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|Muhal Richard Abrams||José James||Dee Dee Bridgewater||Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9|
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 Chicago Jazz Festival kicks-off on Thursday, September 3rd at the Chicago Cultural Center with Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 (pictured).
Saturday's performances include the Brian Gephart Sextet, Douglas Ewart and Inventions and Dee Dee Bridgewater (pictured).
Helpful information for planning your visit to Chicago for the Jazz Festival.
Sponsors of the Chicago Jazz Festival.
The Bobby Hutcherson (pictured) Quintet, and the Billy Strayhorn Centennial Celebration headline the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
The festival comes to a close with the Muhal Richard Abrams’ Experimental Band.
Find out more information on the Chicago Jazz Festival.