JazzCity is celebrating 20 years of bringing people together through music!


Created to connect people of all ethnicities and generations to the legacy of jazz in Chicago, this annual concert series is presented free of charge and right in neighborhoods throughout Chicago. JazzCity provides musicians with an opportunity to present new work and audiences with an opportunity to bring families and friends to see world class musicians in their own backyard. JazzCity fosters greater awareness of the continuing legacy of Chicago’s vibrant jazz community and an unparalleled opportunity for musicians to reach audiences right where they live.


JazzCity is presented by the Jazz Institute of Chicago in partnership with the Chicago Park District and is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Media sponsors are WDCB and WHPK radio.

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