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CJE Announces Its Sixth American Heritage Jazz Series

The Chicago Jazz Ensemble (CJE) announced that it will kick off its Sixth American Heritage Jazz Series on Feb. 13 at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. This year’s series, themed “The Roots of Jazz,” will present four programs representing the evolution of jazz in Chicago. This series will be the CJE’s first under the direction of its new artistic director, trumpeter Jon Faddis (pictured).

The series’ inaugural concert will be a jazz-inspired blues concert that will feature guitarist Lonnie Brooks. During his five-decade career, Brooks has made a name for himself via an unusual combination of Louisiana R&B, Chicago blues, proto-rock and soul.

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