For our first Friday feature, we will highlight the Hanami Quartet. Critic Dave Sumner at Wondering Sound describes them as having a, “cerebrally inclined modern jazz take on Japanese songs…wonderfully engaging, a potent mix of sonic fluency and cinematic ambiance” take a listen to this track from their excellent first record and don’t miss their set on Thursday September 3rd at 12:15! https://andrewtrim.bandcamp.com/track/ue-o-muite-aruko
The 2015 Chicago Jazz Festival is proud to announce our complete 2015 lineup!
2015 headliners pay tribute to the AACM, Billie Holiday, Billy Strayhorn and more!
The Chicago Jazz Festival is proud to present the Experimental Band with Muhal Richard Abrams as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the AACM. Check out this article from Nate Chinen at the New York Times where he writes about the AACM’s lasting impact and other celebrations going on throughout the year. The article can be found here.
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 free of charge with the Chicago Jazz Festival: Neighborhood Nights concert series.
Kurt Rosenwinkel, Miguel Zenón Quartet, Tootie Heath Trio, Sun Rooms, Bobby Broom, Chicago Underground Duo, Wayne Wallace, Chris Foreman Trio, Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret, Tomeika Reid, Corey Wilkes, John Wojciechowski, Russ Johnson & Many More.
To Be Held Aug 28-aug 31 In Chicago’s Millenium Park & The Chicago Cultural Center
Photos and video from the August 17 performance by the Art Hoyle Group at Carter Woodson Library.
On July 19 this year’s Neighborhood Nights got off to a rousing start at the 7th Annual Latin Jazz Festival in Humboldt Park with an intimate performance by pianist Hilario Duran, reedist Jane Bunnett, and the legendary 92-year old conguero Candido Camero.
The Nels Cline-Jeff Parker Quartet interpret the classic Paul Bley-John Gilmore album The Turning Point in Millennium Park Thursday.
Guitarist Henry Johnson performs at Garfield Park Conservatory, part of the 2013 Neighborhood Nights series.
The PianoForte Sessions occurs downtown on August 26-28. The three-concert series featuring Jim Baker, Justin Dillard, and Erwin Helfer takes place at the Fine Arts Building (1335 S. Michigan Ave.) each night between 5:30-6:30 PM and all concerts are free.
Find that intersection and many interesting side streets between 6:00 p.m. and midnight on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 as we kick off the Chicago Jazz Festival with our Annual Jazz Club Tour.
The full lineup for this year’s Chicago Jazz Festival has been announced.
Josh Berman and His Gang at Old Town School of Folk, 8/26
Photos from Denis Luxion/Michael Raynor Quartet, with pianist Denis Luxion, saxophonist Greg Ward, bassist Jeff Pedraz, and drummer Michael Raynor.
Photos from Havana’s Sunday concert at the Old Town School of Folk Music, part of the Jazz Festival’s Neighborhood Nights Series.
Photos from Corey Wilkes’ Sunday concert at the Old Town School of Folk Music, part of the Jazz Festival’s Neighborhood Nights Series.
Singer Dianne Reeves, who headlines this year’s Chicago Jazz Festival on Saturday September 1, performing “Embraceable You” with the guitarist Russell Malone.
For one of his four concerts as Artist in Residence at the 2012 Chicago Jazz Festival reedist Ken Vandermark will perform in a duo with the explosive Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love. Here’s a clip of them playing in Romania in April of 2010: