Posts by Orbert Davis Admin User

Mardi Gras

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10th Anniversary Gala

  The Arts Club of Chicago201 E. Ontario St., Chicago 5:30 PM Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction 7:00 PM CJP Chamber Ensemble Performance and Program 8:20 PM Dinner Inaugural Founder’s “Think Big” Award Recipient Lauren Deutsch, Jazz Institute of Chicago Proceeds from this Gala support the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic performance and education programs. Get Tickets Now Learn how your company can gain valuable exposure at this event with a Sponsorship!  ...

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Orbert Joins The Signature Symphony In Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Tulsa Community College Student Ensemble, led by Reid Bennett, recently concluded the Signature Symphony’s Big Band Pops series celebrating the sounds of the Big Band era, under the direction of Emmy winning trumpeter, educator and composer Orbert Davis. Orbert served as both conductor and guest soloist.     ...

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“The Godfather of Third Stream”

In celebration of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic’s 10th anniversary, the Chicago Symphony Center performance of “The Godfather of Third Stream: Gunther Schuller” featured a rare appearance by composer Gunther Schuller who coined the term, “Third Stream” in 1957. The evening also marked the World Premiere of the first CJP commissioned work, “Suite for Jazz Band and Orchestra,” by Daniel Schnyder, who performed as guest soloist.

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Living in History… Twice!

By now most of you may know that in mid-December I happened to be in Havana, Cuba when an historic announcement was made. Presidents Obama and Castro proclaimed that the United States and Cuba would begin a process of normalizing relations. I was fortunate to have witnessed expressions of joy and hope when the students of the Universidad de las Artes (ISA) reacted to the proclamation. I also was blessed to spend a week with these very talented young people, expressing through our music, the very possibilities that a new diplomatic relationship between our two countries could bring. Now, just six weeks later, history is again knocking at my door. In a one-night-only event on February 6th at Symphony Center Chicago, my orchestra, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, and I...

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