Kenwood Academy Jazz Ensemble, directed by Gerald Powell

Aug 30
3:45 - 4:25 pm
The Chicago Community Trust Young Jazz Lions Stage

This has been an extra-special year for the Kenwood Academy Jazz Ensemble. Under the direction of Gerald Powell, its robust horn section added a stirring element to young piano great Jason Moran’s spring performance at Symphony Center. Its power and composure following the shooting of one of its members was a testament to its inner strength, and the healing potential of music. Today, the entire ensemble will show off its exceptional range under the direction of Gerald Powell, a member of the AACM also known for his tuba work in 8 Bold Souls.


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