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The Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events is accepting musical submissions from established jazz musicians from October 1-December 1, 2017 for consideration to perform at the Chicago Jazz Festival. The festival's priority is to showcase the best Chicago talent alongside national and international artists - to promote awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz.
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 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 with performances by the Dave Rempis Quintet, the Chicago Jazz Composers Collective, and Jon Faddis (pictured).
Jason Moran (pictured) headlines on Friday where he presents In My Mind: Monk at Town Hall 1959.
Saturday's headliners include: the Mary Halvorson Octet, the Low Down Brass Band, the Bradley William Trio, Sheila Jordan, and Dee Alexander (pictured).
The festival comes to a close with performances by Sheila Jordan featuring Steve Kuhn's Trio, Matt Wilson's Honey and Salt and Rebirth Brass Band (pictured).
Headliners include Jon Faddis, the Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Allison Miller Boom Tic Boom, and the Rebirth Brass Band (pictured).
A sample of what's happening around Chicago during the Chicago Jazz Festival.
This year's official art fair artist is Adam Guichard.
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.
Find information about obtaining media credentials for Jazz Festival.