If your lucky ticket had been drawn last March at the end of our 2015 Chi-Town Jazz Festival you would still be enjoying two passes to the entire Chicago Symphony Orchestra Symphony Center Presents (SCP) Jazz Series for the 2015-16 season. You would have experienced master musicians including McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, Joshua Redman and The Bad Plus, and Gregory Porter to name just a few. Still to come are Stefan Harris, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Marquis Hill, Dee Alexander, Anne Hampton Callaway, Rene Marie, and Wynton Marsalis with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. We don’t know what the line-up will be for the SCP 2016-17 season, but we do know that the SCP has generously donated two season passes again for their upcoming season in support of our mission to support hunger relief.
Tickets for our drawing will be available beginning 2/19 at Symphony Center when Christian McBride takes the stage with his outstanding band that includes Gary Burton, Christian Sands, Ulysses Owens Jr., Tia Fuller, and Sean Jones. Also on the bill will be long time favorite Willie Pickens with Larry Gray and Greg Artry. The $25 tickets to next year’s season series will also be available every night of the Chi-Town Jazz Festival at every venue we play. We’ll have our drawing on March 12, the last night, at the Green Mill. Winner need not be present. Last year’s winner is loving the series. Good luck to YOU for the coming season.