The fourth annual Chi-Town Jazz festival returns to clubs in the city and the suburbs of Chicago from March 12 to 22. The resounding success of the past three years has again inspired the Chicago jazz community to come together for a common cause: Chicago-area hunger relief to benefit Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago and Care For Real. Care For Real provides its neighbors in the Edgewater community by providing food, clothing and counseling services to those in need.
Inspired and realized by the vision of John Moulder, a jazz guitarist and priest at St. Gregory the Great Church, the Chi-Town Jazz Festival brings together Chicago-area venues, musicians, volunteers and fans all to help put an end to hunger in Chicago. Part of the festival’s proceeds will go to Catholic Charities’ food pantries that provide food for families, children, seniors and individuals throughout Cook County. Catholic Charities continues to see a rise in food requests each year. Proceeds from the festival will also go to Care For Real and other funds will go to expand next year’s festival and its revenue potential for continued charitable contribution.
This year’s generous media sponsors are WDCB 90.9FM Public Radio and Chicago Jazz Magazine. The 2013 festival features headliners such as Tammy McCann, The Chicago Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble, Eric Schneider, Christopher McBride, and Fred Simon.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is one of the largest private, not-for-profit social service agencies in the Midwest, annually assisting 1.1 million persons in Cook and Lake counties without regard to religious, ethnic or economic background. Catholic Charities fulfills the Church's role in the mission of charity by providing compassionate, competent, professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities.