Saturday, July 14th, 2018
Music and Rhythms of Brazil!
“Welcome to Jazzup Glen Ellyn 2018! This year our theme is the music and rhythms of Brazil! I am excited to present this year’s lineup of wonderful bands, musicians, representing the best Brazilian Jazz from Chicago and around the world. Luciano Antonio and Paulinho Garcia are both wonderful guitarists and singers representing a more modern and more traditional take on the Bossa Nova. I will bring my group in to play our version of classic, funky Sergio Mendes numbers.

The Choro, Caipira and Samba music of Brazil is showcased Tempero Brasileiro, Arcomusical and in Chicago Samba. We will have a Samba Parade marching thru the grounds, and even a clinic on samba dancing and percussion playing, so the whole community can join in!

Finally with Neusa Sauer and Som Brazil we will honor the late Chicago-based Brazilian Pianist Breno Sauer.

The diversity of art and culture in the Chicago area is unparalleled, and I am overjoyed to bring these wonderful musicians right to our Main Street downtown Glen Ellyn.”

Fareed Haque – Artistic Director

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We are honored to host Dr. Gregory Beyer (Head of Percussion Studies at NIU) and Arcomusical here at Bellas Artes.  This event will give you an opportunity to hear, meet, and learn (hands on!) from Main Stage performers from Glen Ellyn’s JazzUp Festival!  How cool is that?!

WE LOVE WORLD MUSIC! And we believe all of our students should be exposed to all the amazing music our planet has to offer.

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Neusa Sauer and Som Brazil:
A tribute to Breno Sauer

Featured Artist

Brazilian pianist/composer Breno Sauer of Som Brazil, one of the most important figures in Brazilian music in Chicago for the past 30 years, passed away last year. Breno’s wife Neusa, a singer with Som Brazil, has arranged a tribute to her late husband to be performed during this year’s Jazz Up Glen Ellyn, a welcome and important addition to our festival.


Hotel Package

Crowne Plaza Lombard Downers Grove

1250 Roosevelt Road  |   Glen Ellyn, IL 60137  |   (630) 629-6000
Toll Free (800) 2CR-OWNE  |   Fax (630) 629-0025  |  E-mail Us

Jazz Up Glen Ellyn

Saturday July 14, 2018

Just a short train ride from Chicago, Jazz Fest lets you enjoy the finest in music surrounded by the charm of the downtown treasure, the Village of Glen Ellyn.

Package includes deluxe accommodations at Crowne Plaza in queen or king room, complimentary pre-arranged, round-trip shuttle service, complimentary hotel parking, late check out, breakfast for two and a picnic service to tantalize your taste buds from Marché in downtown Glen Ellyn. Picnic box includes artisan cheese and charcuterie with accompaniments for two and two glasses of wine.

Packages range from $99 – $139.

Call 630-613-1239 and mention Jazz Fest package to book your stay today!

Available Weekends only

For more information, call us at (630) 629-6000 or find out more about this property.

Innovations Stage
Innovations Stage


Luciano Antonio

Traditions Stage
Traditions Stage

Bella Artes

Chicago Samba

Tempero Brasileiro

Two for Brazil

Jazz Up Sessions
The music continues from early in the day to all night long
in shops and restaurants around town
Jazz Up Sessions
The music continues from early in the day to all night long
in shops and restaurants around town
Bellas Artes | Begins at 6pm
  1. The Bellas Artes Faculty Jazz Combo
  2. Northside Bar & Grill
Tempero Brasileiro | Begins at 8pm
Rue | 504 Crescent Blvd.
  1. Tempero Brasileiro
  2. Rue
Luciano Antonio Quartet | Begins at 9pm
North Side Bar & Grill | 499 Pennsylvania Ave.
  1. Luciano Antonio Quartet
  2. North Side Bar & Grill
Two for Brazil| Begins at 9:30pm
Rue | 504 Crescent Blvd.
  1. Two for Brazil
  2. Rue
Fareed Haque | Begins at 9:30pm
McMae's on Main | 411 N. Main St.
  1. Fareed Haque
  2. McMae's on Main
Neusa Sauer & Som Brazil | Begins at 9:45pm
Main Street Pub | 466 N Main St.
  1. Neusa Sauer
  2. Main Street Pub
and Meet & Greet
MYAC Big Band | 11am - 12:30pm
1st Methodist Church | 424 Forest Ave.
  1. MYAC Big Band
  2. 1st Methodist Church
Fareed & Tony | 4:00 - 4:30pm
Enza | 504 Crescent
  1. Fareed Haque & Tony Monaco
  2. Enza Sicilian Osteria
Sonic Poets | 4:45 - 5:15pm
The Stand | 542 Crescent
  1. Sonic Poets
  2. The Stand
Chinchano | 6:30 - 7:00pm
The Bookstore | 475 N Main
  1. Chinchano
  2. The Bookstore
Barb City Stompers | 6:30 - 7:00pm
Marinella's | 548 Duane
  1. Barb City Stompers
  2. Marinella's
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