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Chicago 9 brings the music of the greatest R&R Horn Band of All Time, Chicago, to Stangl Stage!
Chicago 9 is a group of 9 accomplished musicians, based out of the New Jersey, who recreate the music of legendary rock and roll band Chicago with powerful horns, rich vocals and a rockin’ rhythm section.
Chicago 9 is excited to bring you the best sounds possible and make you feel like they’ve taken you back to yesteryear.
For the love of the band “Chicago”, they bring you “Chicago 9” a tribute to the music of Chicago!!
History of Chicago 9
Phil Saglembeni, a lifetime fan of the band “Chicago”, re-created the Sounds Of Society, Chicago Tribute Band in 2010. In January 2016 they renamed the group “Chicago 9 Tribute Band to better convey what this band was all about.
Back in 1978, Phil was a member of a group of musicians in his hometown of Willingboro, NJ. This group of the top talented musicians in each of their musical categories from the Willingboro Jazz band had put together a sound that was a replica of the group, Chicago. The band was together for a brief 6 months and disbanded as members of the group went on to college. At that time, Phil had a vision to some day bring back that style and type band, this vision became a reality in January 2010. As the first meeting commenced at Phil’s home in Hamilton, NJ, the members present were realizing that they were going to be part of something big. They started rehearsals in mid-summer 2010 and after only three rehearsals performed their first live show for a video demo shoot in August 2010.
The response to that show was amazing as the crowd gave a standing ovation. They knew that they were on to something very special and continued to work to become the best they could be. The band has grown by leaps and strides and is currently referred to as the Premier Chicago Tribute band in the Delaware Valley area. Some are saying that they are the best on the East Coast!
Chicago 9 Band Members
Phil Saglembeni, Lead Vocals & Bandleader
Roosevelt Walker Jr., Guitar, Backing Vocals, Musical Director
Howard Freedman, Saxophones & Flute
Rick Blackwell, Drums
Jim Glenn Percussion, Lead & Backing Vocals
Patrick Crider, Trombones
Jim Gamble, Bass & Lead & Backing Vocals
Gary McKeen, Trumpet
David Thomas May, Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Contact: Phil Saglembeni