WFMT Classical Conversations: Chicago Jazz Philharmonic


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On February 1, 2023, WFMT's Robbie Ellis hosted a Classical Conversations with the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic’s co-founder and artistic director Orbert Davis, and Mark Ingram, its co-founder and producing director.

In a lively discussion, they focused on Orbert’s Emmy Award-winning score for WTTW’s DuSable to Obama: Chicago's Black Metropolis and the orchestra’s upcoming live concert performance of it. They also discussed their love of jazz; the founding of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic; and their deep commitment to the arts and how it impacts the lives of individuals, diversifies the culture of a community, and defines the fabric of a city.