Program of 11th edition Made in Chicago

For the first ten years, Made In Chicago was an autumn festival held in November. This year we are entering a new stage. From its eleventh edition on, the festival will be associated with spring. This way we are hoping to discover fresh tastes of music from the Windy City, and through the modified festival format, to create new contexts for meetings with Chicago’s jazz artists. The 11th festival edition will stick to the area of widely understood improvised music from Chicago, but this year, the music is going to fill new venues and spaces.

As usual, the festival is going to feature a number of new projects. Mike Reed, one of the most prominent Chicago musicians, will present his “Flesh And Bone”. There will be the “Supreme Love” concert for those who wish to experience a creative clash of tradition and modernity. The musicians will be accompanied by tap dancers! We are also going to hear Chicago Calling, a band led by saxophonist Julia Wood. You can expect some typical jazz club performances as well. We will have a chance to listen to outstanding pianist Jeremy Kahn, who recorded with such artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Aretha Franklin and Joni Mitchell. Experienced French horn player Vincent Chancey will bring his band. The international Switchback quartet will perform, featuring, amongst others, Mars Williams and Polish clarinettist Wacław Zimpel. There will be special open-air concerts bound to keep our audience entertained. Saxophonist Greg Ward will conduct a concert in the heart of the Poznań’s Old Market Square to close his 3-day workshops. Next, there will come a blend of jazz traditions and elements of Peruvian rhythms performed by Juan Pastor and Chinchano ensemble. Finally, Poznań inhabitants will sway to the rhythm of unforgettable Ella Fitzgerald’s classics as three female Chicago singers with the accompanying musicians will perform their best-selling “Three Ellas” show.


Friday, 20 May

7:00 pm, Piano House, Jeremy Kahn
8:00 pm, Scena na Piętrze, Juli Wood's Chicago Calling
9:00 pm, Klub Dragon, Vincent ChancEy Group
10:00 pm, Las, Switchback
11:00 pm, Klubokawiarnia Meskalina, Jam Session

Tickets: PLN 25; passes (4 concerts): PLN 60

Saturday, 21 May

6.00 pm, Sala Wielka CK Zamek, Flesh and Bone
8:00 pm, Sala Wielka CK Zamek, Supreme Love

Advance booking: PLN 50* / PLN 80, from 20 May: PLN 70* / PLN 100
* student concession (on production of a valid ID)

Sunday, 22 May

5:00 pm, Scena Quadro Stary Rynek, Made in Chicago Workshop Concert
6:30 pm, Scena Quadro Stary Rynek, Chinchano
8:00 pm, Scena Quadro Stary Rynek, Three Ellas