Monday, August 25

5:30 pm

Sam Grossner...

Sam started playing piano at 7 years of age. As a teen, he helped a friend of his repair and rebuild player pianos, which quickly brought him to the world of stride piano and piano player Fats Waller among others. Today he both plays and restores pianos. Sam played piano at the original DejaVu Tavern on Lincoln Avenue for several years at the Sunday night jazz jam sessions.
6:00 pm

Screening of Sun Ra Films "A Joyful Noise" and "Mystery...

Claudia Cassidy
To help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sun Ra there will be screenings of the Sun Ra Films Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise and Mystery Mr. Ra. On Tuesday the 26th, there will be a discussion with Robert Mugge, the director of A Joyful Noise.
  • 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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  • The great #bassist #composer @RufusReidMusic playing our stage @millennium_park w/ #OutFront Sextet for the first time #chijazzfest #legend #latergram Rufus told us this was his FIRST TIME EVER LEADING HIS OWN BAND AT A JAZZ FESTIVAL. We have to pay ourselves on the back for that! Photo credit: Lauren Deutsch

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