Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners
The Bill O’Connell Big Band was formed in 1988 for the sole purpose of prolonging the musical memory of the Big Band Era. A house band at FitzGerald’s since 1991, The Chicago Skyliners Big Band following has grown to become one of the top Big Bands in Chicagoland. Blue Birdland Jazz recording artists, besides original material, the Band features the music of Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Sammy Nestico, Stan Kenton, Artie Shaw, Glen Miller and Duke Ellington. The band also showcases the music of contemporary artists such as James Engram, Al Jarreau, Maynard Ferguson, Doc Severenson, Blood Sweat & Tears, The Ides of March, and The Brian Setzer Orchestra.
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