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Jazz Up Glen Ellyn

July 16, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us for our 5th Jazz Up Glen Ellyn! This year you have two options to attend: Purchase one of 80 squares and have a reserved spot for your lawn chairs or come later and sit for free in the non-reserved seating. Please bring your own folding chair and picnic basket, or enjoy food and drinks from one of the restaurants within the perimeter of the event.

This year we are Goin’ to Kansas City. The History of Jazz flows up the Mississipi. From New Orleans jazz found its next home in Kansas City, the home of Count Basie, Charlie Parker and the Birth of BeBop, Kansas City is known for its hard-swinging, bluesy transition style, It has been said that while New Orleans was the birthplace of jazz, “America’s music” grew up in Kansas City.

This year’s Theme will feature Kansas City Jazz from Blues to BeBop, KC Jazz great Bobby Watson will be our Artist-at-Large, playing with groups all day and bringing his unique KC swing to our little jazz fest. Basie Band Alum member Eric Schneider pays tribute to his old boss, and trumpeter extraordinaire Marques Carroll with pay tribute to Bird n Diz. IN addition members of the U of C and COD bands will perfrom Oliver Nelson’s classic album Blues and The Abstract Truth.

This year I’ll (Fareed Haque) take my band on a trip to KC, playing the music of two modern KC greats – guitarist Pat Metheny and bassist Charlie Haden.


July 16
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Downtown Glen Ellyn
Main Street & Crescent Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States

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