2012 Chicago Jazz Festival

The 2012 Chicago Jazz Festival will take place from August 30th to September 2nd in Grant Park and at the Cultural Center.  For a complete listing visit the official Chicago Jazz Festival website.

Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band

Dianne Reeves

Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan       

Paal Nilssen-Love

Marlene Rosenberg

Tito Carrillo

Steve Coleman

Tito Carrillo

Steve Coleman

Allen Toussaint

Marc Ribot

Don Byron

Stu Katz Willie Pickens Duo

Ken Vandermark

 

Ken Vandermark

The Chicago Jazz Festival selected saxophonist and composer Ken Vandermark as its Artist in Residence for this year’s festival.  The Chicago Jazz Festival exclusively names Chicago artists for its Artist in Residence program, now in its tenth year, commissioning large-scale compositions and presenting multiple performance opportunities over the course of the four day festival.  A Chicago-based recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, Vandermark has focused on expanding the possibilities of improvised and composed music for most of the last three decades.

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