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17th Annual Englewood Jazz Festival

Live the Spirit Residency is pleased to announce the line-up for the 17th Annual Englewood Jazz Festival, Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 12:00 noon – 6:00pm at Hamilton Park Cultural Center, 513 W 72nd street.   The festival will be held rain or shine.  In the event of rain, performances will move inside the field house. 

Young Masters Ensemble  -- 2:15 - 3:10 pm

Showcasing the creative achievements and original compositions of emerging artists in Live the Spirit Residency's jazz education workshops, this ensemble features musical phenoms including pianist Alexis Lombre, bassist James Wenzel, and percussionist Jeremiah Collier.   The ensemble will be celebrating the release of their debut album Coming of Age.  They will be joined by guest artist Pharez Whitted on trumpet.

Please contact the above email to volunteer or help in any way, or to receive Festival announcements.

The Englewood Jazz Festival is produced by Live The Spirit Residency, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization registered in the State of Illinois. The Festival is made possible through the generosity of the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Oppenheimer Family Foundation, the Cohn Family Foundation, Chicago Park District, Dawk Publishing, Delmark Records, and Chicago Creative Arts Online; and is sponsored by 17th Ward Alderman Latasha Thomas, and 6th Ward Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer and The Old Town School of Folk Music.  This project is partially supported by a CityArts Program grant from the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs.

Live the Spirit is in residency at Hamilton Park through the Chicago Park District’s Arts Partners in Residence Program, which unites artists and communities in Chicago’s parks.  

About Live the Spirit Residency
Live the Spirit Residency are the producers of the Englewood Jazz Festival and an after school jazz education program for youth.   The organization is deeply rooted in and reflects the rich cultural heritage of the Englewood community. Their mission is to increase the musical resources of the community and connect the past to the present through programs and partnerships with artists and arts organizations committed to music, mentoring, and inter-generational knowledge exchange. For 17 years, they have presented original music to a community that is directly linked to the musicians who write and perform it at home and around the globe.