Opening Friday, December 6th, from 7PM - 9PM
100 years ago when the early form of jazz traveled upriver to Chicago from New Orleans it took on a distinctly urban shape, embodied by horn men Joe King Oliver, Louis Armstrong and pianist Jelly Roll Morton. Saxophonist Franz Jackson, pianists Art Hodes and others embraced what became known as traditional or trad Jazz and continued to deepen its musical roots. Known more for his blues and boogie chops, pianist Paul Asaro connects to the trad roots of the music accompanied by saxophonist Eric Schneider, trombonist Russ Phillips, bassist Jeremiah Hunt and drummer Bob Rummage, with special guest vocalist Bobbi Wilsyn
Dedicated to JIC founders Franz Jackson, George Finola, and Art Hodes
Friday, December 6, 2019 | 7pm – 9pm
A Tradition of Innovation
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S. Shore Drive | Chicago, IL
JazzCity is a free concert series initiated in 1997 by the Jazz Institute of Chicago in collaboration with the Chicago Park District to bring people together from across the city to listen to Chicago’s top jazz musicians. JazzCity is sponsored by WDCB Listener-Supported Jazz & Blues and WHPK 88.5 FM Radio and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.