11th Annual Latin Jazz Festival
Dizzy Gillespie's 1947 trip to Cuba is widely considered to have sparked the fusion of music now called Latin Jazz. The festival will celebrate Dizzy's 100th with top Latin Jazz artists from Chicago and some very special guests.
On Saturday afternoon, family-friendly and interactive acts take the stage and the festival comes alive with craft and activity tables for kids of all ages.
1:30 pm - Kreyol Roots
2:30 pm - Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Steel Drum Ensemble
3:30 pm - Segundo Ruiz Belvis After School Jazz Band
5:30 pm - Claudia Perez-Brown Ensemble (Canada)
6:30 pm - Ruben Alvarez's Raices Profudas Ensemble (Mexico)
7:30 pm - The Carlos Adames Group (Panama)
JazzCity is a free concert series initiated in 1997 by the Jazz Institute in collaboration with the Chicago Park District, now in its 20th season of bringing people together from across the city to listen to Chicago's top jazz musicians. For more information visit www.jazzinchicago.org
or call 312.427.1676.