41st Annual Chicago Jazz Festival

August 23—September 1, 2019 • Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park and Venues Across Chicago

FREE Admission

Thursday, August 29: Chicago Cultural Center, 12–4:30pm & Millennium Park, 6:30–9pm

Friday, August 30–Sunday, September 1: Millennium Park, 11am–9pm

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Produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events | Programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago

The Chicago Jazz Festival showcases the greatest jazz artists from Chicago and around the world across the city during new, extended festival dates. The Chicago Jazz Festival is produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago.


Schedule (Eddie Palmieri pictured)


Headling this year's Millennium Park performances include Eddie Palmieri (pictured), Cécile McLorin Salvant, Art Ensemble of Chicago and more.


Schedule and Map (Cécile McLorin Salvant pictured)

Schedule, Map and Program Book

Download the 2019 festival schedule, map and program book.


Festival History

Festival History

A few weeks after great composer/bandleader Duke Ellington died in 1974, several dozen Chicago musicians held a festival to honor him.


How to Apply for 2020

How to Apply for 2020

Submissions will be accepted in the fall.


Corporate Partners

Corporate Partners

Corporate partners of the Chicago Jazz Festival.


Festival Press Room

Festival Press Room

Find information about obtaining media credentials for Jazz Festival.


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Find us:

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Visit us:

Admission is FREE
Open Daily 6am11pm
Welcome Center 9am5pm
Plan Your Visit Here

Find us:

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Take CTA to Millennium Park

  • From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.
  • From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.
  • Served by buses 3, 4, 6, J14, 20, 56, 60, 124, 146, 147, 151, 157

If parking, Millennium Garages are located at Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 S. Columbus Drive, Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave. Pre-purchase parking online and save up to 50% off drive-up rates.

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 Additional Information

Sponsored By:

Capital One


Allstate, Your're in good hands.


 Stella Artois


American Airlines


Chicago Tribune






Chicago's Very Own WGN 9


Chicago Jazz Magazine


90.9 FM WDCB Jazz





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Jazz Institute of Chicago

The Chicago Jazz Festival is programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago.

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