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4.5 Decades of Jazz Excellence
The Jazz Institute of Chicago 45th Anniversary Gala
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The Drake Hotel | 140 East Walton | Chicago, IL
A complete sell-out for 2013, this year is not to be missed! Our 45th Anniversary Gala features the premiere of a specially commissioned composition by rising star trumpeter Marquis Hill, an alumni of our Jazz Links education programs, with a special guest appearance by world renowned trumpeter Jon Faddis, our first Jazz Links mentor. The evening includes a reception, silent auction, seated dinner and our Jazz Excellence Awards which recognize the important contributions made by members of our jazz community.
6:00 PM: Reception and Silent Auction
7:15 PM Dinner and Jazz Excellence Awards
8:00 PM Concert Performance, featuring Marquis Hill
2014 Jazz Excellence Awards Recipients
Walter Dyett Lifetime Achievement Award:
Muhal Richard Abrams, Jazz Institute & AACM Co-founder, Jazz Master Composer and Pianist
Lifetime Achievement in Education Award:
Richard Wang, Professor of Music Emeritus UIC, Jazz Institute Vice President and Past President
Timuel Black Community Service Award:
Dr. Carol Adams, Executive Director, DuSable Museum of African American History
James Fahey, Director of Programming for Symphony Center Presents
Outstanding Jazz Advocate:
Marjorie Kiewit, Long-time Jazz Institute of Chicago supporter and philanthropist
How to Support
Purchase Tickets: Individual tickets and all sponsor levels are available for on-line purchase. Click here to reserve your seat today.
Donate a Silent Auction Item: To donate a silent auction item, call (312) 427-1676 x 3.
Salute the JIC or an Award recipient: Community program book ads are available again this year! Support JIC by paying tribute to one of our 2014 Jazz Excellence Awardees or to the organization by purchasing an ad in our program book. For more information, call (312) 427-1676 x 3.