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Produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events | Programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago
Grant support to the Jazz Institute of Chicago provided by The Chicago Community Trust and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
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 with Orbert Davis' (pictured) Soul Migration.
Friday's headliners include: Oliver Lake and Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra.
The Bad Plus (pictured), the Anat Cohen Quartet, Eric Alexander/Harold Mabern Quartet and many more.
The festival comes to a close on Sunday with Candido’s 95th Birthday Celebration featuring M.F. Production’s Latin All Stars.
Thursday, August 25 in the Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Enjoy FREE piano concerts at 5:30pm on August 29 & 30.
Explore jazz in Chicago on the Jazz Institute of Chicago's jazz club tour.
Helpful information for planning your visit to Chicago for the Jazz Festival.
Find out more information on the Chicago Jazz Festival.
Sponsors of the Chicago Jazz Festival.