Chicago Jazz Philharmonic: From Ella to Mandela
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Chef Ina Garten, also known as "the Barefoot Contessa" to her many devoted fans, is beloved for her simple, straightforward approach to cooking and effortless take on entertaining. Many a foodie has looked on in envy as Garten shows off her gorgeous Hamptons home and garden, fabulous friends and rich, delicious recipes on her popular Back to Basics on the Food Network. With eight best-selling cookbooks, her ninth, Make It Ahead, is poised to hit the New York Times best-seller list too when it hits bookstores in October. Join Garten when she appears live at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre to talk about her natural approach to food, sharing tips, stories, and maybe even some recipes. She'll be joined by special guest host Catherine De Orio, host of Emmy Award-winning Check, Please! on PBS. You may even get a chance to ask Garten a question during the show's Q&A segment. Learn More
Legendary trumpeter Orbert Davis and his Chicago Jazz Philharmonic present From Ella to Mandela: The Legacy of the African and American Spirit. This concert presents both a musical exploration of the contributions of female vocalists to the jazz genre and a Nelson Mandela inspired suite, Hope in Action.
From Ella to Mandela will feature some of Chicago’s most celebrated jazz vocalists – Dee Alexander, Terisa Griffin, and Maggie Brown – paying tribute to the legacies of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Billie Holiday. The second half of the program is Hope in Action, composed in honor of Mandela’s 90th birthday celebration. This work seamlessly weaves jazz, classical and South African inspired melodies, interspersed with moments of inspirational oration taken from Mandela’s speeches. The work culminates with a grand chorus featuring Soul Children of Chicago. Also featured are celebrated Chicago saxophonists Ari Brown and Ernest Dawkins and special guest orator, actress T’keyah Crystal Keymah.