The Legacy Project with The Chico Freeman Orchestra Thu, Jun 23, 2022 7:00 PM @ UChicago
In honor of the legacy set by his legendary family, Chico Freeman has composed a new extended suite, “The Legacy Project, ” orchestrated by John Kordalewski. Celebrating his grandmother Earle Kree Freeman, grandfather George Freeman Sr., father Von Freeman, and uncles George and Bruz Freeman, this new work will be performed by the nineteen-piece Chico Freeman Orchestra and premiere at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago. Featured musicians include Dee Alexander, Ari Brown, Richard Johnson, Ernie Adams, Victor Garcia and Geof Bradfield, with special guest George Freeman at 95.
This new work will be presented in partnership with the Logan Center, and made possible with support from Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, which is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Southside Jazz Coalition, The Chicago Park District, The Jazz Institute of Chicago and the Epiphany Center for the Arts.