Jazz Institute Of Chicago Executive Director Shares Best Things To Read, Watch And Do

Heather Ireland Robinson shares her top recommendations and what she’s looking forward to at this year’s Chicago Jazz online concerts.

Jazz Institute Of Chicago Executive Director Shares Best Things To Read, Watch And Do
Heather Ireland Robinson, executive director of the Jazz Institute of Chicago Janet Takayama / Courtesy of Heather Ireland Robinson
Jazz Institute Of Chicago Executive Director Shares Best Things To Read, Watch And Do
Heather Ireland Robinson, executive director of the Jazz Institute of Chicago Janet Takayama / Courtesy of Heather Ireland Robinson

Jazz Institute Of Chicago Executive Director Shares Best Things To Read, Watch And Do

Heather Ireland Robinson shares her top recommendations and what she’s looking forward to at this year’s Chicago Jazz online concerts.

Like many events this year, the annual Chicago Jazz Festival is going virtual. The city teamed up with the Jazz Institute of Chicago to reimagine the beloved Labor Day tradition into four days of free online concerts this week.

Reset checks in with the institute’s executive director for more on the “Millennium Park At Home: Chicago Jazz” series, and her recommendations on what to read, watch and do.

What to read

1. Love Poems by Nikki Giovanni

2. Why Jazz? by Kevin Whitehead

3. Sunday edition of The New York Times

What to watch

4. I Am Not Your Negro

5. The work of Chicago artist Gerald Griffin

6. Your children grow up

What to do

7. Jazz Institute’s 10 While You’re In Spotify playlists

8. Attend Millennium Park at Home: Chicago Jazz (Sept. 3-6)

9. Attend the Jazz Institute’s Virtual Gala: Keep the Music Playing (Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.)

JIC Gala
Courtesy of Heather Ireland Robinson

GUEST: Heather Ireland Robinson, executive director of the Jazz Institute of Chicago