Jazz Institute of Chicago hosted their annual Gala on May 18, 2023, at the Park West with a meaningful evening to celebrate and support the joy and power of jazz music. Our “Gems” Blake Foster and Mark Finke were delighted to attend this amazing event.
Promoting and nurturing jazz in Chicago since 1969, Jazz Institute of Chicago’s mission is to nurture and promote jazz in all its forms. JIC seeks to keep jazz music thriving and expanding by celebrating the work of musicians past, shining a light on musicians present, and making the way brighter for musicians of the future. This is realized through community and education programs, 90% of which are free.
Jazz Institute of Chicago’s pillars include providing jazz education, preserving the legacy of jazz, developing and supporting Chicago musicians, building Chicago’s jazz community, and fostering a thriving Chicago jazz scene.