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JazzFest: Saturday Afternoon in Grant Park

By Kate Gardiner in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 7, 2009 7:00PM

After thinking about it, we took it upon ourselves to make it to the Saturday afternoon showcase at the Petrillo Band Shell in Grant Park. The four hours we were there featured everyone from Chicago local legend Fred Anderson (celebrating his 80th birthday) to Netherlands-based Azerbaijani Amina Figarova and her sextet, as well as the work of Curtis Mayfield, arranged by William Parker (featuring Black Power poet Amiri Baraka and drumming savant Hamid Drake); the night was closed out by the Dave Holland Big Band.

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