Chicago Cultural Center Free Jazz listening sessions
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., 312-744-6630, Bronzeville Stage
About Digging Our Roots
Digging Our Roots will introduce new audiences to the glories of a century-old legacy and refresh aficionados’ love for the heritage of music that continues to inspire audiences and influence musicians world-wide today.
The Jazz Institute of Chicago has created jazz listening sessions. Chicago has inspired jazz and blues artists to create classic recordings for 100 years. Digging Our Roots hosts current local jazz and blues stars who will discuss Chicago’s musical masterpieces with renowned writers and broadcasters who have long, insightful ties to those enduring hits.
Five free listening sessions will be presented monthly from January-May, The interactive sessions will be conducted seminar-style, with opportunity for the audience to listen to recordings selected by the musicians and journalists and join in the conversation afterwards.
May 23, 2019 – 5:30 pm-7:00pm Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Junior Wells
A conversation between WDCB radio journalist Leslie Keros and Blues harpist and educator Billy Branch about the pioneering music and influence of Muddy Waters Howlin Wolf and harpist Junior Wells n Chicago Blues.