In 2015, Margaret saw the need for more jazz events and venues on the south side of Chicago and the South Side Jazz Coalition was born.  As Executive Director of the SSJC, Margaret has in four years established a free monthly jam session to continue the legacy of Earl LaVon Freeman; a production showcased at the DuSable Museum of African American History in tribute to the south side jazz clubs; an annual tribute to Chicago south side jazz elders.  In 2019 we are planning our annual Jazzy Evening In Red in September, a celebration of world music day June 21st and a partnership with the Jazz Institute of Chicago to present programming on the south side in concert with the Chicago Jazz Festival.  For more information on the SSJC and programs, please click here
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The 2nd Tuesday Jazz Jam Is SWINGING into 2019!
​3/12 Nanette Frank; 4/9 Dwayne Armstrong; 5/13 Ed House 
6/10 Charlie Johnson; 7/8 Chuck Webb