"Chicago Legends and Lions"
August 29, 2018 at 6:30PM
The collaborations and performances will include Vocalists- Tammy McCann and Sarah Marie Young;“Vibe-rations”-Stu Katz, Joel Ross, and Thaddeus Tukes; “Trumpets in the Forefront”-Art Hoyle and Bobby Lewis; “‘For Von and Fred” (saxophones)-Ari Brown, Pat Mallinger, and Kevin King; “Tosca” tribute to Willie Pickens (piano)-Bethany Pickens; “Flute Eminence”-Nicole Mitchell, Steve Eisen, and Mayshell Morris.
CJP Youth 2nd Line Parade: Chicago Jazz Philharmonic kicks off the 40th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival’s Millennium Park program with a full orchestra program featuring jazz legends, and emerging youth musicians. Preceeding the concert, Chicago youth musicians will lead a second-line style parade through Millennium Park, encouraging attendees of all ages to join in on the procession. Students aged 10 to 18 (musicians, dancers, and visual artists) will join us for a FREE day-long program to prepare for the parade – rehearsing music, choreographing dance, and making festive parade props led by visual artist Crystal Swenson. The program will be led and taught by New Orleans based artists Mikel Patrick Avery and Tubad.
Photos: Darron Jones | The Chicago Tribune | Erin Brown
City of Chicago Announces 40th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival at Millennium Park and Jazz Music Venues Across Chicago
Splash Magazine - August 30, 2018
"Seeing the legends and lions on stage gave the audience a sense of hope for the future. If the legends can successfully pass down their knowledge to the lions, then by the time the lions become legends they can find a new crop of lions to pass their knowledge to. The future is bright!" -Keith Gerbosi
Chicago Parent - August 2, 2018
"Need more reasons to love America’s “Third Stream” orchestra? Aside from bringing everything from standard jazz big band to classical symphony to the grateful masses, they also provide music and band education through Jazz Alive for Chicago Public School students and offer all-ages community programs. (Isn’t that just music to your ears?)" -Keely Flynn