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

2019 Annual “Think Big” Gala

An evening of music and celebration to raise funds for Chicago Jazz Philharmonic’s performance and education programs. Guests will be treated to an exclusive “director’s cut” style listening (and viewing) session of  our newly released album “The Chicago River” an Orbert Davis orchestral composition.

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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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