South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S South Shore Dr.
There’s a reason Jon Faddis became Dizzy Gillespie’s protégé: he was one of the few trumpeters, young or old, capable of inheriting the bebop inventor’s outlandish technical gifts – and doing so with the same offbeat brand of humor. Along with Willie Pickens, piano; Pat Malinger, saxophone; Larry Gray, bass, and Greg Artry, drums, Faddis will dust off little known works from the Gillespie canon. And you can count on the band playing some favorites as well.
Opening Performance: JazzLinks Student Council Ensemble
Miles Hardemon -Trumpet Whitney Young High School
Aaron Kaufman-Levine -Tenor Sax Oak Park River Forest High School
Charlie Reichert Powell – Guitar Oak Park River Forest High School
Joey Ranieri – Upright Bass Fremd High School
Alejandro Salazar – Drums Addison Trail High School
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.