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.
We are proud to announce that the Fred Hersch Trio has been added to our 2015 festival line up! Filling the set formerly held by Bobby Hutcherson, you can see this stunning trio on September 4th at 7:10pm on the stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
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.