Free jazz offered at Umbrella Music Festival

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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.

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