- One ticket to see Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players – cp2
- When: Monday, November 3, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Jazz Showcase
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees
- $12 for general admission (up to $20 value)
- $15 for VIP seating in the first five rows (up to $25 value)
cp2, or the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players, make their debut at Jazz Showcase with a program heavily focused on the work of one of their own: jazz saxophonist Jim Gailloreto. Gailloreto has not only played with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, he can be heard on Kurt Elling’s Dedicated to You. But his arrangements and compositions showcase more than his own skills—they also highlight the six other musicians with whom he shares the stage and the room’s supply of oxygen. Throughout the evening, his arrangements of songs by John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk complement pieces of his own, as well as Cliff Colnot’s arrangements of work by Jaco Pastorious and Jimmy Rowles.
When the Chicago Philharmonic was founded in 1988, it was a tightly knit ensemble consisting of principals from the Lyric Opera Orchestra. Since then, it has blossomed into a collective of more than 200 professional Chicagoland musicians. But despite the increased size and bow-tie budget, the players have lost none of their precision or dynamic nature, prompting the Chicago Tribune to herald the group as “one of the country's finest symphonic orchestras.”