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Chicago Jazz Festival

Event Information
Date: Thu, Aug 28
through Sun, Aug 31
please note: all times are CST.
Price: Free! PRINT THE JAZZ FEST SCHEDULE HERE!
* Contact the organization listed above for ticketing information.

Venue Info: Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 (click map for more details)

Event Description
Blanchard Terence (photo by: Jenny Bagert) Gary Burton Cecile Mclorin Salvant (photo by: John Abbott)

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.

Download the Chicago Jazz Festival schedule (which includes our WDCB live broadcast schedule) by clicking here!  We have formatted the information as a one-page PDF so you can easily print it. 
 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

(schedule is subject to change)

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St. 

Randolph Square                                                                  

12 Noon–1pm - Chris Foreman Trio
1:30–2:30pm - Erwin Helfer/John Brumbach Duo

Claudia Cassidy Theater

12:15–1:15pm - Keefe Jackson's Likely So
1:45–2:45pm - David Boykin Expanse

Preston Bradley Hall

12:30–1:30pm - Paulinho Garcia Quintet
2–3pm - Judy Roberts/Greg Fishman Duo
3:30-4:30pm - "What is this thing call Jazz"

Roosevelt University’s Ganz Hall
430 S. Michigan Ave.

4– 6pm - Sun Ra Panel Discussion

Millennium Park - Jay Pritzker Pavilion
201 E. Randolph St.

6:30pm - Homage to Nelson Mandela: Ernest Dawkins' Memory in the Center, an Afro Jazz Opera

 

Friday, August 29, 2014

(schedule is subject to change)

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.                                                                          

Von Freeman Pavilion (South Promenade)                                                                  

12 Noon–12:55pm - Xavier Breaker's Coalition
1:10–2:05pm - Joshua Abrams Quartet
2:20-3:15pm - Clark Sommers (Ba)SH
3:30–4:30pm - Russ Johnson Quartet

Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade)

12:30–1:30pm - The Howard Alden/Andy Brown Quartet
2-3pm - Paul Marinaro
3:30–4:30pm - Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

5–5:50pm - George Freeman/Mike Allemana Quartet
6-6:55pm - Rufus Reid
7:10–8:10pm - Myra Melford
8:30–9:30pm - Terence Blanchard with Ravi Coltrane & Lionel

 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

(schedule is subject to change)

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.                                                                          

Von Freeman Pavilion (South Promenade)                                                                  

12 Noon–12:55pm - Clif Wallace Quintet
1:10–2:05pm - John Campbell Trio featuring Kelly Sill and Joel Spencer
2:20–3:15pm - John Wojciechowski Quartet
3:30–4:30pm - Corey Wilkes Quintet

Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade)

12:30–1:30pm - Laurenzi/Ernst/Green
2–3pm - Chicago Underground Duo
3:30–4:30pm - Kurt Rosenwinkel

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

5–5:50pm - Ari Brown Quintet
6–6:55pm - Gary Burton
7:10–8:10pm - Tom Harrell Colors of a Dream
8:30–9:30pm - Dave Holland, Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn and Eric Harland: PRISM

 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

(schedule is subject to change)

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.                                                                          

Von Freeman Pavilion (South Promenade)                                                                  

12 Noon–12:55pm - Neal Alger's Blue Note
1:10–2:05pm - Tammy McCann Quintet
2:20–3:15pm - Dennis Luxion + Michael Raynor Quartet
3:30–4:30pm - Chicago Yestet

Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade)

12:30–1:30pm - Tomeka Reid Quartet
2–3pm - Sun Rooms
3:30–4:30pm - Tootie Heath Trio

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

5–5:50pm - Bobby Broom Trio
6–6:55pm - Miguel Zenon Quartet
7:10–8:10pm - Cécile McLorin Salvant
8:30–9:30pm - Sun Ra Arkestra



 
 
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