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Hyde Park Jazz Festival Announces 2019 Performance Lineup

Event will feature tribute to late trumpeter Roy Hargrove

Roy Hargrove Tribeca Film Festival
Roy Hargrove (photo: Marek Lazarski)

The 13th Annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival will be held on 14 stages September 28-29. Performances will feature composers and musicians from Chicago’s South Side. 

The festival will partner with the Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts in supporting new works by Chicago composers. This year there will be a special feature on emerging saxophonist, Isaiah Collier, and multi-instrumentalist, Angel Bat Dawid.

The festival will also honor late trumpeter Roy Hargrove with a performance led by drummer, Willie Jones III, who for nearly 10 years performed in Hargrove’s best-known quintets. Joining Jones will be alumni from Hargrove’s groups – Justin Robinson (alto sax), Marc Cary (piano), Gerald Cannon (bass), Renee Neufville (vocals), and Hargrove protege Giveton Gelin (trumpet).

Chicago trumpeter Pharez Whitted will close the festival on Sunday with his ensemble: Eddie Bayard (tenor sax), Runere Brooks (bass), Andrew Toombs (piano/keys), Xazavian Valladay (drums).

The 2019 Hyde Park Jazz Festival will also feature a performance in Rockefeller Chapel by trumpeter/composer Amir ElSaffar, who will perform his composition Ahwaal. The composition was commissioned by the Jazztopad Festival in Wroclaw, Poland in 2018 and features Polish musicians, Ksawery Wojcinski (bass), Waclaw Zimple (clarinet), and the Lutoslawski Quartet: Małgorzata Wasiucionek (violin), Marcin Markowicz (violin), Artur Rozmysłowicz (viola), Maciej Młodawski (cello).

2019 Hyde Park Jazz Festival Schedule 

Saturday, September 28

Logan Center Performance Hall:                                                   

1-2 p.m. Angel Bat Dawid’s Requiem for Jazz      

5-6 p.m. Willie Jones III Sextet featuring Renee Neufville

7-8 p.m. Sylvie Courvoisier & Mary Halvorson Duo          

9:30-10:30 p.m. Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few: The Story of 400 Years

Logan Center Performance Penthouse                    

3:30-4:30 p.m. Richard Johnson (solo)                

8-9 p.m. & 9:30-10:30 p.m. Ambrose Akinmusire Trio featuring Kris Davis and Nasheet Waits

Wagner Stage at Midway Plaisance & Woodlawn                                 

1:30-2:30 p.m. Ari Brown Quintet         

3:45-4:45 p.m. Irvin Pierce Quartet     

6:15-7:15 p.m. Dana Hall’s spring        

8:15-9:15 p.m. Tia Fuller’s Diamond Cut                                               

West Stage at Midway Plaisance & Ellis                                     

2:30-3:30 p.m. Trio Mokili                          

5-6 p.m. Noteworthy Jazz Ensemble

7:15-8:15 p.m. Occidental Brothers Dance Band Int’l.

9:15-10:30 p.m. DJ Sadie Woods                                                                                  

Hyde Park Union Church                                  

2:30-3:30 p.m. Orbert Davis Sextet: In the Spirit

4:15-5:15 p.m. Nick Mazzarella Quintet            

Augustana Lutheran Church

3:00-4 p.m. Karuna: Hamid Drake and Adam Rudolph Duet 

5:00-6 p.m. Bill MacKay/Katinka Kleijn Duo

Oriental Institute

1:30-2:30 p.m. Andy Oberhausen’s Breadwinners 

3:30-4:30 p.m. Shanta Nurullah Trio

Hyde Park Bank

4-5 p.m. Angelo Hart Trio

5:30-6:30 p.m. Marlene Rosenberg Trio

Little Black Pearl

3:30-4:30 p.m. David Boykin: Abeeku

5-6 p.m. Sam Trump Quartet

Rockefeller Chapel

11 p.m.-midnight

Amir ElSaffar’s Ahwaal featuring Ksawery Wojcinski, Waclaw Zimpel, Lutoslawski Quartet

Smart Museum

1-2 p.m. Greg Artry Quartet

2:30-3:30 p.m. The Regulators

International House

7-8 p.m. The Alexander/McLean Project

Sweetwater Foundation

6-7 p.m. Project Tool

Sunday, September 29                

Wagner Stage at Midway Plaisance & Woodlawn                        

2-3 p.m. Maggie Brown Group

4-5 p.m. Greg Ward’s Rogue Parade

6-7 p.m. Pharez Whitted Band

West Stage at Midway Plaisance & Ellis

3-4 p.m. Bill McFarland & The Chicago Horns

5-6 p.m. Juan Pastor’s Chinchano

Rockefeller Chapel Carillon

1-2 p.m. Joey Brink


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