May 23-24, 2020 // memorial day weekend
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  • Alex Lattimore

    Sunday, May 26 | 3:00pm | Meadow Stage A native of a city known for its great arts scene, Chicago, Illinois, Alex Lattimore is no stranger to the world of... [READ MORE]

  • Alicia Olatuja

    Saturday, May 25 | 1:00pm | Meadow Stage Once you have listened to acclaimed vocalist, composer and arranger Alicia Olatuja (A-LEE-see-ah Oh-la-TU-ja), you won’t soon forget her. Praised in The... [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... [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]

  • Freelance

      Sunday, May 26 | 5:30pm | Oak Hill Stage Harlem based collective Freelance is a band of independent leaders with an expansive sound and encyclopedic knowledge of musical genres that afford... [READ MORE]

  • Gary Motley

    Sunday, May 26 | 5:00pm | Meadow Stage Since embarking on a solo career in 1994, Gary Motley has been at the forefront of jazz in the southeastern United States,... [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 Kenneth Banks Jr. was born July 15, 1988 in Columbus, Ohio and raised by two musician parents. He started to... [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]

  • Lizz Wright

    Saturday, May 25 | 9:00pm | Meadow Stage Acclaimed vocalist Lizz Wright is a steward of American music bringing brilliant color and vibrancy to singular original works and compositions by... [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 Though only in his mid twenties, Michael Mayo has already earned his stripes as a jazz artist. As an up-and-coming jazz... [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 is an American cellist-composer whose music integrates cello, live-sound-looping and improvisation on original compositions which collide classical with jazz,... [READ MORE]

  • Rhonda Ross & Rodney Kendrick

    Saturday, May 25 | 5:00pm | Meadow Stage Rhonda Ross & Rodney Kendrick Rhonda Ross has been described as a cross between Jill Scott and Nina Simone. Video, however, only begins to... [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 and the Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra

    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... [READ MORE]

  • Slim Gambill

      Sunday, May 26 | 4:30pm | Park Drive Stage Jason “Slim” Gambill Is a multi-genre guitarist, producer, composer, arranger and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist for... [READ MORE]

  • Stefon Harris

    Saturday, May 25 | 3:00pm | Meadow Stage Vibraphonist-composer Stefon Harris is heralded as “one of the most important young artists in jazz (The Los Angeles Times).” He is unquestionably... [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]