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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.

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  • Subtitle Hamid Drake has been selected as the 2013 Artist-in-residence for the Chicago Jazz Festival
  • News Source chicagonow.com
  • Publication Date Friday, 18 January 2013
  • Author Carole Kuhrt Brewer
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Here Are the 2013 Chicago Jazz Festival’s Five Most Exciting Acts

Robert Glasper, pianist in the Robert Glasper trio, performs in Milennium Park on September 1.
The first 80-degree week of the year may seem an odd time to be thinking about the end of summer, but jazz fans have plenty to look forward to—the full 2013 Chicago Jazz Festival lineup was just unveiled.

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  • Subtitle Robert Glasper, pianist in the Robert Glasper trio, performs in Millennium Park on September 1.
  • News Source chicagomag.com
  • Publication Date Monday, 06 May 2013
  • Author Mark Loerhke
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Why the Chicago Jazz Festival left Grant Park

For decades, the defenders of the status quo have insisted that the Chicago Jazz Festival must remain anchored in Grant Park. They said the dreadful acoustics there were just fine. They said the dilapidated Petrillo Music Shell served the fest well. When the superb Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park opened in 2004, they said the place was too small for the festival's big weekend concerts.

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  • Subtitle Why the Chicago Jazz Festival left Grant Park
  • News Source Chicago Tribune
  • Publication Date Tuesday, 22 January 2013
  • Author Howard Reich
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