• America's definitive 'third stream' orchestra combining jazz and classical music

    America's definitive 'third stream' orchestra combining jazz and classical music

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  • America's definitive 'third stream' orchestra combining jazz and classical music.

    America's definitive 'third stream' orchestra combining jazz and classical music.

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  • America's definitive 'third stream' orchestra combining jazz and classical music.

    America's definitive 'third stream' orchestra combining jazz and classical music.



What is Third Stream?

Gunther Schuller coined the term "Third Stream" in 1957 to describe a new musical genre merging jazz and classical traditions.




Chicago Jazz Philharmonic presents Third Stream as a way to bridge communities, educate the next generation of musicians, encourage cross-cultural dialogue, and expand creative practice.

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Saturday Jazz Academy 2019-20
January 11 - May 9, 2020
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University Of Louisville

"Third Stream" Residency at University of Louisville



February 13 - February 17, 2020

 

"Bristling innovation and mainstream melody-making, classical modernism and free jazz improvisation - all these elements, and others, converge when CJP takes the stage."

 — Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

  • Performance

    In ensembles ranging from the full 60-piece orchestra to the double quartet, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic performs a wide repertoire combining jazz and classical idioms in original arrangements and world premieres, locally and internationally.

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  • Education

    Serving under-resourced schools and families in need to provide equity and access to impactful music education programs, in-school and in the community, meeting students where they are and bringing out the best in them.

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  • Residencies and Touring

    From Cuba to Bulgaria, CJP partners with orchestras around the world in residency programs that combine immersive performance and cultural exchange.

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