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CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA 2023-24 SEASON
’Tis the Season: A Holiday Dance with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra
Wednesday, December 8, 2023 | 7:00 pm
City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph Street, Chicago
Treat yourself to an evening of holiday favorites and more, performed by the Chicago Jazz Orchestra with vocalist Paul Marinaro. Come early for dinner at the City Winery, and then join your friends on the dance floor beginning at 7pm. Space is very limited, so get your tickets early!
Christian McBride: The Movement Revisited
Friday, February 2, 2024 | 8:00 pm
Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Christian McBride, bass
Chicago Jazz Orchestra
Uniting Voices Chicago, vocal ensemble
Students from The Theatre School at DePaul University
J.D. Steele, musical director
Josephine Lee, artistic director
Chris Anthony, director
Eight-time Grammy Award-winning bassist, bandleader and host of NPR’s Jazz Night in America, Christian McBride brings his monumental musical tribute inspired by the words of Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali and President Barack Obama. “When the suite soars, it follows the bandleader’s strengths, known for his ebullient precision — his joy in the details — and for savoring the nectar inside swing rhythm” - DownBeat.
Join us for this unforgettable musical portrait of civil rights icons.
A Tribute to Roy Eldridge featuring John Faddis
Saturday, March 30, 2024 | 8:00 pm
Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Like Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, jazz trumpeter Roy Eldridge’s impact on the development of jazz cannot be overstated, but his contributions are underappreciated. Many of Eldridge’s best big band recordings were made with Gene Krupa and His Orchestra, along with vocalist Anita O’Day. At this concert, you’ll hear Jeff Lindberg’s transcriptions played by the Chicago Jazz Orchestra with trumpeter John Faddis making his triumphant return to the Chicago jazz scene. Faddis, a devoted student of Eldridge’s music and playing style, is the perfect soloist for the occasion. He will be joined by Alyssa Allgood in the role of Anita O’Day.
Sinatra By Request: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra’s Recording Legacy
Sunday, May 19, 2024 | 8:00 pm
Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Frank Sinatra’s recording legacy stands as the greatest of all American singers. “Ol’ Blue Eyes” has more “signature song” recordings than any other vocalist in American history. Jeff Lindberg and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra team up with Chicago singer Paul Marinaro and you! Vote for your favorite Sinatra recordings with your tax-deductible contribution to the CJO, and Jeff Lindberg will transcribe the winning selections from original recordings to be performed live. Voting begins January 1, 2024, so choose your favorites now!
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