Description100 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, pianist 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 Erwin Helfer connects to the trad roots of the music accompanied by saxophonist Eric Schneider, trombonist Russ Phillips, clarinetist Mwata Bowden, bassist Jeremiah Hunt and drummer Bob Rummage, with special guest vocalist Bobbi Wilsyn.
Dedicated to JIC founders Franz Jackson and Art Hodes
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 90.9 FM and WHPK 88.5 FM Radio and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.Add to Calendar 2019-12-06 19:00:00 2019-12-06 21:00:00 Jazz City Concert at South Shore South Shore Cultural Center/Fieldhouse Chicago Park District email@example.com America/Chicago public