CJO presents two spring concerts at Feinberg Theater, Venue Six10 at the Spertus Institute
The Chicago Jazz Orchestra (CJO) under the direction of Artistic Director, Jeff Lindberg, presents its spring concert series beginning with its April 11th performance featuring pianist Monty Alexander. Alexander with be featured in a performance of his own special brand of American jazz, popular song and music from his native Jamaica, performing with the 17-piece Chicago Jazz Orchestra. Making his first trip to Chicago in almost three years, Monty’s appearance – with a full big band instead of his usual trio, quartet or quintet – promises to be a delightful event.
The CJO continues with a May 30th performance of the Chicago premiere of Charles Mingus’s The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady, considered by many to be his finest composition. Bassist Rodney Whitaker joins the CJO for this historic performance. On the second half of the program, trumpeter Walter White joins the CJO to present a unique tribute to the great Maynard Ferguson. This tribute will feature arrangements from Maynard’s exciting early 60’s band, including works by Willie Maiden, J.J. Johnson and Slide Hampton.
All concerts will be presented at The Feinberg Theater, Venue Six10 at the Spertus Institute, 610 S. Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago. This 400 seat theater will provide an intimate venue with outstanding acoustics for the CJO to perform in. Parking will be available for $12 for both of the concerts
Ticket prices are: $30 – $40
Tickets can be purchased from: chicagojazzorchestra.org