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Stealin' Chicago has respect for the music and a dedication to re-create how it was recorded by Terry Kath, Robert Lamm and Peter Cetera and their different vocal styles. The unique sound incorporates a strong use of melodic horn lines and is the sound of Chicago. 


Join us at our next show as Stealin' Chicago truly makes the music come to life. Click YouTube for more video clips.


 *Stealin' Chicago plays Steely Dan as Aja Vu

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Stealin' Chicago is not affiliated with nor endorsed by the band Chicago or any of its members. All music performed by Stealin' Chicago is copyright property of Chicago and are for demonstration purposes only. Not for sale.



Dave Hawkes has been performing professionally in the Central Valley and Bay Area since 1983. In addition to attending the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Dave is a graduate of California State University Stanislaus. He has studied with notable drummers David Garibaldi and Dave Weckl.


Some of the artists Dave has performed with include Pete Escovedo, Clark Terry, James Moody, The Ink Spots, Clare Fischer, Carl Anderson, Bill Watrous, Chris Cain, and Mic Gillette (Tower of Power). Dave also had the privelege to perform many times with longtime Steely Dan sideman Cornelius Bumpus when he would come to California.


Dave teaches privately in Turlock and Modesto.


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