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Latin Jazz Festival Coming To Humboldt Park This Weekend

The fest, now in its 14th year, is Friday and Saturday at the Humboldt Park Fieldhouse.

James Sanders' Conjunto performing at Millennium Park.
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HUMBOLDT PARK — The sounds of Latin jazz will fill Humboldt Park this weekend.

Chicago’s Latin Jazz Festival, now in its 14th year, will be held Friday and Saturday at the Humboldt Park Fieldhouse, 1440 N. Humboldt Blvd.

Two acts are slated to perform each night: Luiz Ewerling & AMADA 6-7 p.m. and James Sanders’ Conjunto 7-8 p.m.

Ewerling is a Brazilian drummer and composer who has worked on various musical projects, including Som Brazil and Sugar Blue. Ewerling’s latest project, AMADA, is a band with Luciano Antonio on guitar, Eric Woody on the keyboard, Geoffrey Lowe on bass and vocals by Ana Everling. Ewerling plays drums and percussion for the outfit.

James Sanders is a violinist who will perform “Evidencia: New Music for Violin & Afro Latin Ensemble” with his “Conjunto.” Sanders will be joined by Jose Rendon on the conga, Luis Rosario on the bongos, saxophone and flute player Steve Eisen, drummer Jean-Christophe Leroy, bass player Jose Porcayo and pianist and arranger Leandro López-Várady.

The Jazz Institute of Chicago and the Park District are putting together the free fest.

Seating is limited, so fest-goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. The field house parking lot will be closed for seating.

For more information, visit the event’s website.

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