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Ravinia jazz highlights include Tony Bennett, Ramsey Lewis

A tribute to

Benny Goodman

, a double-bill featuring pianist

Ramsey Lewis

and singer

Dee Dee Bridgewater

, and a return by singer

Tony Bennett

will highlight the

Ravinia Festival

's summer jazz offerings.

The jazz season will begin with musicians from the jazz wing of Ravinia's Steans Music Institute celebrating the institute's 25th anniversary at 4 p.m. June 14 in Bennett Gordon Hall; admission is $10.

A "Tribute to Benny Goodman Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of his Ravinia Debut" will feature Jeff Lindberg's Chicago Jazz Orchestra with clarinetists Anat Cohen and Larry Combs and vocalists Cyrille Aimee and Sylvia McNair, 7:30 p.m. June 14 in the Pavilion; $45-$55; lawn, $22.

Bennett will make his annual pilgrimage to Ravinia at 8 p.m. Aug. 22 in the Pavilion; $91-$101; lawn, $34.

Pianist Aaron Diehl will play at 6 p.m. Aug. 27 in Bennett Gordon Hall; $10.

Lewis and Bridgewater will perform at 8p.m. Aug. 28 in the Pavilion; $55-$65; lawn, $22.

hreich@tribune.com
Twitter @howardreich

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