June 27, 2019

41st Annual Chicago Jazz Festival to Feature Free Live Performances by World–Renowned Artists at Venues Throughout the City Including the Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park Friday, August 23–Sunday, September 1

Music venue presenters include the 51st Street Business Association, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), The Birdhouse, Constellation, Elastic Arts, Hungry Brain, Live the Spirit Residency, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Public Media Institute, Sleeping Village and the South Side Jazz Coalition, Inc.

Mary May    mary.may@cityofchicago.org, 312.744.0576

Christine Carrino    christine.carrino@cityofchicago.org, 312.744.0573

Artist and Jazz Festival Photos

 

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce the full schedule for the 41st Annual Chicago Jazz Festival, happening August 23 to September 1 at legendary music clubs and performance venues across Chicago, as well as at Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.). The free-admission festival showcases live performances by important Chicago artists alongside some of the greatest names from around the world.

“The fantastic lineup of jazz artists and expanded ten-day festival will animate our city and neighborhoods with free performances,” said Mark Kelly, DCASE Commissioner. “Celebrating Chicago’s music legacy, we welcome artists from across the globe and spotlight the city’s many music institutions that present great performances all year.”

From August 29 to September 1, the festival’s headline performances at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion feature a tribute to Nat King Cole by his brother Freddy Cole, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Cécile McLorin Salvant and the Eddie Palmieri Sextet.  Other highlights include: Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet, Christian McBride, Latino-America Unida, Joel Ross, Ryan Cohan's Originations, Camila Meza, George Freeman and Billy Branch, Ben Wendel Seasons, the Dave Rempis Quartet and a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Jazz Institute of Chicago, the festival’s programming partner.

On Thursday, August 29, performances take place at the Chicago Cultural Center from 11am to 4:30pm, in collaboration with music organizations from across Chicago, and at Millennium Park from 6:30 to 9pm. The music continues in Millennium Park on Friday, August 30, through Sunday, September 1, from 11am to 9pm, with headline performances stepping off each evening at 3:45pm with a Second-line Procession throughout the Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

The festival’s tradition of nurturing young artists continues with Rooftop Jazz presented by Allstate Insurance Company. On Saturday, August 31, the Rooftop will feature the Young Jazz Lions, with groups selected from a city-wide jazz band competition co-hosted by the Jazz Institute of Chicago. The Rooftop then hosts NextGenJazz on Sunday, September 1, focusing on up-and-coming Chicago musicians alongside notable regional and national touring artists.

The Chicago Jazz Festival is produced by DCASE and programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago. For more information, visit chicagojazzfestival.us.

 

 

41st Annual Chicago Jazz Festival Schedule of Performances

-Schedule subject to change-

 

Friday, August 23 

  • 8:30pm - JD Allen Trio   

Constellation Studio B, 3111 N. Western Ave.

Produced by Constellation Performing Arts, constellation-chicago.com

  

Saturday, August 24 

  • 6–10pm - Brown Derby Jazz Revue 

Great Lakes Elks Lodge, 5110 S. Prairie 

Produced by 51st Street Business Association, 51ststreetchicago.com

 

  • 8:30pm - Marc Ribot Solo   

Constellation Studio B, 3111 N. Western Ave.

Produced by Constellation, constellation-chicago.com 

  

Sunday, August 25 

  • 6–10pm - Brown Derby Jazz Revue 

Great Lakes Elks Lodge, 5110 S. Prairie 

Produced by 51st Street Business Association, 51ststreetchicago.com 

 

  • 9pm - Cooper Moore 

The Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont Ave. 

Produced by Hungry Brain, hungrybrainchicago.com

 

Monday, August 26 

  • 5–7:30pm - Pop Up Nu Jazz Festival featuring Thaddeus Tukes, Sam Trump, the Young Masters under the direction  of Ernest Dawkins along with special guest Jamila Woods and Alexis Lombre, with the Englewood Soweto Exchange 

Whole Foods Parking Lot, 832 W. 63rd St. 

Produced by Live the Spirit Residency, englewoodjazzfest.org 

 

  • 9pm - Anagram Fest featuring The Oh Years and the Alejandro Urzagaste Trio 

Elastic Arts, 3429 W. Diversey Ave., 2nd Floor 

Produced by Elastic Arts, elasticarts.org

 

Tuesday, August 27 

  • 5:30pm - Tuesdays on the Terrace: Isaiah Collier and the Chosen Few 

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave. 

Produced by Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, mcachicago.org

 

  • 6–8pm - Ancient to the Future featuring Art Turk Burton Congo Square Ensemble and Ernest Dawkins  

Jacob R. Caruthers Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd. 

Produced by the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), aacmchicago.org 

 

  • 8pm -  Preservation of Fire hosted by King Hippo featuring Vibes Trio + 1 and Isaiah Spencer Collective 

Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan St 

Produced by Public Media Institute, publicmediainstitute.com

 

  • 9pm -  Anagram Fest featuring Mobile Vanguard and the John Wojciechowski Trio 

Elastic Arts, 3429 W. Diversey Ave., 2nd Floor 

Produced by Elastic Arts, elasticarts.org 

 

Wednesday, August 28 

6–9pm - 100th Birthday of Nat “King” Cole with Bruce Henry, Henry Johnson and the Musical Arts Academy 

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 50th St. 

Produced by South Side Jazz Coalition, Inc., southsidejazzcoalition.com 

 

8pm -   Preservation of Fire: QUARTETS hosted by Angel Bat Dawid & King Hippo featuring Eliel Sherman Storey Quartet and Angel bat Dawid & The Brothahood 

Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan St 

Produced by Public Media Institute, publicmediainstitute.com 

 

Thursday, August 29 

6pm -  Nois and the Dave Rempis Quartet Honor Fred Anderson with a Nod to Charlie Parker's 99th Birthday! 

Fred Anderson Park, 1611 S. Wabash Ave. 

Produced by The Birdhouse, Inc. 

 

DATE/TIME TBD 

Sleeping Village, 3734 W. Belmont Ave. 

Produced by Sleeping Village, sleeping-village.com 

 

Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park

 

Thursday, August 29 

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.

Claudia Cassidy Theater

  • 11am–Noon - The Red Rose Jazz Band Septet–programmed in collaboration with the Illiana Jazz Club
  • 12:15–1:15pm - Anton Hatwich Trio–programmed in collaboration with the Elastic Arts
  • 1:45–2:45pm - Mai Sugimoto Quartet–programmed in collaboration with Asian Improv Arts Midwest
  • 3:15–4:15pm - John Wociechowski–programmed in collaboration with the Jazz Record Art Collective

 

Preston Bradley Hall

  • 11am–Noon - What Is This Thing Called Jazz?

Conversation and “Play & Tell” about the Jazz trumpet – with Corey Wilkes, Pharez Whitted, Miguel de la Cerna, Micah Collier Jeremiah Collier on drums–programmed in collaboration with the Jazz Education Committee of the Jazz Institute of Chicago

  • 12:30–1:30pm - Alexis Lombre Quintet–programmed in collaboration with the Hyde Park Jazz Society
  • 2–3pm - Tribute to Joseph Jarman, Alvin Fielder and Saalik–Ziyadprogrammed in collaboration with AACM
  • 3:30–4:30pm - Curtis Robinson–programmed in collaboration with the South Side Jazz Coalition    

 

Millennium Park

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

  • 5:55pm - Second-line Procession led by Mystick Krewe of Laff (starts at the west side of the Great Lawn)
  • 6:30–7:25pm - Jazz Institute of Chicago’s 50th Anniversary featuring Nicole Mitchell, Rob Mazurek, Ari Brown, Jeff Parker, and others.
  • 7:45–9pm - Freddy Cole, Tribute to Nat King Cole

 

Friday, August 30 

Millennium Park

Von Freeman Pavilion (Chase Promenade South)

  • 11:30am–12:25pm - Miguel de la Cerna Trio
  • 12:40–1:35pm - Metropolitan Jazz Octet with Dee Alexander
  • 1:50–2:45pm - Rocky Yera Band
  • 3–4pm - Rob Mazurek

 

Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (Chase Promenade North)

  • Noon–1pm - After Dark Sextet
  • 1:30–2:30pm - Kitt Lyles Real Talk Collective Septet
  • 3–4pm - Nico Segal’s Juju Exchange

 

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

  • 3:45pm - Second-line Procession led by Mystick Krewe of Laff (starts at the west side of the Great Lawn)
  • 4:15–5pm - George Freeman and Billy Branch
  • 5:25–6:10pm - Joel Ross
  • 6:25–7:25pm - Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet
  • 7:45–9pm - Art Ensemble of Chicago

 

Saturday, August 31

Millennium Park

Rooftop Jazz: Young Lions Stage (Harris Theater Rooftop Terrace)

Presented by Allstate Insurance Company

  • 11–11:30am - Saucedo Academy Latin Jazz Band
  • 11:45am–12:15pm - Thomas Kelly High School Jazz Combo
  • 12:30–1pm - ChiArts Honors Jazz Combo
  • 1:15–1:55pm - Dekalb High School Jazz Ensemble
  • 2:10–2:50pm - Kenwood Academy Jazz Band
  • 3:05–3:45pm - Whitney Young Magnet High School Jazz Band

 

Von Freeman Pavilion (Chase Promenade South)

  • 11:30am–12:25pm - Carolyn Fitzhugh
  • 12:40–1:35pm - Andy Brown Quartet
  • 1:50–2:45pm - The Fat Babies
  • 3–4pm - Hinda Hoffman and the Soul Message Band

 

Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (Chase Promenade North)

  • Noon–1pm - Chris Madsen Quartet 
  • 1:30–2:30pm - Jeremy Cunningham
  • 3–4pm - Frank Catalano

 

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

  • 3:45pm - Second-line Procession led by Four Star Brass Band (starts at the west side of the Great Lawn)
  • 4:15–5pm - Ben Wendel Seasons
  • 5:25–6:10pm - Ryan Cohan's Originations
  • 6:25–7:25pm - Christian McBride
  • 7:45–9pm - Cécile McLorin Salvant

 

Sunday, September 1

Millennium Park

Rooftop Jazz: NextGenJazz (Harris Theater Rooftop Terrace)

Presented by Allstate Insurance Company

  • 11:15am–Noon - Emerging Artist Big Band
  • 12:15–1pm - Zach Rosenstiehl Nacht Group
  • 1:15–2pm - Dakarai Barclay Sextet
  • 2:15–3pm - The Perrilles Project
  • 3:15–4pm - Alec Tet

 

Von Freeman Pavilion (Chase Promenade South)

  • 11:30am–12:25pm - Joan Collaso Sextet
  • 12:40pm–1:35pm - Sharel Cassity Quartet
  • 1:50pm–2:45pm - Russ Johnson
  • 3–4pm - Ben Lamar Gay

 

Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (Chase Promenade North)

  • Noon–1pm - Paulinho Garcia
  • 1:30pm–2:30pm - Juli Wood's Big Bari Band Quintet
  • 3–4pm - Ben Sidran     

 

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

  • 3:45pm - Second-line Procession led by Four Star Brass Band (starts at the west side of the Great Lawn)
  • 4:15–5pm - Rempis/Flaten/Ra + Baker Quartet
  • 5:25–6:10pm - Camila Meza and the Nectar Orchestra
  • 6:25–7:25pm - Latino-America Unida
  • 7:45–9pm - Eddie Palmieri Sextet

 

The Chicago Jazz Festival is produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago. It is sponsored in part by 90.9FM WDCB, Allstate Insurance Company, American Airlines, Capital One, Chicago Jazz Magazine, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Tribune, CLTV-ChicagoLand’s Television, Downbeat Magazine, Stella Artois and WGN-Television.

For the Chicago Jazz Festival in Millennium Park, some important changes are coming to improve security and the visitor experience at the park. The City of Chicago will implement a security perimeter and bag check for all concerts and events that take place in the park. New this year, outside alcohol will be prohibited in the park during the Chicago Jazz Festival. Visitors will have additional food and beverage options at various price points available for purchase inside the venue. Subject to bag search at the security perimeter, guests will continue to be allowed to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages to all events at Millennium Park.

For the latest information on the Chicago Jazz Festival, visit chicagojazzfestival.us, like us on Facebook at Chicago Jazz Festival and follow us on Twitter (@ChicagoDCASE, @ChiJazzFest, #ChicagoJazzFestival). For information on the Jazz Institute of Chicago, visit jazzinchicago.org.

 

About Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs And Special Events:

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.

 

About Jazz Institute of Chicago:

Founded in 1969, the not for profit Jazz Institute of Chicago has programmed the Chicago Jazz Festival in partnership with the City of Chicago since the festival began in 1979. The organization’s mission to promote and nurture jazz in Chicago is carried out by providing jazz education for youth and adults, supporting the creation of new work by Chicago jazz musicians; growing the audience for jazz by presenting programs that are free and available for all and fostering a thriving jazz community.

 

Note To Media: Media credential requests for the Chicago Jazz Festival must be submitted by email to DCASEPR@cityofchicago.org by Friday, August 23, 2019, and acceptance notifications will be sent accordingly. Submission of a request does not guarantee admission. Credentials only provide working media access to media seating, photo pit and media lounge; they do not include back stage access. Each media outlet is limited to one press and one photography credential as space is very limited. For details, visit the Chicago Jazz Festival Press Room at chicagojazzfestival.us.

 

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