Live concerts are meticulously coordinated events, with dedicated staff ensuring each instrument is tuned, each mic is working, and each band member is set in the upright and locked position. Keep their hard work from going to waste with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $27, you get one general-admission ticket to see Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble’s performance of Sketches of Blue: An Orbert Davis Tribute to Miles at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie (a $55 value). The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic sells discounted student tickets for $20. Choose between the following performances:
- Saturday, November 5, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Groupon holders will be seated in rows B–E, J–L, N, and S–V.
- Sunday, November 6, at 3 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for a 2 p.m. pre-concert discussion. Groupon holders will be seated in rows C–E, J–N, and U–V.<p>
Under the direction of artistic director and esteemed trumpeter Orbert Davis, the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic dazzles audiences with fresh riffs on jazz masterpieces. During the band’s tribute to Miles Davis, the Orbert Davis Sextet performs a rearrangement of the jazz great’s milestone album, Kind of Blue, a work noted for its sensual horns, moody tempo, and liner notes written by Cookie Monster. In the second act, the 19-piece Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble assembles onstage to revisit Kind of Blue’s immediate successor, Sketches of Spain. With a specially recruited lineup of strings and brass, the ensemble explores the record’s Latin-flavored nuances, conjuring images of spectral gypsies and matadors wearing Ray-Bans. During both performances, audiences’ vehicles can enjoy the majesty of floating quarter notes from cozy, free parking spots.