Razz Band
Tommy "Guitar" Balistrieri Tommy Guitar has been playing music since he was eleven years old and has performed at some of the most popular venues in Chicago and Milwaukee. Having played with countless world-renown musicians, big bands, and rock bands back in the 60's and 70's, his love for music and passion for life is evident in his soul-filled style. Tommy studied under one of Chicago's premier jazz guitarists, Stu Pierce, who also taught Terry Kauth - lead guitarist of the band CHICAGO. Tommy went on to study music at Northern Illinois University, where he met his best friend, Jimmy Johnson. Sax and keyboard player Jimmy Johnson, most recently seen sitting in with David Letterman's band on CBS, has been performing and arranging music with Tommy since college.


Jimmy Johnson Jimmy Johnson – Woodwind and Keyboard musician extraordinaire. Jimmy graduated from NIU University with a degree in Music where he performed with the legendary NIU Jazz Band led by Ron Modell. Jimmy met Thom at NIU where they formed a band and was driving from Dekalb IL to play clubs on Rush St in Chicago. Jimmy has a passion for music and his multiple music talents are incredible. He has performed with some of the best and has toured around the world. Recent Bands include:
Shawn Klush (recently seen on the David Letterman Show)
The Fabulous Ambassadors
The Green Mill Big Band
John Crenshaw
Cap’n Funk and the Groove Train
Rick Saucedo

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