Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz: Jack DeJohnette
Subway: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Randolph; Red to LakeFREE
Event Info: (312) 742-1168 millenniumpark.org
The Made in Chicago series is fantastic not just for being free and showcasing top local jazz talent. The programmers have also done a smashing job in exploring different avenues of the art, spotlighting singers, guitarists, drummers, sax men. The free weekly closes with a bang, as percussion god Jack DeJohnette celebrates his 70th birthday with a return to his birthplace. The Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett time keeper (to name a couple he's backed) gathers buddies Muhal Richard Abrams, Larry Gray, Roscoe Mitchell and Henry Threadgill for a throwback jam. It's a must for jazz fans.