Hyde Park | ChicagoSaturday 1pm-11:30pm and Sunday 1pm-8pm
Two days and evenings of great Chicago jazz throughout on of Chicago’s most famous neighborhoods. Hyde Park Jazz Fest stands in a class by itself, inviting visitors to stroll through a historic Chicago neighborhood and savor jazz sets in and around landmark buildings.
The 6th Annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival will feature a line up of some of Chicago’s most critically acclaimed artists as well as nationally and internationally recognized jazz talents. Presented on 17 stages across Hyde Park, this one-of–a-kind two-day free festival showcases collaboration between academic, cultural and community institutions, and local businesses to present 40 free live jazz performances in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. Chicago Magazine named the Hyde Park Jazz Festival the 2011 Best Neighborhood Music Festival. Last year’s performing artists include: Miguel Zenón; Wycliffe Gordon; Eric Schneider; Willie Pickens; Dee Alexander; Tomeka Reid; Pharez Whitted; Tammy McCann; Bobby Lewis; Dana Hall; Jason Adasiewicz; Mwata Bowden, Greg Ward, Victor Garcia, and many more. For more info visit hydeparkjazzfestival.org
The first Hyde Park Jazz Festival, in September 2007, was created to bring new audiences into the many arts and cultural organizations in Hyde Park and to celebrate jazz’s great legacy and bright future on Chicago’s South Side. Over 5,000 jazz fans enjoyed 12 hours of free, nonstop jazz played inside many of Hyde Park’s museums, theaters, art centers and cultural venues as well as the James W. Wagner Main Stage performances on the Midway Plaisance on the University of Chicago campus. In only six years the Hyde Park Jazz Festival has established itself as one of the premier annual musical festivals in Chicago.