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, call (312) 932-4619. Schedule and artists are subject to change.
October 3, 10, 17- Rajiv Halim Trio
Up and coming saxophonist, composer, bandleader and educator Rajiv Halim, took a non-traditional path toward his musical passion. Studying music at Gallery 37 and winning multiple competitions, he initially began his secondary education as a chemical engineering student. After careful consideration, he revisited and embraced his musical curiosity, expanding his formal education in jazz studies. Halim has performed with Von Freeman, Orbert Davis, Ari Brown, Nicole Mitchell, Maggie Brown, Ernie Adams, Stewart Miller, as well as leading his own groups.