Theatre & Music
Jazz Workshop and Combo Concert
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Jazz Workshop Program
Our second concert of the semester will feature compositions by Roy Hargrove, Chick Corea, and Chicago’s own young lion Marquis Hill, plus two holiday classics!
UIC’s Jazz Workshop is a flexible ensemble open to all students. The instrumentation and personnel changes each semester. Repertoire is chosen by the students and arranged for the group by Andy Baker.
Baker Combo Program
Our program this evening includes music by three of the most significant figures of the 2nd half of the 20th century, each of whom forged their own unique path out of the bebop movement.
Miles Davis wrote “Fran-Dance“ for his first wife. Recorded in 1958, it demonstrates some of the harmonic concepts that would be developed on the record Kind of Blue. This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Charles Mingus. His composition “Jump Monk” is from his one of his first recordings as a leader (Mingus at Café Bohemia, 1955) and is named for another great composer, Thelonious Monk. Wayne Shorter is still writing music and is perhaps the most significant living jazz composer. “Mahjong” is taken from his 1965 recording JuJu.
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CTA Blue Line to UIC-Halsted. There are 3 exits from this platform. Take the far west exit with the long ramp (towards Morgan Street). There are also CTA buses (#7 and #60) that stop directly in front of our building.
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