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Night Knights is Sylvester Arnold, Jr., Glenn J. Guichard, Michael Coleman, Michael Thornton, and Rubynn English III. The quintet has been together for over a decade. All of the members are Chicago born and raised. Versatility and flexibility are important to the group's identity. All of the Knights play multiple instruments and take pride and great pleasure in playing a variety of musical idioms.
A typical Night Knights set may include Jazz, Fusion, Blues, Reggae, and R & B. All of their selections are performed with a playful, yet, respectful approach...musical grits. Night Knights, as the name implies, has a classy, almost regal musical philosophy. Their aim is to please with a mature, adult sound. The group resists the restrictions of labeling. They fee! comfortable in a variety of settings and locations. Night Knights has performed for a number of Chicago area politicians and celebrities including: Roland Burris, Mel Reynolds, Judge Ellis Reed, John Stroger, Carol Mosley-Braun, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Minister Louis Farrakahn (70th Birthday party), Oprah Winfrey, just to name a few.
Organizations such as the Young Executives in Politics, Female Entrepreneurs, Black Data Processor's Association, Literacy Chicago, General Electric Corp., Playboy Corp., the City of Chicago Mayor's Office of Special Events and many others have enjoyed the relaxing musical styling of Night Knights. Audio sample
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