In the beginning, there was Chicago Transit Authority. Danny Seraphine, along with his bandmates set out to change the face of Rock and Roll by creating a rock band with horns. During his tenure with Chicago, they scored 20 top 10 hits, (5 reaching #1) and 10 Grammy nominations. He is considered the father of jazz rock drumming. Rolling Stone magazine ranks him as one of the top 100 drummers of all time and Larry Thomas, the former CEO of Guitar Center, calls him one of the top 5 living drummers.
Danny was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. In 2020, he received the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 2006, Danny came full circle, forming California Transit Authority (CTA). Guitarist Marc Bonilla and Keyboardist Ed Roth have been with CTA since its inception. In 2022, former Chicago bassist/singer Jeff Coffey joined the lineup, making this iteration the most powerful and dynamic in the band’s history.
CTA’s “Take Me Back to Chicago” tour features a dynamic horn section and the iconic hits of Chicago, including all-out rockers “25 or 6 to 4” and “I’m A Man,” pop hits “Saturday In The Park” and “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is” and chart-topping ballads “Hard Habit To Break” and “You’re The Inspiration”.
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, evidenced by all the Chicago cover bands out there. Why settle for an imitation when you can have the real deal!
CTA California Transit Authority Band:
Danny Seraphine – Drums
Ed Roth – Keyboards
Marc Bonilla – Guitar/Vocals
Travis Davis – Bass/Guitar/Vocals
Jeff Coffey – Bass/Guitar/vocals