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Orbert Davis Sketches Revisited Review

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Orbert Davis Wants To Keep Jazz Alive In Schools

Award-winning Chicago musician Orbert Davis is best known as a world class jazz trumpet virtuoso, but he’s also an educator who wants to keep music in schools. Davis, the founder of the 55-piece Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, is also an Emmy-award winning composer. Another passion that runs deep: teaching jazz, and other life lessons, through the Jazz Alive Program. “It’s about, ‘Boy if I can spend some time with my instrument, I will be better.’ And we also transfer those skills to their academic success as well. Do more reading. Do more studying of words. Make your words come alive through you instrument,” he said. For the young musicians at Lionel Hampton Fine and Performing Arts School in the city’s Ashburn neighborhood,...

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Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Holds 10th Anniversary Gala

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic founder Orbert Davis lead the party at Thursday night’s 10th anniversary gala at the Arts Club of Chicago. Davis founded the band as part of his appearance at the 2004 Chicago Jazz Festival . ABC7’s Cheryl Burton served as emcee of the celebration.   http://abc7chicago.com/video/embed/?pid=747258              

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Our Kids and Communities Need to Make Music to Succeed

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