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The collaborations and performances are led by Orbert Davis working with select musicians across the city Greek saxophonist and composer Athanasios Zervas; Greek bassist Petros Dragoumis; members of Grammy-nominated folk ensemble Sones de México, Juan Díes and Victor Pichardo; and featuring immigrant orchestra members of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Argentinian pianist Leandro Lopez Varady, and Bulgarian violinist Zara Zaharieva.
The series kicked off with Athanasios Zervas on January 24th at the National Hellenic Museum in Greektown (West Loop). It continued on February 21st at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen. The project will culminate on July 22, 2019 with a full orchestral arrangement of these Innovation Lab ideas, featuring all the collaborating performers with CJPs 60-member orchestra, conducted by Orbert Davis.