Marshall Vente Events


One of the anagrams for Marshall's last name is Event and this signifies what Marshall has done his entire life, provide live music for all special events.

Marshall is a professional and a pianist first. Over his career he has refined his talents as an arranger, composer, contractor, producer, MC and radio host. Initially drawn to music through classical piano and jazz, he has added all styles of popular music from hit recordings and big band to blues and Latin.

To develop these interests to their fullest, Marshall has assembled a first-class, professional musical organization devoted to each. Having drawn from Chicago's top talent pool of finest musicians, Marshall has the perfect blend of performers whose style and capability express each organization's unique focus. Whether the drums and rhythms of hot salsa, or the swinging brass sounds of the big bands, or the sophisticated piano of the Marshall Vente Trio, each unique group is devoted to providing an authentic musical _expression. Always attractive and authentic vocals too!

Marshall is an experienced and fun Master of Ceremonies who can keep your event on time and moving. He knows how to "read" an audience to play the right music and always brings excitement to the party. He's always admired and emulated the versatility of the great bandleaders of the past, especially those that could play a concert hall, or dance party, or recording session with equal facility and professionalism.

Always the versatile entertainer, Marshall is often called on to provide specialty "dance and party music" for various corporate, charity and private events.

A Theme Gala with Marshall Vente!

  • Chicago Blues
  • A Night in Rio
  • Salsa dance party
  • A Night in the Caribbean
  • Brazilian Carnival
  • New Orleans Mardi Gras
  • Chicago Blues and Jazz All-Stars
  • James Bond Night
  • A Night with Frank Sinatra
  • A Night in Hollywood
  • All Motown
  • '20's Chicago Gangsters
  • '70's Disco
  • '50's & '60's Rock-and Roll Party
  • The David Letterman Show
  • All French and Bastille Day
  • Patriotic Fourth of July
  • Christmas and Holidays
  • and more!

Marshall Vente and His Bands-memorable music for your special event!



NEW! Teamwork, change and continuous improvement video!

Marshall and his all-star band recently produced a video for W.W.Grainger that shares ideas on teamwork, change and continuous improvement between the worlds of music and the business. This video was shown at the Grainger Awards Dinner at the FieldMuseum in Chicago, accompanied by a mini concert.  Click below to view sample videos.

Continuous Improvement

This event was produced by Michael Mach and Sardis Media. Should you be interested in a similar project for your organization, please contact Marshall.   



Among other distinguished honors, Marshall is also President of Association of Professional Orchestra Leaders - and a member of the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau You may click on the above logo for APOL's home page

Marshall Vente featured in Jazz Improv Magazine

Click here to read the article

Special thanks to Lake Magazine!
Check out Dave Hoekstra’s article, “The Complicated Mind of Marshall Vente” in the current edition of Lake. The online edition can be found at however, the cool summer photos from our July cruise aboard the tall ship Windy can only be found in the printed edition. Contact Lake Magazine for a copy or subscription by writing to Lake Magazine, 701 State Street, LaPorte, IN 46350 or call 219.362.8592


You may contact Marshall Vente 
by phone at: (630) 541-3381

Cell phone: (630) 430-5113

or by e-mail at

Marshall Vente 
P.O. Box 1135
Westmont, IL 60559

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