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Music on the Esplanade

Recession Seven

Recession Seven

Tuesday, August 16
6 – 8 p.m.

Formed by jazz vocalist Petra van Nuis at the start of the Great Recession, Petra's Recession Seven is a traditional/swing band specializing in Depression-era music. This seven-piece ensemble features all-star veteran horn players Russ Phillips, Eric Schneider, and Bob Ojeda. Chicagoans have enjoyed the band's swinging sounds at the Jazz Showcase, the Green Mill, Fitzgerald's, and the Chicago Jazz Festival.  The American Rag, in a review of the band's 2011 on-location recording Live In Chicago, praises "a killer of a band that grabs your attention and doesn't give it back until they are finished playing."