Charles Lloyd

In 1956 Lloyd moved to Los Angeles and earned a Master's degree from the University of Southern California. During this period Lloyd played in Gerald Wilson's big band and he also had his own group that included Billy Higgins, Don Cherry, Bobby Hutcherson, and Terry Trotter. Lloyd joined Chico Hamilton in 1960, though the band was known for playing "chamber jazz" at the beginning of Lloyd's tenure. His influence as a composer and a player quickly pushed it in a more progressive post-bop direction especially after Hamilton asked him to be the group's "music director." Lloyd's key musical partner in the band was Hungarian guitarist, Gabor Szabo. In 1964 Lloyd left Hamilton's group to join alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderly. During this period he recorded two albums as a leader for Columbia Records, Discovery and Of Course, Of Course; his sidemen were other young musicians including Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams. Through 1965-1969 Lloyd led a quartet with pianist, Keith Jarrett, bassist, Cecil McBee (later, Ron McClure), and drummer, Jack DeJohnette.

Additional Info

  • Festival Performance Date Friday, August 30, 2013
  • Festival Performance Time 9:00 –10:00pm
  • Festival Performance Location / Address Millennium Park - Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
  • Instrument Saxophone

Chévere de Chicago

Chévere is Chicago's leading Latin/Jazz/Funk/Blues Band, mixing Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Jazz, Blues, and just about everything else together into an exciting and unique
collage of sound. Characterized by high voltage percussion and compelling original compositions, Chévere has performed in and around Chicago and the Midwest for 30 years. The band has played many large outdoor festivals, including several appearances at The Chicago Jazz Festival and Summerfest. The core of the band has stayed together for over 20 years, giving the band an almost telepathic ability to interact spontaneously onstage.

Additional Info

  • Festival Performance Date Saturday, August 31, 2013
  • Festival Performance Time 3:30 – 4:30pm
  • Festival Performance Location / Address Millennium Park - Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade), 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
  • Instrument Band

Chicago Jazz Festival 2013: Announces Artist in Residence

Right in line with these plans, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs announced today that the 2013 Artist in Residence for the Chicago Jazz Festival will be Chicago drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake. Drake has a long history with Chicago, having moved here with his parents in the early sixties, on the same street as Fred Anderson who would mentor the pre-teen drummer. By the early seventies, Drake joined Anderson's band, playing with him on stage at the inaugural Chicago Jazz Festival in 1979. The worldwide demand for his talents regularly takes Drake away from home. This year's Artist Residency will afford Chicagoans and visitors the rare opportunity to hear him in several contexts over the course of one weekend.

Additional Info

  • Subtitle Hamid Drake has been selected as the 2013 Artist-in-residence for the Chicago Jazz Festival
  • News Source
  • Publication Date Friday, 18 January 2013
  • Author Carole Kuhrt Brewer