Hypocrisy of Justice: Sights and Sounds from the Black Metropolis

Dana Hall playing drums

October 8, 2022 | 7:30PM
Logan Center Performance Hall

$40 | $20 under 35 | $10 Students

Dana Hall, composer
Cheryl Lynn Bruce, new text and direction

Dana Hall Sextet with Special Guest Actor Malcom Banks
Dana Hall, drums and cymbals
Marquis Hill, trumpet
Tomeka Reid, cello
Clark Sommers, bass
John Wojciechowski, woodwinds
Malcom Banks, narration

Hypocrisy of Justice: Sights and Sounds from the Black Metropolis

A continuation of Dana Hall’s 2015 collaboration with Cheryl Lynn Bruce and Kerry James Marshall, this program reconvenes and commissions Hall and Bruce to further develop and restage the work. Hypocrisy of Justice explores inequities within systems and institutions, along with lived experiences of confinement, redemption, hope, and home. In addition to two performances, there will be a free day-long symposium on October 8.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Kerry James Marshall is unable to participate in this event.

Learn more about the free symposium and RSVP

Hypocrisy of Justice: Sights and Sounds from the Black Metropolis is co-commissioned by the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and UChicago Presents. This program is supported by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), Dan J. Epstein, Judith Guitelman, and the Epstein Family Foundation, the Illinois Humanities Envisioning Justice initiative, the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Dr. Timuel Black Inspiration and Education Program, the National Public Housing Museum, the Revada Foundation with additional support from the Julie and Parker Hall Endowment for Jazz and American Popular Music, and the Reva and David Logan Foundation. Presented in partnership with Chicago Jazz Magazine, DownBeat Magazine, Jazz Institute Chicago, and WDCB 90.9 FM.

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