Barry Winograd (WDCBP) hosts
George Freeman has been performing professionally in Chicago since the 1940s, when he recorded with Joe Morris and Tom Archia, among others, and supported visiting musicians such as Lester Young and Charlie Parker. Since these auspicious early years, Freeman has gone on to play guitar with Ben Webster, Illinois Jacquet, Sonny Stitt, and many other local greats and internationally recognized musicians.
Mike Allemana has been an active member of the Chicago jazz community since the late 1990s performing, touring and recording with Von Freeman, Charles Earland, and Lin Halliday, among others. In 2011 the Jazz Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Cultural Center commissioned Allemana to arrange Von Freeman’s music for the Made in Chicago series at Millennium Park.