Mark Turner Quartet

Sep 5 | 7:10 pm
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Each generation has a handful of artists who are embraced as role models not only for the brilliance of their playing, but also the private devotion with which they follow their muse. For more than a decade, tenor saxophonist Mark Turner has been one

Butler, Bernstein and The Hot 9

Sep 3 | 8:00 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

Sep 4 | 8:30 pm
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Rising star vocalist José James brings his Yesterday 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
Bridgewater has seen jazz from all sides now – as a backup singer and pop stylist, as a cross-Atlantic star, as a as a Tony and Grammy winner and as host of the syndicated NPR program, JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater.

A Tribute to Billy Strayhorn by The Chicago Jazz Orchestra

Sep 4 | 8:30 pm
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
The Chicago Jazz Orchestra under the direction of bassist Jwff 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 6 | 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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