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The Chicago Jazz Festival features live performances at Preston Bradley Hall in the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington), at Orchestra Hall in Symphony Center (220 S. Michigan), and on three stages in Grant Park: the Jazz on Jackson Stage (Jackson and Lake Shore Drive), the Jazz & Heritage Stage (Columbus and Congress), and the Petrillo Music Shell. Tickets for Thursday's Orchestra Hall program range from $13 to $45; admission to the rest of the festival is free. For information on the Grant Park performances, call 312-744-3370. Next week's paper will include a pullout guide featuring complete critical coverage plus recommendations for pre- and postfest events around town.


Preston Bradley Hall

5:30 Eddie Palmieri & Brian Lynch (see Critic's Choice; 312-744-6630).

Orchestra Hall

7:30 John Medeski, the Zawinul Syndicate, Louis Hayes & the Cannonball Adderley Tribute Band (312-294-3000)


Jazz on Jackson Stage

Noon Tom Garling Sextet

1:10 Hanah Jon Taylor Artet

2:20 Larry Gray Trio

3:30 Slide Hampton's Trombone Choir

Jazz & Heritage Stage

12:30 Students of the AACM School

2:00 Bradley Parker-Sparrow & George Freeman

3:30 Radio Maqam

Petrillo Music Shell

5:00 Denny Zeitlin Trio with Buster Williams & Matt Wilson

6:00 Angel Melendez & the 911 Mambo Orchestra

7:10 Gloria Lynne

:30 Roy Haynes Quartet


Jazz on Jackson Stage

Noon Frontburners

1:05 Sumito Ariyoshi

1:40 Dan Trudell

2:25 Daniele D'Agaro with Jeb Bishop, Robert Barry, and Kent Kessler

3:35 A New Apartment Jam with Von Freeman

Jazz & Heritage Stage

12:30 Morikeba

2:00 Michael Zerang

3:30 Slide Hampton & the Jazz Links All-Stars

Petrillo Music Shell

5:00 Eric Schneider and friends

6:00 Matt Darriau's Ballin' the Jack

7:10 AACM Great Black Music Ensemble

:30 Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, and Larry Goldings


Jazz on Jackson Stage

Noon Jerry Coleman's Nineburners

1:05 Wendell Harrison Quartet

2:15 Bobbi Wilsyn & SHE

3:25 Charlie Johnson Quartet

Jazz & Heritage Stage

12:30 El Trio Tropical

2:00 Stu Katz

3:30 Chicago Park District Gallery 37 in the Parks Youth Jazz Ensemble

Petrillo Music Shell

5:00 Le Petit Jazzband

6:00 Joseph Jarman Sextet with Leroy Jenkins and Myra Melford

7:10 Chicago Jazz Ensemble with Jon Faddis and Slide Hampton

:30 Charles McPherson Quartet with Frank Morgan and Donald Harrison

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