Chicago Jazz Festival Schedule

Neighborhood Concerts

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Listen to a sample of the fantastic live jazz music happening across the city throughout the year. With support from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Chicago Jazz Festival Neighborhood Concerts are hosted by the city's dynamic music organizations and venues. All events offer free admission.

For information on additional jazz concerts and events happening around town, visit the the 90.9FM WDCB Jazz Fest Week Jazz Calendar at WDCB.org/jazzfestweek.

 

(schedule subject to change)

Tuesday, August 23, 7-8:30pm

Produced by: The South Side Jazz Coalition

Compassion Baptist Church multi-purpose room, 2650 East 95th Street, Chicago

A celebration Louis Armstrong's 100th Year stay in Chicago, a stay that Mr. Armstrong said launched his international career. The SSJC will present an intergenerational band, featuring young and elder trumpet players performing selections from Mr. Armstrong's songbook backed by a rhythm section comprised of Chicago Jazz musicians

 

Friday, August 26, 6-10pm

Produced by The Quarry Event Center

2423 E. 75th, Chicago, IL 60649

A musical performance dedicated to the history of 75th Street Jazz. Live performance by Tony Carpenter and his band TOCA. Speakers include Rudy Jackson, Blues and Jazz Historians will show slides and videos on a large screen of past shows and musical events.

 

Friday, August 26, Saturday, August 27 & Sunday, August 28

Produced by the Hungry Brain

2319 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60618

Day-long series of events featuring multiple artists at multiple locations including Constellation, Links Hall & The Hungry Brain. The events strive to make a walkable art experience in one of Chicago’s northwest side neighborhoods. (Artists TBD)

 

Friday, August 26 & Saturday, August 27

Produced by Constellation

3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60618

Day-long series of events featuring multiple artists at multiple locations including Constellation, Links Hall & The Hungry Brain. The events strive to make a walkable art experience in one of Chicago’s northwest side neighborhoods (Artists TBD)

 

Saturday, August 27, 12-2pm

Produced by 51st Street Business Association

51st and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive

The Brown Derby Jazz Revue at The Bronzeville Jazz/Music Festival (Host: Maggie Brown - Performing: June Yvon Theophilus Reed, Vince Willis, Dexter Sims, Phil Perkins, Diane Gallaway and more…)

 

Sunday, August 28, 6pm – Doors, 7pm – Show

Produced by Sleeping Village

3734 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60618

A concert at Sleeping Village featuring two acts performing live jazz and a DJ spinning jazz records between acts. (Artists TBD)

 

Monday, August 29, 6pm

Produced by The Birdhouse Inc.

Fred Anderson Park, 1611 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago

Bird and Bowden: It's All New Music!

Playing original compositions and the music of Charlie Parker and Fred Anderson on Bird's birthday!

Mwata Bowden, reeds; Leon Allen, trumpet; Ari Brown, tenor sax; Yosef Ben Israel, bass; Dushun Mosley, drums; and Discopoet.

 

Monday, August 29, 5-7:30pm

Nu Jazz Pop Up Festival, Produced by Live the Spirit Residency

832 W. 63rd Street, Whole Foods Parking Lot

Performers: Dee Alaxander, Sam Trump, and Shanta Nurrallah

This performance will feature three ensembles from the south side and showcase artists with close connections to Live the Spirit Residency programs.

 

Tuesday, August 30, 5:30-8:30pm

Tuesdays on the Terrace, Produced by the Museum of Contemporary Art

220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago IL 60611

Performer: Junius Paul

 

Tuesday, August 30, 6:30pm

“Live at Mister Kelly’s” Film Screening, Produced by DCASE

Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.

Directed by Theodore Bogosian / See Details

 

Tuesday, August 30 & Wednesday, August 31, 8pm

Anagram Festival, Produced by Elastic Arts Foundation

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

This festival will feature two ensembles led by Chris Madsen, Dennis Carroll, Lenard Simpson, and Katie Ernst respectively.

 

Wednesday, August 31, 6pm – Doors, 8pm – Show

Produced by The Whistler

2421 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL 60647

A concert at The Whistler featuring two sets of live jazz. Performance by Jeremy Cunningham and Mike Gamble and more…