Date: Feb 02, 2022Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

HBSCC – Conversation with James Ginsburg, Tribute to Ruth Ginsburg (virtual)

Wed, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Zoom Webinar (Information to be sent to Registrants)
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James Ginsburg will present a tribute to his parents, Ruth and Marty Ginsburg.

Join us as we present a musical experience you won’t want to miss! Ruth and Marty Ginsburg were avid music-lovers. They raised their two children, Jane and James, to love opera, symphonic music, and chamber works (ballet didn’t take for James, but it’s a funny story).

Now a Chicagoan and President of local nonprofit label Cedille Records, James will join his wife, Patrice Michaels, composer and soprano, and baritone Evan Bravos in an intimate setting and talk about life and music in the Ginsburg household. Family photos, infamous anecdotes, and musical treasures will abound!

Evan Bravos and soprano Patrice Michaels will sing selections from Michaels’ song cycle THE LONG VIEW: A Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Nine Songs. Patrice will also sing local composer Stacy Garrop’s heartbreaking setting of Marty’s final letter to Ruth.

When you join us, we recommend turning up the flavor on your virtual experience by noshing along at home with us!

Our artists will enjoy Martin D. Ginsburg’s special Spiced Mayonnaise (see recipe for “Marty’s Dip” below), which goes perfectly with crackers, shrimp, and/or veggies.

Marty would have recommended a light Sauvignon Blanc, such as a Pouilly-Fuissé, to go with this hors d’oeuvre; or try Patrice’s favorite by making a spritzer with equal parts soda water and fresh orange and pomegranate juices for an extra-colorful, non-alcoholic taste sensation.


Participants must register by NOON on February 1st to receive details on joining the discussion. The Zoom link will be sent out 24 hours before the event.

Please note that no refunds will be issued.



James Ginsburg

Founder and President, Cedille Records

Living in Chicago, Ginsburg noticed that he was not able to find recordings of the local artists he heard in concert because, at that time, American classical music recording activity was largely focused on the two coasts. Founded in 1989, Cedille Records became the only Chicago-based classical label—the first since Mercury Living Presence in the 1950s—and held that distinction for nearly two decades.

After listening to tapes of pianist Dmitry Paperno’s on-air performances on Chicago’s classical music station, WFMT, Ginsburg enlisted Paperno to record Cedille’s first album.


Charlie Jett, MBA 1972

Certified Career Coach and Career Industry Lead, HBS Club of Chicago

Charles Jett (MBA ’72) is an internationally certified professional career coach (CPCC, ACC, CPQC) specializing in career management, skill development, positive intelligence, and career crises. He is also the Chair of the Career Industry Sector of the HBS Club of Chicago and a former President of the Club. He is an Amazon best-selling author with six books published with three focusing on career issues; he is an internationally certified professional career coach (CPCC, ACC) specializing in career management, skill development and career crises. Charles spent his business career in management consulting and executive search as well as in the educational services area where he developed best-selling systems for managing work-based learning programs for high schools nationwide.

A graduate of the US Naval Academy, Charles served in the nuclear attack submarine force to build and operate a fast attack nuclear submarine conducting covert operations against the Soviet Union during the Cold War. He created the Geographic Plot to covertly trail Soviet submarines and simultaneously created the pre-deployment training programs for the Atlantic and Pacific nuclear submarine fleets. Charles has served as a member of the board of directors for two Grammy Award-winning musical ensembles.

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Date: Feb 02, 2022Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Zoom Webinar (Information to be sent to Registrants)1460 Broadway
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