This Music Monday we are listening to some jazz music and remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His influence spanned across many communities and sparked change that resonates through today.
“Everybody needs to love and be loved. Everybody needs to clap hands and be happy.”
He spoke at the Opening Ceremony of the 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival about the importance that music, specifically blues and jazz music, had on the Freedom Movement.
“Jazz speaks for life. The Blues tell the story of life’s difficulties, and if you think for a moment, you will realize that they take the hardest realities of life and put them into music, only to come out with some new hope or sense of triumph.
This is triumphant music.”
We are big jazz lovers at Stitely Entertainment given that our founder Jeff Stitely got his start in music through jazz. He continues his involvement in the community by performing at jazz showcases and other events throughout Chicago and the midwest.
Upcoming Jazz Shows
Interested in listening to some sweet jazz music? There are some ‘young lions’ in Chicago performing this week that would be fun to check out.
Monday, January 15: Patricia Barber Quartet at The Green Mill
Tuesday, January 16: Mark Colby at The Jazz Showcase
Every Tuesday-Saturday: The Eric Hochberg Trio at Catch 35 featuring special guests
Thursday, January 18-21: Shawn Maxwell’s New Tomorrow at The Jazz Showcase – features Phil Beale, Jeff Stitely’s former drum student