Millennium Park at Home Chicago Jazz September 3-6, 2020 is produced by Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events and programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago.

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Join Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) for ‘Millennium Park at Home,’ a series of don’t-miss virtual concerts celebrating music in the key of Chicago – and supporting our diverse and legendary music scene.   

Honoring the Year of Chicago Music (extended through 2021), DCASE is offering these at-home performances and digital content in lieu of the 2020 Millennium Park season.   

Special thanks to our partners including the Millennium Park Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, 90.9fm WDCB Public Radio and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).  

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Doc Cheatham, Stu Katz, John Bany, Barrett Deems (Chicago Jazz Fest 1985)
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During the early part of this presentation there are moments of text on screen without sound. The texts read:  
“Chicago is the traditional homelands of the Council of the Three Fires: The Odawa, Ojibwe and Potawatomi Nations. Many other Tribes like the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac and Fox also called this area home. Located at the intersection of several great waterways, the land naturally became a site of travel and healing for many Tribes. Today, Chicago continues to be a place that many people from diverse backgrounds call home. We make this acknowledgement to bring awareness and understanding of the history of indigenous peoples and their territories, and as a call to rethink one’s own relationship with the city, the land and the environment.”  “The collective trauma and outage arising from George Floyd’s murder have reverberated across our city. We will clean up these broken windows, but we can’t stop there. We must also clean up and repair our broken systems.  We stand in solidarity with those who are peacefully seeking change that results in the respect, dignity and freedom that Black, Brown, Asian, immigrant, refugee, native and religious people all deserve in this country.  Full justice, true justice – equity and inclusion amongst all human beings is the only solution. – Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot”  “Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed here are those of the artist(s), and do not necessarily reflect the policies or positions of any department or agency of the City of Chicago – or its partners.”

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