Saturday, March 16, 2024

Ravinia Jazz Mentors: Tribute to Wayne Shorter

Gates Open:
6:30 PM
Concert Starts:
7:30 PM


Reserved Seats: $20

No Lawn tickets are offered for this event.

  FREE Parking

Public parking is FREE for BGH concerts and is available in our South Parking Lot located at 201 St. Johns Ave. Parking opens 30 minutes prior to gate opening. The West Parking Lot is closed for this event.  More info on BGH parking

About the Artist

The Ravinia Jazz Mentor Program comprises eight of Chicago’s finest jazz artists working with Ravinia’s Reach Teach Play to not only give school performances and master classes but actively train an auditioned group of top Chicago Public High School student musicians in skills for future professional studies and music careers. Led by saxophonist Pat Mallinger, the ensemble presents a concert tribute to visionary jazz composer and saxophonist Wayne Shorter, the jazz legend who died in March at age 89.

Mallinger, who for nearly three decades led regular late-night sets at the Green Mill, is joined on winds by 2016 Chicagoan of the Year trumpeter Pharez Whitted and former longtime Chicago Jazz Ensemble lead trombonist Audrey Morrison. The rhythm section includes Ernie Adams, who has drummed with a who’s-who ranging from Al Jarreau and Dianne Reeves to Joe Zawinul and Arturo Sandoval, and twice Grammy-nominated Latin percussionist Eric Hines, plus Chicago Jazz Orchestra bassist Dennis Carroll; pianist Richard Johnson, who has been a member of two Marsalis ensembles and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra; and guitarist Bobby Broom, who co-led the Deep Blue Organ Trio and currently fronts a namesake trio and Organi-Sation.


Pat Mallinger, saxophone and lead mentor
Pharez Whitted, trumpet
Audrey Morrison, trombone
Bobby Broom, guitar
Richard Johnson, piano
Dennis Carroll, bass
Ernie Adams, drums
Eric Hines, percussion

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