Start Date/Time: Friday, March 08, 2019 4:30 PM
For the past 9 years, members of the jazz community in Chicago have come for a week-long jazz festival designed to raise funds for hunger relief in the Chicago area. Musicians donate their performances, many of Chicago’s most popular  jazz venues donate their space, and numerous people volunteer to organize and/or work at the Festival events. All Admission/Door Donation Proceeds will be donated tonight to help this great cause in its yearly efforts to help fight hunger in Chicago.

  Chicago-based jazz vocalist Alyssa Allgood has been described as an artist who “impressively sings, scats and writes original lyrics” (DownBeat Magazine). Her debut album, Out of the Blue, was released in Fall 2016 to wide critical acclaim. The album reimagines the classic Blue Note Records era with original arrangements and lyrics. It received a 4-star review from DownBeat Magazine and was named a “Best Release of 2016” by seven different publications including The Huffington Post and All About Jazz and a “Best Debut Release of 2016” by The New York City Jazz Record.

Showtimes:  5pm-6:30pm & 7pm-8:30pm
Admission/Donation:  $20

The Soul Message Band is a soulful and infectious style crafted around funky grooves, has a sound that is rooted in the tradition of great Hammond B3 organists like Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Charles Earland and Groove Holmes. The band consists of Chris Foreman, the Chicago-based and nationally celebrated Hammond B3 Jazz organist; He and the always solid, drummer, Greg Rockingham, have an over twenty-five year history of performing and collaborating, in several group settings, including, the Deep Blue Organ Trio. Lee Rothenberg on guitar has emerged as an in-demand sideman in the Chicago Jazz scene. Noted for a style that is deeply rooted in the Jazz Guitar tradition.

Showtimes:  9:30pm-11pm & 11:30pm-1am
Admission/Donation:  $20