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Hyde Park Jazz Fest Announces 2023 Line-Up!

June 20th, 2023

This year’s Hyde Park Jazz festival will be highlighted by a solo set from piano master Kenny Barron, the hard bop quintet led drummer Louis Hayes and a 100th birthday tribute to Chicago jazz legend Von Freeman from Freeman’s son Chico Freeman. The 17th Annual Festival will once again be held in architecturally unique venues across the Hyde Park, Kenwood, and Washington Park neighborhoods. The Festival lineup features 36+ FREE performances on September 23rd-24th, 2023. The program includes national and international artists alongside some of Chicago’s brightest lights. Venues include Smart Museum, International House, Rockefeller Chapel, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Hyde Park Bank, Hyde Park Union Church, The DuSable Museum, Augustana Church, Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures, and the Midway Plaisance.

Special guest and visiting musician projects include Courtney Bryan, Silvia Bolognesi Quartet, Melanie Charles with special guest Marquis Hill, Adegoke Steve Colson, Chico Freeman, Louis Hayes Quintet, Pedrito Martinez Group, Nicole Mitchell, Endea Owens and the Cookout, Ches Smith and We All Break, Luke Stewart. NEA Jazz Master, Kenny Barron will close out the Saturday Festival program with a very special late-night solo piano performance in Rockefeller Chapel. The Festival concludes on Sunday evening on the Wagner Stage with a celebration of what would have been the late great Von Freeman’s 100th Birthday (10/3/2023) led by his son Chico Freeman (tenor saxophone) and Chicago musicians Mike Allemana (guitar), Julius Tucker (piano), Kyle Swan (drums), and Christian Dillingham (bass).

The complete schedule for the Hyde Park Jazz Festival is below.


Wagner Stage (Midway Plaisance/S. Woodlawn)
1:30pm-2:30pm Joan Collaso and The Family: Jazz in My Soul
3:30pm-4:45pm Ethan Philion Quartet
6:00pm-7:15pm Endea Owens and the Cookout
8:30pm-9:30pm Louis Hayes Quintet

West Stage (Midway Plaisance/S. Ellis)
... hosted by WDCB!

2:30pm-3:30pm Soul Message Band
4:45pm-6:00pm Melanie Charles w/special guest Marquis Hill
7:15pm-8:30pm Pedrito Martinez Group
9:30pm-10:30pm DJ Rae Chardonnay

Logan Center Performance Hall (915 E. 60th St)
5:00pm-6:00pm Artifacts + Dal Niente: Works by Nicole Mitchell
7:15pm-8:15pm Ches Smith and We All Break
9:30pm-10:30pm Dee Alexander's Ancestors Reign

Logan Center Performance Penthouse (915 E. 60th St)
1:30pm-2:30pm Adegoke Steve Colson (solo)
5:00pm-5:45pm Luke Stewart's Exposure Quintet
6:15pm-7:00pm Luke Stewart's Exposure Quintet

Hyde Park Union Church (5600 S. Woodlawn)
1:00pm-1:30pm Quince Ensemble: Courtney Bryan’s Dust to Dust from Requiem
2:00pm-3:00pm Tomeka Reid & Junius Paul
3:45pm-4:45pm Courtney Bryan

Augustana Lutheran Church (5500 S. Woodlawn)
3:00pm-4:00pm Jason Adasiewicz plays Roscoe Mitchell
5:00pm-6:00pm Jeff Chan & Suwan Choi

ISAC / Breasted Hall (1155 E. 58th St.)
1:30pm-2:30pm Everywhere Often: Josh Berman & Ben LaMar Gay
3:30pm-4:30pm Sam Thousand & Justin Dillard

Hyde Park Bank (1525 E. 53rd St.)
4:00pm-5:00pm Tim Fitzgerald Trio
5:30pm-6:30pm Arman Sangalang Trio

DuSable Museum (740 E. 56th Pl.)
2:00pm-3:00pm Bethany Pickens Trio
4:00pm-5:00pm Cami Mennitte Trio

Rockefeller Chapel (5850 S. Woodlawn)
11:00pm-midnight Kenny Barron (solo)

Smart Museum (5550 S. Greenwood)
1:00pm-2:00pm Ari Brown Quintet
2:45pm-3:45pm Silvia Bolognesi Quartet

International House (1414 E. 59th St.)
7:00pm-8:00pm Brown Savage World Music
9:30pm-10:30pm Instigation Orchestra w/Aurora Nealand


Rockefeller Chapel (5850 S. Woodlawn)
1:00pm Alex Johnson: University Carillonist (solo)

Wagner Stage (Midway/S. Woodlawn)
2:00pm-3:00pm Tito Carrillo Urbanessence Band
4:00pm-5:00-pm Clark Sommers Feast Ephemera
6:00pm-7:00pm Chico Freeman Quintet

West Stage (Midway Plaisance/S. Ellis)
... hosted by WDCB!

3:00pm-4:00pm Meagan McNeal
5:00pm-6:00pm Roy McGrath’s Menjunje

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

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