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Chicago Jazz Ensemble

The superb organization closes its season with a Small Ensemble Concert exploring "Jazz and Literature" and featuring poet Sonia Sanchez. Expect the rhythms of poetry and jazz to intertwine. CJE artistic director Dana Hall will lead a sextet staffed by saxophonist Pat Mallinger, guitarist Jeff Parker, vibist Justin Thomas, bassist Lorin Cohen and pianist Ryan Cohan. 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium of the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St.; $25; 800-838-3006 or