Jazz singer Lucy Smith previews her set at the Chicago Jazz Festival

Jazz singer Lucy Smith previews her set at the Chicago Jazz Festival
Jazz singer Lucy Smith previews her set at the Chicago Jazz Festival

Jazz singer Lucy Smith previews her set at the Chicago Jazz Festival

Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, singer/songwriter/bandleader Lucy Smith is deeply ingrained in the city’s jazz scene. Her most recent project, Autumn in Augusta, is a tribute to her mother and the music her mother loved-everything from Trini Lopez to Nina Simone to Josh White to Mariam Makeba. Lucy Smith performs Thursday at 1:45 p.m. at the Chicago Cultural Center as part of this year’s Chicago Jazz Fest. It’s Free Admission.