May 25-26, 2019 // memorial day weekend
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  • Alicia Olatuja

    Saturday, May 25 | 1:00pm | Meadow Stage Praised by the New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone and an amiably regal presence on stage”,... [READ MORE]

  • Avery Dixon

    Saturday, May 25 | 12:30pm | Park Drive Stage Young Avery, a saxophone extraordinaire, was born weighing only 1 lb 8 oz and was not expected to live. He has a condition... [READ MORE]

  • Christian Sands

    Saturday, May 25 | 4:30pm | Park Drive Stage Christian Sands is currently one of the most in-demand pianists working in jazz. In the last few years he has toured around... [READ MORE]

  • Delfeayo Marsalis

    Saturday, May 25| 3:30pm | Oak Hill Stage Delfeayo Marsalis (pronounced DEL-fee oh) is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind... [READ MORE]

  • Gary Motley

    Sunday, May 26 | 5:00pm | Meadow Stage Gary Motley is a pianist, composer, arranger and educator. He has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Great American... [READ MORE]

  • Joel Ross

    Saturday, May 25 | 2:30pm | Park Drive Stage Chicago native Joel Ross has performed with historic and seasoned artists – Herbie Hancock, Louis Hayes, Christian McBride, and Stefon Harris – as well as... [READ MORE]

  • Kandace Springs

    Sunday, May 26 | 7:30pm | Oak Hill Stage Every so often a new singer emerges who’s able to assimilate multiple musical touchstones and still come off sounding remarkably fresh... [READ MORE]

  • Kenny Banks, Jr.

    Sunday, May 26| 1:30pm | Oak Hill Stage Raised by two parents who were also musicians, Kenny Banks Jr. started to play the piano at age seven and has... [READ MORE]

  • Lil’ John Roberts

    Saturday, May 25 | 11:00pm | Late Night Jazz Jam at Park Tavern One of the most sought after Jazz and R&B Drummers of his generation, John “Lil’ John”... [READ MORE]

  • Makaya McCraven

    Saturday, May 25 | 6:30pm | Park Drive Stage Makaya McCraven is a beat scientist. The bleeding edge drummer, producer, and sonic collagist is one of Chicago’s savviest cultural players and a... [READ MORE]

  • Marcus Strickland

    Saturday, May 25 | 7:00pm | Meadow Stage Saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Marcus Strickland is a charter member of the 21st century jazz vanguard. Similar to the torrent of artists... [READ MORE]

  • Michael Mayo

    Sunday, May 26 | 6:30pm | Park Drive Stage Michael Mayo began forging his musical identity long before he hit the stage.   The son of two successful musicians, the Los Angeles... [READ MORE]

  • Milkshake

    Sunday, May 26 | 1:00pm | Meadow Stage It is no wonder that the late legendary radio host, “Tippy” Calloway, befittingly announced Milkshake as trumpeter extraordinaire.  His music presentation mirrors the... [READ MORE]

  • Nicole Banks Long

    Sunday, May 26 | 2:30pm | Park Drive Stage Knoxville born singer Nicole Banks Long may have come from humble beginnings, but her voice is truly rich in vibrance, timbre and expressiveness.... [READ MORE]

  • Ofer Assaf

    Saturday, May 25 | 1:30pm | Oak Hill Stage Since moving to New York in 1997, Israel-born tenor saxophonist, composer and educator Ofer Assaf has performed with a veritable who’s... [READ MORE]

  • OKCello

    Sunday, May 26 | 3:30pm | Oak Hill Stage Okorie “OkCello” Johnson’s new album Resolve proffers a healing balm of hope. He invites listeners to move through and beyond their pain... [READ MORE]

  • Rhonda Ross & Rodney Kendrick

    Rhonda Ross & Rodney Kendrick Saturday, May 25 | 5:00pm | Meadow Stage Rhonda Ross is a social-artist who explores questions of ancestry, spirituality, and personal power through her music. Rhonda writes fierce,... [READ MORE]

  • Rhonda Thomas

    Sunday, May 26 | 7:00pm | Meadow Stage Vocalist Rhonda Thomas shares her unique styling, her definitive sultry voice and her dynamic songwriting. For those music lovers who are already... [READ MORE]

  • Rialto Jazz For Kids

    Rialto Jazz for Kids

    Sunday, May 26 | 12:30pm | Park Drive Stage Rialto Jazz for Kids is an ongoing series of comprehensive jazz education programs for elementary and middle-school aged students... [READ MORE]

  • Richard Bona

    Saturday, May 25 | 7:30pm | Oak Hill Stage Fans call him “The African Sting,” critics call him a pro, but it’s his unique and electrifying style of connecting with... [READ MORE]

  • Russell Gunn

    Sunday, May 26| 9:00pm | Meadow Stage Trumpeter/multi-instrumentalist Russell Gunn was born and raised in Illinois; weaned on rap, he turned to jazz in his professional pursuits, although hip-hop remained... [READ MORE]

  • Slim Gambill

      Sunday, May 26 | 4:30pm | Park Drive Stage Jason “Slim” Gambill never thought he’d play in a country band, let alone an incredibly successful one like Lady Antebellum. “Never in a... [READ MORE]

  • Stefon Harris

    Saturday, May 25 | 3:00pm | Meadow Stage Stefon Harris’s passionate artistry and astonishing virtuosity have propelled him to the forefront of the jazz scene. Heralded as “one of the most... [READ MORE]

  • Takuya Kuroda

    Saturday, May 25 | 5:30pm | Oak Hill Stage Jazz trumpeter Takuya Kuroda is a forward-thinking musician with a bent toward mixing post-bop and adventurous soul-jazz. Born in Kobe, Japan, Kuroda followed... [READ MORE]