Chicago Jazz Philharmonic sets ‘Forward Momentum’

The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, under the direction of Artistic Director and Co-founder Orbert Davis, will bring “Forward Momentum” to the Governors State University Center for Performing Arts, 1 University Pkwy., in University Park, on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. This cross-generational concert will showcase notable up-and-coming musicians alongside Orbert Davis and Chicago jazz legends. Trumpeters Victor Garcia and Pharez Witted will join Davis in paying tribute to Freddie Hubbard’s innovative jazz-fusion style. Saxophonists Mwata Bowden and Ari Brown will play alongside emerging saxophonists Justin Smith and Kevin King. Other highlights will include award-winning vocalist Maggie Brown and her sister, Africa, paying tribute to their legendary father, Oscar Brown Jr. For more information or tickets, visit the website at