Jazz Fest 2013 moves to Chicago's Millennium Park

January 18, 2013 12:50:17 PM PST
The Chicago Jazz Festival will move to Millennium Park for its 35th year, August 29-September 1, 2013.

Performances will also be held at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington.

The festival, presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in partnership with the Jazz Institute of Chicago, starts on Friday at 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., and runs Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with three stages. Get updates at chicagojazzfestival.us.

The 2013 Artist in Residence is Chicago drummer/percussionist Hamed Drake, who moved to the Chicago area with his parents in the early sixties, living on the same street as Fred Anderson who would mentor the pre-teen drummer. By the early seventies, Drake joined Anderson's band, playing with him on stage at the inaugural Chicago Jazz Festival in 1979.