Projects & Commissions

Special Commissions

Each year the Festival commissions new work from some of today's most exciting musicians. Click below for videos of past projects and for info on upcoming commissions.


Story Share Project

This project explores the question of "what is jazz?" from the diverse perspectives of individual storytellers.  Stories are collected at the Festival on the Midway.


Art on the Midway

This new project premieres in 2016 with three art installations and one interactive art making station on the Midway. Art on the Midway is a collaboration with the Hyde Park Art Center.