Saturday, September 29, 3:45-4:45pm

wagner stage at the midway

 Photo by Michael Jackson

Photo by Michael Jackson

THE CHICAGO YESTET is a 13-piece band featuring some of the best musicians in Chicago, playing original jazz-folk music that all grooves. Some of the Yestet’s music is unapologetically political, and is influenced by the likes of John Coltrane, Thad Jones, Neil Young, Snoop Dogg, James Brown, Lucinda Williams, and others. The Yestet has been performing since 2008, and has been featured at venues including Green Mill, Andy's Jazz Club, Constellation, Fulton Street Collective, Chicago Jazz Festival, Isthmus Jazz Festival, and now, happily once again, Hyde Park Jazz Festival.

The musicians are: NICK MAZZARELLA (alto saxophone); CHRIS MADSEN (tenor saxophone); GEOF BRADFIELD (tenor saxophone); CHUCK PARRISH (trumpet); VICTOR GARCIA (trumpet); TOM GARLING (trombone); JOEL ADAMS (trombone); MIKE ALLEMANA (guitar); DAN TRUDELL (piano); CLARK SOMMERS (bass); XAVIER BREAKER (drums); KEITH HARRIS (spoken word); and MAGGIE BURRELL (vocals).