Dust off those dancing shoes this weekend; the 33rd Annual Chicago Jazz Festival is back with a tremendous lineup of events.
Produced by Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and programmed by the nonprofit Jazz Institute of Chicago, the festival will present several leading figures in jazz, including: pianist Randy Weston; a powerhouse “Saxophone Summit” featuring Joe Lovano, David Liebman and Ravi Coltrane; Orbert Davis conducting his Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble in original scores and music of Miles Davis and David Sanchez with Stefon Harris.
The first two days of the Chicago Jazz Festival will be held in the Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park. The final two days will be hosted at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park. A snapshot of the schedule is as follows:
Thursday, Sept. 1 @ Millennium Park: 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 2 @ Millennium Park: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 3 @ Grant Park: Noon
Sunday, Sept. 4 @Grant Park: Noon
Though this is a free event, tickets are still necessary to enter. Tickets are no longer available through the Jazz Institute site, but can be obtained at participating clubs listed below:
Andy’s – 11 E. Hubbard St.
Green Mill – 4802 N. Broadway
Jazz Showcase – 806 S. Plymouth Ct.
Close Up 2 – 416 S. Clark St.
Jazzin’ on the Southside at ETA – 7558 S. South Chicago Ave.
Reggies – 2105 S. State Street
Marmon Grand - 2230 S. Michigan Ave
Buddy Guy’s Legends – 700 S. Wabash Ave.
M Lounge – 1520 S. Wabash Ave.
Red Peppers Masquerade Lounge – 428 E. 87th St.
City Life – 712 E. 83rd St
Chant – 1509 E. 53rd
Park 52 – 5201 S. Harper
Mayne Stage – 1328 W. Morse
L26 - 2600 S. State St
Get the full list of events for the Chicago Jazz Festival here.
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