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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Jazz Institute of Chicago Records 1959-2008

© 2009 University of Chicago Library

Acknowledgments

The Jazz Institute of Chicago Records were processed and preserved as part of the "Uncovering New Chicago Archives Project," funded with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Jazz Institute of Chicago. Records

Dates:

1959-2008

Size:

10 linear feet (17 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Jazz Institute of Chicago is a non-profit organization founded in 1969 to help preserve the history of jazz in Chicago. The Jazz Institute of Chicago Records contain administrative material, publications, photographs, audio-visual material, articles, ephemera, and audio material which document the institution's events, board meetings, and involvement in the Chicago jazz community.

Information on Use

Access

Series IV, Musicians and Photographs, does not include access copies for part or all of the audio material in this series. Researchers will need to consult with staff before requesting material from this series.

The remainder of the collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Jazz Institute of Chicago. Records, [Box#, Folder#], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The Jazz Institute of Chicago (JIC) was founded in 1969 by members of the jazz community to help preserve the history of jazz in Chicago. Founding members include Art Hodes, Muhal Richard Abrams, Harriett Choice, Joe Segal, Bob Koester, Don DeMicheal, Penny Tyler, and John Steiner. As part of the effort to preserve the history of Chicago jazz, the Jazz Institute of Chicago helped found the Chicago Jazz Archive, located at the University of Chicago.

The Jazz Institute of Chicago created numerous ongoing events and festivals, including the Annual Jazz Fair, Chicago Jazz Festival, and Jazz Club Tour, as well as many individual concerts and performances. In 1997, the Jazz Institute of Chicago partnered with the Chicago Park District to promote the JazzCity concert series and also partnered with the American Composers Forum in 1999 to create the Chicago Composers Project.

Though the original focus of the Jazz Institute of Chicago was to preserve the history of jazz in Chicago, over time the scope has broadened to not only preserve that history but to also bring jazz and other types of music to new audiences. One program is Jazz Links, a forum for young musicians to play. The Jazz Institute of Chicago also works with the Chicago public schools and other organizations for educational programming.

Scope Note

The Jazz Institute of Chicago Records is organized into five series: Series I, Administrative; Series II, Events; Series III, Publications; Series IV, Musicians and Photographs; and Series V, Oversize. The Jazz Institute of Chicago Records contains administrative material, publications, articles, ephemera, and audio material, which document the institution's events, board meetings, and involvement in the Chicago jazz community.

Series I, Administrative, contains meeting minutes, agendas, budgets, and correspondence from board of directors and committee meetings. There are copies of the by-laws as well as grant information and applications, news releases, brochures, and documentation about website development. Also included are correspondence and other documents with and/or about other jazz related institutions.

Series II, Events, contains a guestbook, articles, fliers, brochures, posters, invitations, postcards, buttons, and other ephemera about Jazz Institute of Chicago sponsored events, performances, conferences, and festivals. Material about the Chicago Jazz Festival include correspondence, press kits, release forms, budgets, articles, reviews, fliers, buttons, and programs. Articles are mostly obituaries of musicians as well as announcements and reviews of performances, exhibits, and other events. See Series V, Oversize, for additional event material.

Series III, Publications, contains newsletters and magazines from jazz societies, organizations, and Chicago jazz publications.

Series IV, Musicians and Photographs, contains articles, photographs, press kits, audio cassettes, and a compact disc of musicians, primarily for auditions of the 1986 and 1987 Chicago Jazz Festivals. There are also photographs and slides of Jazz Institute of Chicago sponsored events. See Series V, Oversize, for additional photographs.

Series V, Oversize, contains posters and ephemera about jazz events in Chicago, and a copy of "Jazz at the Philharmonic" by Norman Granz. Also included are photographs of Tommy Bridges, Billy Brimfield, Doc Cheatham, John DeFauw, Franz Jackson, Steve Jenson, Billy Perry, Bill Rank, Paul Serrano, Joel Spencer, and Mr. Wonderful.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Chicago Jazz Archive

Bob Koester. Collection

Charles Bryant Frederick Weeks. Collection

Don DeMicheal. Papers

Harriett Choice. Collection

Jamil Figi. Papers

John Steiner. Collection

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Administrative

Box 1   Folder 1

Archives Committee, 1986-1989

Box 1   Folder 2

Board of Directors, 1984

Box 1   Folder 3

Board of Directors, 1985

Box 1   Folder 4

Board of Directors, 1986

Box 1   Folder 5

Board of Directors, 1987

Box 1   Folder 6

Board of Directors, 1988

Box 1   Folder 7

Board of Directors, 1989

Box 1   Folder 8

Board of Directors, 1990

Box 1   Folder 9

Board of Directors, 1991

Box 1   Folder 10

Board of Directors, 1992

Box 1   Folder 11

Board of Directors, 1995

Box 1   Folder 12

Board of Directors, 1998

Box 1   Folder 13

Board of Directors, 1999

Box 1   Folder 14

Board of Directors, 2000

Box 1   Folder 15

Board of Directors, 2001

Box 1   Folder 16

Board of Directors, 2002

Box 1   Folder 17

Board of Directors, 2003

Box 1   Folder 18

Board of Directors, undated

Box 2   Folder 1

Brochures, 2000-2002

Box 2   Folder 2

By-Laws, 1986-2000

Box 2   Folder 3

Chicago Jazz Festival Committee, 1989-1990

Box 2   Folder 4

Chicago Jazz Festival Committee, 1990-1991

Box 2   Folder 5

Correspondence, 1980-1991

Box 2   Folder 6

Education Committee, 1987-1989

Box 2   Folder 7

Friends of Downtown, 2000

Box 2   Folder 8

Fundraising, 1997-2000

Box 2   Folder 9

Fundraising Committee, 1984-1985

Box 2   Folder 10

Grants, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, 1999

Box 2   Folder 11

Grants, National Endowment for the Arts, 1986-2000

Box 2   Folder 12

Grants, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1982-1988

Box 2   Folder 13

Grants, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1982-1988

Box 2   Folder 14

Jazz Alliance International, 2002

Box 3   Folder 1

Media Committee, 1985

Box 3   Folder 2

Membership Committee, 1985

Box 3   Folder 3

Memberships, 1987-2003

Box 3   Folder 4

The National Jazz Museum, 2002

Box 3   Folder 5

News Releases, 1980-1996

Box 3   Folder 6

Nominating Committee, 1984

Box 3   Folder 7

Oral History Interviews, 1990

Box 3   Folder 8

Programming and Events, 1985-2001

Box 3   Folder 9

Public Relations Committee, 1990

Box 3   Folder 10

Stationery, undated

Box 3   Folder 11

Website, 2004

Series II: Events

Box 3   Folder 12

African American Military Museum, 2003

Box 3   Folder 13

Articles, 1986-2003

Box 3   Folder 14

Arts Midwest, 1988

Box 3   Folder 15

Blackstone Hotel, 1979-1994

Box 3   Folder 16

Buttons, undated

Box 3   Folder 17

Chamber Music Chicago, 1988

Box 3   Folder 18

Chicago Composers Project, 2001

Box 3   Folder 19

Chicago Edge Concert Series, 2003

Box 3   Folder 20

Chicago Historical Society, 2003

Box 3   Folder 21

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1979

Box 3   Folder 22

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1980

Box 3   Folder 23

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1980

Box 3   Folder 24

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1981

Box 3   Folder 25

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1982

Box 4   Folder 1

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1982

Box 4   Folder 2

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1982

Box 4   Folder 3

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1983

Box 4   Folder 4

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1983

Box 4   Folder 5

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1983

Box 4   Folder 6

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1984

Box 4   Folder 7

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1984

Box 4   Folder 8

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1985

Box 4   Folder 9

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1985

Box 4   Folder 10

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1985

Box 4   Folder 11

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1986

Box 4   Folder 12

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1987

Box 4   Folder 13

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1987

Box 4   Folder 14

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1987

Box 5   Folder 1

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1988

Box 5   Folder 2

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1989

Box 5   Folder 3

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1989

Box 5   Folder 4

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1990

Box 5   Folder 5

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1990

Box 5   Folder 6

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1991

Box 5   Folder 7

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1991

Box 5   Folder 8

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1991

Box 5   Folder 9

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1992

Box 5   Folder 10

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1995

Box 6   Folder 1

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1996

Box 6   Folder 2

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1997

Box 6   Folder 3

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1998

Box 6   Folder 4

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1998

Box 6   Folder 5

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1999

Box 6   Folder 6

Chicago Jazz Festival, 1999

Box 6   Folder 7

Chicago Jazz Festival, 2000

Box 6   Folder 8

Chicago Jazz Festival, 2000

Box 6   Folder 9

Chicago Jazz Festival, 2001

Box 6   Folder 10

Chicago Jazz Festival, 2001

Box 6   Folder 11

Chicago Jazz Festival, 2002

Box 6   Folder 12

Chicago Jazz Festival, 2002

Box 7   Folder 1

Chicago Jazz Festival, 2003

Box 7   Folder 2

Chicago Jazz Festival, 2003

Box 7   Folder 3

Chicago Jazz Festival, 2005

Box 7   Folder 4

Chicago Jazz Festival, 2008

Box 7   Folder 5

Chicago Jazz Festival, undated

Box 7   Folder 6

Chicago Public Schools, 1986-1987

Box 7   Folder 7

DuSable Museum of African-American History, 1997-2003

Box 7   Folder 8

The Field Museum, 2000

Box 7   Folder 9

First Chicago Center Theatre, 1985

Box 7   Folder 10

The Great Lakes Experience, 2003

Box 7   Folder 11

Guestbook, 1987-1996

Box 7   Folder 12

Henry Threadgill's Very Very Circus, 1991

Box 7   Folder 13

Hothouse, undated

Box 7   Folder 14

Humboldt Park, 2000

Box 7   Folder 15

Jazz Club Tour, 1993-1994

Box 7   Folder 16

Jazz Club Tour, 1995

Box 7   Folder 17

Jazz Club Tour, 1996

Box 7   Folder 18

Jazz Club Tour, 2000

Box 7   Folder 19

Jazz Club Tour, 2001

Box 7   Folder 20

Jazz Club Tour, 2002

Box 7   Folder 21

Jazz Club Tour, 2003

Box 7   Folder 22

The Jazz Express, 1988-1989

Box 7   Folder 23

Jazz Fair, 1979

Box 7   Folder 24

Jazz Fair, 1982

Box 7   Folder 25

Jazz Fair, 1983

Box 7   Folder 26

Jazz Fair, 1985

Box 8   Folder 1

Jazz Fair, 1986

Box 8   Folder 2

Jazz Fair, 1987

Box 8   Folder 3

Jazz Fair, 1988

Box 8   Folder 4

Jazz Fair, 1989

Box 8   Folder 5

Jazz Fair, 1990

Box 8   Folder 6

Jazz Fair, 1991

Box 8   Folder 7

Jazz Fair, 1993

Box 8   Folder 8

Jazz Fair, 1995

Box 8   Folder 9

Jazz Fair, 1996

Box 8   Folder 10

Jazz Fair, 1997

Box 8   Folder 11

Jazz Fair, 1999

Box 8   Folder 12

Jazz Fair, 2000

Box 8   Folder 13

Jazz Fair, 2001

Box 8   Folder 14

Jazz Fair, 2002

Box 8   Folder 15

Jazz Fair, 2003

Box 8   Folder 16

Jazz Fair, 2004

Box 8   Folder 17

Jazz in the Public Schools, 1986

Box 8   Folder 18

The Jazz Showcase, 1989-2000

Box 8   Folder 19

Jazz Unites, 1997-2000

Box 8   Folder 20

JazzCity, 1998

Box 8   Folder 21

JazzCity, 1999

Box 8   Folder 22

JazzCity, 2000

Box 8   Folder 23

JazzCity, 2001

Box 8   Folder 24

JazzCity, 2002

Box 8   Folder 25

JazzCity, 2003

Box 8   Folder 26

JazzCity, 2004

Box 8   Folder 27

Limelight, undated

Box 8   Folder 28

The Mayor's Office of Special Events, 1986

Box 8   Folder 29

Museum of Contemporary Art, 1996-2003

Box 8   Folder 30

Museum of Science and Industry, 1999

Box 8   Folder 31

Music Everywhere, 2002

Box 8   Folder 32

New Regal Theater, undated

Box 8   Folder 33

North Park Hotel, undated

Box 8   Folder 34

Now's the Time, 1995

Box 9   Folder 1

Palace Theater, 1996

Box 9   Folder 2

Playboy Jazz Festival, 1959

Box 9   Folder 3

Playin' Ta Win, 1999

Box 9   Folder 4

Rick's Café Americain, undated

Box 9   Folder 5

Rock'n Chicago, undated

Box 9   Folder 6

Round Midnight, 1986

Box 9   Folder 7

Southend Musicworks, 1987

Box 9   Folder 8

University of Chicago, 2004

Box 9   Folder 9

University of Illinois, Chicago, 1979-1989

Box 9   Folder 10

World Music Festival, 2000

Box 9   Folder 11

Non-Chicago, 1992

Series III: Publications

Box 9   Folder 12

The Jazz Sheet, 1969-1978

Box 9   Folder 13

Jazzgram, 1979

Box 9   Folder 14

Jazzgram, 1982

Box 9   Folder 15

Jazzgram, 1983

Box 9   Folder 16

Jazzgram, 1984

Box 9   Folder 17

Jazzgram, 1985

Box 9   Folder 18

Jazzgram, 1986

Box 9   Folder 19

Jazzgram, 1987

Box 9   Folder 20

Jazzgram, 1988

Box 9   Folder 21

Jazzgram, 1989

Box 9   Folder 22

Jazzgram, 1990

Box 9   Folder 23

Jazzgram, 1991

Box 9   Folder 24

Jazzgram, 1992

Box 9   Folder 25

Jazzgram, 1993

Box 9   Folder 26

Jazzgram, 1994

Box 10   Folder 1

Jazzgram, 1995

Box 10   Folder 2

Jazzgram, 1996

Box 10   Folder 3

Jazzgram, 1997

Box 10   Folder 4

Jazzgram, 1998

Box 10   Folder 5

Jazzgram, 1999

Box 10   Folder 6

Jazzgram, 2000

Box 11   Folder 1

Jazzgram, 2001

Box 11   Folder 2

Jazzgram, 2002

Box 11   Folder 3

Jazzgram, 2003

Box 11   Folder 4

Jazzgram, 2004

Box 11   Folder 5

Jazzgram, 2005

Box 11   Folder 6

Jazzgram, 2006

Series IV: Musicians and Photographs

Box 11   Folder 7

Bennett, Don, Quartet, Cassette, 1987

Box 11   Folder 8

Cables, George, 1987

Box 11   Folder 9

Cal Collins/Jimmy McGary/Steve Schmidt/John Von Ohlen's Blue Wisp Big Band, Cassette, undated

Box 11   Folder 10

Carvin, Michael, 1988-1989

Box 12   Folder 1

Clayton, Jay, Cassette, undated

Box 12   Folder 2

Cole, Freddie, Cassette, 1985

Box 12   Folder 3

Cooper, Jerome, 1983-1986

Box 12   Folder 4

Cullum, Jim, Jazz Band, Cassette, 1987

Box 12   Folder 5

Dallwitz, Dave, Jazz Band in Chicago, Cassette, 1987

Box 12   Folder 6

Davis, Wayman, Cassette, 1986

Box 12   Folder 7

DeFauw, John, 1984

Box 13   Folder 1

Goode, Brad, Quintet, Cassette, 1986

Box 13   Folder 2

Harris-Dekker, Caroline, Cassette, 1987

Box 13   Folder 3

Horiuchi, Glenn, Cassette, 1988

Box 13   Folder 4

Kendrick, Matt, Unit, Compact Disc, 1991

Box 13   Folder 5

Kent, Willie, undated

Box 13   Folder 6

Kuhn, Steve, 1986-1987

Box 13   Folder 7

Maia, undated

Box 13   Folder 8

McDougal, E. Parker, undated

Box 13   Folder 9

Out of Indianapolis, Cassette, 1988

Box 13   Folder 10

Pallato, Joanie, Cassette, 1986

Box 13   Folder 11

Redman, Dewey, 1985-1986

Box 14   Folder 1

Reese, C. Wardell, Cassette, 1986

Box 14   Folder 2

Santez Quartet, Cassette, undated

Box 14   Folder 3

Stephens, Lester, and Modern Traditional Jazz Band, Cassette, 1987

Box 14   Folder 4

Stidham, Arbee, undated

Box 14   Folder 5

Torff, Brian, 1987

Box 14   Folder 6

Vig, Tommy, Cassette, 1985

Box 14   Folder 7

Vignola, Frank, Hot Club Quintette, Cassette, 1988

Box 14   Folder 8

Walls, Laura E., 1987

Box 14   Folder 9

Walrath, Jack, 1987

Box 14   Folder 10

Walton, Charles, 2003

Box 14   Folder 11

WASO Quartet, 1990

Box 15   Folder 1

Wheeler, Clarence, Cassette, 1986

Box 15   Folder 2

Zeitlin, Denny, and David Friesen, undated

Box 15   Folder 3

Photographs, Art Ensemble of Chicago by Joseph Banks and Angela Lee, undated

Box 15   Folder 4

Photographs, Board Meeting, 2000

Box 15   Folder 5

Photographs, Chicago Jazz Festival, 1990

Box 15   Folder 6

Photographs, A Mini Jazz Festival at Limelight, undated

Box 15   Folder 7

Photographs, Soundstage with Music of John Hammond, 1975

Box 16   Folder 1

Slides, Chicago Jazz Festival, 1979

Box 16   Folder 2

Slides, Chicago Jazz Festival, 1979

Box 16   Folder 3

Slides, Chicago Jazz Festival, 1980

Box 16   Folder 4

Slides, Chicago Jazz Festival, 1980

Box 16   Folder 5

Slides, Chicago Jazz Festival, 1980

Box 16   Folder 6

Slides, Chicago Jazz Festival, 1980

Box 16   Folder 7

Slides, Chicago Jazz Festival, 1980

Box 16   Folder 8

Slides, Chicago Jazz Festival, 1980

Box 16   Folder 9

Slides, Chicago Jazz Festival, 1980

Box 16   Folder 10

Slides, Chicago Jazz Festival, 1980

Box 16   Folder 11

Slides, Chicago Jazz Festival, undated

Box 16   Folder 12

Slides, Chicago Jazz Festival, List of Performers, 1979-1983

Series V: Oversize

Box 17   Folder 1

Chicago Tribune Magazine, 2001

Box 17   Folder 2

Events, Chicago Jazz Festival, 1979

Box 17   Folder 3

Events, Chicago Jazz Festival, 1989

Box 17   Folder 4

Events, DuSable Museum of African American History, 1995

Box 17   Folder 5

Events, Round Midnight, 1986

Box 17   Folder 6

"Jazz at the Philharmonic" by Norman Granz, undated

Box 17   Folder 7

Photographs by Boldt, undated