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29 Jan, 2024

Chico Freeman premieres a new work celebrating his musical journey and his family The Legacy Project with The Chico Freeman Orchestra Thurs, June 23, 2022, 7pm Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street $35/$15 for 21 and under (Chicago) In honor of the legacy set by his legendary family, Chico Freeman has composed a new extended suite, “The Legacy Project,” orchestrated by John Kordalewski. Celebrating his grandmother Earle Kree Freeman, grandfather George Freeman Sr., father Von Freeman, and uncles George and Bruz Freeman, this new work will be performed by the nineteen-piece Chico Freeman Orchestra and premiere at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago. An all-star Chicago ensemble will feature include Dee Alexander, Ari Brown, Mike Allemana, Richard Johnson, Ernie Adams, Victor Garcia and Geof Bradfield, with special guest George Freeman. This new work will be presented in partnership with the Logan Center, and made possible with support from Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, which is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Southside Jazz Coalition, The Chicago Park District, The Jazz Institute of Chicago and the Epiphany Center for the Arts.

This event is open to the public. Tickets are $35, $15 for 21 and under.
Tickets can be purchased at

For more information regarding the program, please contact Leigh Fagin (
with the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago

Banner image: Bruz, Chico, Von and Geo (1984). Photo by Lauren Deutsch.
Bio Image of Chico Freeman: Courtesy Thrassos Irinis.

Latest CD

  1. Seven Steps to Heaven Chico Freeman 4-tet 3:35
  2. Free Man Chico Freeman 4-tet 5:43
  3. India Blue Chico Freeman 4-tet 8:34
  4. Black Inside Chico Freeman 4-tet 5:54
  5. Dance of Light for Luani Chico Freeman 4-tet 5:36
  6. Nia's Quest Chico Freeman 4-tet 4:34
  7. N'tiana's Dream Chico Freeman 4-tet 8:16
  8. Lara's Lullaby Chico Freeman 4-tet 2:52
  9. Erika's Reverie Chico Freeman 4-tet 6:28
  10. Soft Pedal Blues Chico Freeman 4-tet 9:21
  11. Niskayuna Chico Freeman 4-tet 4:59
  12. The Crossing Chico Freeman 4-tet 1:24
  13. Ballad for Hakima Chico Freeman 4-tet 3:23

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