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2015 Chicago Jazz Festival Schedule

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Chicago Cultural Center

78 E. Washington St. 

Claudia Cassidy Theater

  • 12:15–1:15pm - Andrew Trim’s Hanami Quartet
  • 1:45–2:45pm - Lucy Smith
  • 3:15-4:30pm - What’s This Thing Called Jazz?: From Mainstream to AACM and Beyond with Dee Alexander & Miguel de la Cerna

Preston Bradley Hall

  • 12:30–1:30pm - Ben Waltzer
  • 2–3pm - James Davis' Beveled
Millennium Park - Jay Pritzker Pavilion

201 E. Randolph St.

  • 6:30pm - Marquis Hill Blacktet
  • 8-9pm - Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9
Friday, September 4, 2015
Millennium Park

201 E. Randolph St.                                                                         

Von Freeman Pavilion (South Promenade)                                                                   

  • 12 Noon–12:55pm - Rajiv Halim Quintet
  • 1:10–2:05pm - Jeremy Cunningham Quartet
  • 2:20-3:15pm - Neusa Sauer
  • 3:30–4:30pm - Craig Taborn Trio

Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade)

  • 12:30–1:30pm - Spin Quartet
  • 2-3pm - Art Hoyle Sextet: Clark Terry Tribute
  • 3:30–4:30pm - Bobby Lewis Sextet

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

  • 5–5:50pm - Chico Freeman: Chicago project featuring George Freeman
  • 6-6:55pm - José James: The Music of Billy Holiday
  • 7:10–8:10pm - Bobby Hutcherson Quintet*
  • 8:30–9:30pm - Billy Strayhorn Centennial Celebration w/ Jeff Lindberg’s Chicago Jazz Orchestra featuring arrangements by John Hollenbeck, Steven Bernstein, Gordon Godwin and Ed Wilkerson
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Millennium Park

201 E. Randolph St.                                                                          

Von Freeman Pavilion (South Promenade)                                                                   

  • 12 Noon–12:55pm - Trio WAZ featuring Edward Wilkerson, Tatsu Aoki and Michael Zerang
  • 1:10–2:05pm - Mike Schlick Trio
  • 2:20–3:15pm - Brian Gephart Sextet
  • 3:30–4:30pm - Ryan Cohen Quartet featuring Joe Locke

Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade)

  • 12:30–1:30pm - Makaya McCraven Quartet
  • 2–3pm - Juan Pastor's Chinchano
  • 3:30–4:30pm - Jason Robeke Octet

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

  • 5–5:50pm - Douglas Ewart and Inventions
  • 6–6:55pm - The Claudia Quintet+1 w/ Theo Bleckmann and surprise guest
  • 7:10–8:10pm - Mark Turner Quartet
  • 8:30–9:30pm - Dee Dee Bridgewater
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Millennium Park

201 E. Randolph St.                                                            

Von Freeman Pavilion (South Promenade)                                                             

  • 12 Noon–12:55pm - Jordan Baskin Trio
  • 1:10–2:05pm - Elaine Dame
  • 2:20–3:15pm - Ryan Shultz Quintet
  • 3:30–4:30pm - Robert Irving III Generations

Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade)

  • 12:30–1:30pm - Bob Dogan Quintet
  • 2–3pm - Bill McFarland and the Chicago Horns
  • 3:30–4:30pm - Steve and Iqua Colsons… 40 Years in the Moment!

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

  • 5–5:50pm - Jeff Parker Trio
  • 6–6:55pm - Jane Bunnett & Manqueque
  • 7:10–8:10pm - Cyrille Amiée
  • 8:30-9:30pm - Muhal Richard Abrams’ Experimental Band with Roscoe Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, Wadada Leo Smith, Amina Claudine Meyers, George Lewis, Leonard Jones, Thurman Barker, Reggie Nicholson and Wallace McMillan

Note: Schedule subject to change.

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