Jazz Lives in South Shore
...because Jazz Unites!
Chicago, IL - The annual South Shore Jazz Festival is going to happen! Howard Reich, Arts critic of the Chicago Tribune, reports, "The annual South Shore jazz festival, which had been canceled due to lack of sponsorship, will take place after all, according to planners." Read full article here
. The jazz community and sponsors have responded with great enthusiasm to rally behind this iconic festival that has occurred every summer for over 35 years on the lakefront in the South Shore community.
Headlining Saturday, August 4, 2012, will be the Jazz-funk great Norman Connors with trumpeter extraordinaire Tom Browne.The Drum Divas, Universal Alley Jazz, Dee Alexander's Evolution Ensemble, Renee Baker's Chicago Modern Orchestra Project and Tammy McCann round out the rhythmic Saturday sets.
On Sunday, August 5, 2012, Pharoah Sanders, the Grammy Award-winning American jazz saxophonist will closeout the event. Ayodele, Angel d'Cuba, Charles Heath's Chicago Jazz All Stars, Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble and Universal Alley Jazz are all on deck to dazzle your ears with melodic sounds throughout the day.
The two-day festival site, The South Shore Cultural Center
, welcomes back the neighborhood's tradition of packing picnic baskets and coolers to enjoy a day at the park. Public transportation is the recommended route with the Metra's South Shore and Bryn Mawr stops, CTA connecting bus routes 6, 26 and 71, festival-goers will be within eyesight or dropped-off right in-front of the venue. Admission is $10 and no parking on the site. Shuttle services and advanced ticket sales are in discussion, please check website for up-to-date information, southshorejazzlives.com