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Here are some posts from last year’s Festival

Green Mill owner, Dave Jemilo, and Chi-Town Jazz Festival Founder/Director, John Moulder, stand before Stella by Starlight and a cut out of the great Von Freeman waving, “Hello,” “Thanks for your support,” and, “Hey, don’t forget to buy a raffle ticket to win 2 tickets to each of 5 concerts in the upcoming CSO Jazz Concert Series.” Tickets are just $25 and can easily be bought here. The drawing is Friday night, March 22, 2013. John Dave Wave

Don’t Forget The Raffle!

The Prize:

2 tickets to each of 5 concerts in the upcoming 2013-2014 CSO Jazz Series. Good ones!

How much:

$25 per raffle ticket. They are available online at our secure site: Give Central.

Deadline:

Friday, March 22, 2013, at 5:00 PM Chicago time.

When is the Drawing:

Friday night, March 22, 2013 at the end of the CSO’s Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: 55th Anniversary Celebration which begins at 8:00 PM and features Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ambrose Akinmusire, Chris Potter, Benny Green, Christian BcBride, and Lewis Nash. Details for this concert and tickets for it are available here.

Where does the raffle ticket money go:

To the 4th Annual Chi-Town Jazz Festival Supporting Hunger Relief in Chicago. We raise financial support from Chicago area businesses, corporations and individuals (like you) which is donated to well recognized, established entities. This year the beneficiaries are Edgewater’s Care For Real and Catholic Charities.

What to do next:

Buy some tickets. They are available online at our secure site: Give Central.

Our response:

Sustained applause for you and our sincere thanks.

Jazz In Black & White

Our Festival is well underway. More music today at two venues, then again on Sunday and finishing next Friday at Symphony Center. Here are some images of the past few days from a photojournalist helping us document our programs, James Foster. James’ work recently was featured in THE OPEN, as a 2012 World of Photography Finalist.

photo of IndigoSun Performs at Martyrs'
IndigoSun Performs at Martyrs’
photo of IndigoSun Performs at Martyrs'
IndigoSun Performs at Martyrs’
photo of IndigoSun Performs at Martyrs'
IndigoSun Performs at Martyrs’
Chicago Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble
Chicago Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble Performs at Jazz Showcase
photo of Ron Friedman Plays at Jazz Showcase
Ron Friedman Plays at Jazz Showcase
photo of Dennis Luxion plays at Jazz Showcase
Dennis Luxion plays at Jazz Showcase
photo of Eric Hochberg at Jazz Showcase
Eric Hochberg at Jazz Showcase

Time Out To Celebrate Q

We pause very briefly today to note and celebrate the 80th birthday of Quincy Jones. As posted by one of our media sponsors, the Jazz Institute of Chicago, “Happy 80th birthday to Quincy Jones (pictured at sunset concert of #JazzDay at the UN 2012). We salute Q as a man of vision and integrity and a constant advocate to spread the Gospel of Jazz. Named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century, Quincy Jones was born on March 14, 1933, in Chicago and brought up in Seattle.

“For far too long, dating back to the emergence of Jazz and the Blues, our country has treated its only indigenous music as something unworthy of value because it was born on plantations and reared in jook joints. But the power that it possessed was mighty. From the time that I first traveled abroad as a 19 year-old trumpeter with Lionel Hampton in 1951 to being the music director for Dizzy Gillespie’s State Department Tour in 1956 — the first United States sponsored goodwill tour — to the unifying power of “We Are The World” in 1985, I witnessed firsthand the transformational effects of our Gospel, Blues and Jazz, and its ability to transcend geographic and cultural boundaries.” Quincy Jones”Quincy Jones

The Trumpet Case Raffle Station

Raffle tickets for $25 sold briskly last night at Martyrs’. Jazz lovers attending the opening night of the 4th Annual Chi-Town Jazz Festival Supporting Hunger Relief in Chicago, mixed charity with their love of music as they entered to win two tickets to a 5-Concert Subscription to the 2013-14 Symphony Center Presents Jazz Series. All the money goes to help feed the hungry through Edgewater’s Care For Real and Catholic Charities. Cash, checks and credit card payments were received. The winner will be drawn by the Festival’s Founder/Director, John Moulder, at Symphony Center on March 22 where the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: 55th Anniversary Celebration takes place. Look for the trumpet case raffle station tonight at the Jazz Showcase or the other venues participating this week. Locations, times, ticket info here. CSO_Jazz Series Sign