Reginald T. McCants

Reginald T. McCants


The type of music I perform is contemporary jazz with a funk dance groove. My music is very energetic and as a performer I like to entertain the audience with my musical skills, my band's musical skills, and my ability to converse with the audience throughout my performance. An enjoyable experience!


I have been called one of the most exciting keyboard players on the music scene today. I bring so much energy to a performance musicians have been known to say," Don't get on the stage with him unless you're ready to give 110%." I have a bachelor's degree in Music Business and Composititon from the University of Memphis and my band members are well respected throughout the Chicago music community and beyond.
I have performed at major venues throughout Chicago such as: The Arie Crown Theater, The House of Blues, The Chicago Theater, The Regal Theater. and the UIC Pavilion and Navy Pier. I have been the opening act for these artists: Jeffery Osborne, The Average White Band, The Ohio Players, Issac Hayes & Roberta Flack, Black Ladysmith Mambazo, Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Damon Wayons & Sinbad. I have performed at different festivals in Chicago: The Ravinia Lawndale Fest, WNUA Smooth Jazz Thursdays, The Taste of Chicago. and many more.
I was honored to receive the 2008 Award for- Outstanding Achievement in Music-Jazz from the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago. I have 2 CD's the latest titled, "The Journey" and my debut, "Thank You" available online at
I was the musical director for Bernie Mac's tour and HBO Special. "Midnight Mac", providing music for George Duke & Shelia E., Chaka Khan, Brian Mcknight, Roy Ayers and many others. When you see my performance I'm sure to hit a musical bone in you somewhere and get you clapping your hands, moving your feet and dancing out of your seat!


2 CD's: "The Journey" and "Thank You" available online at

Set List

1,2,or 3-sets 50 minutes each depending on the gig.
My set list will vary depending on the type of gig so I'll just list some of my reportoire:
Covers(R&B): Pass the Peas, What's Going On, Feel like Making love, I Wish, All I Do, Happy Feelings, After the Dance, Sun Goddess, Paradise, I Can't Help It, I Wish, Living for the City, As, Hot Fun in the Summertime, Outta Space, etc.
Contemporary Jazz Covers: Weschester Lady, Moanin, Cast your Fate to the Wind, Brooklyn Heights, Chamelion, Mr. Magic, Ju Ju, Been so Long, Hippies On the Corner, The Groove, Georgie Porgie, Deacon Blues, You Gotta Be, etc.
Jazz Standards: Take 5, Satin Doll, A Train, Summertime, The Shadow of your Smile, Meditation, Night and Day, Wave, A Night in Tunisia, Misty, etc.
Original songs: Back to You, One More Chance, It Could Happen, Worth the Wait, Walk the Walk, What If. The Journey, King Tut, The Story Within the Story and many more.