Join celebrated Chicago trumpeter, composer, and bandleader, Orbert Davis, as he presides over a celebration of the “Great Black Migration” to Chicago. “Imagine how diminished American music would be if the Great Migration had not brought Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Mahalia Jackson, Thomas A. Dorsey, Muddy Waters and uncounted others to Chicago, where their work could be disseminated globally via radio broadcasts, music publishing and recordings. The music they created serves as tangible testament to the incalculable cultural impact of the Great Migration, which many historians date from 1916 to 1970.” (Chicago Tribune)
One of Chicago’s “most admired jazz artists” (Chicago Tribune), Emmy Award-winning trumpeter, composer, and educator, Orbert Davis, is co-founder, conductor, and artistic director of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, a symphonic jazz orchestra combining jazz and classical music. He also founded Jazz Alive, the arts education outreach arm of Chicago Jazz, and he co-owns and operates Discover Music: Discover Life, Inc. Davis has many composer commissions to his credit and has played key roles in major film and television projects, in addition to numerous recordings and his role as radio personality and host of The Real Deal with Orbert Davis.
"Bristling innovation and mainstream melody-making, classical modernism and free jazz improvisation - all these elements, and others, converge when CJP takes the stage." (Chicago Tribune)
After the concert, enjoy a beverage and more music at the Postlude Performance.
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