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Hyde Park Jazz Fest 2018 Line-Up!

June 11th, 2018

The Festival program will celebrate the lives of Chicago pianists: Willie Pickens, Muhal Richard Abrams, and John Wright.

The second half of 2017 marked the passing of three great Chicago-born pianists, each of whom not only significantly impacted Chicago music (and well beyond) but who also made a distinctive and indelible mark on music education, artist organizing, and community building on the South Side.

Chicago pianist Miguel de la Cerna will host “John “Poppy” Wright’s Pool Party Jam on Sunday at the Wagner Stage on the Midway. The performance will include numerous venerable Chicago musicians in a rotating jam style session.

Critically acclaimed pianist Jason Moran will celebrate Willie Pickens and Muhal Richard Abrams in a special solo performance on Sunday at the Logan Center. The performance is a special addition to the Festival program and requires a $15 ticket.


Wagner Stage on the Midway Plaisance
1:30-2:30pm Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few (pictured)
3:45-4:45pm Chicago Yestet
6:15-7:15pm Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom
8:30-9:30pm Christian Sands Trio with Marcus Strickland

West Stage on the Midway Plaisance
2:30-3:30pm Chicago State University Community Jazz Big Band
5:00-6:00pm Majestic Gents & The NuBlu Band: Chicago Steppin'
7:15-8:15pm Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
9:30-10:30pm DJ Sadie Woods

Logan Center Performance Hall
5:30-6:30pm Ryan Cohan's Originations
7:30-8:30pm Mike Reed's The City Was Yellow: The Chicago Suite (pictured)
9:30-10:30pm Joan Collaso & The Larry Hanks Ensemble

Logan Center Penthouse
1:00-2:00pm Ben Waltzer Trio
3:00-4:00pm Mardra & Reggie Thomas Duo
5:00-6:00pm Kris Davis (solo)

Logan Center Screening Room Talks
1:00-2:00pm Brandee Younger: "Transcendence: A glimpse into the life and legacy of Alice Coltrane"
3:00-4:00pm Nate Chinen: "Playing Changes: A Conversation About Jazz in the New Century"

Augustana Lutheran Church
3:00-4:00pm Thaddeus Tukes (pictured) & Alexis Lombré Duo

Smart Museum of Art
1:00-2:00pm JoAnn Daugherty & Friends
2:30-3:30pm Gustavo Cortiñas Quartet

International House
7:15-8:15pm Maggie Brown's Vision Ensemble
9:30-10:30pm Miguel de la Cerna Quartet

Hyde Park Bank
4:00-5:00pm Hannah Marks's Heartland Trio
5:30-6:30pm Lenard Simpson Trio (pictured)

Oriental Institute
2:00-2:30pm Ben LaMar Gay (solo)
3:00-3:30pm Ben LaMar Gay (solo)

Little Black Pearl
3:00-4:00pm Jenna Przybysz Quartet
4:30-5:30pm Julius Tucker Trio

Hyde Park Union Church
2:30-3:30pm Ernie Adams Trio
4:30-5:30pm Brandee Younger Trio (pictured)

Rockefeller Chapel
11:00pm-midnight Ravi Coltrane with Brandee Younger


Wagner Stage on the Midway Plaisance
2:00-3:00pm John "Poppy" Wright's Pool Party Jam
4:00-5:00pm Junius Paul Quartet (pictured)
6:00-7:00pm Dee Alexander Presents: What Color Is Love? The Music of Terry Callier

West Stage on the Midway Plaisance
3:00-4:00pm Kenwood Academy Jazz Band
5:00-6:00pm Angel d'Cuba

Rockefeller Chapel
1:00-2:00pm Joey Brink (solo)

Logan Center Performance Hall (requires a $15 ticket)
8:15-9:15pm Jason Moran (solo) Tribute to Willie Pickens and Muhal Richard Abrams (pictured)


Full schedule and further information on venues and artists is available at  www.hydeparkjazzfestival.org