Rhythm Rockets

rockets 2Since 1996, Chicago’s Rhythm Rockets have been a mainstay of the Chicago music scene, delivering 100+ shows a year of their brand of vintage Rhythm & Blues,

with songs influenced by the sax-driven bands of the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. In keeping with that style of music, the Rhythm Rockets’ performances reflect
the diversity of Jazz, Rhythm & Blues for which Chicago is famous.
From original compositions to matchless arrangements of vintage classics, the Rhythm Rockets deliver danceable, high-energy music in an authentic stage show that appeals to audiences of all ages. Fronted by veteran vocalist Nicole Kestler, the Rhythm Rockets move effortlessly between torch ballads by Etta James & Dinah Washington to up-tempo numbers by Louis Jordan & Louis Prima. Along with Nicole’s old-school interpretation, the Rhythm Rockets are backed by three saxophones, upright bass, drums and guitar, Ms Kestler transfixes audiences with vocals that are authentic and second to none.

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What You Can Expect to Hear:

Our 130+ song repertoire’ consists of Swinging’ numbers by these great R & B performers from the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s…
Dinah Washington, Etta James, Ruth Brown, Peggy Lee, Buddy Johnson, Ella Mae Morse,  Big Maybelle Smith, Amos Milburn, Louis Jordan, Illinois Jacquet and more.
We also cover the classics from the great American standards by Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter and Johnny Mercer.


For More Information on Rhythm Rockets Call 773-481-2600 or Email info@bass-schuler.com