“It’s a killer of a band that grabs your attention and doesn’t give it back until they’re finished playing. ” Harvey Barkan, LA Jazz Scene Magazine

why book petra’s recession seven?

Petra’s Recession Seven is a seven-piece all-star band comprised of internationally recognized Chicago musicians. Formed at the peak of the 2008 Recession, they play 1920s/30s Chicago-style Hot Jazz through 1940s Big Band Swing. This band is perfect for Speakeasy/Prohibition parties, Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday celebrations, Great Gatsby style events, swing dances, and concerts.

The three horn front line provides exciting support behind Petra’s dynamic vocals while the rhythm section drives a swinging beat! Their repertoire includes the music of Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Bing Crosby. Petra’s Recession Seven is loved by young and old, musical novices and aficionados alike!

what you can expect to hear

-Louis Armstrong
-Fats Waller
-Billie Holiday
-Duke Ellington
-Bing Crosby

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past notable performances

Chicago Jazz Festival
chicago Summer Dance
Jazzin at the Shedd
Chicago Cultural Center Lunch Break Series
Evanston Custer Fair
Hoffman Estates Village Green Summer Concert Series
Schaumburg Town Square Summer Concert Series
Evanston It’s Thursday Let’s Dance Summer Series
Oak Park Thursday Night Out Series