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The 36th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival announces full lineup

Terence Blanchard (Photo by: Jenny Bagert) Gary Burton Cecile Mclorin Salvant (photo by: John Abbott)

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.





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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

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



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: $30 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


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August 28 - 31, 2014 • Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park • FREE Admission


Neighborhood Nights

  • Friday, July 18 & Saturday, July 19 - Chicago Latin Jazz Festival
  • Saturday, July 26 - Phil Cohran
  • Friday, August 1 - Margaret Murphy Webb
  • Saturday, August 9 - Michael Zerang and his band Blue Lights
  • Saturday, August 16 - Willie Pickens

Film Screenings

Monday, August 25 & Tuesday, August 26 in the Chicago Cultural Center

Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise and Mystery Mr. Ra

Thursday, August 28 Schedule (Paulinho Garcia pictured)

Thursday, August 28

The Chicago Jazz Festival kicks-off on Thursday at the Chicago Cultural Center, Roosevelt University and Millennium Park.


Saturday, August 30 Schedule (Dave Holland pictured, Photo by: Mark Higashino)

Saturday, August 30

Saturday's performances include the Ari Brown Quintet, Gary Burton, Dave Holland (pictured), Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn and Eric Harland.


Big Time by Andre Guichard

Art Fair

This year's official artist is Andre Guichard.


Plan Your Visit 

Plan Your Visit

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




Friday, August 29 Schedule (Terence Blanchard, Photo by: Jenny Bagert)

Friday, August 29

Terence Blanchard (pictured) with Ravi Coltrane & Lionel headline the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.


Sunday August 31 Schedule (Cécile McLorin Salvant pictured)

Sunday, August 31

The festival comes to a close on Sunday with performances by Cécile McLorin Salvant (pictured) and Sun Ra Arkestra.


About The Show

About the Festival

Find out more information on the Chicago Jazz Festival.


Performer Bios (Ari Brown pictured)

Performer Bios

Read about the many performers that will be performing at the 2014 Chicago Jazz Festival.

















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