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The jazz doesn’t stop when the park goes dark 

This year’s Jazz Festival aftershows include Mako Sica with Hamid Drake, Dee Alexander performing Nina Simone, and the traditional engagements by Ira Sullivan and Edward “Kidd” Jordan.

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The Dee Alexander Quartet performs Nina Simone’s Jazz Masters 17 Sunday night at Fulton Street Collective. - RAYMOND MAYS
  • The Dee Alexander Quartet performs Nina Simone’s Jazz Masters 17 Sunday night at Fulton Street Collective.
  • Raymond Mays

Wednesday, August 29

AACM Generations
8 PM, Elastic, 3429 W. Diversey, elasticarts.org, free, all-ages

Chicago Asian-American Jazz Legacy
6 PM, Fred Anderson Park, 16th & Wabash, free, all-ages

Angelo Hart & Jake Wark, Jeremy Cunningham's Chicago Drum Choir
8:30 PM, Constellation, 3111 N. Western, constellation-chicago.com, free, 18+

Jerry Medina y la Banda
8:30 PM, Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln, oldtownschool.org, free, all-ages

Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan
9 PM, Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway, 773-878-5552, greenmilljazz.com, free, 21+

Thursday, August 30

Afterfest jam sessions hosted by Ira Sullivan with Marc Berner, Stu Katz, Larry Gray, Brev Sullivan, and Kyle Swan
9 PM, Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth, 312-360-0234, jazzshowcase.com, $20, 21+

Mako Sica with Hamid Drake, Mark Trecka
8:30 PM, Constellation, 3111 N. Western, constellation-chicago.com, free, 18+

Håvard Wiik's Chicago Project
9 PM, Elastic, 3429 W. Diversey, elasticarts.org, $10, all-ages

Friday, August 31

Afterfest jam sessions hosted by Ira Sullivan with Marc Berner, Stu Katz, Larry Gray, Brev Sullivan, and Kyle Swan
9 PM, Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth, 312-360-0234, jazzshowcase.com, $20, 21+

Fareed Haque Band
9 PM, Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway, 773-878-5552, greenmilljazz.com, $15, 21+

Hereafter Fest: Jamal Moore, Davu Seru, and David Boykin; Sebau with Rollo Radford, Isaiah Spencer, Abstract Black, Mighty Wisdom, Cher Jey, Rhonda Grey, Quenna Lene, and Aliyyah Heatherington; DJ Norman Long
10 PM, Some Like It Black Cafe, 4259 S. Cottage Grove, free (donations accepted), all-ages

Edward "Kidd" Jordan, Matthew Shipp, William Parker, and Alvin Fielder
9:30 PM, Constellation, 3111 N. Western, constellation-chicago.com, free, 18+

Chris Speed Trio
9 PM, Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont, hungrybrainchicago.com, free, 21+

Saturday, September 1

Afterfest jam sessions hosted by Ira Sullivan with Marc Berner, Stu Katz, Larry Gray, Brev Sullivan, and Kyle Swan
9 PM, Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth, 312-360-0234, jazzshowcase.com, $20, 21+

Fareed Haque Band
8 PM, Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway, 773-878-5552, greenmilljazz.com, $15

Hereafter Fest: Microcosmic Sound Orchestra with Alex Wing, Eliel Sherman Storey, Dan Godston, Angel Elmore, Adam Zanolini, Chris Espinosa, and David Boykin; Expanse with Alex Wing, Joshua Abrams, Isaiah Spencer, and David Boykin; DJ Norman Long
10 PM, Some Like It Black Cafe, 4259 S. Cottage Grove, free (donations accepted), all-ages

Makaya McCraven with Junius Paul, Greg Ward, and Matt Gold
9:30 PM, Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph, harristheaterchicago.org $10, all-ages

Nolatet
9 PM, Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont, hungrybrainchicago.com, free, 21+

Edward “Kidd” Jordan, Matthew Shipp, William Parker, and Alvin Fielder
9:30 PM, Constellation, 3111 N. Western, constellation-chicago.com, free, 18+

Sunday, September 2

Afterfest jam sessions hosted by Ira Sullivan with Marc Berner, Stu Katz, Larry Gray, Brev Sullivan, and Kyle Swan
9 PM, Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth, 312-360-0234, jazzshowcase.com, $20, 21+

Dee Alexander Quartet performs Nina Simone'sJazz Masters 17
9:30 PM, Fulton Street Collective, 1821 W. Hubbard, fultonstreetcollective.com, $5-$10, all-ages

Edward "Kidd" Jordan, Matthew Shipp, William Parker, and Alvin Fielder
9 PM, Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont, hungrybrainchicago.com, free, 21+

Southport Records After the Fest Jam With George Freeman, Sparrow & the Machine Band
9 PM, Lange's Lounge, 3500 N. Southport, free, 21+

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