According to a recent study by Feed America, 1 in 7 people in Illinois struggle with hunger. To combat this, Chicago's finest jazz musicians will donate their performances and many of Chicago's most beloved jazz venues will donate their space to raise funds for hunger relief through the 2015 Chi-Town Jazz Festival.
West Suburban PADS has been selected as one of the beneficiaries of the multi-day event. This is the sixth annual festival, and will run from March 4 to March 8, with a closing performance beginning at 6 pm at FitzGerald's in Berwyn. In addition to music, Friend of PADS Steve Bankes will speak briefly at FitzGerald's about what's new at PADS, and the impact we're having on the communities we serve.
The full schedule of events is as follows (tickets available at the door):
Wed 3/4, 7:00 pm, The Jazz Showcase: Geof Bradfield Quartet, SHE, Tammy McCann and Mike Allemana
Thu 3/5, 6:00 pm, Andy’s Jazz Club: The Justefan Band, Eric Schneider and Friends, Chicago Jazz Orchestra’s Bill Overton
Fri 3/6, 9:00 pm, The Green Mill: Matt Ulery’s Loom, John Moulder and Friends, Juan Pastor’s Chinchano
Sun 3/8, 12:00 pm, pianoforte Chicago: Double Monk featuring Steve Million and Jeremy Kahn
Sun 3/8, 4:00 pm, First Presbyterian Evanston: Jazz Vespers Service
Sun 3/8, 6:00 pm, FitzGerald's: Glenbrook South Jazz Ensembles, The Ian Torres Big Band, The Stephanie Browning Quartet
For a full list of performers and more information, please visit chitownjazzfestival.org.