Fifth annual Umbrella Music Festival set for November 3-7

The acclaimed Umbrella Music Festival returns November 3-7 for its fifth annual celebration of jazz and improvised music from Chicago and beyond. The festival opens with a special evening of free concerts dubbed “European Jazz Meets Chicago,” co-presented by Umbrella Music, the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and 10 different European consulates and cultural organizations.

This year, this momentous collaboration now spans two nights, and will include even more free concerts at the Chicago Cultural Center on Thursday, November 4. The Umbrella Music Festival continues at the regular venues over the weekend.

Lineups and schedules will be available the last week of August, but dozens of performers already have been confirmed.  Some of our favorites include Nicole Mitchell, Harrison Bankhead, Wadada Leo Smith, Tim Daisy, Mike Reed, Nick Broste, Charles Rumback, Keefe Jackson, Josh Berman, Josh Abrams, Jim Baker, Jason Stein, Jason Roebke, Devin Hoff, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, Dave Rempis, and Frank Rosaly.

Check out for announcements and updates.

Umbrella Music Festival:

11/3/2010 @ Chicago Cultural Center
11/4/2010 @ Chicago Cultural Center
11/5/2010 @ Elastic Arts
11/6/2010 @ The Hideout
11/7/2010 @ The Hungry Brain

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