To this day the pianist, organist and bassist does not read or write music. Known commercially as “South Side Soul” he currently appears with his own quartet in clubs in the Chicago area. Selected recordings include South Side Soul-John Wright Trio, John Wright: Mr. Soul, John Wright: Makin’ Out and John Wright: The Last Amen. His studio credits include Prestige, Fantus and C
To help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sun Ra there will be screenings of the Sun Ra Films Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise and Mystery Mr. Ra. On Tuesday the 26th, there will be a discussion with Robert Mugge, the director of A Joyful Noise.
Jay Pritzker Pavillion
Preston Bradley Hall
Jazz on Jackson
Jazz and Heritage Stage
The Chicago Community Trust Young Jazz Lions Stage