Multicultural Community Project presents Jazzing In July 2016

July 29, 2016 at Truth Italian Restaurant in Chicago.


The Multicultural Community Project, would like to welcome you our 4th annual Jazzing in July event.
Jazzing in July is a showcase of Chicago local jazz talent and spoken word artist. We appreciate your support that has contributed to our event’s success. Admission $25.00

Address: 56 E Pershing Rd, Chicago
Multicultural Community Project presents Jazzing In July 2016

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5-29 Memorial Day BBQ

May 29, 2016 at Moe’s Tavern in Chicago.


You don’t have work on Monday the 30th because we need to take the time and celebrate the men and women who bravely served our country. The 29th, however, is the day we all get together, drink some brews, and jam the house down!

We’ll be serving up some good ole’ memorial day BBQ and serving some special drinks for an extra special price!

Bring your instrument and jam!
7-10 Jazz Jam with Gustavo Cortiñas Fouilloux
10:30 Psych Jam with members of WaxWorks


Address: 2937 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
5-29 Memorial Day BBQ

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Angelic Ascension Suite: Jazz Journey with Stevenson Valentor & Friends

May 31, 2016 at Life Force Arts Center in Chicago.


Please join Stevenson Valentor & Friends for another improvisational jazz journey at LFAC! The concept of Angelic Ascension Suite is each of us being our own spirit guides, who incarnate as humans to dig the experience of enlightenment. Enlightenment is the ongoing process of welcoming all darkness, all dualities back home to our internal divine light.

Address: 1609 W Belmont Ave, Chicago
Angelic Ascension Suite: Jazz Journey with Stevenson Valentor & Friends

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Samuel del Real Quintet

May 14, 2016 at Sabor A Café Steakhouse in Chicago.


Join us for a great evening of Latin jazz and salsa!

Pianist and bandleader Samuel del Real, originally from Barranquilla, Colombia, came to Chicago in 1985 after an extensive history there (including a few recordings) with his orchestra. He performs salsa and Latin jazz and has worked with several distinguished figures in Salsa internationally.

A lively pianist, who uses the instrument in much the way a conductor uses his baton, del Real heads up a crackerjack outfit ripe with percussion and redolent with sweet harmonies.

Two sets, 9 & 10:30PM

Reservations highly recommended. Reserve online at or call (773) 878-6327.

Address: 2435 W Peterson Ave, Chicago
Samuel del Real Quintet

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CCPA JazzFest

April 30, 2016 at Jazz Showcase in Chicago.


Stop by at any point during the CCPA Jazz and Contemporary Music Studies spring festival or stay for the whole show. All of CCPA’s jazz and contemporary combos will perform at Chicago’s premier jazz venue.

This show is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information call: 312-341-2352

Address: 806 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago
CCPA JazzFest

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MCA Live: Flutronix

May 10, 2016 at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in Chicago.


This program is FREE with museum admission, and all Tuesdays are free for residents of Illinois

Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull perform as critically acclaimed urban art pop ensemble Flutronix, best described as “a unique blend of classical music, hip-hop, electronic programming and soulful vocals reminiscent of neo-R&B stars like Erykah Badu.” (The Wall Street Journal). Presented in association with the eighth blackbird Residency.

This program takes place in the third-floor galleries.

About the Artists

Nathalie Joachim is “an edgy multi-genre performance artist who has long been pushing boundaries with her flute” (The Washington Post) She regularly combines her exceptional performance skill as a flutist with her creative talents as a composer, producer, and singer, navigating genres ranging from classical and jazz to indie-rock and electronic. As an official Burkart Flutes & Piccolos artist, Joachim has appeared as a concert soloist both in recital and with orchestra on stages throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, and is signed to Village Again Records. She was recently appointed flutist of the four-time Grammy-winning contemporary chamber ensemble, eighth blackbird. Joachim is also cofounder of the critically acclaimed urban art pop duo, Flutronix.

Allison Loggins-Hull is a flutist, composer, and educator who maintains an active career performing and creating music of multiple genres. Loggins-Hull has garnered a reputation for successfully navigating an array of musical worlds and appealing to varied audiences. Named an official Burkart Flutes & Piccolos artist, she has performed throughout the US, included Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Banff Centre for the Arts, World Cafe Live Philadelphia, WNYC’s Greenespace, as soloist with the Purchase Symphony, and other venues and festivals around the world. Loggins-Hull is cofounder of the critically acclaimed urban art pop ensemble Flutronix.
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Address: 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago
MCA Live: Flutronix

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Juanito Pascual

May 28, 2016 at Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall in Chicago.


Jonathan “JuanitoPascual is acclaimed as one of the top flamenco guitarists on the international music scene. NPR has called him “one of the hottest flamenco guitarists in recent years” and Boston Globe describes him as a “flamenco phenom.”

Born in Minneapolis, MN on July 26, 1973, Juanito is recognized in both Spain and the United States as a unique and creative voice with mesmerizing virtuosity, warm and evocative playing, and original compositional style. Juanito has performed in many of the best-known fine arts centers, clubs, and festivals in the United States, and abroad including the renowned Tanglewood Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center, the 92nd St. Y, Blue Note Jazz Club, Boston’s Jordan Hall, Regattabar, Panama Jazz Festival, Mexico City’s Eurojazz Festival, and Madrid’s Casa Patas. He has been featured in special events including concerts hosted by Jane Goodall in Panama, as a guest musician on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion cruise in the Mediterranean, and as a guest on National Public Radio’s “The World” program among other television and radio programs.

Juanito Pascual

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CCPA Wind Ensemble

April 28, 2016 at Ganz Hall @ Roosevelt University in Chicago.


Stephen Squires, Conductor
Susan Fancher, Soprano Saxophone

Stacy Garrop: Chariot of Helios (world premiere)
Zachary Roberson: Skyfire (world premiere)
Mark Engebretson: Concerto fo Soprano Saxophone and Winds
Mark Engebretson: Wind Symphony

Each spring, the CCPA Wind Ensemble features the work of an established living composer, and this year’s guest composer is Mark Engebretson. The program also features two world premieres: one by CCPA composition faculty member Stacy Garrop and the other by Zachary Roberson (MM, ’15), winner of the CCPA Student Wind Ensemble Composition Competition.

This concert is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that due to the NFL Draft occurring in the Auditorium Theatre, guests attending April 28-29 performances should allow extra time to enter the Auditorium Building. Guests without a Roosevelt ID may be required to show photo identification to enter the Auditorium Building. For more information, call 312-341-2352.

CCPA Wind Ensemble

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