Allen Toussaint to headline Chicago Jazz Festival

May 10, 2012

Associated Press

Allen Toussaint, Dianne Reeves and Roy Haynes will headline this year's Chicago Jazz Festival.

Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announced the lineup on Wednesday. The free festival takes place on the Labor Day weekend, running Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. Haynes has worked with artists like Charlie Parker and John Coltrane. He performs Aug. 30 in Millennium Park.

Reeves will perform Sept. 1. She is a four-time Grammy winner, most recently for the soundtrack to Good Night and Good Luck.

Toussaint will close the festival Sunday, Sept. 2, with his The Bright Mississippi featuring Marc Ribot and Don Byron.