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Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz

The free, weekly concert series at Jay Pritzker Pavilion features the city's leading jazz artists.

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Incredible talents, all from Chicago, take to the big stage of downtown Millennium Park for the Thursday night concert series, Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz.

The FREE performances take part in Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the open-air pavilion that is both visually and acoustically stunning.

This season, explore jazz connections to Africa, the Middle East, and the rhythm and roots of the South. The 2014 series includes tribute concerts and retrospectives, along with the opening night of the 36th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival. Each evening also opens with a short set by young, aspiring musicians from Chicago-area high schools as part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Links Student Ensembles and the Gallery 37 After School Matters Jazz Big Band.

Presented in partnership with Jazz Institute of Chicago, the six-concert series runs July 24 to August 28, with all performances beginning at 6:30pm.

Get more details on all the performers and music selections, as well as the latest updates to the concert schedule, at millenniumpark.org.

2014 CONCERT SCHEDULE


Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph Street)

Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar: Milton Suggs Big Band
6:30pm

Thursday, July 31, 2014
The Hal Russell Story
6:30pm

Thursday, August 7, 2014
John Moulder’s Earthborne Tales of Soul and Spirit
6:30pm

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Matana Roberts: Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile
6:30pm

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Fareed Haque – Chicago: Crossroads of the World
6:30pm

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Homage to Nelson Mandela: Ernest Dawkins’ Memory in the Center, an Afro Jazz Opera
6:30pm

Please note: Schedule is subject to change. For the latest on Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz and all Millennium Park events, visit millenniumpark.org or follow on Twitter @millennium_park.

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