Bird’s-eye View of the Night’s Great Gigs

Chicago's Symphony Center
Chicago’s Symphony Center

Symphony Center was just about packed as the evening began with Willie Pickens on piano, Larry Gray on bass and Greg Artry playing drums.

The Willie Pickens Trio featuring Larry Gray on bass and Greg Artry on drums.
The Willie Pickens Trio featuring Larry Gray on bass and Greg Artry on drums.

Then came the eagerly anticipated always exciting Christian McBride Trio with McBride on bass, Christian Sands on piano, and Carl Allen on drums. This group became a Mack Avenue Super Band with the addition of Gary Burton playing vibes, Tia Fuller on sax, and Sean Jones on trumpet.

Christian McBride Trio with special guests, Gary Burton, Sean Jones, and Tia Fuller
Christian McBride Trio with special guests, Gary Burton, Sean Jones, and Tia Fuller

The evening was part of Symphony Center Presents Jazz Series’ 2015-16 season. SCP graciously allowed our Chi-Town Jazz Festival Founder/Director, John Moulder to briefly call attention to our Festival beginning on 3/6, its mission of supporting hunger relief in Chicago, and reminding all that tickets were available in the lobby as well as at all Festival venues for a drawing to win a pair of passes to the entire SCP Jazz Series for 2016-17. We were truly gratified for the warm response to our message and call for support.

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