The Drake Hotel | 140 East Walton Street
Open to the public | reservations accepted.
Unlike the early days of jazz, places where young musicians can perform in residence are few and far between. Presented in partnership with the Drake Hotel, NextGenJazz provides a great opportunity for the Jazz Institute to connect new audiences to emerging artists and a unique venue for Chicago’s talented young performers to hone their craft. To make a reservation, contact Shaun Rajah at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 932-4619. Schedule and artists are subject to change.
September 5, 12, 19 - Katie Ernst Trio
An accomplished instrumentalist and vocalist, bassist Katie Ernst has impressed audiences nationwide with her multifaceted performances. Ernst has performed at the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Rochester International Jazz Festival, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Naperville Jazz Festival, and numerous jazz clubs throughout the East Coast and the Midwest. In 2007, she received a coveted Downbeat Award for her singing and was featured in Downbeat Magazine's June issue. More at www.katieernst.com.