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The jazz after the fest

The city’s usual bounty of shows gets a big bump this weekend.

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New Orleans saxophonist Edward "Kidd" Jordan makes his traditional festival-time visit, playing three shows this weekend in a quartet with Alvin Fielder, Joshua Abrams, and Jim Baker. - COURTESY THE ARTIST
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  • New Orleans saxophonist Edward "Kidd" Jordan makes his traditional festival-time visit, playing three shows this weekend in a quartet with Alvin Fielder, Joshua Abrams, and Jim Baker.

Wednesday, August 30

Jazz Institute of Chicago Jazz Club Tour 6 PM till midnight, multiple venues (Andy's, Green Mill, Jazz Showcase, Constellation, Hungry Brain, M Lounge, Old Town School of Folk Music, Norman's Bistro, the Quarry, Rosa's Lounge, Reggie's Rock Club roof deck, Red Peppers Lounge, Winter's Jazz Club, V75, Some Like It Black), jazzinchicago.org/jazzfest/jazz-club-tour, $50 ($40 for members), 21+

Thursday, August 31

Afterfest jam sessions hosted by Ira Sullivan with Marc Berner, Stu Katz, Larry Gray, and Greg Artry 9 PM, Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth, 312-360-0234, jazzshowcase.com, $20, 21+

Matthew Golombisky's Cuentos, Josh Berman Quartet 8:30 PM, Constellation, 3111 N. Western, constellation-chicago.com, $10, 18+

Underground Fest: Kahil El'Zabar's Fantastic 4 with Ray Anderson, Vincent Chancey, and Fareed Haque 8 PM, Sandro Miller Studio, 2540 W. Huron, $25

Friday, September 1

Afterfest jam sessions hosted by Ira Sullivan with Marc Berner, Stu Katz, Larry Gray, and Greg Artry 9 PM, Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth, 312-360-0234, jazzshowcase.com, $20, 21+

The After Set: Marquis Hill Quartet 9 PM, the Tank, Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, free, 21+

Hereafter Fest: Participatory Music Collective, Microcosmic Sound Orchestra, DJ Norman Long 10 PM, Hunter International Gallery, 3800 S. Michigan, $20 suggested donation, all ages

Edward "Kidd" Jordan, Alvin Fielder, Joshua Abrams, and Jim Baker 9:30 PM, Constellation, 3111 N. Western, constellation-chicago.com, $15, 18+

Saturday, September 2

Afterfest jam sessions hosted by Ira Sullivan with Marc Berner, Stu Katz, Larry Gray, and Greg Artry 9 PM, Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth, 312-360-0234, jazzshowcase.com, $20, 21+

Chicago Jazz Fest Side Show: Makaya McCraven & Junius Paul, Tomeka Reid & Ingrid Laubrock, DJs King Hippo and Angel Bat Dawid 8:30 PM, Co-­Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan, $10

Hereafter Fest: David Boykin Expanse, Kiera Lanier, Chess Mastaz, DJ Jamal Jaytoo Jeffries 10 PM, Hunter International Gallery, 3800 S. Michigan, $20 suggested donation, all ages

HotHouse Jazz Fest Afterset: Shanta Nurullah's Sitarsys with Alex Wing, Zahra Baker, Fred Jackson, Avreeayl Ra, and Harrison Bankhead; Vincent Chancey, Ben Lamar Gay, and Marcus Evans 9 PM, Citlalin Gallery, 2005 S. Blue Island, hothouse.net, $15

Edward "Kidd" Jordan, Alvin Fielder, Joshua Abrams, and Jim Baker 9:30 PM, Constellation, 3111 N. Western, constellation-chicago.com, $15, 18+

Sunday, September 3

Afterfest jam sessions hosted by Ira Sullivan with Marc Berner, Stu Katz, Larry Gray, and Greg Artry 9 PM, Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth, 312-360-0234, jazzshowcase.com, $20, 21+

Hereafter Fest: Macrocosmic Sound Orchestra, Sebau, DJ Abstract Black 10 PM, Hunter International Gallery, 3800 S. Michigan, $20 suggested donation, all ages

Edward "Kidd" Jordan, Alvin Fielder, Joshua Abrams, and Jim Baker 9:30 PM, Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont, hungrybrainchicago.com, 21+  v

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