Formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, the rock band Chicago started life with a political musical agenda. Every now and then the group would take an experimental shot at the music they created, even going so far as to describe themselves as a “rock and roll band with horns.” With time, their musical style softened, and they produced several hit ballads, followed by two decades in which the hits just kept on coming, making them the leading U.S. singles charting group during the 1970s and placing them second only to The Beach Boys among American bands in successful Billboard singles and albums, with 21 top-ten singles and five number-one albums.
Brass Transit was formed in 2008, its accomplished, award-winning roster intent on paying tribute to the decades-long, multiplatinum songbook of Chicago. Since 2008, Brass Transit has toured North America steadily, dazzling audiences with flawless performances and spectacular attention to detail. Hits including “Saturday in the Park,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day” and “You’re the Inspiration” have left crowds in awe, inspiring multiple ovations in venues across the country.
Brass Transit, with their world-class horn section, rocking rhythm section, and superb vocal talent, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra together will transport Dayton right back to the 1970s and the era-defining music of Chicago.
Rockin' 2019-2020 Series sponsored by Dayton Freight