field, Navy Pier, the Art Institute, or at street fairs and festivals around the city.


LSJ's repertoire includes pop, jazz standards, Motown, oldies and the best of the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s. The songs we sing were originally performed by Earth, Wind and Fire, Chicago, Alanis Morissette, the Jackson 5, Norah Jones, Queen, Jet, Barry Manilow, Santana, Smokey Robinson, Duke Ellington, Melissa Etheridge, The Bobs, The Beatles, and many others. Our eclectic repertoire appeals to a wide spectrum of music lovers and our variety of styles helps LSJ customize each performance to suit any audience. LSJ takes pride in its original arrangements, which broaden the scope of traditional vocal jazz and test the full range of one particular instrument: the human voice. Since its inception in 1994, LSJ has entertained throughout the Chicagoland area.


We have one full-length album, "From Hollywood to Monroe"

Set List

Lake Shore Jive can tailor performances to the needs of any audience and can develop set lists of any length or musical style.

A sample of our constantly expanding repertoire, which includes more than 70 songs:

All of Me (Frank Sinatra)
Are You Gonna Be My Girl (Jet)
Beginnings (Chicago)
Blue Christmas (Elvis Presley)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Christmas carols (standard arrangements)
Come to My Window (Melissa Etheridge)
Elevation (Aerosmith)
God Bless America (Standard)
Gravity (Sara Bareilles)
Heartache Tonight (The Eagles)
How Do I Live (LeAnn Rimes)
I Want You Back (Jackson Five)
Julius (Phish)
Let Love Rule (Lenny Kravitz)
Mood Indigo (Ella Fitzgerald)
My Funny Valentine (Chet Baker)
Nightingale (Norah Jones)
Primavera (Santana)
Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)
Rubber Duckie (Sesame Street)
September (Earth Wind and Fire)
Shadows in the Rain (Sting)
Sh-Boom (The Crew Cuts)
Somebody (Depeche Mode)
Somebody to Love (Queen)
Songbird (Fleetwood Mac)