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WAYNE SHORTER Critic’s Pick
6/7 at 8 The legendary composer and saxophonist (above) celebrates his 80th birthday with his killer quartet, featuring the pianist Danilo Pérez, the bassist John Patitucci, and the drummer Brian Blade. $37–$71. Symphony Center, 220 S Michigan. cso.org.
ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ BAND
6/13 at 7:30 If you’re looking to find the next generation of jazz players, look no further. Another season of the suburban Jazz Salon series wraps up with one of the better student ensembles in the area. $18–$25. Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W 31st, Oak Brook. pianofortefoundation.org.
JAZZ CABARET Free!
6/14 at 7 The Jazz Institute of Chicago’s JazzCity series presents the vocalist Frieda Lee. Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W Jackson. jazzinchicago.org.
TRIBUTE TO BENNY GOODMAN
6/14 at 7:30 In yet another summer season on the North Shore with precious little in the way of jazz programming, this date packs some promise: The vocalists Cyrille Aimee and Sylvia McNair and the clarinetists Eric Schneider, Larry Combs, and Anat Cohen join Jeff Lindberg’s Chicago Jazz Orchestra to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the King of Swing’s Ravinia debut. $22–$55. Ravinia, Lake Cook and Green Bay, Highland Park. ravinia.org.
EAST-WEST COLLECTIVE Free!
6/17 at 6:30 The cellist and vocalist Didier Petit leads the Chicago debut of this transcontinental quintet, which employs everything from bass clarinet to koto to bridge the gap between improvisational jazz and traditional Eastern folk music. Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington. cityofchicago.org/en/depts/dca/supp_info/east-west_collective.html.
PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND
6/18 at 7 and 9:30 One of the Crescent City’s most renowned musical exports brings the traditional jazz sounds of New Orleans up the Mississippi for a pair of shows. $20–$46. SPACE, 1245 Chicago, Evanston. evanstonspace.com.
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA Critic’s Pick
6/21 at 8 The sublimely swinging Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra—with Wynton Marsalis at the helm—makes its annual visit to Chicago. $60–$195. Symphony Center, 220 S Michigan. cso.org.