With your generous support, we were able to generate over $130,000 to promote and nurture jazz in Chicago. Thank you for helping us make the evening a success!
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Alhambra Palace | 1240 W. Randolph
Reception and Silent Auction: 6PM | Seated Dinner and Jazz Excellence Awards: 7:15PM | Big Band Concert & Dancing: 8:30PM
Join us on Thursday, October 27 at the exquisitely exotic Alhambra Palace, as we celebrate our mission to promote and nurture jazz in Chicago. Complete with a swinging Jazz Big Band. Our 2016 gala, A Night in Tunisia features live performances, a seated dinner and silent auction, and our Jazz Excellence Awards which recognize the important contributions made by members of our jazz community.
Individual Tickets are $250 ($225 for members) and sponsorship starts at $1000 with an individual sponsorship available for $300.
2016 Jazz Excellence Award Recipients
Walter Dyett Lifetime Achievement Award:
Erwin Helfer, Jazz Pianist
Timuel Black Community Service Award:
Polk Bros. Foundation
Outstanding Jazz Advocate:
Roger Pascal, (posthumously) Attorney, Schiff Hardin
Rik Geiersbach & Carolyn Burger
Joseph B. Glossberg & Madeleine Glossberg
William & Jocelyn Norris
Ted & Susan Oppenheimer
Roxana Espoz | Stan Hoffman | Jason Koransky | Brian & Laura Myerholtz | Maria Torres | Judith Stein
Warren & Bonita Chapman | Don Budzinski | Elizabeth Beidler Tisdahl | Harold & Aliah Rogers | Darryl & Gail Wilson