Midwest travel: Jazz it up at 2016 Hyde Park Jazz Fest

Chicago Daily Herald

by Jacky Runice

A solid 10 on the jazz-o-meter

The 2016 Hyde Park Jazz Festival offers two days of live jazz on 11 stages in and around Midway Plaisance, near the Museum of Science and Industry. The 10th annual event features special acts including Randy Weston's 90th birthday solo at the Rockefeller Chapel; Dwight Trible joining Dee Alexander; a solo by Matana Roberts; and a commission by Miguel Zenon for Spektral Quartet, among many others. See and hear national and international jazz artists; spin on the outdoor dance floor; refuel at food and beverage vendors; shop artisan vendors; and check out the story-share booth.

1 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 24, and 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at various venues in Hyde Park, Chicago. Free, but a $5 donation is requested. hydeparkjazzfestival.org/.