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Hyde Park Jazz Festival in Chicago Returns

Samara Joy, Pasquale Grasso, Etienne Charles, Dee Alexander, David Virelles, Tomeka Reid, and many others to perform Sept. 24-25 at various venues

Tomeka Reid (photo: Lauren Deutsch)

The Hyde Park Jazz Festival has announced the lineup for its Sept. 24-25 event, with more than 30 performances to take place at various venues in the Hyde Park, Kenwood, and Washington Park neighborhoods of Chicago. The festival features a mix of national and regional artists, including Samara Joy, Pasquale Grasso, Etienne Charles, Dee Alexander, David Virelles, Ernest Dawkins, Keefe Jackson, and Charles McPherson. In addition, the festival has commissioned a special piece from Chicago-based pianist/composer Miguel de la Cerna and will present “Weaving Strands of Sound from Addis to Chicago,” a collaboration between the Ethiopia-based group QWANQWA and the U.S.-based Hear in Now. The former features Kaethe Hostetter (violin), Selamnesh Zemene Taye (vocals), Misale Legesse (percussion), Endris Hassen (masinqo), and Anteneh Teklemariam Barago (krar). The latter includes Tomeka Reid (cello), Mazz Swift (violin), and Silvia Bolognesi (bass) with special guests Eddy Kwon (violin/viola) and Chad Taylor (drums).

The complete schedule is below.

The festival is free, but asks attendees for a $10-per-person donation. For more information, visit the festival’s website.


Saturday, September 24, 2022

Logan Center Performance Hall (915 E. 60th St)
3:00pm-4:00pm Hear in Now + QWANQWA
5:00pm-6:00pm Hear in Now + QWANQWA
7:15pm-8:15pm David Virelles (solo)
9:30pm-10:30pm Miguel de la Cerna (TBA)

Logan Center Performance Penthouse (915 E. 60th St)
2:00pm-3:00pm Jim Baker (solo) 
6:00pm-7:00pm Keefe Jackson: These Things Happen
9:30-10:30pm Mankwe Ndosi and Body mEmOri

Wagner Stage (Midway Pliasance/S. Woodlawn)
1:30pm-2:30pm Lenard Simpson Quartet
3:45pm-4:45pm Ryan Cohan Quartet
6:15pm-7:15pm Camille Thurman & Darrell Green Quartet
8:15pm-9:15pm Charles McPherson Quintet 

West Stage (Midway Pliasance/S. Ellis)
2:30pm-3:30pm Isaiah Spencer Organ Quintet
5:00pm-6:00pm Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues
7:15pm-8:15pm Etienne Charles & Creole Soul
9:15pm-10:30pm DJ Sadie Woods

Hyde Park Union Church (5600 S. Woodlawn)
2:30pm-3:30pm Douglas R. Ewart & Black Bamboo Fire
4:15pm-5:15pm Dease/Madsen Quintet

Augustana Lutheran Church (5500 S. Woodlawn)
3:00pm-4:00pm Hunter Diamond + Mike Reed
5:00pm-6:00pm Jeff Parker (solo) 

Oriental Institute (1155 E. 58th St.)
1:30pm-2:30pm Chuck Webb Guru Tonic
3:30pm-4:30pm Maggie Brown: Musical Storyteller: Tales from Your Southside Sister

Hyde Park Bank (1525 E. 53rd St.)
4:00pm-5:00pm Chris Greene Quartet
5:30pm-6:30pm Emma Dayhuff’s Phoenix Ensemble

Little Black Pearl (1060 E. 47th Street)
3:30pm-4:30pm James Sanders & Conjunto
5:00pm-6:00pm Sura Dupart & the Side Pocket Experience

Rockefeller Chapel (5850 S. Woodlawn)
11:00pm-12:00am Samara Joy + Pasquale Grasso

Smart Museum (5550 S. Greenwood)
1:00pm-2:00pm Darren Johnston’s Life in Time
2:30pm-3:30pm Fred Jackson Quartet

International House (1414 E. 59th St.)
7:00pm-8:00pm Gustavo Cortinas’ Desafio Candente
9:30pm-10:30pm Ernest Dawkins Quartet + Special Guests

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Wagner Stage (Midway/S. Woodlawn)
2:00pm-3:00pm Orbert Davis Sextet
4:00pm-5:00-pm Chicago Soul Jazz Collective w/Dee Alexander
6:00pm-7:00pm Victor Garcia Sextet 

West Stage (Midway Pliasance/S. Ellis)
3:00pm-4:00pm Johnny Blas 
5:00pm-6:00pm Clif Wallace + Five