Full Orchestra

 "Chicago Legends and Lions"

Three FREE orchestra concerts this Summer - guaranteed to bring audiences from all across the city.
August 29, 2018 at 6:30PM

"Hope in Action: Celebrating Nelson Mandela's Centennial"

Three FREE orchestra concerts this Summer - guaranteed to bring audiences from all across the city.
July 16, 2018 at 6:30PM - Millennium Park, Chicago - FREE

Chicago Immigrant Stories: Millennium Park Chicago Immigrant Stories: Millennium Park

The World Premiere performance of the 2017-18 season series, "Chicago Immigrant Stories" at Millennium Park.
June 14, 2018 at 6:30PM

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

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

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

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

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

Through Ella's Eyes Through Ella's Eyes

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

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

Poznan, Poland Poznan, Poland

Orbert Davis and Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP) were invited to perform at the 4th Annual “Made in Chicago" festival in Poznań, Poland.
November 28, 2009

Nelson Mandela Tribute: Hope In Action Nelson Mandela Tribute: Hope In Action

Chicago took center stage in a day of world-wide celebration honoring the life and ideals of Nelson Mandela, on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
July 21, 2008