South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S South Shore Dr.
Guitarist Mike Allemana worked with Von Freeman for 20 years and has orchestrated some of his compositions for a large ensemble as well as composing his own homage to the Master that includes his impressions of Von’s personality humanity and musicality. The ensemble will feature musicians that have been touched by Von including Greg Ward, Victor Garcia, Matt Ferguson, Kendall Moore, Geof Bradfield, Tomeka Reid and Michael Raynor.
JazzCity is a free concert series initiated in 1997 by the Jazz Institute of Chicago in collaboration with the Chicago Park District to bring 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.