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  • Butler, Bernstein and The Hot 9

    Sep 6 | 8:30 pm
    Jay Pritzker Pavilion
    To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the American's with Disabilities Act, the CJF is proud to welcome Butler , Bernstein and the Hot 9

    José James I Had the Blues Project

    Sep 4 | 8:30 pm
    Jay Pritzker Pavilion
    Rising star vocalist José James brings his I Had the Blues Project, celebrating the 100th birthday of the iconic and tragic Billie Holiday

    Dee Dee Bridgewater

    Sep 5 | 8:30 pm
    Jay Pritzker Pavilion
    Noted vocalist and public radio host of NPR’s JazzSet, Dee Dee Bridgewater will perform a set to honor Billie Holiday's centennial.

    A Tribute to Billy Strayhorn by The Chicago Jazz Orchestra

    Sep 4 | 7:10 pm
    Jay Pritzker Pavilion
    The Chicago Jazz Orchestra under the direction of bassist John Lindberg will feature guest arrangers interpreting Strayhorn's music including Chicagoan Edward Wilkerson, drummer-composer-arranger John Hollenbeck, composer-arranger Darcy James Argue,

    Muhal Richard Abrams Experimental Band

    Sep 3 | 8:30 pm
    Jay Pritzker Pavilion
    One of the most notable headliners of the 37th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival is a very special reunion of pianist and composer Muhal Richard Abrams’ Experimental Band, the band that is commonly thought of as one of the first, if not the first, A.A.C.M

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