Roscoe Mitchell is an elder of the African-American avant-garde. In 1965 he joined the brand-new Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, whose vast influence on black art-making is still felt today; within two years he launched the group that would become the Art Ensemble of Chicago, which transformed the future of improvised music.
The 39th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival Announces the Complete Lineup Featuring Jason Moran Presents In My Mind: Monk At Town Hall 1959, A Centennial Tribute to Theolonius Monk and More Than 30 Performances by Renowned Chicago Artists
Howard Mandel interviews Orbert Davis about his Great Migration Suite commissioned for the Chicago Jazz Festival
2016 Chicago Jazz Fest Headliners Announced!
The Chicago Jazz Festival, one of the most acclaimed and richly curated jazz festivals in the U.S., will be presenting performances outside of the festival grounds with the Chicago Jazz Festival: Neighborhood Nights concert series. Neighborhood Nights was conceived with an aim towards expanding the footprint of the Chicago Jazz Festival beyond downtown and partnering with community institutions.