2016 COMMISSION

To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival is pleased to partner with the Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts to commission composer and alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon to compose a series of pieces he will perform with Chicago's own Spektral Quartet. The 60-minute full composition will be performed in the Logan Center's Performance Hall on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Zenon's new work will be inspired by music from the rural areas of Puerto Rico. His plans include a deep exploration into "Jibaro Music," "Promesas," "Cadenas," "Rosarios Cantados," and "Fiestas de Cruz." Zenon will write a series of pieces for String Quartet and Alto Saxophone that reflect some of his recent research on these traditional musical forms.

Spektral Quartet is: Austin Wulliman , violin; Clara Lyon, violin; Doyle Armbrust, viola; Russell Rolen, cello.

2015 COMMISSIONS

Ambrose Akinmusire "banyan"

 

Mikel Patrick Avery "Parade"

Commissioned in collaboration with the Rebuild Foundation as part of the Hyde Park Jazz Fest's Story Share Project.

 

Tomeka Reid Ensemble "Tokens"

Commissioned in collaboration with the Rebuild Foundation as part of the Hyde Park Jazz Fest's Story Share Project.