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Hyde Park Jazz Fest!

September 4th, 2017

The 2017 Hyde Park Jazz Festival will celebrate the 100th birthday of Thelonious Monk with four special programs:

a solo concert by award winning Bay Area clarinetist Ben Goldberg; a quartet performance by celebrated Chicago vocalist Dee Alexander and her Monk and the Ladies ensemble featuring Tomeka Reid (cello), Marion Hayden (bass),and Gayellyn McKinney (drums); a two piano Double Monk performance by pianists Jeremy Kahn and Steve Million with dancer Ariane Dolan; and a lecture by critically acclaimed scholar and Monk biographer Robin D.G. Kelley entitled Monk at 100.

In addition to over 30 performances at 11 venues across Hyde Park, the Festival will continue its Story Share Booth collecting stories on the Midway, as well as its Art on the Midway program in collaboration with the Hyde Park Art Center.

This year's performing artists include: Andrew Cyrille and Bill McHenry; Amina Claudine Myers in a rare solo; Jeremy Pelt Quintet including Victor Gould (piano), Vicente Archer (bass), Jonathan Barber (drums), Jacquelene Acevedo (percussion); Joe Locke and Warren Wolf on vibraphone, marimba, and piano at Rockefeller Chapel; Ari Brown Quartet with special guest David Murray; a commission from Nicole Mitchell and Ballake Sissoko: Bamako*Chicago Sound System, co-presented with Chicago World Music Festival; plus Chicago greats including Willie and Bethany Pickens plus Friends;  and Maggie & Africa Brown.

Saturday, September 23

Wagner Stage on the Midway Plaisance
1:30-2:30pm Makaya McCraven Group (pictured)
3:45-4:45pm Ari Brown Quartet featuring David Murray
6:15-7:15pm Dee Alexander: Monk and the Ladies
8:30-9:30pm Jeremy Pelt Quintet

West Stage on the Midway Plaisance
2:30-3:30pm Ifficial Reggae Movement
5:00-6:00pm Chicago AfroBeat Project
7:15-8:15pm Majestic Gents and The NuBlu Band: Chicago Steppin’
9:30-10:30pm DJ Sadie Woods

Logan Center for the Arts: Performance Hall
3:00-4:00pm; 5:45-6:45pm Nicole Mitchell and Ballake Sissoko: Bamako * Chicago Sound System (pictured)
7:15-8:15pm Geof Bradfield’s Yes, and…Music for Nine Improvisers
9:30-10:30pm Willie and Bethany Pickens plus Friends

Logan Center for the Arts: Penthouse
4:00-5:00pm Grazyna Auguscik Group
6:30-7:30pm Ben Goldberg: Learned From Thelonious Monk (solo)

Logan Center for the Arts: Screening Room
2:30-3:30pm Robin D. G. Kelley: Monk at 100 (lecture) (pictured)
4:00-5:00pm Wall of Respect 50th Anniversary (panel discussion)

DuSable Museum
3:00-4:00pm Dana Hall's Inner Dialogue: Sound and Semiosis (solo percussion and more)
4:30-5:30pm Nick Mazzarella/Tomeka Reid Duo

Smart Museum
1:00-2:00pm Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die (pictured)
2:30-3:30pm Katie Ernst: Twin Talk

International House
7:15-8:15pm Double Monk: Jeremy Kahn & Steve Million with Ariane Dolan
9:30-10:30pm Andrew Cyrille & Bill McHenry

Hyde Park Bank
4:00-5:00pm Julius Tucker Trio (pictured)
5:30-6:30pm Dida Pelled Trio

Oriental Institute
2:30-3:30pm Marlene Rosenberg/Scott Hesse: Duology

Little Black Pearl
3:00-4:00pm Xavier Breaker & the Coalition
4:30-5:30pm Alexis Lombre Quartet

Hyde Park Union Church
3:00-4:00pm Isaiah Collier and the Chosen Few  (pictured)
5:00-6:00pm Amina Claudine Myers (solo)

Rockefeller Chapel
11:00pm-midnight Joe Locke/Warren Wolf Duo

Sunday, September 24

Wagner Stage on the Midway Plaisance
2:00-3:00pm Maggie and Africa Brown: 2 Brown Sisters Swingin’ Hyde Park (pictured)
4:00-5:00pm Henry Johnson Quintet
6:00-7:00pm Yes We Can: the Songs of New Orleans

West Stage on the Midway Plaisance
3:00-4:00pm Fat Babies (pictured)
5:00-6:00pm CALJE


More information is available at  www.hydeparkjazzfestival.org