Jul 10, 2014 10:25 PM EDT | Louise Burton ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
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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