On Friday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Orbert Davis’s Chicago Jazz Philharmonic featuring Marshall Jefferson will present the Chicago House Symphony. Known for its genre-defying aesthetics, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic will celebrate the city’s place in musical history as the birthplace of jazz and house music. Also on Friday, the Chicago House Music Award will be presented to two well-known pioneers – Chip E, the producer and DJ influential in shaping the early recorded sound with original hits “It’s House” and “Time to Jack,” and Marshall Jefferson, the producer whose 1986 single “Move Your Body” introduced the Chicago house sound to clubs across the globe.
Headline performances at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion will feature the Chicago debut of London's Reel People, internationally renowned for their original soulful house compositions and collaborations. Other artists will include legendary DJ and producer Tony Humphries, from New York City and Chicago mainstays Gene Hunt, Mark Grusane and First Lady.
Later that evening, DCASE will host several after sets at various clubs throughout the city.