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About The Jazz Links Education Program

The Jazz Institute of Chicago nurtures young artists, bringing them up through Jazz Links and introducing them to audiences at JazzCity and Millennium Park and the Chicago Jazz Festival. We provide a real-life training ground for students to learn skills required to become professional musicians, offer internships at the Jazz Institute and continue to support their careers as they become working musicians and full members of the community. We also provide professional development for music teachers who want to incorporate more jazz into their schools music curriculum.

Podcasts

Jeff Lindberg Interview

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 We spoke with Jeff Lindberg of the Chicago Jazz Orchestra about their upcoming concert on September 2nd with Ahmad Jamal.



Journal - an archive of jazz writing

Mingus Big Band Rocks Hancher—Preserves Legacy

Mingus Big Band rocks Hancher— Preserves Legacy
concert review by Dr. William S. Carson

Unlike classical music, jazz is an art form with the emphasis primarily upon the performer, rather than upon the composer. The rise of be-bop in the 1940s increased the emphasis on improvisation, and further diminished the importance of the composer. It should come as no surprise, then, that only a handful of the most significant jazz musicians are known as great composers. Three names stand above the rest: Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, and Charles Mingus.

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