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The 2024 Chicago Jazz Festival Full Schedule!

The Chicago Jazz Festival, a Labor Day weekend tradition, returns to Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center to celebrate all forms of jazz through free, high-quality music programming. Over the course of four days, the festival showcases Chicago’s local talent alongside national and international artists to raise awareness and appreciation for one of the city’s most beloved artforms. 

Produced by DCASE and programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago (JIC), the 2024 Chicago Jazz Festival will feature headliners, including Amina Claudine Myers, Catherine Russell, Kenny Garrett and the Sounds from the Ancestors, and Spanish Harlem Orchestra.



Thursday, Aug. 29, 2024 Chicago Cultural Center

Claudia Cassidy Theater

1pm - 2pm - The Young Masters presented by Live the Spirit

2:30pm - 3:30pm - Jeff Chan Ensemble presented by Asian Improv

4pm - 5pm - The DJAZ Quartet  presented by The Elastic Arts Foundation

5:30pm-6:30pm - What is this thing called Jazz? Presented by the Education

Committee of the Jazz Institute of Chicago.


Preston Bradley Hall

12:30pm-1:30pm - IRIS w/ Special Guest Russ Johnson presented by The Fulton

Street Collective

2pm-3pm - The New Deal Gypsy Jazz Band presented by  llliana Club of Traditional Jazz

3:30pm-4:30pm - The Miguel de la Cerna Quartet presented by The Hyde Park Jazz Society

4:45pm-5:45pm - The Southside All Stars featuring Di'Kobie Berry andDarius Hampton presented by The South Side Jazz Coalition

6pm-6:45pm - Jason Adasiewicz

7pm-8pm - Amina Claudine Myers



Friday, Aug. 30, 2024

Millennium Park

Von Freeman Stage - North Promenade

11:30am-12:25pm - Maddie Vogler

12:40pm-1:35pm - Bethany Pickens Trio

1:50pm-2:45pm - Big Shoulders Brass Band

3pm-4pm - Lakecia Benjamin

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

4:15pm-5:05pm - Tomeka Reid

5:25pm-6:10pm - Billy Harper Quintet

6:25pm-7:25pm - Charlie Sepúlveda

7:45pm-9:00pm - Catherine Russell


Saturday, Aug. 31, 2024

Millennium Park

Harris Theater Rooftop - Young Lions Jazz

11am - Whitney Young Jazz Combo

11:50am - Midwest Young Artists Conservatory Combo

12:40pm - ChiArts Combo A

1:35pm - Lincoln Park High School Jazz Band

2:25pm - Youth Jazz Ensemble of DuPage

3:15pm - Kenwood Academy High School Jazz Band

Von Freeman Stage - North Promenade

11:30am-12:25pm - Windy City Ramblers

12:40pm-1:35pm - Leslie Beukelman & Jeremy Kahn's "Tonight: At Noon"

1:50pm-2:45pm - Mike Ross Quartet

3pm-4pm - James Brandon Lewis

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

4:15pm-5:05pm - Dennis Carroll

5:25pm-6:10pm - Jeff Parker/New Breed

6:25pm-7:25pm - René Marie & Experiment In Truth

7:45pm-9pm - Kenny Garrett and Sounds From The Ancestors



Sunday, Sept. 1, 2024

Millennium Park

Harris Theater Rooftop - Young Lions Jazz

11am-11:45am - Alfie Jackson Quartet

12pm-12:45pm - Brandon Harper & Friends

1pm-1:45pm - The Isabella Isherwood Quintet

2pm-2:45pm - Alejandro Salazar and the Afro Cuban Exchange



Von Freeman Stage - North Promenade

11:30am-12:25pm - Mai Sugimoto

12:40pm-1:35pm - Sharel Cassity Alliance

1:50pm-2:45pm - Charlie Johnson Quartet

3pm-4pm - Jason Palmer Quartet

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

4:15pm-5:05pm - Clif Wallace Big Band

5:25pm-6:10pm - Eddie Henderson

6:25pm-7:25pm - Orrin Evans

7:45pm-9pm - Spanish Harlem Orchestra


The WDCB Jazz Lounge returns featuring daily performances by local artists from 12-8p.m. in the South Promenade Tent; performers to be announced.


DCASE programming is generously supported by the following sponsors: Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, 90.9fm WDCB, Chicago Transit Authority, Millennium Garages, Chicago Jazz Magazine and DownBeat Magazine.



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