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

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic celebrates the release of its long-awaited second full-length album, Sketches of Spain [Revisited] – a new arrangement and composition of Miles Davis’ and Gil Evans’ classic 1960 collaboration. This is the first release from the recently-funded October 2013 ‘CJP Trilogy Recording Project’ Kickstarter campaign.

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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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