Happy Birthday, Lionel Hampton!

Saturday, April 20
6:30 p.m.
Museum Members $30; Public $40   Buy tickets

Join us for a birthday tribute to the great jazz vibraphonist Lionel Hampton.

The Chicago Jazz Orchestra presents a quartet of some of the most sought-after performers in Chicago—Justin Thomas on vibes, Eric Schneider on clarinet, Pete Benson on piano, and Dennis Carroll on bass—paying tribute to Lionel Hampton (April 20, 1908–August 31, 2002). Hampton was one of the all-time greats of American jazz, having worked with an incredible array of musicians including Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Charlie Parker, and Quincy Jones. These four CJO artists bring an incredible amount of experience, passion, and skill to this presentation of the music of a great Kentucky-born artist who arrived in Chicago in 1916 to make his name as one of the genre’s first vibraphone players.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for guests who would like to explore the Museum prior to the start of the concert at 6:30 p.m.

About the Chicago Jazz Orchestra
The Chicago Jazz Orchestra (CJO) was founded in 1978 as the Jazz Members Big Band by Jeff Lindberg and the late Steve Jensen. Composed of Chicago’s top musicians, the CJO is Chicago’s oldest professional jazz orchestra in continuous operation and one of the oldest jazz orchestras in the country. Like the mansion and the collection that is housed in the Driehaus Museum, the Chicago Jazz Orchestra has a long, impressive, and artistic history. For more information, please visit ChicagoJazzOrchestra.com.

Media support for this program is provided by: WDCB Jazz & Blues.

Image courtesy of the Chicago Jazz Orchestra

Please note that in exchange for your reservation and/or ticket, you have authorized the Driehaus Museum to photograph, record, film, video tape, or otherwise use your likeness, performance, image, and/or voice for use in general and/or program-related Driehaus Museum promotional materials. If for any reason, you do not wish to be photographed, please provide your name(s) at registration that evening.

< Back

Featured Program

Mark Twain Lecture
Thursday, October 6

This lecture by Jennifer A. Greenhill, PhD., Associate Professor of Art History, American Art and Visual Culture, University of Southern California explore the creative possibilities offered by the comic press during the Gilded Age through the work of Mark Twain. Read more

Featured Program

Artistic Furniture
Thursday, October 13

This second Nickerson Lecture by Moira Gallagher, Research Assistant in the American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, brings to light the significant, yet little known cabinet making and decorating enterprise of George A. Schastey. Read more

Visitor Entrance

40 East Erie Street
Chicago, Illinois Get directions