Chicago Jazz Festival Schedule - Thursday, August 30, 2018

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Kurt Elling (Photo by: Anna Webber)
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Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.

Millennium Park, Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave.


(schedule is subject to change)

Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater

  • 11am–Noon - Mindeman/Hall/Sommers Trio, in collaboration with the Jazz Record Art Collective
  • 12:15–1:15pm - Great Black Music Ensemble, in collaboration with AACM
  • 1:45–2:45pm - Jazz Beat/The Intersection of Jazz and Hip Hop, in collaboration with Young Chicago Authors and the Jazz Institute of Chicago
  • 3:15–4:15pm - Miyumi Project Sextet, in collaboration with Asian Improv


Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall

  • 11am–12pm - What Is This Thing called Jazz? Ernie Adams: Insights on Improvisation
  • 12:30–1:30pm - Carmen Stokes Quartet, in collaboration with the South Side Jazz Coalition
  • 2–3pm - Paul Giallorenzo Trio, in collaboration with the Elastic Arts Foundation
  • 3:30–4:30pm - Chicago Cellar Boys, in collaboration with the Iliana Club of Traditional Jazz


Park Grill Plaza Stage

  • 12–2pm - Julius Tucker
  • 4–6pm - Thaddeus Thukes Vibez

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion

  • 5pm - Second-line Procession led by Mystick Krewe of Laff featuring the Big Shoulders Brass Band (starts at the west side of the Great Lawn)
  • 5:25–6:15pm - Geof Bradfield Nonet
  • 6:30–7:25pm - Nicole Mitchell and Mandorla Awakening

Due to a family medical emergency, Nicole Mitchell will unfortunately be unable to perform at the festival this evening. The performance will continue as scheduled under the leadership of cellist Tomeka Reid.

  • 7:45–9pm - Kurt Elling featuring Marquis Hill and Jeff "Tain" Watts


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