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Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble Performs Award-Winning Music from DuSable to Obama: Chicago's Black Metropolis
(Published: January 30, 2013)

The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble will present the first live performance of artistic director Orbert Davis' Emmy-winning score to DuSable to Obama: Chicago's Black Metropolis, the 2010 WTTW television documentary. The concert premiere will take place at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago on February 16, 2013 at 7:30pm, in partnership with University of Chicago Presents.

The 19-member Ensemble performance will feature guest artists vocalist Maggie Brown and saxophonist Ari Brown, plus video highlights from the documentary telling the compelling story of the development of Chicago's African-American culture and its impact on the nation.

"From ragtime to swing, from blues to free jazz, I used the decades as chapters to document Chicago's rich history", Davis stated. "Inspired by the skilled and musically diverse CJP artists, I was able to score the many colors, emotions and experiences that are uniquely Chicago."

Special events include a shorter family-friendly matinee, ideal for children aged 7 and up, on February 16 at 2pm. Another full performance will be held on March 10, 2013 at 4pm at the Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University in University Park, IL.

Tickets for the DuSable to Obama: Chicago's Black Metropolis concert at the Logan Center are $35 general admission and $10 for students with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 773.702.ARTS (2787); online at www.ticketsweb.uchicago.e... or at the Logan Center Box Office, 915 East 60th Street. The family matinee tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 17.

Governors State University tickets are $30 and can be purchased by contacting the box office at 708.235.2222 or CenterTickets.net.

More Information: http://www.chijazzphil.org

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