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Chicago trumpeter Shaun Johnson will present a 3-part series on approaching chord changes and learning new jazz standards. This series will focus on the process of learning jazz tunes and melodic improvisation. All skill levels are welcome to attend this series.
Trumpeter Shaun Johnson is highly respected by his peers for his humility and skill and believes music is a therapy through which he can interact with and uplift people. Shaun has graced stages all over the world, including stages in Italy, Poland and Chicago’s House of Blues. He has also performed with jazz legends Von Freeman and Fred Anderson. The Chicago native is a husband, father, mentor and positive example to his community and is widely acclaimed as a captivating, yet humble, musician who seeks to dedicate his life to sharing his love for music.
Currently, Shaun performs, composes and records with many groups and is using his extensive experience with performing, composing, arranging and music copying to produce The Shaunlive Project, a way for Shaun to share his life’s dedication to music through mentorship, workshops, recordings and live performances. It is an extension of his utmost desire to uplift people through music
Dj Que 11 is back for another Jam for the ages. This time he is bringing students and veteran poets to grace the stage. Come out and get you fingers ready for snapping at the GI Jam: Poetry Edition.
Samuel Jewell and ItzUs come together for 2 nights of soul touching sounds to benefit the students of the Griffin Institute. This production is sure to sooth your hearts and relax your minds with special appearances by students of the Griffin Institute.
Food and reserved seating is available with select tickets. VIP Tickets: $35 General Admission: $25
Instrumental students of ALL levels can learn from musicians of the
CHICAGO JAZZ PHILHARMONIC! We still have openings for BRASS and STRING students!
15-weeks of Jam Sessions, Jazz Orchestra and Master Classes
Saturdays, January 20 – May 12
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Jazz Academy is pleased to continue our weekly Saturday Jazz Academy.
The second session is a 15 week program available to instrumental students grades 5-12. Students will enjoy a half hour jam session, an hour of master class and an hour of ensemble rehearsal. Ensembles for Level 1 students are jazz band and string ensemble classes. Level 2 students will form the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Youth Ensemble, mirroring the CJP professional orchestra in instrumentation - strings, woodwinds, brass and rhythm section - and performing CJP's signature 'third stream' repertoire.
Chicago State University
9501 S. Martin Luther King Dr.
Tuition: $265 per student
The GI Jams are designed to give students a practical and educational platform to harness and develop their individual skills while learning professionalism and performance etiquette while sharing the stage with some of the greatest musicians and educators in the Midwest.
Each week a different professional musician will host the GI Jams. The set-lists are made available one week prior to the GI Jam. Students may sign up for no more than 2 selections and may add their name as a "Stand BY" on as many selections as they desire.
If you are a professional musician who would like to volunteer at the Griffin Institute by hosting a Jam Session, please contact us at (708) 973-4354 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacob Slocum is an Artist who approaches his medium of music through the Lens of Jazz. Made Eclectic by Design. Although Firmly rooted in an ethos of Soulfulness (the Blues, the music of the Black Church, and the tradition of Jazz); Jacob lives by Charlie Parkers words that there is no boundary line to art. Jacob is an artist easily at home in a variety of settings and genres secular or sacred ins
Motown, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll, Hip-Hop, Latin, and the Blues became part of Barrett Harmon’s identity, due to his mother exposing him to a variety of music at an early age. The early influences of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson,Otis Redding, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, and Howlin’ Wolf, kept him singing often.
Caravan F min
A Night in Tunisia
On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, Jamal received a great honor by being inducted into the National Honor Society. Jamal is a Junior at Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills, IL. under the musical direction of Valeaka Freeman. We are extremely proud of this phenomenal young man.