About Us


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J-Livi & The Party is a Chicago-based brass band that is heavily influenced by funk and hip-hop. Our song list includes tunes by Stevie Wonder, Rick James, Dr. Dre, Bruno Mars and more. J-Livi and the Party is a Pep Band on steroids: our goal is to make every performance a party atmosphere while maintaining the highest level of musicianship. Our band can PARTY, and we’re the loudest and baddest band in town! We can’t wait to play for (and party with) you!


Meet J-Livi

Sitting in a hotel room at 5am, when the best ideas happen and while on the road with the DePaul Screamin’ Demon Pep Band, Jeff “J-Livi” Livorsi was discussing his future in music with Corbin Andrick and the DePaul Dance Team. It was then that Corbin had the idea for Jeff to start a brass band and name it “J-Livi & The Party.” This was before they even had music written or members in the band. The creation of J-Livi & The Party happened quickly and within 6 months they had a record out and were playing their first show. Although Jeff is the main arranger, he could not have started the band without the help of Jeff Schweitzer, Bryant Scott, Joe Clark, Dominic Marino and Jeff Kienstra. Those fine gentleman have offered their brass band arrangements to allow J-Livi & the Party to bring the party to every show and/or private event.