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She Swings Blue Vol 1- The Joint Is Jumpin

Rhythm Rockets

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Chicago based Rhythm Rockets release the first disc, of a two disc set, titled She Swings Blue- Volume 1: The Joint Is Jumpin. This 14 track album is focused on the uptempo numbers that the band recorded in four sessions over a two year period. The Rhythm Rockets present a hard swinging, traditional vibe to the post-war era Rhythm & Blues selections included on this album. Fronted by veteran vocalist, Nicole Kestler, this band pays tribute to the pioneering woman of early Rhythm & Blues. Artists such as: Dinah Washington, Etta James, Ruth Brown, Annie Laurie, Big Maybelle Smith, Ella Mae Morse, Peggy Lee, Ella Johnson and more.

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She Swings Blue Vol 2- After Hours

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With their previous release She Swings Blue Volume 1: The Joint Is Jumpin’, the Rhythm Rockets proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that they rate with the best of today’s horn-powered jump blues outfits. This second volume spotlights the opposite side of the stylistic coin, when it’s after hours and last call is just around the corner. Tempos get sexier and bluer, couples dance closer, and the Rhythm Rockets, a Chicago fixture since guitarist Dave Downer founded the band at the end of 1996, dig deep into the sensuous torch ballads that Nicole Kestler sings so persuasively.

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Jump & Shout

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Alive at Katerina's

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This is a live recording of our last performance at Katerina's Supper Club.

Katerina's opened in January 2000, and to many of us in the Chicago music scene, it was our home away from home, a special place in our hearts...and it still is even after the doors closed in June 2014.

From Rhythm Rockets' tenor saxophonist Mike "Bucko" Bielecki---

"All musicians have a favorite venue. It may be a comfortable place to perform, one that challenges musically, or one that pays well. It may also be a place, like Bird’s relationship with Minton’s or Duke’s residency at the Cotton Club, that changes the direction of a career. Few clubs can give musicians all of that, but even fewer also make you want to be a better musician. Whatever the reason, musicians have a favorite venue.

Katerina’s attracted a diverse and accomplished roster of musicians and an audience that was equally distinguished. The staff was fantastic, developing relationships with the performers that quickly turned from acquaintance to friend. Musicians came to play. Audiences came to listen and they rewarded us by immersing themselves in the experience, getting lost in the music and sharing in the responsibility of the atmosphere of the evening.

There was a life unlike anywhere else. Every night generated a sonic landscape of music, conversation, plates arriving at tables, glasses clinking, shouting bar orders, dance steps on the old wood floor, laughter, and applause, lots of applause. Everything balanced perfectly, immersing you in sound, elevating both you and your musicianship. It forced us to push our limits.

This, more than anything is what we owe Katerina’s. Katerina's challenged me as a musician. It invited me in and then made me play better. It made the band play better. It allowed us to find our voice. It made us feel like we had “made it.” It made us grow as individuals and as a unit, and all because we thought Katerina deserved the best. She gave us her best; a huge smile, a warm hug, a chance to play, and her love. I am the musician I am today because of Katerina Carson. Every musician has a favorite venue. Ours is Katerina’s."

Mike “Bucko” Bielecki- tenor saxophone

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