Chicago Jazz Festival

September 1 - 4, 2011

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


NWI Times (August 28, 2011)
“"I'm on a mission. I believe in music," continued the associate professor of music at the University of Illinois at Chicago and artistic director of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic. "The power of jazz transforms lives. Jazz can change the way we think. Jazz connects to every aspect of human emotion, experience and intellect. ... When we hear jazz, we think of a time, a place and a feeling."”-Karin Saltanovitz

TimeOut Chicago (August 30, 2011)
“Consummate trumpeter Orbert Davis is this year’s artist-in-residence, and he begins a four-gig run at Roosevelt University’s Ganz Hall on Friday 2 with his trio. Another three-piece, the Deep Blue Organ Trio, follows shortly thereafter at nearby Pritzker Pavilion. Best known for its Tuesday residency at the Green Mill, the hardworking combo adds some zest to its Hammond B3–scented soul-jazz with the addition of alto sax ace Bobby Watson.”-Randy Weston

Alamy September 3, 2011)
“Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble pleases the crowd at the 33rd Chicago Jazz Festival.”-Photographer: ZUMA
Chicago Jazz Festival
Chicago Jazz Fest 2011, Amadeus