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John Benedeck Music

Any Occasion - Any Music - Any Time

Need music for your wedding, party, or get-together? John provides a wide variety of quality music to entertain guests and make moments memorable, no matter the occasion. Connect with him now to plan your next event.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow
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From classical piano to contemporary favorites, John's versatility is suitable for all aspects of your special day. He offers a wide range of musical styles to suit your unique needs and provides customizable choices you're sure to love.


Entertaining guests is essential. Complete your party or event with quality music. John has played at several functions ranging from house parties to fundraisers at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. No request is off-limits.


John is a performer, simple as that.  If your space requires a headliner, John will accommodate any setting with engaging material accompanied by great music. Additionally, he is constantly adding more music to his repertoire and will consult with you to ensure you’re happy with his song choices.



"John played prior to and during our wedding ceremony and we couldn't be happier with our decision to hire him! Leading up to the wedding, He was extremely flexible and agreed to learn/play any song that we requested of him and happily made any last-minute changes. He was even willing to play out in the rain when we were surprised by a thunderstorm! John's music made our ceremony so special and we will be forever grateful."

~ Taylor & Joe

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"John is the consummate musician, versatile, reliable and able to improvise to fit any gig and challenge." He has performed for many Piano Trends Music Company events from CHILL in Chicago, the Casio Cafe inside Raue Center and to Make Music Day in our showrooms! No matter the theme of an event John adapted his music perfectly enhancing every event with his musical talent."

~ Tim Paul, Owner of Piano Trends Music and Band Company

In the News

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MCC alum, McHenry County native returns for second season as organist for the Chicago Cubs

Daily Herald - March 25, 2021

McHenry County native John Benedeck knows what it means to make it to the big leagues -- quite literally.

In 2020, Benedeck was hired to take up the time-honored tradition of playing the organ for the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. But before he earned the coveted gig, Benedeck got his start studying broadcast journalism at McHenry County College and Western Illinois University...Read More.

The crowd might be missing, but new Wrigley Field organist is in full swing

Burt Constable in The Daily Herald - July 26, 2020

You might have heard John Benedeck playing one of his favorite hymns for an event at Christian Fellowship Church in Crystal Lake, where he is an active leader. Or you might have seen him playing part of a piano/organ duet at St. Matthew Lutheran Church and School in Hawthorn Woods. Maybe you caught him on the keyboard at one of his gigs for a packed house at local coffee houses or bars.

But this weekend, Benedeck's been playing his heart out in front of a smaller crowd -- a nearly empty Wrigley Field...Read More.

Sweet sounds of Wrigley Field organ music fills Cubs fans with joy

Jake Flannigan and Scott Changnon in Marquee Sports Network - May 15, 2020

The neighborhood has been a little quiet lately, so the Cubs turned to one of their three new organists to change that Friday night.

As nearby neighbors opened their windows, they were treated with various songs echoing from a familiar place — the organ that sits within the Friendly Confines. John Benedeck was on the keys for a full hour in relief of recently retired legend Gary Pressy, who played 2,679 consecutive games over 33 seasons. Benedeck offered a mix of old ballpark favorites and popular songs from The Beatles, Neil Diamond, Lynryd Skynyrd and many others...Read More.

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