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Chicago Jazz Festival 

Chicago Jazz Festival 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 312-744-3315.


Petrillo Music Shell

5:00 Juli Wood Quintet featuring Mel Rhyne

5:55 Myra Melford Quintet

6:55 Ferre Brothers Quartet

7:50 Jackie McLean Sextet

9:00 Illinois Jacquet Big Band


Jazz on Jackson Stage

noon Ameen Muhammad's Chicago 3-D

1:10 Allen Batts/Earma Thompson

2:20 Rich Corpolongo Quartet

3:30 Jackie Cain & Roy Kral

Petrillo Music Shell

5:00 Marshall Vente Project 9+

5:55 Steve Turre Sextet

6:55 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Big Band

7:55 Nicholas Payton Quintet

8:55 Von Freeman 75th Birthday Tribute


Jazz on Jackson Stage

noon Samana

1:10 Willie Pickens Quintet

2:20 Roy Rubinstein's Chicago Hot Six

3:30 Mark Murphy with Kurt Elling

Petrillo Music Shell

5:00 Rob Mazurek's Chicago Underground Orchestra

5:55 Ruby Braff Quintet

6:55 Bernie McGann Trio

7:55 Betty Carter

8:55 Salute to Motor City Jazz with Kenny Burrell, Tommy Flanagan, Frank Foster, Charles McPherson, and Marcus Belgrave

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): Tommy Flanagan photo by Marc PoKempner.

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