SUN-TIMES: Chicago Jazz Festival expands run, includes final Chicago gig by Ramsey Lewis

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The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting, “The 2018 Chicago Jazz Festival will feature an expanded run and the final live Chicago performance by jazz icon Ramsey Lewis before his retirement, it was announced Wednesday by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

The 40th annual festival, which in years past has run Labor Day weekend in Millennium Park, will now run for 10 days — Aug. 24 through Sept. 2 — with free neighborhood venue shows beginning Aug. 24 (schedule/locations to be announced in June), and Pritzker Pavilion and Chicago Cultural Center performances Aug. 29-Sept. 2.

Other headliners include Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves, Maceo Parker, the Orbert Davis Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, and a special tribute to Willie Pickens…”

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