CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL SCHEDULE AND GUIDE

Updated: Aug 6, 2018





WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29

JAY PRITZKER PAVILLION

6:30-9pm - Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic: Legends and Lions



THURSDAY AUGUST 30

CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER, CLAUDIA CASSIDY THEATER

11am–Noon - Mindeman/Hall/Sommers Trio, in collaboration with the Jazz

Record Art Collective

12:15–1:15pm - Great Black Music Ensemble, in collaboration with AACM

1:45–2:45pm - Jazz Beat/The Intersection of Jazz and Hip Hop, in collaboration

with Young Chicago Authors and the Jazz Institute of Chicago

3:15–4:15pm - Miyumi Project Sextet, in collaboration with Asian Improv

CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER, PRESTON BRADLEY HALL

11am-12pm - What Is This Thing called Jazz? Ernie Adams: Insights on

Improvisation

12:30–1:30pm - Carmen Stokes Quartet, in collaboration with the South Side

Jazz Coalition

2–3pm - Paul Giallorenzo Trio, in collaboration with the Elastic Arts Foundation

3:30–4:30pm - Chicago Cellar Boys, in collaboration with the Iliana Club of

Traditional Jazz

MILLENIUM PARK, JAY PRITZKER PAVILLION

5pm - Second-line Procession led by Mystick Krewe of Laff featuring the

Big Shoulders Brass Band (starts west side of the Great Lawn)

5:25–6:15pm - Geof Bradfield Nonet

6:30–7:25pm - Nicole Mitchell and Mandorla Awakening

7:45–9pm - Kurt Elling featuring Marquis Hill and Jeff "Tain" Watts





FRIDAY AUGUST 31

MILLENIUM PARK | Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave.

Von Freeman Pavilion (Chase Promenade South)

11:30am–12:25pm - Junius Paul Quartet

12:40–1:35pm - Quin Kirchner Quartet

1:50–2:45pm - Chris Speed Trio

3–4pm - Greg Ward and 10 Tongues

JAZZ AND HERITAGE PAVILLION | Chase Promenade North

Noon–1pm - Gayle Kolb Sextet

1:30–2:30pm - Roy McGrath Remembranzas Quintet

3–4pm - Million Brazilan Project featuring Sarah Marie Young and Guy King

JAY PRITZKER PAVILLION

3:45pm - Second-line Procession led by Mystick Krewe of Laff featuring the

Big Shoulders Brass Band (starts west side of the Great Lawn)

4:15–5:05pm - Tribute to Dr. Muhal Richard Abrams

5:25–6:15pm - Sabertooth Organ Quartet 25th Anniversary

6:30–7:25pm - Louis Hayes Quintet: “Seranade for Horace”

7:45–9pm - Dianne Reeves




SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1

YOUNG JAZZ LIONS | Harris Rooftop

11–11:30am - ChiArts Jazz Combo

11:45am–12:15pm - Morgan Park High School Jazz Combo

12:30–1pm - CYSO Jazz Combo

1:15–1:55pm - Eric Solorio High School Jazz Ensemble

2:10–2:50pm - Whitney Young High School Jazz Ensemble

3:05–3:45pm - Kenwood Academy Jazz Band

VON FREEMAN PAVILLION | Chase Promenade South

11:30am–12:25pm - Black Diamond

12:40–1:35pm - Dustin Laurenzi and Natural Language

1:50–2:45pm - Matthew Shipp and Ivo Perelman

3–4pm - Amina Claudine Myers Trio

JAZZ AND HERITAGE PAVILLION | Chase Promenade North

Noon–1pm - Bruce Henry

1:30–2:30pm - The Chuck Webb Band featuring Margaret Murphy

3–4pm - Nolatet

JAY PRITZKER PAVILLION

3:45pm - Second-line Procession led by Mystick Krewe of Laff featuring the

Big Shoulders Brass Band (starts west side of the Great Lawn)

4:15–5:05pm - Tribute to Willie Pickens

5:25–6:10pm - Kenny Barron Quintet

6:25–7:25pm - Darcy James Argue's Secret Society

7:45–9pm - Ramsey Lewis




SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 2

MILLENIUM PARK | Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave.

NEXTGENJAZZ | Harris Rooftop

11:15am-Noon - Derek Duleba Quartet

12:15-1pm - Cesar Martinez’s Cuicatl

1:15-2pm - Morgan Pirtle+5

2:15-3pm - Greg Uhlmann’s Typical Sisters

3:15-4pm - Jahari Stampley Ensemble

VON FREEMAN PAVILLION | Chase Promenade South

11:30am–12:25pm - Tribute to John Wright

12:40–1:35pm - Jaimie Branch's Fly or Die

1:50–2:45pm - Jason Stein Quartet

3–4pm - Eric Revis Quartet featuring Ken Vandermark

JAZZ AND HERITAGE PAVILLION | Chase Promenade North

Noon–1pm - Quentin Coaxum Quintet

1:30–2:30pm - Alejandro Urzagaste's Flow featuring Bill Carrothers

3–4pm - Fareed Haque and his Funk Brothers

JAY PRITZKER PAVILLION

3:45pm - Second-line Procession led by Mystick Krewe of Laff featuring the

Big Shoulders Brass Band (starts west side of the Great Lawn)

4:15–5:05pm - Matt Ulery’s Loom Large

5:25–6:10pm - Arturo O'Farrill Sextet

6:25–7:25pm - Charles McPherson-Barry Harris Quartet

7:45–9pm - Maceo Parker








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