What's LSJ Up To?

What I Did on My Summer Vacation, by Jive:
1) Sang the anthem at a Chicago Fire game!
2) Performed for a neighborhood club's summer bash!
3) Entertained shoppers & vendors at an awesome farmers market!
4) Turned 20 and planned a HUGE celebration!

Find out more on our calendar page.


Cool Gray Box!

The layout of this page looks nicer with a gray box here.
And we finally have something to put in it:

There's a new Alumni page! Check it out.


Who We Are

Lake Shore Jive is Chicago's premier coed a cappella group. The men and women of LSJ are attorneys, bankers, actors, teachers, creative directors, computer programmers, consultants, entrepreneurs, and ninjas. Despite our diverse careers and backgrounds, we find common ground in our love of singing. Our members have sung with collegiate a cappella groups from around the country.

What We Do

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.

Also, we're tall. And some of us are funny. And our grandmas say we're handsome (or pretty, as appropriate). And we're not afraid to break the rules and start sentences with "and".