Free Virtual Jazz Lecture Series

7:00 - 8:30 PM  (CDT)


Wednesday, October 28  |  Monday, November 23

Thursday, January 21  |  Thursday, February 18

Monday, March 15


via Zoom  |  RSVP to: Audrey Morrison  

 Each session will be led by a world-renowned artist from the

Music Institute jazz faculty and will include recordings, video clips, historical information and personal insights from each presenter.  The sessions

will conclude with a chat discussion.  Audrey Morrison, Jazz Studies Program Director, will be the host for each session.  

Fall Series:


Wednesday October 28, 2020 7:00 - 8:30 pm (CDT)

” Iconic Jazz Recordings of 1959”

(including “Kind of Blue”, “Giant Steps”, “Time Out”, “The Shape of Jazz to Come” and “Mingus Ah Um”)

with pianist Fred Simon

Monday November 23, 2020 7:00 - 8:30 pm (CDT)

“ Latin Music in the Americas “

with trumpeter Victor Garcia

Thursday January 21, 2021 7:00 - 8:30 pm (CDT)

“Great Jazz Musicians from Chicago’s South Side”

with saxophonist Juli Wood

Thursday February 18, 2021 7:00 - 8:30 pm (CDT)

“ Women In Jazz “

with trombonist Audrey Morrison

Monday March 15, 2021 7:00 - 8:30 pm (CDT)
“Dark Angels of the Violin: Jazz legends Eddie South and Stuff Smith”
with violinist James Sanders

About Jazz at the Music Institute of Chicago

The Music Institute of Chicago provides students of all ages and levels opportunities to explore jazz through private instruction, combos and improvisation classes.

Jazz Studies at MIC - Celebrating 10 years: 2010-2020!  >> 


A faculty comprised of some of Chicago's most respected jazz musicians 

bring a deep knowledge of jazz history and the current jazz scene

into every class and lesson. 


Teachers nurture each student's skill and style development as they learn to play

by ear and improvise. MIC jazz students become leaders in their middle and high school jazz programs and enjoy performance opportunities at Nichols Concert Hall as well as community venues.



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