The 12th annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival will take place September 29 & 30, 2018 at twelve venues throughout the Hyde Park neighborhood. Stay tuned for updates on line-up mid-summer 2018.
This summer Back Alley Jazz creates a contemporary neighborhood happening that builds on and celebrates Chicago’s history of the neighborhood jam.
Each year the Festival commissions new work from some of today's most exciting musicians. Click here for videos of past projects and for info on upcoming commissions.
This project explores the question of "what is jazz?" from the diverse perspectives of individual storytellers. Stories are collected at the Festival on the Midway.