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August 31-September 3, 2017 • Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park • FREE Admission

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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 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.

 

 

Thursday, August 31 (Jon Faddis pictured)

Thursday, August 31

The Chicago Jazz Festival kicks-off with performances by the Dave Rempis Quintet, the Chicago Jazz Composers Collective, and Jon Faddis (pictured).

Friday, September 1 (Jason Moran pictured)

Friday, September 1

Jason Moran (pictured) headlines on Friday where he presents In My Mind: Monk at Town Hall 1959.

Saturday, September 2 (Dee Alexander pictured)

Saturday, September 2

Saturday's headliners include: the Mary Halvorson Octet, the Low Down Brass Band, the Brad William Trio, Sheila Jordan, and Dee Alexander (pictured).

Sunday, September 3 (Rebirth Brass Band pictured)

Sunday, September 3

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 (Rebirth Brass Band pictured)

Headliners

Headliners include Jon Faddis, the Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Allison Miller Boom Tic Boom, and the Rebirth Brass Band (pictured).

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Chicago Jazz Festival

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan & Columbus Ave. Chicago, IL 60602


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Jazz Institute of Chicago

Jazz Institute of Chicago

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


 
Parking:

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: $35 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

Website: www.millenniumgarages.com


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