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Produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events
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.
The 2013 Chicago Jazz Festival begins at 12 Noon at the Chicago Cultural Center, and then moves to Roosevelt University's Ganz Hall and Millennium Park.
Saturday's performances include The Frank Russell Band, the Nick Mazzarella Trio, Jason Moran (above) and Rudresh Mahanthappa's GAMAK.
Helpful information for planning your visit to Chicago for the Jazz Festival.
The Chicago Jazz Festival moves to its brand new home base in Millennium Park on Friday, August 30 with performances by Ben Paterson Organ Quartet, Mike Smith Quartet and the Charles Lloyd Quartet (above).
The Festival comes to a close on Sunday, September 1 with performances by the Julie Wood Quintet, Papo Vazquez and Donald Harrison (above).
Find out more information on the Chicago Jazz Festival.