Known for its artistic creativity, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition. It promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performances at Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center. Since 1979, the festival’s mission is to showcase Chicago’s vast jazz talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages.
Start Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017
End Date: Sunday, September 3, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Location: Millennium Park ? 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60602 &
Chicago Cultural Center ? 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602
Thursday, August 31, 2017
6:30?7:30pm – George Freeman 90th Birthday Celebration
8?9pm – Dizzy Gillespie?s Centennial Celebration with Jon
Faddis and the Chicago Jazz Festival Big Band
Friday, September 1, 2017
5?5:50pm – Dana Hall?s Spring
6?6:55pm – Donny McCaslin Group
7:10?8:10pm – Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
8:30?9:30pm – Thelonious Monk Tribute
Saturday, September 2, 2017
5?5:50pm – Dr. Michael White Quartet
6?6:55pm – BassDrumBone
7:10?8:10pm – Allison Miller Boom Tic Boom
8:30?9:30pm – Ellabration! 100 Years of Ella Fitzgerald featuring the
Brad Williams Trio, Sheila Jordan, Dee Alexander, Frieda Lee, Spider Saloff & Paul Mariano
Sunday, September 3, 2017
5?5:50pm – Roscoe Mitchell?s Quartets Celebrating 50 years of
6?6:55pm – Sheila Jordan featuring the Steve Kuhn’s Trio
7:10?8:10pm – Matt Wilson?s Honey and Salt
8:30?9:30pm – Rebirth Brass Band
Schedule is subject to change.
Produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago. Grant support to the Jazz Institute of Chicago provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Park right below the music at Millennium Garages, preferred parking partner for Chicago Jazz Festival 2017! Garage locations are Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 S. Columbus Dr., Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave. Visit the website for discounted parking rates and garage info. Purchase Options: pay at parking location; call 312-616-0600.