Fly Higher: Charlie Parker @ 100 featuring Rudresh Mahanthappa & Terri Lyne Carrington, Charenée Wade, Adam O’Farrill, Kris Davis, Larry Grenadier & DJ Kassa Overall // Sean Jones Quartet

Apr 3

8:00 PM

Friday, April 3, 2020

One of the founding voices of bebop in the 1940s and ’50s, Charlie Parker reinvented jazz through his solos and compositions, creating an impact that endures to this day. Rudresh Mahanthappa, “jaw-dropping … one of the finest saxophonists going” (Pitchfork), and three-time Grammy® Award-winning drummer and producer Terri Lyne Carrington co-direct this tribute to “Bird.”

Sean Jones is one of the most in-demand trumpeters performing in jazz today. His quartet makes its Symphony Center debut in what promises to be “a convergence of virtuosity, musicality and sensitivity” (Chicago Tribune).

To be announced from stage.


Rudresh Mahanthappa alto saxophone
Terri Lyne Carrington drums
Charenée Wade vocals
Adam O'Farrill trumpet
Kris Davis piano
Larry Grenadier bass
DJ Kassa Overall


Sean Jones Quartet

Sean Jones trumpet
Orrin Evans piano
Luques Curtis bass
Mark Whitfield, Jr. drums

Preconcert Information

Preconcert conversation on Charlie Parker

7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom

  • This performance is part of:

  • Jazz