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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

DuSable To Obama:  Chicago's Black Metropolis (Original Soundtrack) DuSable To Obama: Chicago's Black Metropolis (Original Soundtrack)

Jazz Recording Artist, Orbert Davis, excelled in his role as music composer of this soundtrack for the critically acclaimed television documentary, which premiered on Chicago's WITW in June 2010 and national public television beginning February 2011.
February 2013

Through Ella's Eyes Through Ella's Eyes

CJP truly swung into spring with “Through Ella’s Eyes – A 95th Birthday Celebration."
March 2012

Chicago Jazz Festival Chicago Jazz Festival

Artist-in-residence Orbert Davis with special guests: Brandon McCune, Zach Brock and Marianna Soroka
September 1 - 4, 2011

Sketches of Blue: an Orbert Davis Tribute to Miles Sketches of Blue: an Orbert Davis Tribute to Miles

Orbert Davis' newly arranged versions of the Miles Davis' classic recordings, Kind of Blue and Sketches of Spain lead to a standing ovation April 14, 2011.
April 14, 2011

From Ella to Mandela From Ella to Mandela

The highlight of our 2009-10 Concert Series was our full 57-piece orchestra performance at the Auditorium Theatre, “From Ella to Mandela: The Legacy of the African and American Spirit”.
March 11, 2010 at 7:30PM