2013 Chicago Jazz Festival Lineup Announced

The lineup for this year’s Chicago Jazz Festival has been announced.

Thursday, August 29

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington

Randolph Café
12:00 – 1:00    Corylus
1:30 – 2:30    Fat Babies

Claudia Cassidy Theater
12:15 – 1:15    Larry Gray Trio
1:45 – 2:45    Harrison Bankhead Sextet

Preston Bradley Hall
12:30 – 1:30    Hinda Hoffman Trio
2:00 – 3:00    TBA

Roosevelt University’s Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan Ave.
5:00 – 6:00    Hamid Drake’s Chicago Trio w/ Ernest Dawkins & Harrison Bankhead

Millennium Park

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
6:30    Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz
Jack DeJohnette: Special Legends Edition
Chicago featuring, Muhal Richard Abrams,
Larry Gray, Roscoe Mitchell and Henry Threadgill

Friday, August 30

Millennium Park

Von Freeman Pavilion (South Promenade)
2:20 – 3:15    Christopher McBride Quartet
3:30 – 4:25    Ben Paterson Organ Quartet
4:40 – 5:40    Miguel de la Cerna Quartet (in partnership with the Hyde Park Jazz Society)

Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade)
2:00 – 3:00    Mike Smith Quartet
3:30 – 4:30    Hamid Drake w/ Michael Zerang, Eigen Aoki & Tsukasa drummers directed by Tatsu Aolki
5:00 – 6:00    “A Tribute to Ken Chaney”

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
6:30 – 7:20    Geof Bradfield’s Melba!
7:40 – 8:40    Wadada Leo Smith’s Ten Freedom Summers, performed by WLS’s Golden Quartet and Pacifica Red Coral with video artist Jesse Gilbert
9:00 – 10:00    Charles Lloyd Quartet with special guest Bill Frisell

Saturday, August 31

Millennium Park

Von Freeman Pavilion
12:00 – 12:55    The Frank Russell Band
1:10 – 2:05    Hamid Drake Quartet w/ Kidd Jordan, William Parker & Cooper Moore
2:20 – 3:15    Ernie Krivda Quartet
3:30 – 4:30    Satoko Fujii’s Orchestra Chicago

Jazz and Heritage Pavilion
12:30 – 1:30    Nick Mazzarella Trio
2:00 – 3:00    Erin McDougald Quartet
3:30 – 4:30    Chévere de Chicago

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
5:00 – 5:50    Stafford James String and Percussion Ensemble featuring M’BOOM
6:10 – 7:05    Gregory Porter
7:25 – 8:25    Rudresh Mahanthappa’s GAMAK
8:45 – 10:00    Jason Moran: Fats Waller Dance Party

Sunday, September 1

Millennium Park

Von Freeman Pavilion
12:00 – 12:55    Fast Citizens
1:10 – 2:05    Juli Wood Quintet
2:20 – 3:15    Evan Christopher
3:30 – 4:30    Atomic

Jazz and Heritage Pavilion
12:30 – 1:30    The Engines
2:00 – 3:00    Fareed Haque and Tony Monaco
3:30 – 4:30    Papo Vazquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
5:00 – 5:50    Jimmy Heath Quartet with Jeb Patton
6:10 – 7:05    Hamid Drake & Bindu: Reggaeology
7:25 – 8:25    Robert Glasper Trio
8:45 – 10:00    Donald Harrison and The Congo Square Nation w/ special guest Willie Pickens


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