THE 37TH ANNUAL CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES TOP HEADLINERS
Festival to Take Place SEPTEMBER 3-6, 2015 At CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER & MILLENNIUM PARK
Festival Celebrates the AACM’s 50th Anniversary, Centenaries of Composer-Arranger Billy Strayhorn & Vocalist Billie Holiday, Plus 25th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce the 37th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival. The favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition will take place in Millennium Park and at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington Street), September 3-6, showcasing the very best of jazz music from noon to 9:30pm daily. The FREE admission Chicago Jazz Festival is produced by DCASE and programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago (JIC).
THE CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS & SPECIAL EVENTS AND THE JAZZ INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO ANNOUNCE THE COMPLETE LINEUP OF THE 37th ANNUAL CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 3-6, 2015 IN MILLENNIUM PARK & CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce the 37th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival. The festival will take place in Millennium Park and at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington Street), September 3-6, showcasing the very best of jazz music from noon to 9:30pm daily. Additionally, the festival is partnering once again with Pianoforte Foundation for a three-concert series to kick off Festival Week. The five–concert Neighborhood Nights series line-up will be announced shortly. The FREE admission Chicago Jazz Festival is produced by DCASE and programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago (JIC).
AWARD WINNING WRITER, DIRECTOR
& PRODUCER JE’CARYOUS JOHNSON
PREMIERES HIS LATEST HIT STAGEPLAY
“THINGS YOUR MAN WON’T DO”
STARRING HOLLYWOOD HITMAKERS
TICHINA ARNOLD, LEON,
WENDY RAQUEL ROBINSON & BRIAN WHITE
Limited Engagement Tour Kicks Off
February 27th in Detroit, MI
Los Angeles, CA – February 3, 2014 -From ABC’s The Bachelor and Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker to WE TV’s Marriage Boot Camp and Bravo’s newest hit show Friends to Lovers?, men and women everywhere are looking for that one person who can supply their every need – sexually, spiritually and socially. Whether through a TV show, a movie or even Dr. Phil, men and women are seeking answers to help heal their current relationship woes. Now, the latest comedic drama to hit stages across the country gives men and women from coast to coast a look at the love they may be longing for through the lens of other people lives. JE’CARYOUS JOHNSON’S “THINGS YOUR MAN WON’T DO,” is the most recent production penned from the hands of critically acclaimed, Award-winning writer, producer and director Je’Caryous Johnson.
R&B LEGEND CHARLIE WILSON ANNOUNCES
FOREVER CHARLIE TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS KEM AND JOE
The New Album Forever Charlie In Stores January 27, 2015
New York, NY – Grammy nominated artist Charlie Wilson announced today his new national tour Forever Charlie will kick off on February 12, 2015 in Cleveland, OH and will wrap on March 27 in Oakland, CA. The tour is named after Wilson’s upcoming album that is slated for a January 27 release on RCA Records.
BET’s Sunday Best Alumnus MAURICE GRIFFIN Launches
“MY HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS TOUR” Nov 21- Dec 31
Maurice Griffin set out to expand a new phase of his music career after capturing the attention of a nation as a finalist on season two of BET’s Sunday Best Gospel competition television show. Since then, the powerhouse vocalist and passionate worshipper has elevated his music ministry to a global audience, all as an independent and self-managed artist.
Stevie Wonder Announces The “Songs In The Key Of Life Performance”
– Legendary Musician to Perform at Arenas in 10+ Cities Across North America –
– Tickets On Sale Beginning Monday, Sept. 22 at LiveNation.com and the Live Nation Mobile App –
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Legendary singer, songwriter, musician and producer Stevie Wonder announced today the SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE PERFORMANCE, a 10+ city tour across North America this fall.
Sweet Honey In The Rock Set For
Seasonal Run of December Tourdates
“CELEBRATING THE HOLYDAYS” Performances
November 5, 2014 — NEW YORK, NY — Venerable a cappella ensemble SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK will kick-off the holiday season with a series of themed concert performances entitled SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK: CELEBRATING THE HOLYDAYS. The seasonal presentation, which comprises inspirational and spiritual holiday music from around the world has been presented annually for several years will cap the ensemble’s celebration of their 40TH Anniversary this year.
OKeh Recording Artist SOMI Announces National Tour
in Support of Critically Acclaimed Album,
The Lagos Music Salon
The Salon Tour Features Collaborations with Community
Art Spaces to Recreate Original Lagos-Style Salons
Critically acclaimed OKeh recording artist Somi will perform a series of intimate shows across the U.S. in support of her new album, The Lagos Music Salon. Inspired by her time spent in Lagos, Nigeria (18 months), the album presents new African jazz and soul, and features renowned musicians Common and Angelique Kidjo. Throughout The Salon Tour, the vocalist will collaborate with community art spaces across the country to recreate the original music salons she hosted while in Lagos, Nigeria. Tour dates include performances in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Atlanta and New York.
In Honor Of The 100th Anniversary of The Birth of Sun Ra, The Chicago Jazz Festival Will Be Celebrating His Work Through Movie Screenings, Panel Discussions and A Performances by The Sun Ra Arkestra, Under The Direction of Marshall Allen, To Close Out The Festival
With roots in Chicago that would eventually take his music to the world, the prolific Sun Ra regaled the music world with his colorful combination of cosmic philosophy, new jazz sounds and beguiling stagecraft, which included dance and costumes. This musical and cultural impact of Sun Ra’s work has been so profound that the centennial of his birth is an event that will pervade many of the events at this year’s Chicago Jazz Festival.
Face To Face, Inc. Presents
The Festival of Praise Tour 2014
Featuring Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin
Festival of Praise Kicks-Off in September during
Gospel Music Heritage Month
(Dallas, TX – July 23, 2014) – Face To Face, Inc. Presents the Festival of Praise 2014 Tour featuring multiple GRAMMY®, Stellar and Dove Award-winning recording artists Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin. The national tour kicks-off at the Verizon Theater in Dallas, TX on September 18, during Gospel Music Heritage Month (see tour schedule below—more dates to be added in the coming weeks).