Representing African American history in Chicago thru jazz

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic founder Orbert Davis explains the genesis of soundtracking the documentary, “DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis,” the joy of presenting the music to a live audience, teaching kids to play at local schools and putting his own children to bed by breaking out the trumpet.


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Trumpet player Orbert Davis alongside the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic during a DuSable to Obama program at the University of Chicago’s Logan Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, February 16, 2013. (Chris Sweda/ Chicago Tribune)

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