2017 Annual Gala: Caravan: A Night Under The Stars

October 19, 2017 - 12:00 am - 5:30 pm

Event Schedule

Alhambra Palace | 1240 W. Randolph

Reception and Silent Auction: 5:30PM |  Seated Dinner, Silent and Live Auctions and Jazz Excellence Awards: 7:15PM | Big Band Concert & Dancing: 8:30PM

 

See the 2017 photo gallery

 

Make A Donation 

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Purchase a program book ad: Corporation/Organization or Individual

 

Join us on Thursday, October 19 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 2017 gala,  Caravan: A Night Under the Stars features live performances, a seated dinner and silent and live auctions, 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.  For sponsorship or tickets call (312) 427-1676 x 118 or email nicole@jazzinchicago.org

 

2017 Jazz Excellence Award Recipients

Walter Dyett Lifetime Achievement Award:

Ari Brown

Saxophonist, Pianist and Mentor

 

Timuel Black Community Service Award:

Michelle Boone 

Chief Program and Civic Engagement Officer; Navy Pier

 

Irma J. Pickens Outstanding Jazz Advocate:

Bill Michel

Executive Director, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

 

2017 Gala Committee

Co-Chairs

William Norris
Bethany Pickens

 

Members

David Bloomberg
Roxana Espoz

David Helverson
Rik Geiersbach
Nancy Greenman

Jason Koransky

Jack Lewitz

Dave Martin

Keyonn Pope

 

2017 Gala Host Committee 

Ed Barnett

David and Kim Bloomberg

Tom and Madeline Burrell

Warren and Bonita Chapman

Maria (Nena) De Los Angeles Torres and Matthew Piers

Roxana Espoz and Todd Davis

Dan Epstein

Rik Geiersbach and Carolyn Burger

Joseph B. and Madeleine Glossberg

David Helverson

David Jemilo

Jason and Tamara Koransky

Jack Lewitz

Jim and Kay Mabie

Robert W. Marwin

Dr. and Mrs. A. Mlcoch

William and Jocelyn Norris

Ted and Susan Oppenheimer

Keyonn Pope

Judith Stein

Conrad Terry

Vanya Wang

Darryl and Gail Wilson

 

Thank You 2017 Sponsors

 

Ensemble

 

 

Quartet

Rik Geiersbach and Carolyn Burger

 

Combo

Accenture

Dan Epstein

Entertainment Cruise Productions

Joseph B. and Madeline Glossberg

Mesirow Financial

William and Jocelyn Norris

Ted and Susan Oppenheimer

 

 

Trio 

Chuhak & Tecson

David Helverson

Navy Pier

The University of Chicago

WDCB 90.9 FM

 

Solo

Ed Barnett

Tom and Madeline Burrell

Nena De Los Angeles Torres and Matthew Piers

Roxana Espoz and Todd Davis

Financial Understanding Now, LLC

Dave Jemilo – The Green Mill Jazz Club

Jason and Tamara Koransky

The Reva and  David Logan Foundation

Jim and Kay Mabie

Dr. and Mrs. A. Mlcoch

Brian and Laura Myerholtz

Keyonn Pope

Reed Smith, LLP

Judith E.  Stein

Vanya Wang

Wells Fargo Advisors

 

Toe Tapper 

Timuel and Zenobia Black

Warren and Bonita Chapman

Miguel de la Cerna

Nicole Gotthelf

Rajiv Halim

Bill King

Dave Martin

Robert Marwin

Rahsaan Clark Morris and Alyce Morris

Melissa Perrett Cook

Bethany Pickens

Rosemarie Rogers

Steven Saltzman

Darryl and Gail Wilson


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