JAZZ at PRITZKER PAVILION: Dee Alexander's Funkin' w/Acoustic Soul

Dee Alexander Photo credit: Jim Newberry

The celebrated Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz concert series returns to Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion and the Chicago Jazz Meetup Group will be there!!

This week come out and see Chicago Jazz Icon Dee Alexander as she performs a tribute to James Brown and Jimi Hendrix.  This tribute to two of the biggest influences on American music covers both familiar and unfamiliar territory of Hendrix and Brown through the inimitable filter of vocalist Dee Alexander’s imagination and unmatched vocal range. With Scott Hesse on guitar; Tomeka Reid, cello; Miguel De La Cerna, piano; Mazz Swift, violin; Harrison Bankhead and Junius Paul, bass; Yusef Ernie Adams, drums; Imania Detry and Amansu Eason, dancers.

Here is link to the concert series website: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park3.html

The concert is free and begins at 6:30 p.m. generally with a short set by young, aspiring musicians from Chicago-area high schools as part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago’s Jazz Links Student Ensembles.

What to bring: Bring a chair / blanket to sit on and a bottle of wine and/or an appetizer or hors d'oeuvre to share.

Where to find us: Look for Tamara and the group at the front edge of the lawn toward the west side (i.e. side closest to the Michigan Ave. entrance) around a blue tarp and blankets.

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  • Pierre

    Great time. Thanks to Tamara for organizing this event. Also thanks to fellow organizer, Linda, for bringing the group's large green tarp. Most of all thank you to all the members and friends who came out for jazz!!

    1 · July 26, 2013

    • Linda

      Thank you for your leadership and pulling together such a nice group of people. Your leadership is key.

      July 26, 2013

  • kevin

    I will definitely be there, sounds like a great concert! On a side note, I am in the process of putting together a jazz club / underground Restaurant (With a New Orleans vibe). Looking for others to be a part.

    July 25, 2013

  • Audley R.

    I am sorry that I can't make this evening event. A last minute gig came up...Audley

    July 25, 2013

  • Henri B.

    Will be there with another group. I'll stop by.

    July 25, 2013

  • Cheryl Harris W.

    will be there unless last minute something comes up

    July 24, 2013

  • Phyllis W.

    Look forward to the event.

    July 24, 2013

  • hugh s.

    I wish I could make it. What a blast it will be. I hope all enjoys the show.

    July 22, 2013

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