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Chico Freeman You Cant Just Smile It Away

In March 2020, I caught the last flight out of Moscow before the borders closed due to Covid-19 with no way of getting back to the U.S. Locked down in Europe and self-quarantined in isolation, I watched events around the world unfold. Wanting to contribute in some way, I reached out to my musical family online to do something to help heal and inspire. Bill Withers' song "You Just Can’t Smile It Away" seemed perfect. It is a compellingly simple version, recorded online using new…
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Chico Freeman Voices of Chicago is coming to Europe starting Nov 10.

This project creates music with the authentic sound of Chicago Gospel/Jazz and R&B, and will feature 4 of Chicago’s most well-known Gospel and Jazz voices; Yvonne Gage, Simbryt Dortch, Brandon Lampkin and Isaiah Robinson with Theodis Rodgers Jr. - pianist, Heiri Känzig – bass, Luigi Galati – drums and Chico Freeman – saxophones, bass clarinet, voice, and special guest Reto Weber – hang and exotic percussion.
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“A jazz dynasty keeps swinging via Chico Freeman”

Howard Reich speaks with saxophonist Chico Freeman, who carries forth the legacy of his father, tenor saxophone giant Von Freeman, and will return to Chicago to play the Jazz Showcase. Read the Full Article
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Blue Llama Ann Arbor

Chico Freeman at Blue Llama Jazz Club in Ann Arbor 9/25

Looking forward to making my debut at the Blue Llama Jazz Club in Ann Arbor. I've heard great things about this venue. I'll be there one night only, Sept 25th for two shows: 7PM and 9:30PM. I'll be playing tenor sax with a great band: Zaccai Curtis on piano, Essiet Okon Essiet on bass and Ernie Adams on drums. Both shows will be webstreamed on JazzCorner FB page 
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Jazz Forum Arts

Chico Freeman Quartet is making their debut at Jazz Forum in Tarrytown, NY April 5 and 6

The Chico Freeman Quartet is making their debut at Jazz Forum in Tarrytown, NY April 5 and 6 with 2 shows each night! Chico has a new group made up of great musicians: Zaccai Curtis - piano, Essiet Okon Essiet - bass, Jason Brown - drums for this special engagement. . We've heard the intimate Jazz Forum sells out quickly, so make your reservations now! 914 631-1000 or go to www.bit.ly/2Sg3SvU.
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