Empowering the community since 2000

Live the Spirit Mission

Live the Spirit Residency began with the goal of serving the Englewood community by providing high quality, accessible, and inclusive jazz programing for undeserved audiences in this culturally rich neighborhood.  To achieve this we produce an annual jazz festival, host a resident jazz ensemble, and conduct performance and composition workshops with young musicians.  Moreover, by commissioning newly composed works for the resident ensemble we aspire to represent and celebrate the spirit of Englewood and the history and present of the black experience in Chicago.