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Chicago Gears Up For Jazz Fest As It Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

The Chicago Jazz Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

The free 10-day event kicks off August 24 and takes place at the Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park and other venues around the city.

Morning Shift checks in with Heather Ireland Robinson, executive director of the Jazz Institute of Chicago, about what’s on tap.

We also get her reaction to the breaking news that soul diva Aretha Franklin has passed away at the age of 76.  

GUESTHeather Ireland Robinson, executive director of the Jazz Institute of Chicago

LEARN MORE: Chicago Jazz Festival Official Website

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