The Chicago Yestet is a band with 7 horns, rhythm section, some spoken word, and a great vocalist. We play original music that all grooves and the band includes some of the best and busiest musicians in Chicago.
With a mind to social consciounsness, our music is influenced by John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Bob Brookmeyer, The Beatles, Donny Hathaway, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, J.S. Bach, P.D.Q Bach, Thad Jones, Spike Jones, Neil Young, Lucinda Williams and many others. Thanks for visiting the web site and we hope you like the music!
"Whenever I become discouraged (which is on alternate Tuesdays, between three and four), I lift my spirits by remembering: The artists are on our side! I mean those poets and painters, singers and musicians, novelists and playwrights who speak to the world in a way that is impervious to assault because they wage the battle for justice in a sphere which is unreachable by the dullness of ordinary political discourse."
- Howard Zinn