Chicago Yestet

Chicago Yestet

 Chicago, Illinois, USA

In keeping with the historic election of 2008, what began as a "no"-net gave way to the formation of the Chicago Yestet. The band consists of 7 of Chicago's most creative horn players, a thumping rhythm section, vocals and the spoken word sophistry of Rob Dz. We play original, groove-oriented jazz music that, in a spirit of bipartisanship, reaches across the aisle and smacks you in the mouth.


We honor the many courageous musicians in all traditions willing to become relevant, to take a stand, to speak out and work for peace and justice through art. Thanks to Charles Mingus, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Fela Kuti, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Charlie Haden, Bob Marley, Rage Against the Machine and many others for paving the way!

"Whenever I become discouraged (which is on alternate Tuesdays, between three and four), I lift my spirits by remembering: The artists are on our side! I mean those poets and painters, singers and musicians, novelists and playwrights who speak to the world in a way that is impervious to assault because they wage the battle for justice in a sphere which is unreachable by the dullness of ordinary political discourse." (Howard Zinn)


"Jazz is Politics?" (2008)