Saturday, September 5

11:30 am

Jones College Prep Jazz Combo...

The Chicago Community Trust Young Jazz Lions Stage
12:00 pm

Trio Waz...

Von Freeman Pavilion
Ad hoc groups are at the heart of Chicago's improvisational scene: They give musicians opportunities to work out their sounds and visions away from more formal settings. That's what tenor great Edward Wilkerson, bassist Tatsu Aoki and percussionist Michael Zerang – all leaders in their own right – had in mind when they first teamed up
12:15 pm

Chi Arts Jazz Combo...

The Chicago Community Trust Young Jazz Lions Stage
12:30 pm

Makaya McCraven Quartet...

Jazz and Heritage Pavilion
Having cut his teeth in the stellar Chicago jazz trio of guitarist Bobby Broom, McCraven has embraced all manner of ethnic influences, traditional jazz styles, hip-hop and funk beats. And if becoming one of the most exciting drummers to emerge in Chicago in years wasn't enough, he also has become quite a sound visionary.
1:00 pm

Whitney Young Magnet High School Jazz Ensemble...

The Chicago Community Trust Young Jazz Lions Stage
1:10 pm

Mike Schlick Trio...

Von Freeman Pavilion
In addition to being a great town for tough tenors, Chicago has long been a great city for organ combos. Mike Schlick, one of the busiest drummers in town – he's a regular presence at Buddy Guy's Legends – has been part of some of the most impressive such groups of recent vintage.
1:55 pm

Rich Central Jazz Ensemble...

The Chicago Community Trust Young Jazz Lions Stage
2:00 pm

Juan Pastor's Chinchano...

Jazz and Heritage Pavilion
Trained by Afro-Peruvian percussion master Eusebio Sirio "Pititi" and schooled at the National Conservatory in Lima, Juan Pastor brings his own expansive perspective to jazz – the music he moved to Chicago to be able to play.

Brian Gephart Sextet...

Von Freeman Pavilion
The Chicago jazz scene wouldn't be what it is without mainstays like saxophonist Brian Gephart, a terrific, if unheralded player who can be counted on for a consistently high level of artistry.
2:50 pm

Columbia College Jazz Ensemble with Dave Douglas...

The Chicago Community Trust Young Jazz Lions Stage
3:30 pm

Jason Roebke Octet...

Jazz and Heritage Pavilion
Red, the debut album by the Jason Roebke Octet, was not only one of the best releases of 2014, it was also one of the surest indications that Chicago's improvisational scene, far from running out of gas after an extraordinary outpouring of music, was still firing on all cylinders.
3:30 pm

Ryan Cohan Quartet featuring Joe Locke...

Von Freeman Pavilion
Today, Cohan will write another page in his journal of special Chicago performances when he teams up with acclaimed vibraphone veteran Joe Locke. They'll be working on a smaller scale than they did on Locke's orchestral recording, Wish Upon a Star, for which Cohan wrote arrangements.

Lincoln Park High School Jazz Ensemble...

The Chicago Community Trust Young Jazz Lions Stage
5:00 pm

Douglas Ewart and Inventions...

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
As one of the AACM's distinguished elders, saxophonist and wood flute visionary Douglas Ewart has never stopped striving for healing in his music through spiritual, sensory, intellectual and philosophical expression. If that seems like a pretty steep agenda, his winds, voice and percussion ensemble, Inventions, makes the climb a natural one.
6:00 pm

The Claudia Quintet +1 w / Theo Bleckman and surprise g...

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
As a drummer, John Hollenbeck has always avoided the obvious gutbucket solutions in favor of light textures and fresh voicings. That sensibility comes through in his composing and arranging as well, whether he's leading his big band or Claudia Quintet.
7:10 pm

Mark Turner Quartet...

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Each generation has a handful of artists who are embraced as role models not only for the brilliance of their playing, but also the private devotion with which they follow their muse. For more than a decade, tenor saxophonist Mark Turner has been one of those artists.
8:30 pm

Dee Dee Bridgewater...

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Bridgewater has seen jazz from all sides now – as a backup singer and pop stylist, as a cross-Atlantic star, as a as a Tony and Grammy winner and as host of the syndicated NPR program, JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater.
  • 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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