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Kate Dumbleton

Executive and Artistic Director, Hyde Park Jazz Festival in Chicago United States

Kate Dumbleton is the Executive and Artistic Director of the Hyde Park Jazz Festival and an Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the MA program in Arts Administration and Policy. She had been part-time faculty since 2008. Kate joined the Hyde Park Jazz Festival and SAIC in fall 2012 from the position of Executive Director of the critically acclaimed Chicago Jazz Ensemble, resident at Columbia College since 1965. Her work in jazz, improvised music, and performance spans nearly two decades.

Kate's experience includes music direction for jazz clubs and festivals; curatorial direction of artist residencies; direction of interdisciplinary projects in music, dance, theater, visual art, film; venue and record label management; administrative direction; and artist management. She owned and operated a successful performance, exhibition space/wine bar in the Bay Area from 2000-2006. Kate's current affiliations include the Advisory Council for the Chicago Artists Resource and; Board of Directors for the Experimental Sound Studio (ESS); Board of Directors for Rova Arts (SF); Artistic Direction Advisory Council, Yerba Buena Garden Festival (SF); Leadership Team for Red Poppy Art House (SF).

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Kate Dumbleton is an Assistant Professor of Arts Administration and Policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she leads the graduate Management Studio.

She is also the Executive and Artistic Director of the Hyde Park Jazz Festival.


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Chicago @ Martyrs'
Dec 12, 2018