Bill Champlin, Keith Howland and Jeff Coffey
(Formerly of Chicago)
With John Paris of Earth Wind & Fire

An Evening With
The Music of Chicago and Earth Wind & Fire


Bill Champlin

Two-time GRAMMY® award winner Bill Champlin formed his first band in 1961 and the Sons of Champlin in 1965. 1977, Bill moved to Los Angeles where he worked with many artists including, Elton John, Neil Diamond, and Kenny Rodgers. 1979 he won his first Grammy award for co-writing "After the Love Has Gone", which was later recorded by Earth, Wind & Fire. In 1981 he won another Grammy for co-writing Turn Your Love Around for George Benson, and released his second solo album that year, "Runaway". In 1982 he joined Chicago to record Chicago 16. Bill spent 28 years with Chicago, but has since left the band and pursues both his solo career and Sons of Champlin.


Keith Howland

Multi Talented - Lead guitarist for the veteran pop-rock band Chicago from 1995-2021. Keith Howland, has been performing well over 30 years. Starting out his career with artists such as Rick Springfield, Patty Smyth, and jazz saxophonist Warren Hill, Howland caught on in early 1995 with the "legendary rock band with horns" Chicago for almost 27 years doing over 100 shows a year with the band. A few years into his tenure with the band he found himself singing a handful of lead vocals as well handling guitar duties. Writing songs for the band, recording many albums, playing for Presidents, performing at the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, sold out shows at Hollywood bowl with the LA Symphony, multiple television appearances, & international touring.


Jeff Coffey

Former lead vocalist of world-renowned Hall of Fame band Chicago and former bassist for Hall of Farner Don Felder (The Eagles), Jeff Coffey performed with the best. Though it is his own accolades as an independent solo artist that sets him apart as a true creator. Jeff has performed alongside Hootie and the Blowfish, Edwin McCain, Vertical Horizon, Sixpence None the Richer, Earth Wind and Fire, The Doobie Brothers etc .. Jeff has two singles in the Top 20 of the charts and won Song of the Year and Male Solo Act of the Year from Songwriters Showcase of America.
Jeff also has placement on several national TV networks.


John Paris

John Paris appeared on Stephanie Mills' 1987 LP If I Was Your Woman. He later played the drums on Patti LaBelle's 1991 album Burn in', her 1992 LP Live! and Waymon Tisdale's 1995 album Power Forward. He also worked with Bruce Hornsby on his 1995 LP Hot House, the Dazz Band on their 1997 album Double Exposure and played upon Mica Paris' 1998 album Black Angel. Also played with artists such as Bob Dylan, Jimmy Cliff, Sheila E, Karyn White and Eric Benet.


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