About

The 14th annual Englewood Jazz Festival

Thursday, September 19- Saturday, September 21

Hamilton Park Cultural Center

The Englewood Jazz Festival is produced by Live the Spirit Residency.

The 14th annual Englewood Jazz Festival will take place on Thursday, September 19- Saturday, September 21 at the Hamilton Park Cultural Center

Thursday. September 19 – Hamilton Park Cultural Center, 5:30

Open Rehearsal with the Live the Spirit Big Band, performing two new extended- works for jazz ensemble by Ernest Dawkins and Peter Edwards (UK)

Roundtable discussion on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with composers Ernest Dawkins, Peter Edwards, and Kelan Phil Cohran, historian Timuel Black, and poet Kahari B.

Friday, September 20- Hamilton Park Cultual Center, 7:30

World premiers of two new works for the Live the Spirit Big Band:

“A Dream Come True or a Dream Deferred?” by Ernest Dawkins featuring words by Kahari B.

and a new work by Peter Edwards (Title TBA)

Saturday, September 21- Hamilton Park Cultural Center 12:00- 6:00

 * Ernest Dawkins’ New Horizons Ensemble with special guest Billy Harper

Great Black Music Ensemble under the direction of Mwata Bowden wit  speclal guest 2013 Spirit  of Jazz awardees Kelan Phil Cohran and Art Hoyle

*Henry Johnson Trio 

       *Taylor Moore Trio with special guest vocalist Margret Murphy-Webb

Live The Spirit Residency would like to THANK everyone who has supported the Englewood Jazz Festival,  everyone who signed up for our email list, and RECOGNIZE everyone who made a donation to support the Festival. We are truly thankful for your support!

We look forward to a wonderful crowd, a beautiful day, and inspiring performances by these masterful artists:

We are always looking for volunteers and supporters.  If you would like to help, in any way, please email info(at)englewoodjazzfest.org.


Live The Spirit Residency, a 501(c)(3) Illinois tax exempt organization, is a Chicago Park District Arts Partner in Residence at Hamilton Park. Our work is made possible through the generosity of the MacArthur Foundation International Connections Program, MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Oppenheimer Family Foundation, the Illinois Humanities Council, the AT&T Investing in Illinois Program, Senator Jacqueline Collins, Senator Donne Trotter, the Chicago Park District, Dawk Publishing, Delmark Records, and Chicago Creative Arts Online, with partial support by a CityArts Program grant from the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs. If you would like to continue to receive Festival announcements, please send an email with the subject “EJF press release list” to info@englewoodjazzfest.org

The 14th annual Englewood Jazz Festival is proudly presented by:

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