This year's festival focuses on the 'Chicago Sound', with a wide selection of styles and sounds associated with our great city.
Vocalist Paul Marinaro headlines with his group and artistic director Fareed Haque will pay tribute to the late, great Ramsey Lewis. Gus Freidlander will play a set of King Oliver's Chicago style traditional jazz and an all-star group from the AACM will represent the Chicago's modern jazz scene.
In addition to these Chicago luminaries, Jazzup Glen Ellyn and Bellas Artes School of Music will host a number of student groups on stage, as part of the Bellas Artes Jazz camp.
And as usual the festival will continue at night in local venues, so the music doesn't stop!!
Produced by the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn, with support from The Bellas Artes School of Music and WDCB Jazz Radio, this year's festival promises to be a fantastic journey through Chicago's jazz panorama.