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The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Jazz Institute of Chicago Announce the Complete Lineup of the 37th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival

Muhal Richard Abrams José James (Photo by: Janette Beckman) Dee Dee Bridgewater (Photo by: Mark Higashino) Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9
Muhal Richard Abrams José James Dee Dee Bridgewater Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9

 

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Programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago


Known for its artistic creativity, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition. It promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance. Since 1979, the festival's mission is to showcase Chicago's vast jazz talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages.

 

 
 

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Chicago Cultural Center Map(PDF)
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Millennium Park Map(PDF)
201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave. Chicago, IL 60602

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Jazz Institute of Chicago

Jazz Institute of Chicago

The Chicago Jazz Festival is programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago.

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PARKING

Millennium Garages

Parking Details: Park right below the music! Garage locations are Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 S. Columbus Drive, Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave.

Packages: $33 parking/Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage (regular rates apply at Grant Park North & Grant Park South Garages)

Purchase Options: Pay at parking location; call 312.616.0600

Website: www.millenniumgarages.com
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September 3 - 6, 2015 • Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park • FREE Admission

 

Thursday, September 3 (Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 pictured) 

Thursday, September 3

The Chicago Jazz Festival kicks-off on Thursday, September 3rd at the Chicago Cultural Center with Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 (pictured).

 

Saturday, September 5 ( Dee Dee Bridgewater pictured)

Saturday, September 5

Saturday's performances include the Brian Gephart Sextet, Douglas Ewart and Inventions and Dee Dee Bridgewater (pictured).

 

 Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Helpful information for planning your visit to Chicago for the Jazz Festival.

 

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 Sponsors of the Chicago Jazz Festival.

 

 

Friday, September 4 (Bobby Hutcherson pictured)

Friday, September 4

The Bobby Hutcherson (pictured) Quintet, and the Billy Strayhorn Centennial Celebration headline the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

 

 Sunday, September 6 (Muhal Richard Abrams pictured)

Sunday, September 6

The festival comes to a close with the Muhal Richard Abrams’ Experimental Band.

 

About The Show

About the Festival

Find out more information on the Chicago Jazz Festival.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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