DePaul University Musicians

by Sylviastel | created - 05 Mar 2015 | updated - 05 Mar 2015 | Public

Jeremy Barnes; drummer of indie rock bans, "Neutral Milk Hotel," Bright Eyes," and accordionist and bandleader of "A Hawk and a Hacksaw;" accordionist in Beirut, Lebanon.

Alex Beyer; guitarist/vocalist for Acidic Tree, bassist/vocalist for Ardvark.

Greg Davis; musician, sound artist.

Richard Harper; drummer of the Chicago based rock groups, Plastics Hi-Fi, The Sam Saunders Machine, and Team Band.

George Perle; Pulitzer Prize winning composer.

James Quinn; Emmy award winning producer.

1. Pete Wentz

Soundtrack | Big Hero 6

Pete Wentz, the bassist and primary lyricist for the Chicago-based band Fall Out Boy, was born Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III in Wilmette, Illinois. He is the son of Dale (Lewis), a high school admissions counselor, and Pete Wentz, an attorney. His grandfather, Arthur Winston Lewis, served as U.S. ...

bassist for the Fall Out Boy; dropped out one quarter or 10 weeks shy of graduation to pursue a music career.

2. Chicago

Soundtrack | Deadpool

Singer/guitarist/group founder Terry Kath died of a foolhardy, self-inflicted gunshot wound, delivering a devastating blow to the band, but Chicago later moved on and recorded "Hot Streets".

Members included Peter Cetera, Mark Goldenberg, James Pankow, Terry Kath, Walter Parazaider, and Lee Loughnane.

3. Frank Catalano

Sound_department | Frequency

Frank Catalano was born in 1961 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Frequency (2000), A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Master (1988) and Freddy's Dead (1991).

jazz musician

4. Peter Cetera

Soundtrack | The Karate Kid Part II

Noted vocalist and bassist Peter Paul Cetera was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 13, 1944. His initial foray into music was the accordion, but he soon made his way to electric bass (and, occasionally, guitar). Cetera's family was Polish in origin, and Peter grew up Catholic.

As a youngster, ...

5. Mark Goldenberg

Soundtrack | Grosse Pointe Blank

He and Chicago were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6438 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

6. James Pankow

Soundtrack | Almost Famous

The influential trombonist and composer for the jazz-rock group Chicago, James Pankow was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on August 20, 1947. He ended up playing trombone by accident (the other, "cooler" instruments had been distributed). Following the move to the city of Chicago, Pankow fell in love ...

trombone player for Chicago band.

7. Walter Parazaider

Actor | Electra Glide in Blue

A founding member of the jazz-rock group Chicago, Walter Parazaider was born in the Windy City on March 14, 1945. Coming from a musical family, it was only natural that Walt would follow suit, and he began his career on the clarinet. Eventually, he became the protégé of the E-flat clarinetist in ...

woodwind player for Chicago band.

8. Lee Loughnane

Actor | Electra Glide in Blue

Lee Loughnane, a founding member and trumpet player with the rock group Chicago, was born into a musical family in Chicago, Illinois. Influenced by his father (also a trumpet player), Lee excelled at the instrument almost from the beginning, even landing a spot in the All Star Catholic High School ...

trumpet player for Chicago band.

jazz musician

10. Brian Culbertson

Actor | Lunatic Messiah

Brian Culbertson is an actor and producer, known for Lunatic Messiah (2011), Brian Culbertson: Live from the Inside (2009) and The Mo'Nique Show (2009). He has been married to Micaela Haley since October 4, 1997.

jazz musician

11. James William Guercio

Soundtrack | Electra Glide in Blue

James William Guercio is the chief executive of The Caribou Companies in Boulder, Colorado of which Caribou Films is an entity. Guercio produced and directed "Electra Glide in Blue," the American entry in the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, and in 1979, produced "Second Hand Hearts," directed by Hal ...

producer for Chicago band; former owner of the Country Music Television.

12. Ramsey Lewis

Soundtrack | Mighty Aphrodite

Ramsey Lewis was born on May 27, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Ramsey Emanuel Lewis Jr. He has been married to Janet Tamillow since 1990. He was previously married to Geraldine Taylor.

jazz musician

13. Abraham Lubin

Actor | Stony Island

Abraham Lubin is an actor, known for Stony Island (1978).


14. Ray Manzarek

Soundtrack | Strange Days

Ray Manzarek was born on February 12, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr. He was married to Dorothy Manzarek. He died on May 20, 2013 in Rosenheim, Bavaria, Germany.

keyboardist for the 1960s rock band, The Doors.

drummer of the Chicago based progressive rock group Umphrey's McGee.

16. Timothy Nordwind

Soundtrack | The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Timothy Nordwind was born on June 28, 1976 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He is an actor, known for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009) and In the Land of Women (2007).

bass and vocals for the band Ok Go.

17. Jim O'Rourke

Soundtrack | People Like Us

Jim O'Rourke was born on January 18, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as James Bernard O'Rourke. He is a composer, known for People Like Us (2012), School of Rock (2003) and Love Liza (2002).

Grammy Award winning producer, composer, musician and sound artist.

18. Terry Kath

Soundtrack | Electra Glide in Blue

One of the most influential yet underrated guitarists of all time, Terry Alan Kath was born on January 31, 1946 in Chicago, Ill. Musical practically from birth, Kath taught himself bass, drums, and guitar, and made the rounds in local bands, impressing everyone he met. Childhood friends included ...

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