August 27, 2007 View Gallery
Orbert Davis’ 50-plus piece orchestra is one of the most versatile large orchestras anywhere and certainly Chicago’s most adventurous unit. This concert acknowledged the diverse writing and song styling that originated from the windy city and featured vocalists Maggie Brown, Jackie Allen, Terisa Griffin and Kurt Elling. Also featured was Lane Alexander’s Chicago Human Rhythm Project, that collaborated with Orbert on an original arrangement written expressly to integrate tap as a percussive musical voice.
Sponsored By: The Chicago Jazz Partnership - Boeing, Kraft, The Joyce Foundation, The Chicago Community Trust, and JPMorgan Chase Official Airline: United Airlines Official Hotel: The Fairmont Chicago Program Partner: Jazz Institute of Chicago.