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Jazz in the Court – August 4

Friday, August 4


12-2:30 p.m.

Over the course of a multi-faceted career spanning 30 years, Thimes is no stranger to the music world, growing up in a home surrounded by all types of music from her father & radio icon, the late Lou “Fatha” Thimes.

Thimes has performed worldwide for queens and presidents, and was hand picked by Aretha Franklin to perform for her 72nd birthday celebration in 2015. She is clearly one of the cherished voices of modern jazz.

Whether headlining at Dizzy’s Coca Cola Room in New York, or conquering the national jazz festival scene, or sharing the stage with the legendary Tony Bennett, Denise Thimes has an unmistakable tendency to steal the show and astonish crowds of every size and background. As jazz aficionado Phoebe Jacobs stated following another famed New York show, “Denise Thimes is like Ella and Sarah born all over again.” It’s time for you to experience Denise Thimes.

Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Court
Hyde Park (53rd Street and S. Lake Park Avenue)
Jazz in the Court, sponsored by University of Chicago, delivers a beautiful “horn-tastic” daytime outdoor concert experience from 12:00 pm – 2:30pm on the first Friday July.
Parking – Paid parking is available in the Harper Court garage (entrance on S. Lake Park Avenue just south of McDonald’s) or in the surface lot on S. Harper Avenue. Paid street parking is also available. We encourage you to take public transportation or carpool.


Seating – Seating is not provided – please bring folding chairs, but remember to leave lots of room from dancing!


Dining – Enjoy Bob’s Pizza, Chipotle, Daisy’s Po-Boy & Tavern, Deep Purpl, Ja’ Grill, Jade Court, Roti Modern Mediterranean, Stan’s Donuts & Coffee – all in Harper Court. Or sample one of the many great eateries on 53rd Street.


Shop Local – Support our neighborhood businesses by shopping local. Recycled Modern and Suuri Design are in Harper Court, and The Silver Room and other shops are right around the corner.


August 4, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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University of Chicago
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Harper Court
5235 S. Harper Court
Chicago, IL 60615 United States
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