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Four Corners of the World Four Corners of the World

CJP Chamber Ensemble featured three Grammy Award-winning guest artists – Howard Levy, Eugene Friesen and Glen Velez, performing together as ‘Trio Globo.’
April 24, 2015 at 8:00PM

The Godfather of Third Stream: Gunther Schuller The Godfather of Third Stream: Gunther Schuller

A timely tribute to Gunther Schuller, the composer who originally coined the genre term "Third Stream" in 1957.
February 6, 2015 at 7:30PM

CJP @ Ten CJP @ Ten

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, CJP and a cast of special guests presented a montage of favorite moments from past performances.
November 14, 2014 at 7:30PM

Mardi Gras Carnival Mardi Gras Carnival

The CJP Chamber Ensemble, featuring Howard Levy and Reginald Robinson, explores the musical traditions that contributed to the vibrant culture of the Crescent City and its signature creation, jazz.
March 22, 2014 at 8:00PM

Havana Blue Havana Blue

Artistic Directors of River North Dance Chicago and Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Frank Chaves and Orbert Davis, explore their shared Cuban experiences.
April 13, 2013

The Chicago River The Chicago River

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic made its Symphony Center debut performing a Symphony Center celebrates the Chicago River and the impact it has had on making Chicago an American metropolis.
March 24, 2013 at 8:00PM

DuSable To Obama:  Chicago's Black Metropolis (Original Soundtrack) DuSable To Obama: Chicago's Black Metropolis (Original Soundtrack)

Jazz Recording Artist, Orbert Davis, excelled in his role as music composer of this soundtrack for the critically acclaimed television documentary, which premiered on Chicago's WITW in June 2010 and national public television beginning February 2011.
February 2013

Through Ella's Eyes Through Ella's Eyes

CJP truly swung into spring with “Through Ella’s Eyes – A 95th Birthday Celebration."
March 2012

Chicago Jazz Festival Chicago Jazz Festival

Artist-in-residence Orbert Davis with special guests: Brandon McCune, Zach Brock and Marianna Soroka
September 1 - 4, 2011

Sketches of Blue: an Orbert Davis Tribute to Miles Sketches of Blue: an Orbert Davis Tribute to Miles

Orbert Davis' newly arranged versions of the Miles Davis' classic recordings, Kind of Blue and Sketches of Spain lead to a standing ovation April 14, 2011.
April 14, 2011

From Ella to Mandela From Ella to Mandela

The highlight of our 2009-10 Concert Series was our full 57-piece orchestra performance at the Auditorium Theatre, “From Ella to Mandela: The Legacy of the African and American Spirit”.
March 11, 2010 at 7:30PM

Poznan, Poland Poznan, Poland

Orbert Davis and Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP) were invited to perform at the 4th Annual “Made in Chicago" festival in Poznań, Poland.
November 28, 2009

Strings And Things That Swing: The New Third Stream Strings And Things That Swing: The New Third Stream

The premiere performance of the new Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP) Chamber Ensemble, comprised of 14 musicians.
November 14, 2009

Nelson Mandela Tribute: Hope In Action Nelson Mandela Tribute: Hope In Action

Chicago took center stage in a day of world-wide celebration honoring the life and ideals of Nelson Mandela, on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
July 21, 2008

Dedication Of Dedication Of "Cloud Gate"

"Fanfare for Cloud Gate," written by Orbert Davis and performed with the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic brass section, was composed in dedication of the 110-ton sculpture located in Chicago's Millennium Park.
May 15, 2008