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Chicago Jazz Fest - Jazz @t Home!

September 1st, 2020

Millennium Park's renowned Summer music continues online. For everyone missing this year's Chicago Jazz Festival, "Jazz @ Home" closes out the season this weekend September 3 to 6, 4-8pm. Programmed with the Jazz Institute of Chicago, and sponsored by "WDCB - Chicago's Home for Jazz!" the series includes special performances by Chicago artists such as Tito Carillo and Rempis, Reid, Abrams (September 3), Victor Garcia and Bobby Broom (September 4), Reggie Thomas and Marlene Rosenberg (September 5), and Twin Talk and Bethany Pickens (September 6). Each evening also showcases the NextGenJazz emerging artist series, highlights from the Chicago Jazz Festival archives, and performances co-presented with local music organizations, filmed at various venues. The schedule is available below, or by visiting MillenniumPark.org.

 

Thursday, September 3, 4–8pm
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NextGenJazz Series

  • Isabella Isherwood

Citywide Jazz Presentations:

  • Live the Spirit Residency presents: The Young Masters directed by Ernest Dawkins
  • Elastic Arts presents: Anagram Series with the Greg Artry Trio
  • Birdhouse presents: Mai Sugimoto Trio at Fred Anderson Park

Chicago Jazz Festival Archives:

  • 1985 – Charlie Rouse, Clark Terry, Buddy DeFranco
  • 1988 – Von Freeman and Clifford Jordan
  • 2014 – Sun Ra Arkestra / Ari Brown Quintet
  • 2015 – Henry Butler, Steven Bernstein & the Hot 9 / Fred Hersch Trio / Marquis Hill Blacktet

Plus:

  • Nick Mazzarella Trio (feat. Matt Ulery, Quin Kirchner)
  • Rempis, Reid, Abrams Trio (Dave Rempis, Tomeka Reid, Joshua Abrams)
  • Tito Carrillo Quintet (feat. Rich Moore, Stu Mindeman, Matt Ulery, Juan Pastor)

 

Friday, September 4, 4–8pm
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NextGenJazz Series

  • The Swan Collective

Citywide Jazz Presentations:

  • Association of Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) presents: Tribute to Black Lives Matter
  • The South Side Jazz Coalition presents The Denise Thimes Quartet
  • Public Media Institute presents Preservation of Fire

Chicago Jazz Festival Archives:

  • 2011 – Orbert Davis
  • 2014 – Myra Melford's Snowy Egret
  • 2015 – Claudia Quintet with Theo Bleckmann and Kurt Elling / Chico Freeman featuring George Freeman / The Chicago Jazz Orchestra
  • 2016 – Dee Dee Bridgewater
  • 2017 – Jo Ann Daugherty Quartet

Plus:

  • Abigail Riccards
  • Bobby Broom Trio
  • Victor Garcia

 

Saturday, September 5, 4–8pm
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Mike Reed's People, Places & Things (Photo by: Michael Jackson)

NextGenJazz Series

  • Alejandro Salazar

Citywide Jazz Presentations:

  • Kalapriya Foundation presents Anjali Ray
  • Museum of Contemporary Art presents: Tuesday on the Terrace with Isaiah Collier and The Chosen Few
  • Constellation presents Mike Reed's People, Places & Things

Chicago Jazz Festival Archives:

  • 1985 – Doc Cheatham, Stu Katz, John Bany, Barrett Deems
  • 2014 – Tootie Heath Trio
  • 2015 – Jane Bunnett & Maqueque / Mark Turner Quartet / Muhal Richard Abrams' Experimental Band / Douglas Ewart & Inventions

Plus:

  • Matt Ulery Pollinator
  • Marlene Rosenberg Trio (feat. Scott Hesse and Xavier Breaker)
  • Reggie Thomas and Trio Nexus

 

Twin Talk (Katie Ernst, Andrew Green, Dustin Laurenzi)Sunday, September 6, 4–8pm
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NextGenJazz Series

  • Aaron Kaufman-Levine

Citywide Jazz Presentations:

  • Hungry Brain presents: The Josh Berman Quartet
  • 51st Street Business Association presents Bronzeville Jazz
  • The Jazz Showcase presents Dee Alexander

Chicago Jazz Festival Archives:

  • 1985 – Charlie Rouse, Clark Terry, Buddy DeFranco
  • 1988 – Von Freeman and Clifford Jordan
  • 2014 – Sun Ra Arkestra / Ari Brown Quintet
  • 2015 – Henry Butler, Steven Bernstein & the Hot 9 / Marquis Hill Blacktet / Fred Hersch Trio

Plus:

  • Rumback, Tate, Baker
  • Bethany Pickens (feat. Junius Paul and Charles Heath)
  • Twin Talk (Katie Ernst, Andrew Green, Dustin Laurenzi)

 

“Millennium Park at Home: Chicago Jazz” is produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago, with support from Millennium Park Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, 90.9fm WDCB Public Radio and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).