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.


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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