Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and General Electric CEO Jack Welch are among the speakers announced for this year's BookExpo America, to take place June 1 to June 3 in Chicago. Two new events have been added to the program, an Audio Book and Author Tea in cooperation with the Audio Publishers Association and a benefit evening concert by Wynton Marsalis, the Pulitzer Prize—winning musician and a prominent figure in the Ken Burns documentary Jazz . The concert, which will benefit the Book Industry Foundation and the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp in New Orleans, will beheld at 10 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel on June 2.

The Children's Book and Author Breakfast on Friday, June 1, will feature Sharon Creech (A Fine, Fine School and Love That Dog , HarperCollins/Cotler); Jules Feiffer (I'm Not Bobby , Hyperion/Di Capua); and Jack Prelutsky (Awful Ogre's Awful Day , Greenwillow).

The author breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, will feature Marsalis (Jazz in the Bittersweet Blues of Life , Da Capo Press); Peter Mayle (French Lessons, Knopf); John Welch (Jack: Straight from the Gut , Warner); David McCullough (John Adams: A Biography, S&S); Quincy Jones (Q: A Biography, S&S); and Isabel Allende (Portrait in Sepia , HarperCollins).

Among the authors who will speak at the literary lunches are Vernon Jordan, David Halberstam, Naomi Wolf, Joyce Carol Oates, David Schickler, John Edgar Wideman and Sebastian Junger. The Audio Book and Author Tea will feature James Patterson, Robert Crais, Jacquelyn Mitchard and Bill O'Reilly.

Next year's BEA will be held in New York City from May 3—5.