The Chicago Jazz Festival is coming and it’s coming up fast. This is a good thing, even if you are disappointed that it also means the end of summer is fast approaching. It’s a great thing if you happen to be a fan of jazz music. It’s an opportunity to see more jazz than you could even imagine. The entire city is a jazz metropolis during the weekend of the festival and the various jazz clubs go all-out for the people in fromt out of town.
So, continuing my breakdown of who is playing and at what stage, let’s take a look at the Jazz on Jackson Stage today.
Jazz on Jackson Stage
Friday through Sunday don’t miss the New Orleans All Star Brass Band performing at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Jackson Blvd. between Columbus and Lake Shore Drive
Friday, August 29, 2008
12:00-12:55 – Isotope 217
1:10-2:05 – Jazz Guitar Summit featuring Curtis Robinson, John Moulder, Jeff Parker, Buddy Fambro, Ernie Adams and Josh Abrams
2:20-3:15 – Alison Ruble Sextet
3:30-4:30 – “Jazz has the Blues” featuring George Freeman and Billy Branch, Ari Brown and Corey Wilkes
Saturday, August 30, 2008
12:00-12:55 – Jo Ann Daugherty Quartet
1:10-2:10 – Chicago Bass Masters featuring Larry Gray, Harrison Bankhead, Ari Brown, Avreeayl Ra, Art Hoyle and Edward Wilkerson
2:20-3:15 – John Wright Quartet
3:30-4:30 – Kenny Burrell with Larry Gray, Willie Pickens and Joel Spencer
Sunday, August 31, 2008
12:00-12:55 – Frank D’Rone Quartet
1:10-2:10 – “Chicago Keys” with – Bob Dogan and Jim Trompeter
2:20-3:15 – Josh Berman and His Gang
3:30-4:30 – Sean Jones Quintet
I will be getting you information this week about the new jazz albums and reissues, but the website I use for that was down and I wasn’t able to get to that. At the same time, come back here later this week as we break down all of the stages you will find at the Chicago Jazz Festival. There’s a lot more to go.