Full Orchestra

Chicago Immigrant Stories II: Finale Chicago Immigrant Stories II: Finale

The "Chicago Immigrant Stories II" project will culminate with its finale performance on July 22, 2019 with a full orchestral arrangement of these Innovation Lab ideas, featuring all the collaborating performers with CJP’s 60-member orchestra, conducted by Orbert Davis.  All events are free and open to the general public.  
July 22, 2019

 "Chicago Legends and Lions"

Three FREE orchestra concerts this Summer - guaranteed to bring audiences from all across the city.
August 29, 2018 at 6:30PM

"Hope in Action: Celebrating Nelson Mandela's Centennial"

Three FREE orchestra concerts this Summer - guaranteed to bring audiences from all across the city.
July 16, 2018 at 6:30PM - Millennium Park, Chicago - FREE

Chicago Immigrant Stories: Millennium Park Chicago Immigrant Stories: Millennium Park

The World Premiere performance of the 2017-18 season series, "Chicago Immigrant Stories" at Millennium Park.
June 14, 2018 at 6:30PM

Millennium Park - Summer Series 2018 Millennium Park - Summer Series 2018

Three FREE orchestra concerts this Summer - guaranteed to bring audiences from all across the city.
June - August 2018

The Best Of: Millennium Park The Best Of: Millennium Park

The full orchestra returns to the Millennium Park stage offering a FREE "best of" program showcasing repertoire over its last ten+ years.
August 23, 2017 at 7:00PM

The Chicago River The Chicago River

The five-moment third stream masterpiece, composed by Orbert Davis, was commissioned by and premiered at Symphony Center in May 2013.
Released to Public: June 2019

Americana Americana

CJP celebrated the vitality of the American spirit with an evening of world premieres and classics inspired by our Heartland.
November 11, 2016 at 7:30PM

International Residency: Bulgaria International Residency: Bulgaria

Orbert Davis and members of CJP will travel to Ruse, Bulgaria to partner with the Ruse Philharmonic as part of a major performance for the March Music Days Festival
March 19 - 25, 2016

Scenes from Life: Cuba! Scenes from Life: Cuba!

A historic week in U.S.-Cuba Relations in December 2014, thirty-seven student musicians traveled to Chicago as guests of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP).
November 13, 2015 at 7:30PM

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

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

Through Ella's Eyes Through Ella's Eyes

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

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