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2022 Full Schedule for the Chicago Jazz Festival

Donald Harrison headlines the 2022 Chicago Jazz Festival
Donald Harrison headlines the 2022 Chicago Jazz Festival

The Chicago Jazz Festival is back in full force after a hiatus in 2020 and a slimmed down version in 2021. Chicago Jazz Magazine and has been the official publishers of the city of Chicago Jazz Festival Program Book since 2002. We are excited to once again be working with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events on the 2022 Chicago Jazz Festival.

The Official Schedule for this year's Chicago Jazz Festival

August 23-31, 2022 - Neighborhood Concerts - Full Schedule

Thursday September 1, 2022 - FREE Admission

Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater

  • 11:00am-12:00pm - The Young Masters Quartet, Presented by Live the Spirit Residency

  • 12:15-1:15pm - TOYOAKI Jazz Ensemble, Presented by Asian Improv

  • 1:45-2:45pm - The David Scott Quartet, Presented by South Side Jazz Coalition

  • 3:15-5:15p - What is this thing called Jazz? Presented as a part of the Chicago Made Professional Development Series.

Presented as a part of the Chicago Made Professional Development Series:

Join us for a special 65th anniversary screening of the rare documentary Satchmo the Great, which follows Louis Armstrong on tour throughout Europe, Africa and back to the United States in the mid-1950s, as captured by the camera crews of legendary journalist Edward R. Murrow. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with the Grammy Award-winning Director of Research Collections for the Louis Armstrong House Museum, Ricky Riccardi, with other notables from the Chicago Jazz scene. For those considering careers in music, each panelist will share details and perspectives on their own paths to their current professions in addition to discussing the career of Louis Armstrong and the content of the film. Produced by the Education Committee of the Jazz Institute of Chicago.

Marlene Rosenberg
Marlene Rosenberg

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall

  • 11:00am-12:00pm - Andrew Lawrence Sextet performing Keith Jarret's TREASURE ISLAND, Presented by Fulton Street Collective

  • 12:30-1:30pm - Nick Ruiz, Presented by Illiana Club

  • 2:00-3:00pm - The Mai Sugimoto Quartet, Presented by Elastic Arts

  • 3:30-4:30pm - The Marlene Rosenberg Quartet, Presented by The Hyde Park Jazz Festival

Mike Allemana September 1, 2022 at the Chicago Jazz Festival
Mike Allemana

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion

  • 6:30-7:30pm - Mike Allemana Vonology

  • 7:45-9:00pm - Henry Threadgill Zooid


Friday September 2, 2022 - FREE Admission

Low Down Brass Band
Low Down Brass Band

Harris Theater Rooftop (Enter on Randolph St.)

  • 12:00-1:00pm - Roya Naldi

  • 1:30-2:30pm - Lenard Simpson

  • 3:00-4:00pm - Low Down Brass Band

Von Freeman Pavilion (North Promenade)

  • 11:30am-12:25pm - Regina Harris Baiocchi (Jazz Institute of Chicago’s New New Works, Fresh Voices)

  • 12:40-1:35pm - TBA

  • 1:50-2:45pm - Russ Johnson Quartet

  • 3:00-4:00pm - Adam O'Farrill's Stranger Days

JD Allen
JD Allen

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

  • 4:15-5:05pm - Ethan Philion-Mingus Tribute

  • 5:25-6:10pm - JD Allen

  • 6:25-7:25pm - Jazzmeia Horn

  • 7:45-9:00pm - Bill Frisell


Saturday September 3, 2022 - FREE Admission

Young Lions Jazz (Harris Theater Rooftop, Enter on Randolph St.)

  • 12-12:30pm - Jones College Prep

  • 12:50-1:25pm - Lincoln Park High School

  • 1:40-2:15pm - Kenwood Academy

  • 2:30-3:05pm - Whitney Young High School

  • 3:20-3:55pm - Chi Arts

Marques Carroll
Marques Carroll

Von Freeman Pavilion (North Promenade)

  • 11:30-12:25pm - Christy Bennett’s Fume

  • 12:40-1:35pm - Marques Carroll Quintet

  • 1:50-2:45pm - Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses

  • 3:00-4:00pm - Atomic

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Carmen Lundy photo by Janet Van Ham
Carmen Lundy photo by Janet Van Ham

  • 4:15-5:05pm - Greg Ward

  • 5:25-6:10pm - Miguel Zenón

  • 6:25-7:25pm - Carmen Lundy

  • 7:45-9:00pm - William Parker Quintet


Sunday September 4, 2022 - FREE Admission

Harris Theater Rooftop (Enter on Randolph St.)

  • 12:00-1:00pm - Julius Tucker Quartet

  • 1:30-2:30pm - Gustavo Cortiñas & Desafío Candente

  • 3:00-4:00pm - Denise Thimes

Von Freeman Pavilion (North Promenade)

  • 11:30-12:25pm - Isaiah Collier (JIC New New Works, Fresh Voices)

  • 12:40-1:35pm - Abigail Riccards with Joel Frahm

  • 1:50-2:45pm - Geof Bradfield/Ben Goldberg/Dana Hall

  • 3:00-4:00pm - Immanuel Wilkins Quartet