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Chicago Jazz Ensemble Presents Music of Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, December 10

The Chicago Jazz Ensemble, with artistic director Jon Faddis, continues the 11th American Heritage Jazz Series with honoring 1959: The Music of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Miles Davis featuring special guests David Sanchez and Steve Wilson at Harris Theater on Thursday, December 10, 7:30 PM Pre-Show Conversation with Jon Faddis and Neil Tesser at 6:30 ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

The Chicago Jazz Ensemble Announces Staff Promotions

The Chicago Jazz Ensemble Announces Staff Promotions

The Chicago Jazz Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Jon Faddis, named Dana Hall as its Music Director and Darius Hampton as Education Director, it was announced by J. Richard Dunscomb, CJE Executive Director. In addition to their new roles, Hall will maintain his seat as drummer for the CJE and Hampton will continue as Music ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

The Chicago Jazz Ensemble and Artistic Director Jon Faddis Proudly Announce the 10th American Heritage Jazz Series

THE CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE, WITH ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JON FADDIS, ANNOUNCES 10th AMERICAN HERITAGE JAZZ SERIES CHICAGO, IL - The Chicago Jazz Ensemble (CJE) and Artistic Director Jon Faddis proudly announce the 10th American Heritage Jazz Series, which features four concerts at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance and one concert at Symphony Center as part ...

NEWS: EVENT

The Chicago Jazz Ensemble Presents The Louis Armstrong Legacy Program And Celebration

The Chicago Jazz Ensemble Presents The Louis Armstrong Legacy Program And Celebration

MAY 20, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM, AT THE CONCERT HALL OF COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO MUSIC CENTER Nine Chicago Area Public Schools Participated in Program CHICAGO, IL - The Chicago Jazz Ensemble (CJE), with a grant and support from the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation and the Polk Bros. Foundation, presents the 2008 Louis Armstrong ...

Chicago Jazz Ensemble: Kenton a la Russo-Live at the Jazz Showcase

Read "Kenton a la Russo-Live at the Jazz Showcase" reviewed by Dave Nathan

William (he used to be called “Bill") Russo, with his Chicago Jazz Ensemble as his medium, is the unabashed keeper of the flame for Stan Kenton's music. Despite his detractors, Kenton's organization was the breeding ground for a host of white jazz musicians who went on to greater glory. Kenton also fostered and demanded imaginative and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Chicago Jazz Ensemble: Kenton a la Russo

Read "Kenton a la Russo" reviewed by Jack Bowers

William Russo, who used to be just plain Bill when he was playing trombone and writing for the Stan Kenton Orchestra nearly half a century ago, is now a professor of music at Chicago’s Columbia College and conductor of the splendid Chicago Jazz Ensemble which recorded Kenton a la Russo in concert last February at Joe ...


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