September 18, 2010
What to expect: This 11th annual fest, held in historic Hamilton Park (and inside the Park District auditorium if it rains), brings together an eclectic mix of internationally acclaimed artists (including Englewood residents) to fill the park with one-of-a-kind compositions, creative improvisation and unique musical collaboration. The Festival was founded by Ernest "Khabeer" Dawkins to celebrate the living legacy of Jazz in Englewood and Chicago's South Side.
Why to go: This year's fest will again welcome Italian musicians as part of a collaboration with Punta Giara Cultural Association in Sardinia, Italy.
Centerstage Reviewer: Ben Rubenstein