Don’t miss these shows at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival (via Chicago Tribune)

The best jazz festivals offer more great performances than you could possibly attend in their entirety, presented in environments well-matched to the music at hand.

By that definition, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival stands out among Chicago’s jazz soirees, its ninth annual edition this year presenting three world premieres: by trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, cellist Tomeka Reid and drummer and visual artist Mikel Patrick Avery.

Following are some of the most promising events. All concerts are free, though some require that tickets will be acquired 30 minutes before the performance.

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