Chicago Jazz Philharmonic


Wilson Abbey
935 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, USA

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Oct 23 2021


07:30 PM

Chicago Immigrant Stories III: The Culinary Edition by Chicago Jazz Philharmonic


Saturday, October 23, 2021 | 7:30 PM
Wilson Abbey
935 W Wilson Ave,
Chicago, IL 60640
In-person live concert + livestreamed event

This concert is free and open to the public. Seats for the live audiences have sold out, but the livestream event is available from the following link.



Chicago Immigrant Stories is a multi-year music series where jazz, classical, and ethnic folk music intersect in new and unexpected ways. The third edition will feature shamisen, contra bass and Taiko master Tatsu Aoki (Japan), percussionist Geraldo De Oliveira (Brazil), and bandura master Ivan Shmilo (Ukraine). Maestro Davis has invited Argentinian pianist Leandro Lopez Varady to be a co-composer for the project. Tatsu Aoki’s set will include musician daughters Kioto and Miyumi Aoki.

Since 2017, Co-Founder and Artistic Director Orbert Davis has invited guest artists to share their families’ origin stories, culture, and artistry to create compelling experiences for audiences across Chicago. The purpose is to employ jazz, with its tradition of collaboration, openness, and improvisation, to foster more productive discourse on human relations and share ideas on what it means to be ‘American.’

This year the series takes the mixing of musical ingredients a step further by exploring the ways in which culinary traditions define our immigrant stories. This approach recognizes that food, like music is at the heart of our human experience, and the two things we are most likely to share when we come together in normal times.




Visit Chicago Jazz Philharmonic website for more information.