About Us

Founded in 1969, the Jazz Institute of Chicago promotes and nurtures jazz in Chicago. We do this by providing jazz education, developing and supporting musicians, building audiences and fostering a thriving jazz scene.

 

Our Story: A Brief History of the Jazz Institute of Chicago

Our Staff: Click here to get staff contact information

Current Employment Opportunities: Find out how to join the team


2017 Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Jazz Institute of Chicago is comprised of a diverse group of passionate professionals who dedicate their time and talent to supporting our organization.

 

PresidentĀ 

David Helverson
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

 

Vice Presidents
Timuel Black
City Colleges

 

Warren Chapman

 

Roxana Espoz
Event Manager

 

Brian Myerholtz
The Boston Consulting Group

 

Secretary
Jim DeJong
Arts and Business Consultant

Treasurer
Darryl Wilson
Exelon

Past PresidentĀ 
Rik Geiersbach
The Boeing Company

 

Directors
David Bloomberg
Chuhak and Tecson P.C.

 

Thomas Burrell
Burrell Communications

 

Miguel de la Cerna
Musician, educator

 

Dan Epstein
Edgeline Capital Partners

 

Joe Glossberg
Gofen & Glossberg

 

Rajiv Halim
Musician, educator

 

Jarrard Harris
Musician, educator

 

Bill King

 

Jason Koransky
Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP

 

Howard Mandel
Journalist, Jazz Journalists Association

 

Terry Martin
University of Chicago

 

William Norris
CIBC

 

Ted Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer Family Foundation

 

Bethany Pickens
Jazz Educator and Musician

 

Keyonn Pope
Reed Smith LLP

 

Mike Reed
Musician; Owner, Constellation

 

Kent Richmond

 

Harold Rogers
City Colleges

 

Judith E. Stein

Hyde Park Jazz Festival

 

Conrad Terry
Financial Understanding NOW, LLC

 

Neil Tesser
Jazz Journalist


Location

410 S. Michigan Ave. #500
Chicago, Illinois 60605
312-427-1676

 


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