Welcome to the official music site of Brother John. John Kattke, a.k.a. Brother John, is a brilliant vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist. His back-up band usually consists of drums, bass, trumpet and tenor sax. Repertoire ranges from classic rock, New Orleans, Latin, R&B, blues, swing and instrumental jazz, etc.

Brother John's Band recently hosted Buddy Guy's 70th birthday bash at Legends! See some pics on the Photos page, and read what TimeOut Chicago says about it on the Press page.

Brother John has played with Eric Clapton, Maceo Parker, Black Crowes, George Benson, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor and Otis Rush — from the "Tonight Show" to the Chicago Blues Festival!

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This site now includes sound clips and a photo gallery. Stay tuned for updates in the near future! Rock on.....

Upcoming shows:

  • Mondays March 3, 17, 31; 9:30 PM - jamsession at Buddy Guy's Legends, 700 S. Wabash, Chicago  
  • Tuesday March 4, 6-11 PM, Heaven On Seven 224 S. Main St. Naperville
  • Sunday March 23, 7-10 PM, Shaw's (21 E. Hubbard, Chicago) trio
  • Monday May 12, jamsession at Buddy Guy's Legends
  • June 6, Ottawa Wine Fest
  • June 27, Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora, 9:00 PM
         (Private events are not listed on the website, only those open to the public.)

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