WDCB 90.9 FM presents a "LIVE Jazz Concert Series" featuring world class music for FREE at the Lakeside Pavilion at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.
The concerts are free to the public and take place outdoors on selected Thursdays in July from 7:30pm – 9p.m. Featured are Altoizm, the Chicago saxophone supergroup featuring three of Chicago’s finest alto saxophonists, with special guest Antonio Hart (July 21); and Kenny Garrett, hailed by the New York Times as “one of the most admired alto saxophonists in jazz after Charlie Parker” (July 28).
Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating on the Lakeside Pavilion’s spacious lawn. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will move indoors to the MAC’s Belushi Performance Hall.
Free parking is available in the MAC lot and in Parking Lot F off of Lambert Rd. For more information, visit AtTheMAC.org or call (630) 942-4000.
About the Altoizm:
Featuring: Greg Fishman, Dave Rempis, and Russ Johnson
Altoizm is a saxophone supergroup featuring three of Chicago’s most accomplished and in-demand alto saxophonists. The trio has been described as “a study in contrasts” by the Chicago Tribune, and their debut album was hailed as “a tour de force of alto saxophone playing” by Downbeat Magazine. Altoizm came together in early 2015 with a shared love of the alto saxophone and a desire to create something new within the jazz tradition. Since then, the trio has performed at venues and festivals across the US and Europe, including the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Earshot Jazz Festival, and the North Sea Jazz Festival.
About Antonio Hart:
Antonio Hart is a jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer, conductor, bandleader and educator. He has toured and recorded with a wide range of artists including Wynton Marsalis, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner, Pharaoh Sanders, Horace Silver and many others. He has released nine albums as a leader/co-leader, and his 2010 release The Truth Within was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Improvised Jazz Solo. He is currently a professor of jazz at Queens College in New York City.
About Kenny Garrett:
The New York Times hails Grammy-Award winner Garrett as “… one of the most admired alto saxophonist in jazz after Charlie Parker.” Garrett’s illustrious 30 year career includes hallmark stints with Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Donald Byrd, Woody Shaw and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
Get more information on the series and details at www.wdcb.org