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2008 Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Millennium Park and the Jazz Institute of Chicago present the savory sounds of Chicago jazz during six free concerts at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion this summer. Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz highlights jazz from Chicago, Central America, the Middle East and beyond.
Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz takes place July 24 through August 25, 2008. The sixth concert, on Monday, August 25, kicks off "Jazz Week," culminating with the Chicago Jazz Festival, August 28-31.
Every Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz concert kicks off with young, aspiring musicians from Chicago-area high schools as part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago’s Jazz Links Student Ensembles. Groups like the After School Matters Jazz Band improvise and show off their chops before the pros take the stage.
Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz is supported by the Chicago Jazz Partnership: The Boeing Company, Kraft Foods, The Chicago Community Trust, The Joyce Foundation. United Airlines is the Official Airline and The Fairmont Chicago is the Official Hotel for Made in Chicago.