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Hyde Park Jazz Festival of Chicago Announces Complete Lineup: Dee Alexander, Pianist Craig Taborn, J.D. Allen Quartet and More

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Jul 10, 2014 10:25 PM EDT | Louise Burton ( l.burton@classicalite.com)

Hyde Park Jazz Festival Showcases the Breadth of Chicago Jazz Talent

Jazz singer Dee Alexander will perform during the Hyde Park Jazz Festival. (Photo : Jim Newberry)

The Hyde Park Jazz Festival has announced the complete lineup for its eighth annual festival on September 27 and 28. Headliners include the Dee Alexander Quartet with saxophonist Oliver Lake; the J.D. Allen Quartet; flutist Nicole Mitchell; and pianist Craig Taborn in his first solo performance in Chicago.

This year the Jazz Fest will present more than 30 bands on 14 stages throughout Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. Local, national and international jazz talents will perform for an anticipated crowd of more than 20,000 people.

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According to critic Peter Margasak of the Chicago Reader, "...no other fest showcases the breadth of Chicago jazz better."

Here are just a few of the highlights of the Jazz Fest's impressive lineup. For a complete schedule of Festival events taking place at venues throughout Hyde Park, visit HydeParkJazzFestival.org.

Saturday, September 27

Dee Alexander Quartet featuring Oliver Lake
3:30 p.m., Wagner Stage at the Midway Plaisance

Willie Pickens Trio
4:30 p.m., Kenwood Academy Auditorium

Nicole Mitchell's Ice Crystals
6:45 p.m., U. of C. International House

Etienne Charles & Creole Soul
8:30 p.m., Wagner Stage at the Midway Plaisance

J.D. Allen Quartet
9:30 p.m., U. of C. Logan Center Performance Hall

Pianist Craig Taborn
11:00 p.m., U. of C. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

Sunday, September 28

Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
6:00 p.m., Wagner Stage at Midway Plaisance

Victor Garcia Septet
4:45 p.m., West Stage at Midway Plaisance

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