Maggie Brown's Vision Ensemble

Saturday, September 29, 7:15-8:15PM

International House 

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MAGGIE BROWN is an accomplished singer, songwriter, actress, producer, and director—and according to the Chicago Tribune, also “one of the most fiercely committed artists in Chicago.”

Whether she is presenting with her own trio or with Orbert Davis’ 60-piece Chicago Jazz Philharmonic orchestra, Brown embodies a powerful and passionate performance. She has recorded with Abbey Lincoln, Jonathan Butler, Ramsey Lewis, Stevie Wonder, and her legendary father, Oscar Brown, Jr. In her hometown Chicago, she has been called upon by a diverse list of bandleaders—including Tom Tom Washington (South Side Big Band), Joan Collaso (11 Jazzy Divas), and Douglas Ewart (AACM Inventions Ensemble)—to bring authenticity and integrity to every performance.

In 1995, Brown launched her independent label, MagPie Records, and released her first solo project, From My Window. The CD was nominated for a Chicago Music Award for Best Jazz CD. Brown also produced a live concert recording with her father, before his passing, called We’re Live. The CD was released internationally and is available on iTunes.

The musicians are: MAGGIE BROWN (voice); THEODIS RODGERS (piano); CHUCK WEBB (bass); KENARI ALLISON (drums); FRED JACKSON JR (saxophone and flute).