ENGLEWOOD — The 18th Annual Englewood Jazz Fest returns to Hamilton Park Saturday.
People can enjoy a day of smooth jazz at Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd St., from noon-6 p.m.
Spirit of Jazz Award recipients include Obert Davis, Howard Mandel and Mark Ruffin. They'll be awarded from 4:30-5 p.m.
Davis is an Emmy-Award winning trumpeter, composer and educator. He is also the co-founder, conductor and artistic director of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, a 55-plus piece jazz-symphonic orchestra that brings together audiences of diverse backgrounds through multigenre projects.
Mandel is a Chicago native, writer, author and producer for National Public Radio. He has covered jazz and blues. He's president of the Jazz Journalists Association.
Ruffin is a two-time Emmy-winning broadcaster and journalist who played jazz on Chicago radio for more than 25 years.
Noon-1 p.m.: Young Masters
1:15-2:15 p.m.: Ernest Dawkins Jam Session Band with special guest Carolyn Fitzhugh
2:30-3:30 p.m.: Dee Alexander
3:30-4:30 p.m.: Live the Spirit Residency Big Band
4:30-5 p.m.: Spirit of Jazz Award
5-6 p.m.: Wallace Roney