It takes only seven words to describe Chad Rager: “a dynamic drummer of the first rank.” Chad, a 1972 graduate of Columbus North High, worked the local scene for years as a player, teacher, and clinician.
He currently resides in Chicago and fronts the Chad Rager Modern Big Band, a powerhouse octet that produces an energized sound.
His drumming reflects his early influences: the power of Krupa, the technique of Rich, the dynamics of Bellson, and the musicality of Roach.
To these, he adds his own innovative concepts and strengths, thus creating a percussive punch that’s unique – and his alone.
This is exciting, foot-tappin’, finger-snappin’ foreground jazz at its most-intense – definitely not the band for use as background at your next tea party, intimate dinner, or romantic interlude. This ultimate high energy horn band cooks-on-high, from the opening song and until the last encore is performed!
Chad Rager: Drumslinger/Band Leader
Brooke Hopkins: Piano/Keyboards/Musical Director/Arranger
Adam Kraus: Accoustic & Electric Bass
Kenny Kipp: Alto & Tenor Sax
Tom Meyer: Bari Sax
Wes Orr: Trumpet
Joe Miller: Trumpet
Will Frazier: Trombome
Rick Lindsey: Manager/Road Manager
Chad's deep appreciation of the great Big Bands and Modern Jazz Funk Horn Bands and of course the legendary drummers Louis Bellson, Gene Krupa, and Buddy Rich.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 90 minutes
An evening of Great Music and being able to watch one of the Best Drummers touring work at his craft. Our music is all up beat and you'll not be able to sit still and you'll want more.
The band always has fun and our audience has a great time too.
Sound, Lights, Staging, Hospitality
Band does not tour with PA or Lights, client needs to provide or pay the additional expense to the band. Overnights rooms and Hospitality is needed.
We can provide you our complete Rider upon request.
PYRAMID OF PACHYDERMS
TANGLED AND DARK
WHAT IS HIP
Available for Your
Casino, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Grand Opening, Private Party, Sporting Event, Studio Session, Trade Show
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