Jazz Institute Celebrates 50 Years

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of an organization that’s dedicated to the preservation of a truly American art form. The Jazz Institute of Chicago celebrates the musical genre every day with concerts in Chicago parks…educational program and by programming the Chicago Jazz Festival. JIC Executive Director Heather Ireland Robinson stopped by WDCB recently, she and First Light host Brian O’Keefe had a chance to reflect on the organization’s past and look to the next 50 years

Jazz Institute of Chicago Executive Director Heather Ireland Robinson (photo courtesy of JIC)

Jazz Institute of Chicago Executive Director Heather Ireland Robinson
(photo courtesy of JIC)