Lakeside Pride Jazz Orchestra (LPJO) is a roaring 20-piece big band, dazzling audiences with contemporary and classic jazz interpreted through the lens of the LGBTQ experience. The band engages and entertains, vividly illuminating music composed by people of color, women, and other marginalized voices. LPJO and its constellation of chamber ensembles perform regularly throughout Chicago at the Center on Halsted, Adler Planetarium, and in support of non-profit galas or large-scale events throughout the year.
All members and friends of the LGBTQ community are welcome to perform with us. Weekly rehearsals are held in the theater at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St, Chicago.
The Jazz Orchestra’s most recent studio album, Feeling Good, is available to stream on this website and on a number of streaming services.
Lakeside Pride Jazz Orchestra recordings are available on these following music services: