201 E. Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois

“Benny:  Then, Now and Forever” composed by Victor Goines, commissioned by The ASCAP Foundation with support from The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, and premiered by The Chicago Jazz Ensemble.

Every Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz concert kicks off with aspiring musicians from Chicago-area high schools, as part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago’s Jazz Links Educational Program.

The Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz series is presented in cooperation with the Jazz Institute of Chicago.

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Special panel: Earlier that day from noon to 1:30 pm, the Chicago Cultural Center hosts a panel "Benny Goodman: The First American Idol?" in the Claudia Cassidy Theater. Admission is free and open to the public. Jazz journalist John McDonough raises the question of whether or not Goodman’s role in popularizing jazz helped to create the superstar system in American music. Panelists include UIC Music Professor Emeritus Richard Wang and Goodman’s long time friend Martin Segal. Members of the Goodman fam...

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Added by Millennium Park Chicago on March 18, 2009