Free jazz offered at Umbrella Music Festival

SHARE Free jazz offered at Umbrella Music Festival

Jazz may have been born in Chicago. But it has since spread far from here.

That’s highlighted in some of the acts being featured in the Umbrella Music Festival.

Starting Wednesday, the Umbrella Music Festival will feature jazz performances free of charge. Acts come from all over the place like Lithuania, Austria and France. There will also be plenty of Chicago-based acts.

The event starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday and goes through Nov. 11. The first two nights, the venue will be held at the Chicago Cultural Center, 79 E. Washington, then it will move to other locations in the city.

Visit the festival site for more information.

The Latest
Kevin McCarthy’s father-in-law said Tuesday that McCarthy, killed along with his wife Irina, “had Aiden under his body when he was shot.” The boy told the grandfather when he picked him up from the police: “Mommy and Daddy are coming soon.”
The teen was walking down the street in the 2300 block of West 21st Street about 5:15 p.m. when he was shot in the chest, Chicago police said.
“Brookfield Police Department is working with Brookfield Zoo Police to actively investigate the situation throughout the park and surrounding area,” according to Brookfield Zoo’s official Twitter account.
A nation is acting irrationally when it allows, as police allege, a 21-year-man to walk into a store and legally buy a high-powered rifle that he will use to massacre parade goers.
“The shooter is still at large, so let’s pray for justice to prevail, and then let’s move on and let’s celebrate — celebrate the independence of this nation,” state Sen. Darren Bailey, R-Xenia, said on Monday 90 minutes after the shooting that left seven dead and at least 30 wounded.