Welcome to Jazz Up Glen Ellyn 2019!
This year we are proud to honor the historic legacy of Chicago’s own Delmark Records.
A legendary label that has recorded artists ranging from the Dixie Stompers to Junior Wells to Sun Ra, Delmark has celebrated the many, many flavors of Chicago-style jazz and blues.
One of the things that makes Chicago unique is its blend of Soul, Blues, Jazz and innovation – and this year we celebrate all of those traditions at Jazz Up Glen Ellyn 2019!
From Dave Specter and the Soul Message band laying down the Blues, to Ari Brown and Ernest Dawkins celebrating the traditions of modern Chicago Jazz, to Goef Bradfield and my own group reaching out to compositional innovation, we span the spectrum of jazz styles.
And wouldn’t you know it all of these groups record for Delmark Records! So enjoy a day of grooving and a night of jamming and don’t forget to visit the Delmark Records booth and pick up a signed CD or maybe even some vintage vinyl!
It’s all here at Jazz Up Glen Ellyn!
Fareed Haque, Artistic Director, Jazz Up Glen Ellyn
Hosted by Bellas Artes featuring Fareed Haque
9:30 – 10:30am
Join celebrated Jazz guitarist Fareed Haque as he walks you through the connections between Blues, Jazz, Soul, Funk and Rock n Roll!! A fun, entertaining, informative ‘instruments in hand’ ride for all players – beginners, intermediate or advanced! All players should bring their instruments and be prepared to play – just a little – with Fareed and his band. And if you can play a basic minor blues scale, even better!
It’ll be a hootenanny of a jam!!!
$25 to enroll. Register in advance here: https://forms.gle/qBqusAQmKdqbt6gFA
Bellas Artes Institute for Jazz Studies
10:30 – 11:30am
Enjoy this FREE and open to the public concert which culminates the Second Annual Jazz Camp for students ages 12-18 hosted by Bellas Artes. Enjoy our student combos as they finish their week long Jazz Camp before this special day of Jazz begins in Downtown Glen Ellyn. Click here for more information to attend! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1petI61OnjnmvnB5kkJ33c5kUDPRTr0ACi0GghCRfXaU/edit?usp=drivesdk
Celebrate the Free Jazz movement: The evolving collective cultural memory of the American Jazz aesthetic
Featuring Ernest Dawkins
11:30 – 12:30pm
Join this FREE clinic and celebrate the Free Jazz movement evolving collective cultural memory of the American Jazz aesthetic. Open to all but please register in advance so we know you are coming!
Click here to register for this FREE clinic! https://forms.gle/MMGT6NpoqeB9nRERA
Dawkins started his musical journey at the tender age of eight, when he learned how to play the bass and conga drums. At nineteen, he became mesmerized by the sound of the saxophone while listening to his father’s jazz recordings of Lester Young. It was not until he heard the alto sax of Guido Sinclair, however, that he knew this was the instrument he wanted to play. Within a week, he had purchased his first saxophone, clarinet, and flute. Two weeks later, Dawkins got his first lesson from members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). From there, his illustrious career in music began.
Dawkins was named ‘Chicagoan of the Year’ twice by the Chicago Tribune, most recently in 2001. He received a Meet the Composers Round VII New Residencies grant in 2000 and has been awarded the State of Illinois Governors Fellowship award twice. In 2008, he received a Governor’s International Grant. Dawkins established The Englewood Jazz Festival, now in its 11th year, and founded Live The Spirit Residency, a not-for-profit arts organization committed to improving access to creative and improvised music for under-served communities within the city of Chicago.