Rebirth Brass Band

Sep 3 |
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Formed as a street band in 1983 by the brothers Frazier, bass drummer Keith and tuba player Phil, along with Kermit Ruffins (who left RBB in 1994), this octet takes brass band tradition by the horns and shakes it to high-stepping effect with reggae,

Sheila Jordan featuring the Steve Kuhn Trio

Sep 3 |
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Plenty of female singers have left their mark on jazz – for years, it was pretty much their only avenue into the music – but there is only one Sheila Jordan. At 88, she remains the die-hardiest champion of bebop on the planet.

Roscoe Mitchell’s Quartets Celebrating 50 years of Nessa Records

Sep 3 |
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
To mark the anniversary, Mitchell will lead two quartets. One will flash back to the Sound era via the presence of drummer Alvin Fielder and trumpeter Fred Berry, with young bassist Junius Paul acting as surrogate for the late Malachi Favors. The ot

Ellabration! 100 Years of Ella Fitzgerald

Sep 2 |
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
So sweet is Ella Fitzgerald's legacy, so joyously swinging her sound, you don't actually need to hear it to think happy thoughts. All you need to do is say her name. But when five stylish singers get together for a centennial celebration of the First

Jason Moran Presents "In My Mind: Monk at Town Hall 1959"

Sep 1 |
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
And no contemporary artist is more committed to Monk's legacy than Jason Moran, as witness "In My Mind," his revealing look back at the 1959 Town Hall shows.

Dizzy Gillespie’s Centennial Celebration with Jon Faddis and the Chicago Jazz Festival Big Band

Aug 31 |
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Today, with Dizzy protégé Jon Faddis leading the charge on trumpet, the Chicago Jazz Festival Big Band will celebrate the awesome achievement of that historic ensemble, with the help of three Dizzy confreres from different periods in his career: ten

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