Chicago Legends For Ukraine Benefit Concert -- Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

Chicago Legends For Ukraine Benefit Concert

Date and time

Fri, Apr 1, 2022, 7:30 PM CDT


Chopin Theatre

1543 West Division Street

Chicago, IL 60642


CHICAGO, IL–Chopin Theatre and Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art will bring together some of Chicago’s biggest music names for a special, one-night-only event to raise funds for the people of Ukraine.  All of the proceeds from ticket sales and all donations collected will be contributed to the National Bank of Ukraine for humanitarian aid. 

The concert will include performances by many renowned musicians, including Orbert Davis, trumpet; Leandro Lopez Varady, piano; Marlene Rosenberg, bass; Steven Eisen, tenor saxophone; Josh Ross, drums; Lynne Jordan, vocals; Raymond Glower, keyboard; Mike Jackson, saxophone; Grazyna Auguscik, vocals; Ivan Shmilo, bandura; Olga Tsvyntarna, vocals; Trioda, vocals, and others.

Beyond financial aid, the concert will spread a message of hope and support for the victims of the ruthless unprovoked Russian war in Ukraine.  

“It was a defining moment for us.  We didn’t want to be absent.  We performed in Kyiv years ago at Independence Square to a welcoming audience of thousands and we want to share our support for our friends,” said Orbert Davis, Emmy Award winning composer, trumpeter, and band leader. 

Lynne Jordan,  beloved for her soaring voice in blues, jazz, funk, rock, and great storytelling, said,  “I will be singing to bring hope to every child and mother and all those who are forced to flee their homes, and in solidarity with the people of Ukraine of every ethnic, racial and religious background.  We are one human race.”


Tickets are on sale online here.  Space is limited, and early ticketing is recommended.  There will be a free light reception following the concert.  Donations are made payable to UIMA,  a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Your donation is tax deductible as allowed by law.