Artist

One of Chicago’s “most admired jazz artists” (Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune), Orbert Davis was named by Chicago Magazine as “Y2k Best Trumpeter in Chicago” and “Chicagoan of the Year for 2002.” In September 2011, Davis was named Artist-In-Residence for the Chicago Jazz Festival, an honor held by only one other Chicagoan in its history. 

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What’s New

In a one-night-only event on February 6th at Symphony Center Chicago, my orchestra, CHICAGO JAZZ PHILHARMONIC, and I had the pleasure of performing music composed by the most important figure in the world of “Third Stream Music”: Gunther Schuller. Click Read More to view a video highlight.

 

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Composer

Davis won an Emmy Award for the composition and production of an original score for the national PBS documentary, “DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis.” He is also co-founder, conductor and Artistic Director of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, a 55+ piece jazz-symphonic orchestra dedicated to multi-genre projects.

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