The Obama family’s old stomping grounds play host to more than 35 bands playing on 14 stages. That's over 18 hours of moving grooves, melancholy meditations and improvised glee during the 9th Annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival, September 26-27. Hundreds of fine jazz musicians including world-class headliners and local emerging artists converge upon some creative and unexpected indoor and outdoor cultural venues in the south side neighborhood.
Several major attractions have been added to the ninth annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival, running Sept. 26 and 27 in several locations.
Pianist Laurence Hobgood will play a solo set; trumpeter Russ Johnson will lead a new group, convened for the festival; Prashant Bhargava's "Radhe Rahde: Rites of Holi" will be screened in homage to the Chicago born-and-raised filmmaker, who died in May at age 42.