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10th Anniversary Chicago Jazz String Summit

For ten years, the Chicago Jazz String Summit (CJSS) has showcased the contributions of phenomenal string players to jazz, improvised, and experimental music. Founded by critically acclaimed cellist and composer Tomeka Reid, this year’s featured performances take place on May 17th & 18th at Constellation Chicago and the University of Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts. To conclude the summit, an improv session featuring past and present Summit artists convenes at Hungry Brain on May 19th.

May 18th | 7:30pm
Logan Center for the Arts | Performance Hall
915 E. 60th St | Chicago

Joanna Mattrey – solo viola
Janel Leppin – cello, Chad Taylor – drums, and Brian Settles – sax
Regina Carter – violin, Tomeka Reid – cello, and Junius Paul – bass

For 2024, CJSS is proud to honor trailblazing violinist Regina Carter, presenting the New String Trio with festival founder Tomeka Reid and bassist Junius Paul.



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