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CTA Flamboyant founding drummer for mega group “Chicago” (Chicago Transit Authority), Danny Seraphine, is the leader of CTA! Danny was with Chicago through album # 15. CTA is an incredible 8-piece band that includes a full horn section. They play many Chicago hits as well as some newer music. If you love Chicago, this is the show for you.Danny Seraphine has been recognized as one of the world's most highly-respected and influential jazz-rock/rock drummers of all-time. He was one of the architects of the band ‘Chicago Transit Authority’, soon after known simply as ‘Chicago’. Not only was he rated by the legendary Buddy Rich as one of his favorite young drummers, but Danny also earned a rank on Rolling Stone’s “All-time Top 100 Drummers”. Following his departure from ‘Chicago’, he went on to produce recording artists, Broadway and off-Broadway shows, and an independent movie and soundtrack.In 2006, he formed his new band CTA (California Transit Authority) which he continues to tour and record with today while carrying on the jazz/rock legacy Chicago Transit Authority started in 1969. Danny recently received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the Cape Breton Drum Festival and was recognized for “Songwriting of the Year” in respect of his songwriting contributions as a co-writer for Pitbull’s “I Know You Want Me” by ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) during the 27th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards.
CTA (California Transit Authority)/ Danny Seraphine Danny Seraphine is one of the world’s most highly-respected rock drummers, rated by the legendary Buddy Rich as one of his favorite young drummers. He was the drummer, percussionist and a founding member of the multi-million selling, Grammy award-wining band Chicago. From 1967 to 1990, Seraphine played on and helped produce 18 gold and 13 platinum albums, 50 Top 40 hits, including 20 Top 10 singles, and 5 number ones. Seraphine grew up in Chicago, Illinois and started playing drums at the age of nine, eventually studying privately with famed percussionist Bob Tillis. After forming Chicago in 1967 he continued studying the drums, first with big band drummer Chuck Flores, then with legendary jazz drummer Jo Jones. When Danny and Chicago parted company in 1990, he moved to Colorado to set up his own label and production company. Return- ing to Los Angeles in 2001, Seraphine continued to produce and manage recording artists, and produce Broadway and off-Broadway shows. All this time, Danny continued playing drums, but it was after conversations with his friends, composer and musician Peter Fish, Don Lombardi (Chairman and Founder) and John Good (Vice President) of DW Drums which started him thinking about forming a band. Danny was introduced to Marc Bonilla by drummer extraordinaire Greg Bissonette and as soon as they started jamming together, they developed a rapport. Seraphine and Bonilla initially put a band together to play for several charity benefit shows. The response was so overwhelming that they decided to get serious and put a full 70-minute set together and so ‘CTA’ was born. For Danny Seraphine, this is the first time in 15 years that he has played live with a band. “I was born to play, it’s been my calling since I was nine years old, and it’s what I do best,” he explains. “It is an honor to be playing with such a talented group of musicians who are also great people. It’s going to be a great ride”. Doors open at 6:30pm.
CTA (California Transit Authority)/ Danny Seraphine
CTA (California Transit Authority)/ Danny Seraphine call 702-797-8055 for tickets and information.
Label: CHI TOWN AFFILIATED
Bio: CHI TOWN AFFILIATED CTA FOR SHORT IS A SOCIAL NETWORKING ENGINE BASED IN CHICAGO HENCE THE NAME "CHI-TOWN" AFFILIATED FOR MUSICIANS WHO ARE SEEKING TO BREAK INTO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY FROM THE GROUND UP. CTA IS A MOVEMENT OF YOUTH WHO HAVE SAME THE SAME GOAL IN COMMON WHICH IS TO SUCEED...
CTA has a show on 08/04/2012 at 08:00 PM @ Infinity Hall in Norfolk, CT http://www.reverbnation.com/c./poni/129210144 #concert
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