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November 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Brass Transit was formed in 2008 and brought together 8 of Canada’s most talented, accomplished and award-winning players. Their sole purpose was to pay tribute to the decades- long, multiplatinum songbook of Chicago. Since then the band has toured North America steadily, dazzling with flawless performances and spectacular attention to detail. With a world class horn section, a rocking rhythm section and vocals stacked sky-high, they transport listeners back to the freewheeling days of the 1970s with songs such as “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”, “Saturday In The Park”, “Feelin Stronger Every Day” and “Just You ‘n’ Me.” Originally Trumpet player, band leader and founder of Brass Transit, Tony Carlucci, initially had the vision of putting together the super group of Toronto’s live studio musicians for a one-night gig of Chicago music. He couldn’t say “no” to performance offers to tour across Canada and the USA. Playing note for note with the same subtle nuances as the actual band Chicago, it is no wonder that Brass Transit counts among their followers the members of the band they mimic. Members of Brass Transit have toured with some of the biggest names in music including Aretha Franklin, Paul Anka, Barry Manilow, Percy Sledge and the Mamas and Papas among others. For their new album they are now taking other hits from the ‘70s without any horns and re-arranging them and re-recording them in the Chicago style.