News about 53rd St. in Hyde Park, Chicago

Diane Ellis and the Jazzy Ladies

Two Days of Free Jazz in Hyde Park

If you love jazz, then the Hyde Park Jazz Festival is designed with you in mind. Now in its 5th year, the fest has expanded to two days on Sept. 24 - 25 and will showcase more than 150 musicians in 13 venues on 15 different stages throughout the neighborhood. For those interested in preferred seating at most indoor venues, Jazz Passes are available for purchase.

On the eve of Saturday Sept. 24, 53rd Street will become the home to two acts at the Hyde Park Bank. Starting at 6 p.m., saxophonist and composer Adam Kinner will perform along with drummer Marc Riordan and bassist Daniel Thatcher. At 7:30 p.m., Diane Ellis and The Jazzy Ladies will take the stage.

Find out more information about the schedule, Jazz Passes and volunteering. A free shuttle bus is also available.

Image courtesy of Michelle Olson, 2008