"**This event is free with museum admission, and Tuesdays are always free for Illinois residents.**
Rajiv Halim is a saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and educator. Born in Chicago to immigrant parents from Belize, he incidentally shares birthdays with legendary saxophonist Cannonball Adderley. From a very young age, his parents exposed him to various types of music including punta, soca, calypso, reggae, country, soul, and R&B. While attending Lane Technical High School, his band teacher loaned him a Charlie Parker CD, sparking Halim's interest in improvisation and creative music. During his senior year of high school, he had the opportunity to take part in a jazz performance program at Gallery 37 Center for the Arts in downtown Chicago (one of nine performing arts high schools sponsored by the the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz). During spring break of 2008, the Gallery 37 Jazz Performance class traveled to Salt Lake City as part of the world-renowned recording artist Antonio Hart and world-class vocalist Lisa Henry's tour. The education Halim received at Gallery 37 further sparked his interest in music and his drive to practice harder. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2pBSGj9"