Marshall Vente and the 

Chicago Blues Review

Marshall Vente Octet
Tribute to Steely Dan
• MVP (Marshall Vente Pop)


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Chicago Blues Review

"Chicago is a the home of the blues and you can only have the blues in Chicago. If you think that you have the blues and you're anywhere else, it's only depression."

Chicago’s premier blues show for special events, corporate parties, galas, theme parties, festivals and concerts. Specializing in all forms of the blues. And blues infused pop music:

Chicago, Urban & Louisiana blues (click here for demo)

Dance & Party music: Motown, R & B, Funk, Rock & Roll & disco. (click here for demo)

Jazz trio or quartet included for cocktail and dinner music. (click here for demo)



Click here for demo tracklist

Featuring some of Chicago’s nationally-known blues artists including:

Cash McCall, Eldee Young, Jimmy Burns, Phil Guy, Roy Hytower, Eddie Shaw, Big Time Sarah, Katherine Davis, Judi Leavell and, Sandra Hall – depending on availability.

Plus, Howard Levy or Buzz Kilman on harmonica


Arranged, conducted and lead by:

Marshall Vente
Piano, keyboards & MC with his 10-pc band including: Saxes, trumpet, trombone, drums, bass, guitar, male and female vocals.

Our debut gig was the ’96 Democratic National Convention, Chicago, at the Park West. Since then the Review has performed for many corporate parties, concerts and special events. Clients have included Ameritech, Microsoft, Navistar, Village of Highland Park, Association of Quality Engineers, Mt. Sinai Hospital’s “Soul & Salsa” Gala, National Association of Immigration Lawyers, Lincoln Park Zoo, Sara Lee, Epson America … and more!


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Cash McCall

Cash McCall started singing at age 12 in the Baptist Church of his New Madrid, Missouri birthplace.  He turned professional at 16, touring with the Gospel group, "Five Blind Boys of Mississippi."  He and his brother Leon Dollison performed with the "Gospel Songbirds", the "Dixie Harmonizers" and many others. 

Cash McCall

By age 20, he was working as a songwriter for Chess Recording Company here in Chicago, writing for such artists as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Johnny Taylor and Little Milton.  Not confined to wrting the blues, he composed Top Ten, pop and  R & B songs for Ramsey Lewis, Phil Upchurch, Blood Sweat & Tears, Tyrone Davis and Garland Green.  His list of published songs number over 360.

As a guitarist, he developed a style and stage presence he best put to use with his long time friend Minnie Ripperton, as well as with Natalie Cole, Etta James, Willie Dixon, The Temptations, The Drifters, The Coasters and Rotary Connection.

As an artist with a strong background in writing and performing, he toured Europe for six weeks with the Chicago Blues Legend.  His solo tours included the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, The Nancy Jazz Festival in France, The North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland, and a performance at Dingwall's in London.



Sample cut from Phil Guy's CD where Marshall Vente did the arranging is "The Gambler"

Real Audio Version

MP3 Version

You will need either the Real Audio player for the Real Audio version and or the players listed below for our MP3 version which are used as plug ins to your browser in order for our music to directly stream in to your computer while on line. 

We recommend the latest Media Player from Microsoft. This player is available for download for Windows PCs as well as for Macintoshes. Another fine player for MP3 files is available from WinAmp. There are also many more MP3 players available for download on the Internet.

You may contact Marshall Vente 
by phone at: (630) 541-3381

Cell phone: (630) 430-5113

or by e-mail at


Marshall Vente 
P.O. Box 1135
Westmont, IL 60559

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