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Produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events | Programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago
The 40th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival showcases the greatest jazz artists from Chicago and around the world across the city during new, extended festival dates. Headliner performances in Millennium Park include Ramsey Lewis, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves, Maceo Parker and Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic. The Chicago Jazz Festival is produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago.
Aug. 24-Aug. 29 FREE performances happening at music venues across Chicago.
Aug 29-Sep 2 featuring headlining performances by Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Ramsey Lewis.
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A sample of what's happening during and after the Chicago Jazz Festival.
A few weeks after great composer/bandleader Duke Ellington died in 1974, several dozen Chicago musicians held a festival to honor him.
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