JazzCity: Gwendolyn Brooks In Words & Music: Celebrating 100

June 09, 2017 - 12:00 am - 7:00 pm

Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Blvd.


Part of a year-long celebration of Brooks’ centennial organized by poet and Brooks protégé Quraysh Ali Lansana, the performance features leading Chicago poets CM Burroughs, Kristiana Rae Colon, Roger Reeves and avery r. young with an ensemble of Chicago jazz musicians led by acclaimed flutist Nicole Mitchell.


About JazzCity:

JazzCity is a free concert series initiated in 1997 by the Jazz Institute of Chicago in collaboration with the Chicago Park District, now celebrating its 20th season of bringing people together from across the city to listen to Chicago’s top jazz musicians. JazzCity is sponsored by WDCB 90.9 FM and WHPK 88.5 FM Radio and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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