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Chicago Immigrant Stories: Chinatown Chicago Immigrant Stories: Chinatown

This collaboration with Chinese multi-instrumentalist Kerry Leung, will be the first of the series.
January 16, 2018 at 6:30PM

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

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

Paradise Blue Paradise Blue

Orbert Davis and members of CJP provide the recorded soundtrack for this theatre production, directed by Ron OJ Parsons
April 26 - July 23, 2017

The Monk Meets the First Lady The Monk Meets the First Lady

CJP Chamber Ensemble feat. Tammy McCann and Leandro Lopez Varady celebrates these Jazz Centennials.
April 29, 2017 at 8:00PM

Charlie Parker's Yardbird - Post-Opera Set Charlie Parker's Yardbird - Post-Opera Set

Members of CJP, featuring Rajiv Halim (alto sax) will perform a post-opera set of Charlie Parker selections
March 24 - 26, 2017 at 7:30PM and 2:00PM

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

Four Corners of the World Four Corners of the World

CJP Chamber Ensemble featured three Grammy Award-winning guest artists – Howard Levy, Eugene Friesen and Glen Velez, performing together as ‘Trio Globo.’
April 24, 2015 at 8:00PM

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

Mardi Gras Carnival Mardi Gras Carnival

The CJP Chamber Ensemble, featuring Howard Levy and Reginald Robinson, explores the musical traditions that contributed to the vibrant culture of the Crescent City and its signature creation, jazz.
March 22, 2014 at 8:00PM

Havana Blue Havana Blue

Artistic Directors of River North Dance Chicago and Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Frank Chaves and Orbert Davis, explore their shared Cuban experiences.
April 13, 2013

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