Bob Baader - Keyboards, Vocals, Bandleader/Arranger
Bob Baader has been a fixture in Chicago's music scene for 30 plus years and has enjoyed a long and prolific career as a band leader, music arranger, and music teacher in the Chicagoland area as well as Northwest Indiana. Bob studied vocal and instrumental music at Governors State University and graduated with a Bachelors and Masters in Music. In addition to being a seasoned performer, Bob is a very accomplished arranger as well. He has penned thousands of arrangements of Rock, R&B, Soul, and Funk charts, and in the process has garnered the respect of musicians and bands all over the world. Bob founded the 95th Street Band when he was just a sophomore in high school, and over the years he has worked with many musicians. Bob goes by various stage names, and is often referred to as Double-B, White Sam Moore, and fat Peter Cetera (with love of course). The 95th Street Band has been thru its share of line-up changes over it's 30 plus years, but the current line up Bob has assembled features some of the best players in and around Chicago. The band has truly hit a new level!