Rhythm Rockets- Jazz, Swing, Rhythm & Blues

Since 1996, Chicago's Rhythm Rockets have been delivering 100 shows a year of their brand of vintage Rhythm & Blues, with songs influenced by the sax-driven bands of the late 1940s 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 for.

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.

The Rhythm Rockets have a song repertoire' that pays tribute to the women who were the pioneers of Rhythm & Blues, a style of music that was dominated by men!  The show concentrates on the influential women who dominated the charts during the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s. Some of the great artists covered in their song books are Dinah Washington, Ruth Brown, Etta James, Peggy Lee, Annie Laurie, Ella Mae Morse, Big Maybelle Smith, Nina Simone, Ella Johnson and more.

In their home state of Illinois, the Rockets have performed at the Paramount Arts Center, Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, Willowbrook Ballroom, Woodstock Opera House, Sinnissippi Bandshell- Rockford, Frankie's Blue Room, Rialto Square Theater, House of Blues, Chord on Blues and more. The band held down a monthly residency at one of Chicago's top 5 Jazz venues, the classy Katerina’s Supper Club on the first Saturday of each month for 4 years. They currently perform monthly at another premier Chicagoland Jazz venue, Pete Miller's.

In addition, the band has performed in numerous venues across America, recorded and self produced five albums, and had four original songs featured on the FOX-TV show, The Tick in 2001.


FOX's The Tick- Episode 6- COUPLES

Causin' Me Pain by the Rhythm Rockets (07:14)