Presented under the new name South Shore Jazz Lives: Because Jazz Unites, the event will play Aug. 4 and 5 at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive. The Drum Divas, Dee Alexander, Tammy McCann and Norman Connors with Tom Brown will play Aug. 4; Ayodele Drum & Dance, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Ernest Dawkins and Pharoah Sanders will appear Aug. 5.
Admission will be $10 each day; visitors may bring their own food.
“Because we had to get this together so quickly, we need to charge admission — but what else can you get for $10?” said festival planner Carol Adams, president and CEO of the DuSable Museum of African American History.
A fundraiser for the fest will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Le Fleur de Lis, 301 E. 43rd St.; suggested donation is $25 minimum; 773-268-8770. Contributions to the fest can be made at the website of the Black United Fund of Illinois, bufi.org.