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The Players formerly of CHICAGO, features former band members Keith Howland and Jeff Coffey along with a select group of A-List musicians and their world class horn section.  Take a ride on a journey through the decades with hits from some of Rock and Rolls most iconic bands like ‘CHICAGO’, ‘Earth, Wind and Fire’ and more!

Keith Howland former lead guitarist for the veteran pop-rock band Chicago Started out his career with artists such as Rick Springfield, Patty Smyth, and jazz saxophonist Warren Hill, Keith Howland was part of the Hall of Fame legendary rock band “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, handling guitar duties, writing songs for the band, recording many albums, performing at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, sold out shows at Hollywood bowl, multiple TV appearances, & international touring.  Keith has also released several all instrumental jazz rock/fusion albums with drummer Tris Imboden and guitarist Chris Pinnick, both former members of Chicago.

Jeff Coffey former lead vocalist and bassist of world-renowned Hall of Fame band Chicago and bassist for Hall of Famer Don Felder (formerly of the Eagles), Jeff Coffey has performed with the best and has shared the stage with the likes of Earth Wind and Fire and The Doobie Brothers, just to name a few.  Though it is his own accolades as an independent solo artist that sets him apart as a true creator.  Jeff has released 4 solo albums which were well received by radio and music fans.  His songs are very relatable and bridge the gap between Pop, Rock and Country.  Two singles from this CD “Through Your Eyes” and “Long Way Home” made it to the Top 20 on the FMQB AC/40 Charts.  Much of Jeff’s music has been featured on numerous TV shows on several major television networks such as NBC, MTV, CMTV, FOX, E! Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, A&E, Bravo and the CBS Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  THIS TIME AROUND, released in May of 2021, is Jeff’s 4th solo studio album and he continues to write and record new music, collaborating with many different artists and songwriters.  He also makes special guest appearances with Danny Seraphine (original Chicago drummer) and CTA.

The Howland Coffey Project

Available as 

A Duo, Power Trio or Four Piece Band

The Players Formerly of CHICAGO and Earth, Wind & Fire

8 Piece Band (Select Areas & Venues)

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We called Seaside for a short notice private and they were able to pull together five former members of Chicago who were scattered around the country. Going by their new name, “The Players”, they stepped out to a full room which immediately followed the Post-Position draw for the 2022 Preakness Stakes. Feedback from our guests was excellent. An awesome show. The show reviews landed in The LA Times across the country!

1ST/ Preakness

We had the Great opportunity to book The Players!A great Concert Experience featuring former members of Chicago plus Earth, Wind & Fire! This was no run of the mill show! IT WAS THE REAL PLAYERS who have created and been making this music happen for years! They played ALL THE HITS! Thank you for an Exciting and Entertaining Show!

Daniel Hartwell / CEO – United We Rock LLC

We were very fortunate to have had the opportunity to book The Players into Sport of Kings at Gulfstream Park.  Easily sold out 2 nights and added standing room only (STO). “The Players” The Music of Chicago and Earth Wind & Fire came through and delivered what we now have on the calendar as one of the best shows to date! Band members and crew were top notch and a pleasure.

Gulfstream Park – Sport of Kings