I love the Chicago Jazz Festival!
WHEN: September 1-4, 2016
The Chicago Jazz Festival is Labor Day weekend at Millennium Park.
where you can listen to trumpeter Orbert Davis and some of his 55 member Chicago Jazz Philhamonic at the Pritzker Pavillion.
Highlights from the WEBSITE:
- Soul Migration by Chicago trumpeter, composer and bandleader Orbert Davis that will headline opening night on Thursday, September 1. Commissioned by the Chicago Jazz Festival, Davis’ piece will trace the route of the people who made the trek northward with a suite that takes listeners on a moving journey of their own.
2. Friday, September 2nd, the evening will culminate with late bass legend Charlie Haden’s politically-charged Liberation Music Orchestra, entitled, Celebrating Charlie. The evening will also feature a performance by influential composer, arranger and saxophonist Benny Golson who is responsible for several of the most-played standards in jazz, including “I Remember Clifford,” “Killer Joe,” “Stablemates,” and “Along Came Betty.” He also helped pave the way for jazz composers in the world of film and television, spending years writing for shows like M*A*S*H and Mission: Impossible.
3. Saturday, September 3 headliners include Israeli-born saxophonist and clarinetist Anat Cohen and her quartet, one of the most exciting bands in modern jazz. She’ll be followed by The Bad Plus with special guests, alto saxophonist Tim Berne, cornetist Ron Miles and soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome playing the music of recently departed jazz iconoclast, Ornette Coleman.
4. The final night will feature two concerts:
The first will be the quartet co-led by guitarist John Scofield and saxophonist Joe Lovano.
The festival will conclude with what is sure to be an explosively festive set celebrating the milestone 95th birthday of legendary Cuban percussionist Candido Camero – better known as just Candido. The all-star celebration will feature a host of special guests including trombonist Steve Turre, flautist Nestor Torres, pianist Elio Villafranca, singer Frankie Figueroa, bassist Yunior Terry and percussionist Sammy Figueroa.
No dogs. Free. For information visit: www.jazzinchicago.org