• Young Masters 18th Annual Englewood Jazz Festival
    Saturday, September 16, 2017
    12:00 noon – 6:00pm

  • Ernest Dawkins 18th Annual Englewood Jazz Festival
    Saturday, September 16, 2017
    12:00 noon – 6:00pm

  • Dee Alexander 18th Annual Englewood Jazz Festival
    Saturday, September 16, 2017
    12:00 noon – 6:00pm

  • Carolyn Fitzhugh 18th Annual Englewood Jazz Festival
    Saturday, September 16, 2017
    12:00 noon – 6:00pm

  • Wallace Roney 18th Annual Englewood Jazz Festival
    Saturday, September 16, 2017
    12:00 noon – 6:00pm

Spirit of Jazz Awards

Orbert Davis

Orbert Davis was named by Chicago Magazine as “Y2k Best Trumpeter in Chicago” and “Chicagoan of the Year for 2002.” In September 2011, Davis was named Artist-In-Residence for the Chicago Jazz Festival, an honor held by only one other Chicagoan in its history.

Howard Mandel

Jazz critic Howard Mandel has contributed to National Public Radio, the Washington Post, DownBeat, and the Village Voice among many other publications for decades, and has authored two books.

Mark Ruffin

A former musician and songwriter, Mark worked for over 20 years as Jazz Editor for Chicago Magazine and has written over five hundred articles on jazz, broadcasting and African-American culture. He also spent years involved in television journalism, winning two Emmy Awards for his efforts in bringing stories about jazz to television on WTTW-TV/Chicago.

18th Annual Englewood Jazz Festival

Saturday, September 16, 2017
12:00 noon – 6:00pm,
Hamilton Park & Cultural Center, 513 W. 72nd Street

12: 00pm to 1:00pm
Young Masters

1:15pm to 2:15pm
Ernest Dawkins Jam Session Band with special guest Carolyn Fitzhugh

2:30pm to 3:30pm
Dee Alexander

3:30pm to 4:30pm
Live the Spirit Residency Big Band

4:30pm to 5:00pm
Spirit of Jazz Award

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Wallace Roney

The Spirit of Jazz Award Recippients
will be presented to: 
Orbert Davis
Howard Mandel 
Mark Ruffin

Live The Spirit Residency is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization registered in the State of lllinois. Their work is supported by The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Cohn Family Foundation, the Oppenheimer Family Foundation, The Chicago Park District, 6th Ward Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer, The Old Town School of Folk Music, Dawk Publishing, WOCB, Oelmark Records, and Chicago Creative Arts Online. Live the Spirit is in residency at Hamilton Park through the Chicago Park Oistrict 's Arts Partners in Residence Program, which unites artists and communities in Chicago's parks. For more information, visit www.englewoodjazzfest.org, find us on Facebook, or call us at (773) 800 2738.

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