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A Guide to the Hyde Park Jazz Festival September 23 & 24


The 11th Annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival will present more than three-dozen free performances and programs on 11 stages across the neighborhood this weekend, September 23th-24th.

Below is a Map of the different venues that are hosting live performances during the Hyde Park Jazz Festival along with a FREE Shuttle route that will run throughout the neighborhood allowing jazz fans to easily travel from one venue to another.


Casual Music Fan Tips to the Fest

If you love festivals in Chicago then the Hyde Park Jazz Festival is the one you have to experience. However I am often asked about what groups people should plan to see if they don't know much about the artists performing.

To help you get around the fest I put together a short list of artists that I think will appeal to a casual music fan. THESE ARE NOT THE ONLY ARTISTS YOU SHOULD SEE!!! I hope I made my self clear! These are groups that I think would be a good starting point to introduce the casual music fan into the world of jazz.

Saturday September 23rd

Wagner Stage, Midway

1:30-2:30 Makaya McCraven Group

Smart Museum

2:30-3:30 Katie Ernst: Twin Talk

Little Black Pearl

3:00-4:00 Xavier Breaker and the Coalition

Wagner Stage, Midway

3:45-4:45 Ari Brown Quartet featuring David Murray

West Stage, Midway

5:00-6:00 Chicago AfroBeat Project

7:15-8:15 Majestic Gents and The NuBlu Band: Chicago Steppin'

Wagner Stage, Midway

8:30-9:30 Jeremy Pelt Quintet

Rockefeller Chapel

11:00-midnight Joe Locke/Warren Wolf Duo

Sunday September 24th

Sunday's performances are staggered on two stages on the Midway so it allows fans to hear every group throughout the day. My tip would to get there early, enjoy the performances, visit the vendors and experience the music!

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Wagner Stage, Midway

1:30-2:30 Makaya McCraven Group

3:45-4:45 Ari Brown Quartet featuring David Murray

6:15-7:15 Dee Alexander: Monk and the Ladies

8:30-9:30 Jeremy Pelt Quintet

West Stage, Midway

2:30-3:30 Ifficial Reggae Movement

5:00-6:00 Chicago AfroBeat Project

7:15-8:15 Majestic Gents and The NuBlu Band: Chicago Steppin'

9:30-10:30 DJ Sadie Woods

Logan Center for the Arts: Performance Hall

3:00-4:00 & 5:45-6:45 Nicole Mitchell and Ballake Sissoko: Bamako * Chicago Sound System

7:15-8:15 Geof Bradfield's Yes, and...Music for Nine Improvisers

9:30-10:30 Willie and Bethany Pickens plus Friends

Logan Center for the Arts: Penthouse

4:00-5:00 Grazyna Auguscik Group

6:30-7:30 Ben Goldberg: Learned From Thelonious Monk (solo)

Logan Center for the Arts: Screening Room

2:30-3:30 Robin D. G. Kelley: Monk at 100 (lecture)

4:00-5:00 Wall of Respect 50th Anniversary (panel discussion)

DuSable Museum

3:00-4:00 Dana Hall's Inner Dialogue: Sound and Semiosis (solo percussion and more)

4:30-5:30 Nick Mazzarella/Tomeka Reid Duo

Smart Museum

1:00-2:00 Jaimie Branch's Fly or Die

2:30-3:30 Katie Ernst: Twin Talk

International House

7:15-8:15 Double Monk: Jeremy Kahn & Steve Million with Ariane Dolan

9:30-10:30 Andrew Cyrille & Bill McHenry

Hyde Park Bank

4:00-5:00 Julius Tucker Trio

5:30-6:30 Dida Pelled Trio

Oriental Institute

2:30-3:30 Marlene Rosenberg/Scott Hesse: Duology

Little Black Pearl

3:00-4:00 Xavier Breaker and the Coalition

4:30-5:30 Alexis Lombre Quartet

Hyde Park Union Church

3:00-4:00 Isaiah Collier and the Chosen Few

5:00-6:00 Amina Claudine Myers (solo)

Rockefeller Chapel

11:00-midnight Joe Locke/Warren Wolf Duo

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Wagner Stage, Midway

2:00-3:00 Maggie and Africa Brown: 2 Brown Sisters Swingin' Hyde Park

4:00-5:00 Henry Johnson Quintet

6:00-7:00 Yes We Can: the Songs of New Orleans

West Stage, Midway

3:00-4:00 Fat Babies

5:00-6:00 CALJE

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