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Orbert Davis — trumpeter, composer and leader of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, has been commissioned by the Jazz Institute of Chicago to write and perform a imgressuite about the Great Migration for the 38th annual free Chicago Jazz Festival. “Soul Migration,” for octet, will be heard Sept 1 at 8 pm in Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavillion..

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Orbert Davis is interviewed by WFMT's George Prestion to discuss jazz education and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble's work for the WTTW documentary "DuSable to Obama: Chicago's Black Metropolis" in 2010.

WBEZ Chicago Public Radio Eight Forty-Eight Spotlight

Chances are you'll run across more than one street musician this holiday season. But imagine if a world renowned band was performing for free at your local El stop. That's what happened a few weeks ago when a very famous ensemble, The Orbert Davis Quintet, treated CTA riders to an impromptu concert during the evening rush hour. Click to visit Chicago Public Radio.

The Real Deal with Orbert Davis

The Real Deal is JAZZ, from the inside out. The Real Deal is a jazz radio show on Friday's and a podcast as well. Take a journey with jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader, Orbert Davis, that includes the traditions of our jazz heritage... where jazz is now, and where it's going! The Real Deal is produced by Mark Ingram and Orbert Davis, hosted by Orbert and engineered by Roger Heiss. Click to visit The Real Deal Jazz