Paquito D’Rivera’s last of three Millennium Park concerts across a week’s time is also the opening of the park’s free summer jazz series, “Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz.” Taking a cue from the late Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nation Orchestra, of which D’Rivera was a member, D’Rivera leads a cast of Chicago musicians including Fareed Haque, Howard Levy, Liam Teague, Mark Walker, Tito Carillo, Angel Melendez, Jose Rendon, Willie Garcia and others to celebrate Gillespie’s cross-fertilization of Latin American and Caribbean music into the bebop sound that he originated with Charlie Parker. D’Rivera’s fellow United Nation Orchestra alumnus and Chicago Jazz Ensemble artistic director Jon Faddis will appear with that orchestra along with special guests and former Chicagoans Mark Walker and Dave Samuels in a program that will also include other Latin American-inspired jazz, including a piece by Chicagoan Elbio Barilari.
June 22 at Pritzker Pavilion, Michigan between Randolph and Monroe, (312)742-7638. 6:30pm. Free.