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'From New Orleans To Chicago With Love' Bring Two Cities Together Once Again

By Katie Karpowicz in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 20, 2013 7:20PM

Irvin Mayfield

One of our favorite things about the city of New Orleans is that it's one of the most musically characteristic cities in the country. Whether it's walking along Bourbon Street or sitting pretty in one of the French Quarter's legendary jazz clubs, the horn-heavy, staccato sounds of NOLA are as much a part of the city as fresh beignets from Café Du Monde.

If it weren't for the Big Easy, Chicago's jazz scene might not be what it is today. We have legends like Louis Armstrong and King Oliver to thank New Orleans for. It's no surprise our music scene continues to have a healthy relationship with theirs still to this day.

Tomorrow, November 21, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra will perform From New Orleans To Chicago With Love at the Chicago Theatre. Grammy award-winning conductor Irvin Mayfield will lead the thirty piece orchestra in a tribute to jazz's evolution and its historic figures like the aforementioned Armstrong and King Oliver.

Tickets for the concert, which starts at 8 p.m., will benefit the construction of the New Orleans Jazz Market, a teaching space for young jazz musicians. Tickets are still on sale, starting at $54.