Jazz Institute of Chicago

2007 Made in Chicago in Millennium Park

Great Black Music Ensemble: Tribute to Fletcher Henderson

Great Black Music Ensemble
Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 7:30pm

A bandleader on the 1930s, Fletcher Henderson is considered by many to be the real King of Swing, having been left in the shadow of his contemporary, Benny Goodman.

Blues/Jazz Summit Chicago I

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 7:30pm

Bluesman Dave Specter is the perfect person to draw the connection between blues and jazz. His newly formed big band is comprised of blues and jazz musicians; making full use of the fact that blues is the foundation that jazz was built upon. Special guest include Sharon Lewis, Billy Branch, Ari Brown, Lurie Bell & Chris Foreman.

Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Orchestra: Tribute to Alice Coltrane with special guest Myra Melford

Thursday, August 9, 2007 - 7:30pm

Highly critically acclaimed flautist and composer Nicole Mitchell’s trajectory is rising fast.

Legends and Lions: Ragtime and Beyond

Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 7:30pm

Legend Muhal Richard Abrams is a world renowned composer and pianist originally from Chicago, now residing in New York.

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic On Tap: Songs from Chicago Songbook

Monday, August 27, 2007 - 7:30pm

Orbert Davis’ over-50 piece orchestra is one of the most versatile large orchestra’s anywhere, and certainly Chicago’s most adventurous unit.

Sirens of Song: Dee Alexander’s Tribute to Nina Simone and Dinah Washington

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: The show has been rescheduled for September 11 due to the rain out on August 23rd.


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