POSTPONED (Fall 2022): Hypocrisy of Justice: Sights and Sounds from the Black Metropolis

Dana Hall

January 14, 2022 | 7:30PM
Logan Center Performance Hall


Due to concerns over the rapid spread of COVID-19, due in part to the Omicron variant, UChicago Presents, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, and the Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts have made the difficult decision to postpone Hypocrisy of Justice: Sights and Sounds from the Black Metropolis performances and symposium.  

We are planning to reschedule the events for Fall 2022 and look forward to sharing more information as soon as it is available. To learn more about the project, please visit the Hyde Park Jazz Festival website.

Ticket holders will be contacted by UChicago Presents.


Dana Hall, composer
Cheryl Lynn Bruce, new text and direction
Kerry James Marshall, visual elements

Dana Hall Sextet with Special Guest Actor Malcom Banks
Dana Hall, drums and cymbals
Jeff Parker, guitar
Tomeka Reid, cello
Clark Sommers, bass
John Wojciechowski, woodwinds
Malcom Banks, narration


Hypocrisy of Justice: Sights and Sounds from the Black Metropolis

A continuation of Dana Hall’s 2015 collaboration with dramaturg/writer/director/actor Cheryl Lynn Bruce and artist Kerry James Marshall, this program reconvenes and commissions these three artists to further develop and restage the work. “Hypocrisy of Justice” explores inequities within systems and institutions, along with lived experience of confinement, redemption, hope, and home.

In addition to performances on the evenings of January 14th and 15th at the Logan Center, a free day-long symposium will be open to the public on January 15th

Learn more about the free symposium and RSVP

Hypocrisy of Justice: Sights and Sounds from the Black Metropolis is co-commissioned by the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and UChicago Presents. This program is supported by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), Dan J. Epstein, Judith Guitelman, and the Epstein Family Foundation, the Illinois Humanities Envisioning Justice initiative, the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Dr. Timuel Black Inspiration and Education Program, the National Public Housing Museum, the Revada Foundation with additional support from the Julie and Parker Hall Endowment for Jazz and American Popular Music, and the Reva and David Logan Foundation. Presented in partnership with Chicago Jazz Magazine, DownBeat Magazine, Jazz Institute Chicago, and WDCB 90.9 FM.

Before purchasing tickets, please read our COVID-19 guidelines. Audience members must wear a mask at all times and all visitors age 12 and older must provide one of the following:

  • Proof of vaccination,
  • -or- a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event,
  • -or-  proof of a positive COVID-19 test within 14-90 days of the event with affirmation that you are not experiencing any symptoms,
  • -or- a valid University of Chicago ID (UCID).

Proof of vaccination or COVID-19 test result can be provided:

  • Digitally, using either a photo of the vaccination card or test result or by logging into a verification app used for events or travel (such as Clear to Go, CrowdPass, Verifly, EU Pass, My Bindle, etc.).
  • Physical vaccination card or printed test result.

Proof of vaccination or COVID test must be in English and must be accompanied by the presentation of a photo ID.