Jazz Festival at Prairie State

The hot sounds of cool jazz will fill the Prairie State College Auditorium on Friday night, February 7, when PSC’s 15th annual Jazz Festival culminates in a live concert featuring established jazz masters and promising prodigies.

Some of the nation’s top jazz artists will be showcased at the event, including the unmistakable sounds of famed Chicago trumpeter Orbert Davis and New Orleans saxophonist Ed Petersen. Other featured performers include Larry Gray on bass and Dana Hall on drums, with PSC’s own associate professor of music and local jazz legend Valerie Nicholson rounding out the combo on piano.

The music begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Prairie State College auditorium at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. General admission is $10. Admission is $7 for students and seniors.

Prior to the concert and during intermission, PSC’s Christopher Art Gallery will also be featuring "Making Our Mark: YBW," an exhibit featuring the artwork of several African American women as part of the college’s Black History Month celebration. The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will also be featuring its display of hand-painted violins at the event. From the silky smooth sounds of the jazz to the inspiring visuals of the exhibits, the evening is certain to delight the senses.

For more information on the 15th Annual Jazz Festival or to purchase tickets for the February 7th concert, call Prairie State College at 708-709-3500.

For more information, contact
Betsy Elliot (708) 709-3949 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mike Stokes (708) 709-2948 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Unknown
  • Event Date: 2/7/2003
  • Subtitle: Jazz comes to Chicago's South Side
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