Thursday, September 3

8:30 pm

The Experimental Band in Celebration of the 50th Annive...

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. ensembles.

Friday, September 4

7:10 pm

A Tribute to Billy Strayhorn by The Chicago Jazz Orches...

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
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.
8:30 pm

José James I Had the Blues Project...

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
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

Saturday, September 5

8:30 pm

Dee Dee Bridgewater...

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Noted vocalist and public radio host of NPR’s JazzSet, Dee Dee Bridgewater, who has previously paid tribute to Billie Holiday on Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959) To Billie with Love, whom she has also portrayed on Broadway in the musical biography Lady Day will perform a set to honor Holiday's centennial.

Sunday, Sunday 6

8:30 pm

Butler, Bernstein and The Hot 9...

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and CJF, DCASE and JIC are proud to recognize this civil rights milestone and promote full inclusion of people with disabilities by partnering with ADA 25 Chicago to present New Orleanian pianist Henry Butler with slide trumpeter Steven Bernstein & The Hot 9.
  • Jay Pritzker Pavillion
  • Claudia Cassidy
  • Preston Bradley Hall
  • Randolph Cafe
  • Ganz Hall
  • Jazz on Jackson
  • Jazz and Heritage Stage
  • Garland Room
  • PianoForte
  • The Chicago Community Trust Young Jazz Lions Stage

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