The final night of the festival features saxophonist Lou Konitz, who partnered with Miles Davis as part of the nine-piece band on his “Birth of the Cool” sessions and is a key architect of the “cool” school of jazz. Konitz is this year’s artist-in-residence and will perform with his new nonet directed by Ohad Talmor as part of the 5pm Petrillo Music Shell evening that also includes Chicago pianist Willie Pickens’ 75th birthday celebration, New Orleans saxophonist Donald Harrison and his quintet and Hammond B-3 organ master Joey DeFrancesco and his trio with guests Dr. Lonnie Smith and Ron Blake. The noon Jazz on Jackson stage features “A Salute to New Orleans” with the Lucky 7s, which features both New Orleans and Chicago musicians, New Orleans trumpeter Maurice Brown and Chicago trumpeter Corey Wilkes in a “Crescent City/Windy City Jam” and the New Orleans jazz-funk Rebirth Brass Band while the 12:30pm Jazz & Heritage Stage includes the Union League Civic & Arts Jazz Ensemble, Hijazz and “A History of Jazz” with John Watson. (Dennis Polkow)
September 3 at the Chicago Jazz Festival.