The South Side Jazz Coalition (SSJC) has an exciting Father’s Day concert event, which will bring together hundreds of Chicagoland music lovers from all walks of life on Sunday, June 19, 2016 in honor of Black Music Month. The concert starts at 5:00 p.m. at the DuSable Museum of African American History, located at 740 East 56th Street, in the auditorium. General Admission is $35 and VIP Seating, (which includes a pre-concert – VIP RECEPTION from 3:00-4:00 p.m.) is $50. Doors open for seating at 4 p.m.
“Gone But Not Forgotten: A Jazz Tribute” is the theme of the concert, which will provide a perfect destination for fathers and the families who love them, as well as enthusiasts of jazz music. On June 19th, the South Side Jazz Coalition (SSJC) will pay tribute to a few of those not often mentioned incredible artists who left a legacy of music that will never be forgotten. Hosted by 'The Governor of Talk Radio' and an ardent jazz enthusiast, WVON-AM 1690's Cliff Kelley and everyone there will enjoy the music of legendary performers, Von Freeman, King Pleasure, Joe Williams, Thelonious Monk, Dakota Staton, Irene Reid, Carmen McRae and Pearl Bailey just to name a few.
A fantastic group of Chicago musicians and vocalists have been gathered to pay homage to these jazz greats. Chicago vocalists Bobbi Wilsyn, Margaret Murphy-Webb, Lucious Bell, Laura Walls and teen jazz prodigy Mae Ya, will be sure to enchant, excite and enthrall audiences. These artists will be joined by one of the city's best contemporary jazz virtuosos - Audley Reid on saxophone, accompanied by a trio of some of Chicago’s finest jazz musicians led by SSJC’s Music Director, Bassist Chuck Webb.
“By honoring Fathers during Black Music Month, the South Side Jazz Coalition (SSJC) further establishes its commitment to the arts, culture and community. We’re excited to feature some of the best of Chicago vocalists and musicians that come out of this city’s rich jazz heritage on Sunday, June 19th on the DuSable Museum stage,” SSJC Executive Board Member Sasha Daltonn said.
SSJC Executive Board Member Dr. Clifton Underwood, "This concert is an extension of the bold, ongoing live performance and education programs sponsored by the board of the South Side Jazz Coalition (SSJC), and we want you to join us on June 19th to celebrate Black Music Month and Father’s Day. It will truly be an event not to miss!" Sponsors include the Quarry Jazz Club, Chicago Jazz Magazine and WDCB 90.9 Jazz Radio.
Executive Board Members Darius Lawrence, Renee Carr, Sasha Daltonn, Dr. Clifton Underwood, Chuck Webb and Margaret Murphy-Webb look forward to seeing you June 19, 2016 as the SSJC works to keep jazz alive on Chicago's South Side!
About the SSJC
The SSJC is a 501 (c) (3) Public Charity, so a portion of your donation is tax deductible. All funds from this event will be used to revitalize the upcoming 2017 South Side Jazz Festival. For more information on sponsorship or to purchase tickets, please call (773) 888-6709 or write us at the firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are also available online at: