Jazz Institute of Chicago

35th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival

Produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events
Programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago

Known for its artistic creativity, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition. It promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance. Since 1979, the festival's mission is to showcase Chicago's vast jazz talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages.

The Chicago Jazz Festival microsite, provides bios, schedules and other details can be accessed here.

Chicago Jazz Festival: Neighborhood Nights

July 19-20: Chicago Latin Jazz Festival, Humboldt Park Boathouse 1359 N. Sacramento
July 27: Henry Johnson Quartet, Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park
August 3: Conjunto Preston Bradley Center 941 W Lawrence Ave
August 17: Art Hoyle Group Woodson Regional Library 9525 S. Halsted
August 27: Tribute to Walter Dyett DuSable High School 4934 S Wabash Ave

 

CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL PIANOFORTE SESSIONS

Solo piano concerts.
Fine Arts Building
410 S. Michigan Avenue - Studio 825
August 26, 5:30pm: Jim Baker
August 27, 5:30pm: Justin Dillard
August 28, 5:30pm: Erwin Helfer

 

FILM SCREENING Dexter @ 90

Film Screening of Round Midnight and discussion with Maxine Gordon

Monday, August 26, 6pm
Maxine Gordon, widow of Dexter Gordon, will speak about his life and his role in ‘Round Midnight, followed by a Q&A. Moderated by Neil Tesser.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington
Garland room, 1st Fl. Washington St. side
12:30-1:30 and 3:15-4:15 The Jazz Institute presents an insider's view of the intricacies of jazz performance with: What Is This Thing Called Jazz? Paul Wertico "The Rhythm Method"

Randolph Square
12:00 Corylus
1:30 Fat Babies

Claudia Cassidy Theater
12:15 Larry Gray Trio
1:45 Harrison Bankhead Sextet

Preston Bradley Hall
12:30 Hinda Hoffman Trio
2:00 Randy Weston - solo piano

Roosevelt University’s Ganz Hall
5:00 Hamid Drake’s Chicago Trio with Ernest Dawkins and Harrison Bankhead

Millennium Park - Jay Pritzker Pavilion
6:30 Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz – Jack DeJohnette: Special Legends Edition Chicago featuring Muhal Richard Abrams, Larry Gray, Roscoe Mitchell and Henry Threadgill

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30

Millennium Park Von Freeman Pavilion (South Promenade)
2:00 Dedication Ceremony featuring George Freeman
2:20 Christopher McBride Quartet
3:30 Ben Paterson Organ Quartet
4:40 Miguel de la Cerna Quartet in partnership with the Hyde Park Jazz Society

Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade)
2:00 Mike Smith Quartet
3:30 Hamid Drake with Michael Zerang, Eigen Aoki and Tsukasa drummers directed by Tatsu Aoki
5:00 “A Tribute to Ken Chaney”

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
6:30 Geof Bradfield’s Melba!
7:40 Wadada Leo Smith’s Ten Freedom Summers, performed by WLS’s Golden Quartet and Pacifica Red Coral with video artist Jesse Gilbert
9:00 Charles Lloyd and Friends featuring Bill Frisell

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington
Garland room, 1st Fl. Washington St. side
12:30-1:30 and 3:15-4:15 The Jazz Institute presents an insider's view of the intricacies of jazz performance with: What Is This Thing Called Jazz? Paul Wertico "The Rhythm Method Part II" Paul Wertico, Larry Gray, David Cain

Millennium Park Von Freeman Pavilion (South Promenade)
12:00 The Frank Russell Band
1:10 Hamid Drake Quartet with Kidd Jordan, William Parker and Cooper-Moore
2:20 Ernie Krivda Quartet
3:30 Satoko Fujii’s Orchestra Chicago

The Chicago Community Trust Young Jazz Lions Pavilion (Harris Theater Rooftop)
11:30am Whitney Young High School Jazz Combo
12:15pm Kelly High School Jazz Ensemble
1:10pm Rauner College Prep High School Ensemble
2:05pm Pritzker College Prep High School Jazz Ensemble
3:45pm Kenwood Academy High School Jazz Ensemble

Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade)
12:30 Nick Mazzarella Trio
2:00 Erin McDougald Quartet
3:30 Chévere de Chicago

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
5:00 Stafford James String and Percussion Ensemble featuring M’BOOM
6:10 Gregory Porter
7:25 Rudresh Mahanthappa’s GAMAK
8:45 Jason Moran: Fats Waller Dance Party

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Millennium Park Von Freeman Pavilion (South Promenade)
12:00 Fast Citizens
1:10 Juli Wood Quintet
2:20 Evan Christopher Clarinet Road
3:30 Atomic

The Chicago Community Trust Young Jazz Lions Pavilion (Harris Theater Rooftop)
11:30am Jones College Prep High School Jazz Combo
12:15pm Chicago High School for the Arts Jazz Combo
1:00pm Morgan Park High School Jazz Ensemble
1:55pm Curie Metro High School Jazz Ensemble
2:40pm Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts Latin Jazz Ensemble
3:35pm Lincoln Park High School Jazz Ensemble

Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade)
12:30 The Engines
2:00 Fareed Haque and Tony Monaco
3:30 Papo Vazquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
5:00 Jimmy Heath Quartet with Jeb Patton
6:10 Hamid Drake & Bindu: Reggaeology
7:25 Robert Glasper Trio
8:45 Donald Harrison and The Congo Square Nation with special guest Willie Pickens

Date
Thursday, August 29, 2013 (All day)
Friday, August 30, 2013 (All day)
Saturday, August 31, 2013 (All day)
Sunday, September 1, 2013 (All day)
Tickets
This is a Free event.
Contact

Phone

(312) 427-1676
Venue
Various IL

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