Muses: An Evening of Jazz

Thursday, Apr 18th, 2024
11:00 PM–2:00 AM
Advanced ticket purchase required.SOLD OUT

Muses: An Evening of Jazz is a curated night of jazz, poetry, and nostalgia that explores inspirations behind the exhibit A Love Supreme. Enjoy signature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and live music. Headlining the night will be a highly anticipated performance by Grammy-nominated musician, Emmy Award winner, and producer/composer Corey Wilkes.

Multidisciplinary artist and educator, Marvin Tate, will kick off the night by reciting an original poem commissioned for this evening of rhythm and rhyme. Tate combines performance art, with improvisation, poetry, spoken word, and song, to create powerful and personal narratives about relationships and the struggle to be present in a constantly changing world. Experience personal video materials of Chicago’s South Side history and culture that are typically kept in private collections with UChicago Arts’ South Side Home Movies Project.

At 7:00pm hear a special rendition of A Love Supreme interpreted by Elmhurst University Faculty Jazz Combo. At 8:00pm Corey Wilkes will captivate audiences with his mesmerizing trumpet playing and unique vision. Wilkes' collaborations extend beyond the world of music, as he has also worked with visual artists such as Theaster Gates, Nick Cave, Lucy Slivinski and Rashid Johnson, creating multi-disciplinary performances that blend music, art, and culture.

A Love Supreme and this program are part of Art Design Chicago, a citywide collaboration initiated by the Terra Foundation for American Art that highlights the city’s artistic heritage and creative communities. It is sponsored by the Terra Foundation for American Art, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and in part by a grant from the League of Chicago Theatres and ComEd.

Sponsored in part by Illinois Humanities. With programming in partnership with Elmhurst University Department of Music.

A Love Supreme: McCormick House Reimagined is co-curated by Norman Teague and Rose Camara. This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Chipstone Foundation.

Illinois Humanities is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Illinois General Assembly through the Illinois Arts Council Agency, as well as by contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed by speakers, program participants, or audiences do not necessarily reflect those of the NEH, Illinois Humanities, our partnering organizations or our funders.

Photo of Corey Wilkes, courtesy of the artist.