2014 Neighborhood Nights
Willie Pickens...Aug 16 | 1-3pm
Woodson Regional Library
9525 s. Halsted St.
Willie Pickens, a long-time veteran who has played with the likes of James Moody, Roy Eldridge, Max Roach, Clark Terry, Ira Sullivan and was a long-time sideman for Elvin Jones. Also featured will be NextGen bassist Katie Ernst and longtime Pickens collaborator Robert Shy.
Michael Zerang's Blue Lights...Aug 9 | 5-7pm
Logan Square Roundabout
3200 W. Logan Boulevard
Michael Zerang will perform with his band Blue Lights, comprised of many of Chicago's most exciting and adventuresome improvisers: saxophonists Mars Williams and Dave Rempis, cornetist Josh Berman and bassist Kent Kessler
Margaret Murphy Webb...Aug 1 | 5-7pm
301 e. Garfield Blvd
Margaret Murphy is an award winning vocalist who has been performing for over thirty years. She developed her unique vocal style and showmanship under the tutelage of world renown tenor saxophonist Von Freeman with whom she shared the stage at the Taste of Chicago, The Jazz Showcase, the Chicago Jazz Festival, Andy's, The Green Mill and many other popular Chicago venue
Phil Cohran...Jul 26 | 5-7pm
Garfield Park Conservatory
100 n. Central Park
The second of the Neighborhood Nights concerts will feature Phil Cohran joined by Oscar Brown Jr.'s daughter, vocalist and dancer Afrika Brown, as well as a few of Cohran's sons--Malik and Tycho Cohran--who comprise part of the renowned Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.
8th Annual Chicago Latin Jazz Festival...Jul 19 | 1:30-9pm
1400 n. Sacramento
Saturday's musical bill will feature young percussionist and composer Juan Pastor's Chinchano, Ruben Alvarez's Sun Sounds and festivities, running from 1:30-4:15 PM, will include Master story-telller Mama Edie, the Congolese percussion ensemble, Tambours Sans Frontieres and the Holy Cross/Immaculate Heart of Mary Marimba Ensemble
8th Annual Chicago Latin Jazz Festival...Jul 18 | 7 - 10pm
Humboldt Park Boat House
The 8th Annual Chicago Latin Jazz Festival will happen in Humboldt Park (1400 N. Sacramento Ave., Chicago) beginning with a tribute to Victor Venegas. Venegas’ music will be performed Friday July 18th by a specially assembled group of leading Chicago performers called the Chicago Latin Jazz Collaborative.
Glowing review of the Chicago Jazz Festival from Downbeat Magazine