February 21, 2015
You won't want to miss the 5th annual Black History Month celebration of jazz, "Our Gift to the World," featuring the Chicago-based Ari Brown Quintet, led by jazz tenor saxophonist and pianist Ari Brown. Ari Brown is a composer, arranger and educator whose principle instrument is the saxophone. He has toured and performed all over the world, including Japan, Europe, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Singapore, and played with many music greats including Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richard Abrams, Lou Rawls, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Elvin Jones, Andrew White, Della Reese, Billy Eckstein. Mr. Brown has also performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the Chicago premier of the Anthony Davis opera, "Malcom X".
Open to the public. Tickets will be available at the door beginning at 7:30pm; $25 reserved VIP seating, $10 general admission, and $8 for students with ID. Complimentary tickets are available for International House Residents. Contact Mary Beth DeStefano at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Sponsored by the International House Global Voices 59th Street Jazz Series and WHPK Jazz Format