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Free Virtual Jazz Lecture Series: Summer 2021

7:00 - 8:30 PM  (CDT) via Zoom


 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.  

Summer Series

 All Lectures are 7-8:30pm CDT

Monday, May 24:  Jazz Improvisation: The Evolution of Storytelling
with trumpeter Victor Garcia

Monday, June 21:  Unsung Heroes of the Jazz Saxophone
with saxophonist Juli Wood

Thursday, August 12:  Six of the Most Influential Big Bands
with pianist Ron Surace

Monday, August 30: Celebrating Jazz Piano Legend Herbie Hancock

with pianist Fred Simon

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  >> 


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.

MIC's Jazz Studies Program Celebrates 10 years

Jazz Studies Director Audrey Morrison reflects on the program >>