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, and others.
Rising star vocalist José James (a Minneapolis native) who has been noted for melding R&B, singer-songwriter sensibilities with his core jazz training, brings his I Had the Blues Project, celebrating the 100th birthday of the iconic and tragic Billie Holiday
Jay Pritzker Pavillion
Preston Bradley Hall
Jazz on Jackson
Jazz and Heritage Stage
The Chicago Community Trust Young Jazz Lions Stage