Chicago Jazz Philharmonic

June 1, 2007

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The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic combines musicians from classical and jazz backgrounds.

It’s a tricky thing—pairing the malleability of jazz with the strict design of classical music.

But the talents behind the group have managed to create a sound that both highlights the similarities of the forms and allows their differences to complement one another.

Eight Forty-Eight’s Richard Steele recently sat down with bandleader Orbert Davis, and fellow musicians Kurt Elling and Reginald Robinson, to talk about the project.

Davis says, when marrying the two styles, the labels must go…

The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic: A Collaboration of Genius will perform tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. 

The event takes place at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.