Big Star Bright Nights Presents: A Double Feature!
The Music of Chicago with Danny Seraphine’s CTA and Booker T. Presents: A Stax Revue
Daily: Sep 02 - Sep 02
The Music of Chicago with Danny Seraphine featuring former Chicago Bassist and Vocalist Jeff Coffey. HEAR the songbook of Chicago including 25 or 6 to 4, Saturday in the Park, If You Leave Me Now, Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, Beginnings, Colour My World, Just You 'N' Me, Feelin' Stronger Every Day, Baby, Make Me Smile, and much more. CHICAGO INITIALLY gained fame opening for music legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, and the Beach Boys, hitting its stride almost immediately after their debut effort, Chicago Transit Authority, a double album, came out in 1969. From the beginning, Seraphine, as the drummer, was always the backbone of the operation. It was his job to keep everyone in time and on balance. He set the pace and carried it through to the end, no matter what. In 1990, after 23 years of performing, composing, and recording albums with Chicago, Seraphine experienced a jarring parting of ways with the bandmates that he considered brothers. The rift threw his life into chaos. Together they had toured the world and created one of the most enduring American songbooks of all time. In 2007, spiritually and creatively reinvigorated, Seraphine returned to the stage with his new jazz-rock powerhouse group, California Transit Authority (CTA) often described as “Chicago on steroids”—and he made peace with his past with the refreshingly candid memoir Street Player: My Chicago Story (Wiley). Booker T. Presents: A Stax Revue EXPERIENCE the heart and soul of Stax Records with hits including Hold On, I'm Comin' By Sam & Dave, I'll Take You There By The Staple Singers, Knock on Wood By Eddie Floyd, Theme from Shaft, These Arms of Mine, Soul Man and many more. Booker T. Jones is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and arguably the most famous Hammond B3 player in history. As the leader of the legendary Booker T. and the MGs, this pillar of soul music collaborated with Otis Redding, Albert King, and more during his tenure at Stax Records. Since then, Booker has lent his trademark keyboard chops to and produced classic albums such as Willie Nelson's multi-platinum hit Stardust and Bill Withers’ Just As I Am featuring the hit song Ain’t No Sunshine. In 2013 Booker released Sound The Alarm, marking a return to Stax Records after 40 years.