Chicago Jazz Festival 2016 Line Up

Candido’s 95th Birthday Celebration ​...

Sep 4 | 8:30pm
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
featuring M.F. Production’s Latin Jazz All Stars w/ Candido, Steve Turre, Nestor Torres, Sammy Figueroa, Frankie Figueroa, Elio Villa, Franca, Yunior Terry, Diego Lopez, Jorge Castro and Guido Gonzalez... continue »

The Bad Plus play Ornette Coleman's Science Fictio...

Sep 3 | 8:30pm
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
The Bad Plus with special guests, alto saxophonist Tim Berne, cornetist Ron Miles and soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome play the music of recently departed jazz iconoclast, Ornette Coleman from his groundbreaking 1972 album, Science Fiction.... continue »

Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra direc...

Sep 2 | 8:30pm
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
The stellar band upholds the revolutionary legacy of Haden, who tragically passed away in 2014 after a long illness, for a performance entitled, "Celebrating Charlie" led by Haden’s longtime collaborator and arranger Carla Bley and featuring electric bass great Scott Colley... continue »

Orbert Davis...

Sep 1 | 8:00pm
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
A newly-commissioned piece entitled Soul Migration by Chicago trumpeter, composer and bandleader Orbert Davis will trace the route of the people who made the trek northward with a suite that takes listeners on a moving journey of their own... continue »

Anat Cohen Quartet...

Sep 3 | 7:10pm
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Israeli-born saxophonist and clarinetist Anat Cohen and her quartet is one of the most exciting bands in modern jazz. The classically-trained Cohen melds influences from her native Israel with electrifying jazz, Brazilian choro, and Afro-Cuban rhythms, all expressed with an engaging, joyous presence that compels audiences to dance.... continue »

John Scofield / Joe Lovano Quartet...

Sep 4 | 7:10pm
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Guitarist John Scofield and saxophonist Joe Lovano, two of the most revered and influential artists of the last 40 years, reunite their much-heralded band from the early 1980s that helped launch Lovano’s career.... continue »

Benny Golson...

Sep 2 | 7:10pm
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
The Philadelphia-born hard bop pioneer is responsible for several of the most-played standards in jazz, including “I Remember Clifford,” “Killer Joe,” “Stablemates,” and “Along Came Betty.” He also helped pave the way for jazz composers in the world of film and television, spending years writing for shows like M*A*S*H and Mission: I... continue »

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