Hyde Park Jazz Festival Announces 2019 Performance Lineup

Event will feature tribute to late trumpeter Roy Hargrove

Roy Hargrove (photo: Marek Lazarski)

The 13th Annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival will present more than three-dozen free performances and programs on 14 stages across the neighborhood on September 28-29. The festival will feature Chicago, national, and international artists. Performances will feature both emerging and veteran composers and musicians from the South Side of Chicago, as well as some of the most celebrated musicians on the national scene.

As in past years, 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 are alumni from Hargrove’s groups – Justin Robinson (alto sax), Marc Cary (piano), Gerald Cannon (bass), Renee Neufville (vocals), and Hargrove protege Giveton Gelin (trumpet).

Featured performances include: Grammy nominated saxophonist Tia Fuller, who will bring her group, Diamond Cut, including Andrew Renfroe (guitar), Eric Wheeler (bass), Mark Whitfield Jr.(drums) to the Wagner Stage; trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire returns to the Hyde Park Jazz Festival with a new trio featuring Kris Davis (piano) and Nasheet Waits (drums); saxophonist Irvin Pierce will lead a quartet to include Makaya McCraven (drums), Joel Ross (vibes), and Ivan Taylor (bass); Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) and Mary Halverson (guitar) will perform together in a duo setting; alto saxophonist Greg Ward brings his group Rogue Parade featuring Dave Miller (guitar), Matt Gold (guitar), Matt Ulery (bass), Quin Kirchner (drums); the Orbert Davis Sextet (musicians to be named) will present a tribute, In the Spirit, for Hyde Park pianist, Willie Pickens; percussionists and Chicago natives Hamid Drake and Adam Rudolph will present their duo, Karuna, which reconvenes these two artists on the 40th anniversary of performing together.

Chicago trumpeter Pharez Whitted will close the festival on Sunday with his ensemble with 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


Full schedule also available at http://www.hydeparkjazzfestival.org/2019-schedule

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