Hyde Park Jazz Festival 2014

The Hyde Park Jazz Festival has established itself as one of the premier annual musical festivals in Chicago – named Best Neighborhood Music Festival by Chicago Magazine. This year the Jazz Fest expands to 18 hours over 2 days, presenting Chicago’s greatest jazz musicians to an anticipated crowd of more than 20,000 jazz lovers. The Festival event is made possible with the help of more than 300 dedicated volunteers and Festival Committee members, and through the support of numerous generous individual donors, foundations and sponsors. 

This year’s venues remain mostly the same as in previous years, except for the omission of the DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Pl., due to a scheduling conflict, and the addition of Hyde Park Union Church and Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., where the school’s jazz band will perform. Like last year’s headline performer, pianist Craig Taiborn will play Saturday night at Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.

For more details and tickets, visit http://hydeparkjazzfestival.org/.

Hyde Park Jazz Festival: Craig Taborn, Etienne Charles, Dana Hall, Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble, Dee Alexander with Oliver Lake, Willie Pickens, Josh Berman and many more play multiple stages. 1 p.m. to midnight Sept. 27 and 1 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Sept. 28 in venues across Hyde Park

Click Here to see incredible photos by Marc Monaghan of the Hyde Park Jazz Festival 2013.