Help the ChiArts Honors Jazz Septet Tour Abroad!

In 2018, the ChiArts Honors Jazz Septet wishes to embark on a new musical adventure: a tour abroad! This year’s ensemble is truly exceptional in its capacity for musical expression and creativity. Will you be able to help them share their music with the world in this one-of-a-kind touring experience? Consider contributing or booking the ensemble today with the green buttons at the top and bottom of this page!

Alternatively, the Jazz Septet is also available to book for engagements in the Chicagoland area. Your booking will help fund their tour while adding a touch of class and vibrance to your next gala, conference, or holiday party. Please email for additional details.

The ChiArts Honors Jazz Septet is The Chicago High School for the Arts’ premier jazz ensemble, belonging to the school’s audition-only Jazz Combo class. Since its inception, it has attracted unique and gifted students who create and express themselves through contemporary music styles, and most especially the art of improvisation. Jazz Combo students are hard-working and dedicated, and are taught to have the highest caliber of professionalism and maturity for their many performances external to the school.


– Exelon Corporation
– JP Morgan Chase Bank
– Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Holiday Party
– Arts Alliance
– Exponent Philanthropy
– MOSAIC, the annual benefit for the Chicago Cultural Alliance
– Chicago Center for Arts and Technology
– National Guild for Community Arts Education Conference
– ITW (Illinois Tool Works)
– Chicago Jazz Festival
– Jazz Education Network Conference
– Various private parties: Birthday, Anniversary, Holiday, etc.

– Navy Pier
– Peninsula Hotel
– Drake
– Chicago Athletic Club
– Chicago Cultural Center
– Sheraton Grand Chicago
– Fairmont Hotel
– The Field Museum
– National Hellenic Museum
– National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture

ChiArts’ Jazz Combo has worked with the best of the best in jazz–musical luminaries, legends, and stars such as:

– Herbie Hancock (Miles Davis Quintet)
– Sean Jones (Jazz at Lincoln Center, Berklee College of Music)
– Bobby Watson (Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, UMKC Conservatory)
– Antonio Hart (Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band)
– Bobby Broom (Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers)

The combo is also connected with multiple prestigious networks in the field of jazz education, such as The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, Jazz Education Network, and Ravinia Jazz Mentors. Through these connections, ChiArts’ Jazz Combo ensembles have traveled and toured around the United States since 2013, playing in multiple venues in Atlanta, San Antonio, Austin, San Diego, and Dallas.