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.  (more…)

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What’s New

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Trilogy Recording Sessions are done! Orbert and CJP musicians spent all of last week recording Havana Blue, Sketches of Spain (Revisited), and The Chicago River. The sessions went well even though some went longer than planned — the rhythm section worked till 2AM! (more…)

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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. (more…)

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