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The 39th Annual Chicago Jazz Fesitval Announces Centennial Celebrations For Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center August 31 – September 3

Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park

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(schedule is subject to change)

Jon FaddisDr. Lonnie Smith (Photo by: Mathieu Bitton)

Frieda Lee




 Rebirth Brass Band


Thursday, August 31

  • 6:30–7:30pm   George Freeman 90th Birthday Celebration
  • 8–9pm             Dizzy Gillespie’s Centennial Celebration with Jon Faddis and the Chicago Jazz Festival Big Band


Friday, September 1

  • 5–5:50pm        Dana Hall’s Spring
  • 6–6:55pm        Donny McCaslin Group
  • 7:10–8:10pm   Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
  • 8:30–9:30pm   Thelonious Monk Tribute


Saturday, September 2

  • 5–5:50pm        Dr. Michael White Quartet
  • 6–6:55pm        BassDrumBone
  • 7:10–8:10pm   Allison Miller Boom Tic Boom
  • 8:30–9:30pm   Ellabration! 100 Years of Ella Fitzgerald featuring the Brad Williams Trio, Sheila Jordan, Dee Alexander, Frieda Lee, Spider Saloff & Paul Mariano


Sunday, September 3

  • 5–5:50pm        Roscoe Mitchell’s Quartets Celebrating 50 years of Nessa Records
  • 6–6:55pm        Sheila Jordan featuring the Steve Kuhn's Trio
  • 7:10–8:10pm   Matt Wilson’s Honey and Salt
  • 8:30–9:30pm   Rebirth Brass Band