Celebrate the Power of Jazz Education

April 19, 2017 - 12:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Standard Club | 320 S. Plymouth Ct. | 6-8:30PM | $85 per person ($75 for JIC Members when you enter the discount code on the payment page of the registration form)


RSVP by April 12, 2017


April is Jazz Appreciation Month and we are celebrating the vital role of jazz education in Chicago.


Enjoy an elegant, fun-filled evening of good food and great music featuring musicians from our Jazz Links education programs.  Evening includes dinner and a complimentary cocktail. Cash bar. Paid parking available at Interpark located at 318 S. Federal.


2017 Jazz Educator of the Year – David Bloom



David Bloom founded The Bloom School of Jazz in 1975 to open the musical doors of expression for beginning through professional musicians.


Bloom, through exhaustive listening to master jazz musicians, has taken their musical values and developed exercises that demand those sensibilities. His unique jazz-as-language approach incorporates: linguistics, philosophy, aesthetics and music, contrasting it with most university jazz programs which emphasize only technique, theory and transcribing solos. His innovative methods successfully break through musical and psychological barriers.
Through the years, thousands of students have discovered their abilities far exceeded their original expectations. Jazz, classical, rock, blues, flamenco, country and pop musicians have come to the Bloom School to expand their musical vocabulary and to enhance their own particular genre.


Bloom is the author of numerous published articles and eight books. He has recorded two CDs with conductor/arranger Cliff Colnot. His Cool Heat concert was featured on WTTW last year.


2017 Jazz Educator of the Year – Dr. Roosevelt Griffin, III



Dr. Roosevelt Griffin III is an award-winning educator with international acclaim for excellence in music education. He is the President and CEO of the Griffin Institute of Performing Arts; where music, theater, and dance are used as vehicles to bring professionals, community members, and experts from all walks of life together to assist diverse learners in discovering their full potential.  This is done through proven instructional strategies and a strong commitment to student success.  He is also the director of bands for Harvey School District 152, youth ensemble director for the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and an instructor with Blues Kids of America.

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