06/04/14

36th Chicago Jazz Festival Set for Aug. 28-31

Headliners include Blanchard, Burton, Salvant, Holland

The 36th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival will take place Aug. 28-31 in Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center. This year’s headliners include Terence Blanchard, Gary Burton, Dave Holland and his band Prism, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Rufus Reid, Tom Harrell and Colors of a Dream, and the Sun Ra Arkestra celebrating the centennial of Ra’s birth.

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Rufus Reid
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Tom Harrell
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Gary Burton in performance at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia
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PRISM - Craig Taborn, Eric Harland, Dave Holland and Kevin Eubanks

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Produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago, the free admission Chicago Jazz Festival will officially open with a tribute to Nelson Mandela by Chicago composer Ernest Dawkins. The Millennium Park performance of Dawkins' Afro Jazz Opera will also be the final concert in this year's Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz series. The Sun Ra Arkestra, celebrating what would have been the 100th birthday of its founder, will close out the festival. This is the event's second year in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. The festivities will mark the 45th anniversary of the Jazz Institute.

For the latest information on the Chicago Jazz Festival, visit Chicago Jazz Festival.

Full 2014 Festival Schedule

FULL SCHEDULE WITH SET TIMES & LOCATIONS

Thursday, August 28
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington

Randolph Square
12:00 - 1:00 Chris Foreman Trio
1:30 - 2:30 Erwin Helfer/John Brumbach Duo

Claudia Cassidy Theater
12:15 - 1:15 Keefe Jackson’s Likely So
1:45 - 2:45 David Boykin Expanse

Preston Bradley Hall
12:30 - 1:30 Paulinho Garcia Quintet
2:00 - 3:00 Judy Roberts/Greg Fishman Duo
3:30 - 4:30 “What is this thing called Jazz”

Roosevelt University’s Ganz Hall
4:00 – 6:00 Sun Ra Panel Discussion

Millennium Park - Jay Pritzker Pavilion – Final Made in Chicago Concert
6:30 Homage to Nelson Mandela: Ernest Dawkins’ Memory in the Center, an Afro Jazz Opera

Friday, August 29
Millennium Park
Von Freeman Pavilion (South Promenade)
12:00 - 12:55 Xavier Breaker’s Coalition
1:10 - 2:05 Joshua Abrams Quartet
2.20 - 3:15 Clark Sommers (Ba)SH
3:30 - 4:30 Russ Johnson Quartet

Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade)
12:30 1:30 The Howard Alden/Andy Brown Quartet
2:00 - 3:00 Paul Marinaro
3:30 - 4:30 Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
5:00 - 5:50 George Freeman/Mike Allemana Quartet
6:00 - 6:55 Rufus Reid
7:10 - 8:10 Myra Melford
8:30 - 9:30 Terence Blanchard w/Ravi Coltrane & Lionel Loueke

Saturday, August 30
Millennium Park

Von Freeman Pavilion (South Promenade)
12:00 - 12:55 Clif Wallace Quintet
1:10 - 2:05 John Campbell Trio featuring Kelly Sill and Joel Spencer
2:20 - 3:15 John Wojciechowski Quartet
3:30 - 4:30 Corey Wilkes Quintet

Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade)
12:30 - 1:30 Laurenzi/Ernst/Green
2:00 - 3:00 Chicago Underground Duo
3:30 - 4:30 Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
5:00 - 5:50 Ari Brown Quintet
6:00 - 6:55 Gary Burton
7:10 - 8:10 Tom Harrell Colors of a Dream feat. Esperanza Spald
8:30 - 9:30 Dave Holland, Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn, Eric Harland: PRISM

Sunday, August 31
Millennium Park

Von Freeman Pavilion (South Promenade)
12:00 - 12:55 Neal Alger’s Blue Note
1:10 - 2:05 Tammy McCann Quintet
2:20 - 3:15 Dennis Luxion + Michael Raynor Quartet
3:30 - 4:30 Chicago Yestet

Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade)
12:30 - 1:30 Tomeka Reid Quartet
2:00 - 3:00 Sun Rooms
3:30 - 4:30 Tootie Heath Trio

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
5:00 - 5:50 Bobby Broom Trio
6:00 - 6:55 Miguel Zenon Quartet
7:10 - 8:100 Cécile McLorin Salvant
8:30 - 9:30 Sun Ra Arkestra

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