Upcoming Events
Indoor Voices present: Matthew Lipman, viola July 10, 2020 7:30 pm lively conversation, ideas and reminiscences

Virtual Jazz Lecture Series

New Series! Summer 2020

May 18 | June 8 | June 29 | August 10

6:30 - 8:00 pm (CDT)  |  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.  

August 10 - " The Legacy of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers "  

with violinist James Sanders

Past Lectures


May 18 - " The Progeny of Miles Davis- from John Coltrane to Herbie Hancock"

with pianist Fred Simon


June 8 - " The Legacy of Charlie Parker "  

with saxophonist Juli Wood


June 29 - " A History of Jazz Piano "  

with pianist Jeremy Kahn

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.

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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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