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Chicago Jazz Fest offers free musical performances on two stages in Grant Park: the Jackson Stage (Jackson and Lake Shore Dr.) and the Petrillo Music Shell (Columbus and Jackson). For information call 744-3315.


Petrillo Music Shell

6pm Kurt Elling & Trio New

with Edward Petersen

6:55 Stanley Turrentine Sextet

with Javon Jackson

Cassandra Wilson

9 Jackie McLean/Bobby Hutcherson Quintet with Billy Higgins, Grachan Moncur III & Reggie Workman (see Critic's Choice)


Jackson Stage

Noon Jeff Newell's New Trad Octet

1:10 Steve Behr & Pinetop Perkins in a tribute to Sunnyland Slim

2:20 Joel Spencer/Kelly Sill Quartet with Gary Dial, Chris Potter & Ira Sullivan

3:30 Eddie Palmieri Octet (see Critic's Choice)

Petrillo Music Shell

5pm George Freeman Quartet with Von Freeman on piano

6:05 Jackie Allen

6:55 Lou Donaldson Quartet

7:55 Ellis Marsalis Trio

with Nicholas Payton

9 Henry Threadgill's Very Very Circus Plus


Jackson Stage

Noon NRG Ensemble

1:10 Ajaramu Sound in Rhythm

2:20 Blues Swingers in a tribute to Floyd McDaniel

3:30 Jodie Christian & the Front Line

with Sonny Cohn, Eddie Johnson, Norris Turney, Larry Gray & Wilbur Campbell

Petrillo Music Shell

5pm Willie Pickens with the Chicago Children's Choir

5:55 Marcin Januszkiewicz's Chicago Coalition

6:50 Muhal Richard Abrams Experimental Band (see Critic's Choice)

John Scofield Quartet with Eddie Harris (see Critic's Choice)

9 Clark Terry with Sweets Edison, Frank Wess, Britt Woodman, Norris Turney, John Campbell, Larry Gray & Charlie Braugham


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