The first Hyde Park Jazz Festival, in September 2007, was created to bring new audiences into the many arts and cultural organizations in Hyde Park and to celebrate jazz’s great legacy and bright future on Chicago’s South Side. Over 5,000 jazz fans enjoyed 12 hours of free, nonstop jazz played inside many of Hyde Park’s museums, theaters, art centers and cultural venues as well as the James W. Wagner Main Stage performances on the Midway Plaisance on the University of Chicago campus.
In only five years the Hyde Park Jazz Festival has established itself as one of the premier annual musical festivals in Chicago – named Best Neighborhood Music Festival by Chicago Magazine. This year the Jazz Fest expands to 2 days and 20 hours presenting Chicago’s greatest jazz musicians to an anticipated crowd of over 20,000 jazz lovers.
The Hyde Park Jazz Festival is co-produced by the Hyde Park Alliance for Arts & Culture and the Hyde Park Jazz Society with Music Producer Carolyn Albritton. The event is made possible through the help of over 400 dedicated volunteers and Jazz Festival Committee and our generous funders and sponsors.
Chicago Hyde Park Jazz Festival set for September 27 – 28, 2014.