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Happy Birthday, Lionel Hampton!
Saturday, April 20
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.
Book Club: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Saturday, October 11
Discuss Gilded Age fiction, biography, and history with the authors and historians. Join us for a lively discussion of Oscar Wilde’s only published novel. Read more
Gypsy Jazz: Swing Gitan
Friday, October 17
Back by popular demand! Chicago's premiere gypsy-jazz band, Swing Gitan, led by Alfonso Ponticello returns to the Museum for an evening of foot-tappin' swing played on acoustic instruments in the 1930's-style music of guitarist Django Reinhardt. Read more
Nickerson Lecture: Gardens for a Beautiful America
Thursday, October 30
Gilded Age industrialism brought a new prosperity, but at the price of once pristine forests, rivers, and blue skies, devastated by continental railroad building and factory pollution. This lecture will explore the work of wealthy women and landscape architects to green America. Read more
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