Some notable performers include the Charles Lloyd Quartet with special guest Bill Frissel, NEA Jazz Master drummer Jack DeJohnnette, saxophonist Charles Lloyd, pianist and composer Jason Moran, Chicago-based saxophonist and composer Geof Bradfield and New Orleans saxophonist Donald Harrison with his band.
The free festival will open at the Chicago Cultural Center on August 29 before it moves to its new home in Millennium Park Thursday evening where it will stay for the rest of the weekend. Grant Park hosted the festival for years so the new venue will be a big change for festival-goers.
Emanuel says the festival will remain a priority of his cultural agenda.
"The city of Chicago has always been proud to foster one of America's great musical genres. This heritage festival draws artists and fans the world over, advancing several priorities of the Chicago Cultural Plan including strengthening Chicago as a global cultural destination," Emanuel said in a press release.
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