Chicago Skyliners Big Band - What They Are Saying


Just a word to tell you how terrific your concert was at Northbrook last night. I was totally blown away by the power of the band and your extended drum sole on Sing, Sing, Sing. Your vocalist Leslie Beukelman reminded me of Anita O’Day with her perfect phrasing. Bill, you are the logical successor to Buddy Rich. Keep up the incomparable work in keeping the big band sound alive.

- Jack Coombe, ABC Disc Jockey
Hey Bill,

Just got back from the Countryside Concert in the Park. Wow, you guys were really swinging tonight. The sax choruses were really great. Drums sounded good as usual. Nice bass drum sound, nice thump, good crisp snare. Great solo on Sing Sing Sing. I envy your soloing ability.

Anyway, I don't think that you guys ever have a bad night. Everytime I hear you and your Band, it's like the top of your game.

And as for Leslie.......What can you say........She's like a fine wine that just gets better and better.

All in all, a great concert. Hope to see you in River Grove.

- Bob Dworak - Drummer

I saw your gig at Fitzgerald’s last night. Outstanding performance! I loved the hard-driving, no-nonsense charts you play! The guys/gal you have on the stage are fantastic! The arrangement of Clifford Brown’s “Joy Spring” was over-the-top!

Keep jammin’, Bill! Loved it!

Blair S. Nuccio, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent
Indian Springs School District #109

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