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720 Lounge
720 S Michigan Ave.( Hilton), Chicago
312-922-4400

November 28th - Laury Shelley

 

Andy's Jazz Club
11 East Hubbard St., Chicago
312.642.6805

Sundays
Andy's Jazz Jam with John Bany
Andy's Late Jam Session with Pharez Whitted

Sundays
Andy's Jazz Jam with John Bany
Andy's Late Jam Session with Pharez Whitted

Mondays
Chicago Jazz Orchestra
Bill Overton Quartet

Tuesdays
Jimmy Ellis Quartet
Dana Hall's Black Fire

Wednesdays
Andy Brown Quartet
Mike Smith Quartet

Thursdays
Clif Wallace Quartet
Judy Roberts

Fridays and Saturdays:
Showtimes 5pm - 6:30pm, 7pm - 8:30pm & 9:30pm-11pm, 11:30pm-1am

November
14 & 15
5pm Rajiv Halim Group
9:30pm Brothers Quintet

21 & 22
5pm Quentin Loaxum Quartet
9:30pm George Fludas Quartet

28 & 29
5pm Nick Drozdoff
9:30pm Frank Catalano Group

December Weekends
5 & 6
5pm Carlos Carcia's Checkmate
9:30pm Juan Pastor's Chinchano

12 & 13
5pm Luke Malecwiz Quintet
9:30pm Dan Cray Quintet

19 & 20
5pm Marquis Carroll Quintet
9:30pm Frank Catalano, Jimmy Chamberlin, Chris Poland

26 & 27
5pm Anne Burnell
9:30pm Mike Lebruns Quintet

Anvil Club

309 Meier St, East Dundee
847-426-7710

Sean Francois Trio - November 15th

Auditorium Theatre

50 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago
312-341-2310

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November 14 7:30 pm The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic 10 year Celebration!

Coming in 2015

January 17-18 Too Hot to Handel: Jazz Gospel Messiah

May 30 His Way - Sinatra's Centennial Celebration

Backroom (New)
937 N Rush St, Chicago

Skinny Williams featuring J Barron Williams and Lady Dallas - Sundays and Mondays

Barrington Public Library
505 Northwest Hwy Barrington
847-382-1300

Brookfield Jazz Society, Brookfield
Visit www.brookfieldjazz.org
Performances at Irish Times Bar and Restaurant, Brookfield

Brown Derby Jazz Revue
5108 S Prairie Ave, Chicago
773-285-3401
Thursdays
5pm DJ Satin Doll, 7pm New Vision Band, 7:30pm featured Jazz Artist, 10pm Open Jam Session

Buddy Guys Legends Chicago

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312-427-1190
Sundays Live Jazz 5pm

Thursday, December 4th
The Intimate Concert Series: Larry Carlton

9:30pm: Larry Carlton
8pm: Marty Sammon Band
5pm: Matt Hendricks (acoustic)

$35 / $20 student tickets (those are at the door, with student ID; still 21+).
More information Here
All tickets are General Admission, all seating is first come first served.

Catch Thirty Five
35 W Wacker, Chicago
312-346-3500
The Eric Hochberg Trio featuring Steve Million and Mark Colby, with special guests
Every Tuesday-Saturday, 6-9pm

The Chambers
6881 N Milwaukee, Niles, IL
847-647-8282

Thursdays 8 pm
John Bany Jam Session

 

City Winery Chicago
1200 W Randolph St, Chicago

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November 21
Joshua Redman Trio 7:30 pm & 10pm
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December 14th
The Bad Plus
5pm & 8pm
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Visit www.citywinery.com or call for updated performance info 312-733-9463

Club La Vue Bar and Grill
707 S Halsted, Chicago Heights
708-755-0024

College of Lake County
19351 W Washington St, Grayslake
847-543-2000
March 2015
Rufus Reid

Constellation Chicago
3111 N Western Ave, Chicago
773-281-0824

November
16 - Illinois Mocern Ensemble
19 - Frode Gjerstad Trio

Coq d'Or
In the Drake Hotel Chicago 312-932-4622
Call for updated performance information.

Davenports
1383 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
(773) 278-1320

Drake Hotel Chicago
140 E Walton St. Chicago, Illinois
(312) 787-2200


Coq d'Or at the Drake Hotel
Jazz Vocalists Saturdays and Sundays
(312) 932-4622
Call for updated performance information.

Eddie Merlot's
185 N Milwaukee Ave, Lincolnshire
(847) 276-2000
Call for updated performance information.

Edgewater Beach Cafe
5545 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago
(773) 275-4141


FitzGerald's
6615 W. Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL
708-788-2118
For more information, please visit www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com

FitzGeralds

Big Band Jazz in the Club ($10):
 (708) 788-2118
6615 W. Roosevelt
For more information, please visit www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com

November
16  6 pm Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band
23  6 pm John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee
30  6 pm Jazz Community Big Band

December
7 5pm Chicago Grandstand Big Band, Oak Park/River Forest High School Jazz Band
14 6pm Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band 
17 7pm Rob Parton Big Band, Riverside-Brookside High School Jazz Band $15
21 6pm Pete Ellman Big Band
28 6pm John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee

Also in the club at...
SideBar Sessions at FitzGerald's
Tuesdays Open Mic @ 8pm

November
19  8 pm  Luke Malewicz Quartet
26  8 pm  Suenos

Also in the SideBar ($10):
December
4  7:30 pm Petra's Recession Seven

December
3    8 pm  New Standard Quintet
10  8 pm  NIA Quintet
17  8 pm  Jarod Bufe Quartet
www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com

Francesca's
1400 W Taylor St, Chicago

Every Thursday- Jazz Trio 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Lee Rothenberg and Luke Sagadin with Special Guest, $5 Svedka Martinis

Gallery Cabaret
2020 N Oakley, Chicago
773.489.5471

Live Music and events 7 days a week! Visit the website for more info www.gallerycabaret.com

Gaslight Club Hilton O'Hare
4000 N O'Hare Fld, Chicago
773.686-0200

Live Music every Monday and Tuesday 7 to Midnight

Gibsons Oakbrook
2105 Spring Rd, Oakbrook
630-954-0000

Live Music Saturday September 20 & 27 5pm to 8pm

Green Mill

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The Green Mill
4802 N. Broadway Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
773.878.5552


Visit The Green Mill's Website


The Green Mill is one of the most famous jazz clubs in Chicago. It used to be a hangout for Al Capone and his henchmen but now is one of Chicago's hottest jazz clubs. Dixieland, traditional, bebop, contemporary, progressive - played by such legendary figures as Von Freeman, Franz Jackson and Wilbur Campbell, as well as young lions Kurt Elling, Eric Alexander and Orbert Davis. All capture the broad spectrum of jazz from its root rhythms in New Orleans to New York avant-garde. Deep smokey jazz sounds fill the club in the early morning hours when soulful musicians continue to express their love of jazz by jamming 'til the early dawn.

Green Mill Performance Schedule

Sundays
7pm Uptown Poetry Slam
11pm Sunday Night Soul Jazz Party with the Paterson Trio

Mondays
9pm Patricia Barber Quartet

Tuesdays
9pm The Fat Babies

Wednesdays
9pm Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan
2am Frank Catalano Sextet

Thursdays
9pm Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra

NOVEMBER
14 & 15 Pharez Whitted Quintet
21 & 22 Fareed Haque
28 & 29 Brad Qoode Quartet

DECEMBER
5 & 6 Ben Allison Quartet
12 & 13 Dee Alexander Quartet
19 & 20 Bob Mintzer Trio
24 & 25 CLOSED

Heaven on Seven, Naperville
224 S Main St, Naperville
630-717-0777
Live Music Sunday Brunch 11am -3pm

Honk Tonk BBQ
18th & Racine, Chicago
312-226-7427
Sundays - 8pm Fat Babies
Call for updated performance calendar

Hugo Frog - Naperville
55 S Main St, Naperville, Chicago
630-548-3764
Live Piano Wednesdays and Saturdays 5pm-11pm

Hyde Park Jazz Society - Room 43
1043 E 43rd St, Chicago
773-285-2222

The Hyde Park Jazz Society presents Sunday Night Jazz
7:30pm-11:30pm

November
16 Ari Brown Quintet
23 Victor Goines Quintet
30 Joan Collaso's "5th Sunday Jam"

December
7 - Pianist Robert Irving III
14 - Saxophonist Geof Bradfield
21 - Vocalist Tammy McCann
28 - Vocalist Frieda Lee
Visit Hyde Park Jazz Society's Website

Illiana Club of Traditional Jazz

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Visit the official website

The Illiana Club of Traditional Jazz was founded in August of 1973 to promote and support and celebrate live jazz music. At our monthly 3 ½ hour Sunday concerts, we enjoy listening and dancing to all kinds of jazz: Dixieland, Traditional, Big Band and Swing. We are a not-for-profit chartered organization and publish a monthly newsletter listing places in our area that feature jazz. We welcome people who are also interested in this music to join our club and attend our monthly live concerts featuring outstanding jazz musicians from Chicago and elsewhere.

Illiana Jazz Concerts Chicago Ridge (708) 672-3561

November 16th - Jake Sanders/Steve Gibons Quartet with John Otto and Beay Sample

Sunday Decmber 14th - Illiana Christmas Party featuring The Fat Babies

Become a Member of the Illiana Jazz Society

Jazz Institute Chicago (312) 427-1676
Jazz Links Jam Session, Chicago Cultural Center
Second Wednesday of each month
Randolph St. Cafe
78 E. Washington St.
Second Wednesday of each month , October through May
5-7 p.m.  Open jazz jam session for all ages.

Jazz Record Collective, Chicago
Held the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Fulton Street Collective

Jazz Showcase Chicago
806 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago
312-360-0264

Jazz Showcase Chicago

NOVEMBER
13- 16 Bobby Broom
17 Andy Baker, Ken Partyka and The New Standard Jazz Orchestra
19 WDCB Night
20-23 Jason Marsalis Quartet
24 Mark Colby Quartet
25 Tony Do Rosario Duo with Dan Murphy
27-30 Joey Defrancesco

DECEMBER
1 Elaine Dame CD Release Party
2 Morris Gearrings Something About Oscar Brown Jr
3 Steve Schneck Quartet
4-7 Tom Harrell Quartet
8 Andy Baker, Ken Partyka and The New Standard Jazz Orchestra
9 WDCB 50th Anniversary Celebration
15 Bob Lark Alumni Big Band
16 Kevin Kozol Trio
17 2014 Julius Keilwerth Saxophone Idol Contestant
18-21 Benny Golson Quartet
22 Mark Colby Quartet
25 CLOSED
26-30 Roy Hargrove Quintet Holiday Residency
31 New Years Eve With Roy Hargrove Quintet

Visit the Jazz Showcase Website

Sets at 8 and 10:30 pm Monday through Saturday and Sundays at 4 pm, 8 pm and 10 pm

Joplin's Java @ Family Piano

14 Genessee, Waukegan, IL 60086
Jim Jacob Hosts 3rd Tuesday Jazz Jam at Joplins!

Lakeshore Cafe
4900 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago
773-288-5800
Fridays: 7pm -10:30 pm Live Jazz

Logan Center for the Performing Arts

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5720 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago
(773) 702-8068

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November 14th

Alfredo Rodríguez Trio
7:30pm

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February 13th

Tigran Hamasyan Trio
7:30pm

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Also coming up in 2015
April 19, 2015 - Delfayo Marsalis

May 29, 2015 - Jason Moran

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
8450 N. Shermer Rd., Niles, IL 60714
( 847) 965-8210
Call for details about their Jazz Vespers on the first and third Sundays.

M Lounge

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1520 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago
312-447-0201
Visit M Lounge's Official Website

Every Saturday at 6pm, Saturday Night Social Set

November
20 The Treatment featuring Simone Green
26 Delivery Point

Macku Signature
2925 N Halsted St, Chicago
773-360-8816

Wednesdays The Elaine Dame Duo

Madison Vine Wines
1340 W Madison St, Chicago
312-526-3857

Thursdays Wine Tasting with LIVE JAZZ
by Marc Pompe 6pm-8pm

Marion Street Cheese Market, Oak Park
100 S Marion St, Oak Park, IL
708-725-7200

LIVE JAZZ Every Thursday 6pm-9pm
Wednesdays in October - Katherine Andrick/Frank Portolese Duo

Mayne Stage
773.381.4551

November 14th - 8pm Jimmy Chamberlin/Frank Catalano special PBS Taping

Mrs Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro
3905 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
773-248-3905
Wednesdays: LIVE JAZZ w/ the Lee Rothenberg Trio 8pm, followed by an Open Jam Session, everyone is welcome!

New Trier High School
312 933-4735
385 Winnetka Avenue, Winnetka IL

November 21, 2014
Martin Wind Quartet
Martin Wind's U-S Debut of "Turn Out the Stars"

Norman's Bistro
1001 E 43rd St, Chicago
(773) 966-5821

Sunday Night Jam Session
9pm - Midnight
Ernest Dawkins Quartet

North Central College
630-637-7469
Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center

Call for details

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts

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9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
(847) 673-6300
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2015
February 13 - John Pizzarelli Quartet

March 13 - Mavis Staples

March 28 - Preservation Hall Jazz

April 24 - Chicago Jazz Philharmonic with Orbert Davis


Old Town School of Folk Music

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4545 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 6062
Call for updated performance information

Open Door Theatre
902 S Ridgeland Ave, Oak Park
708-342-0810

Visit the Open Door Theatre Website
November
22 - vs. Godzilla
29 - Reginald Robinson & the Fifth Element

December
6 - Holiday Jazz Duets Linda Solotaire & Saalik w/ Leandro Lopez-Varady
13 - Robin Watson Combo
14 - Holiday for the Holidays w/ Robin Watson
20 - Trillium: Back Home for the Holidays

Parkers Restaurant and Bar
1000 31st St, Downers Grove
630-960-5700
Thursdays - Hans Luchs Trio -6pm-9pm
Fridays - Hans Luchs Trio 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturdays - Carmen Stokes - 6:30pm-9:30pm

Pete Millers, Evanston
1557 Sherman, Evanston, IL
847-328-0399

Sundays 5pm - 9pm
Petra Van Nuis

Mondays 6pm - 10pm
Lisa McQueen

Tuesdays 6pm - 10pm
Sarah Marie Young

Wednesdays 6pm - 10pm
Jeannie Tanner

Thursdays 6pm - 10pm
Le Percolateur

Fridays and Saturdays 8pm-12am
October
31 Nicole Kestler Duo and Petra Van Nuis
Call for updated performance schedule.

November
7 & 8 Kimberly Gordon Quartet
14 & 15 Jeannie Tanner Quartet
21 & 22 BMR4
28 & 29 Alyssa Allgood Quartet

Pete Millers, Wheeling
1412 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL
847-243-3700

Sundays 5pm - 9pm
Myles Hayes

Mondays 6pm - 10pm
Petra Van Nuis

Tuesdays 6pm - 10pm
Kimberly Gordon

Wednesdays 6pm - 10pm
Amy Yassinger

Thursdays 6pm - 10pm
Jeannie Tanner

Fridays and Saturdays 7pm-11pm

October
31 - Jeannie Tanner Quartet

November
7 & 8 Cadillac Casanovas
14 & 15 Euphony
21 & 22 Wind Gypsies
28 & 29 Rhythm Rockets

Call for updated performance schedule.

Piano Forte, Chicago (312) 291-0291
1335 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

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Visit www.pianofortefoundation.org/concerts-and-events

Ravisloe Country Club
18231 Park Ave. Homewood IL
224-307-2924
Purchase Tickets Here

November 13 - lePercolateur

December 4 - Holiday for the Holidays with Jazz Lady Robin Watson

December 10 - Holiday Jazz Duets with Linda Solotaire & Saalik

January 22 - Suenos Quintet

February 12 - Paulinho Garcia's Beautiful Love

 

Red Kiva
1108 Randolph St, Chicago
312-226-5577
November 14 - Jim Sellers Trio

Sayat Nova
157 E Ohio St, Chicago
312-644-9159
Erin McDougald Jazz Quintet with Special Guest Artists - Tuesdays 6pm-9:30pm

Say Beignet
631 E Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook
630-914-5870
Every Thursday 7:30-11pm

Serbian Village
3144 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago
773-478-2900
Mondays
Tom Muellner Trio Pro Jam Session
8:30pm-12:30am

SPACE Evanston
1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston
847-492-8860

November
13 Ben Sollee
15 Arturo Sandoval
19 Gabriel Kahane
22 Pokey LaFarge
26 Dead River Revival with Special Guests JC Brooks & Renaldo Domino
28 Syl Johnson with Andre Williams & The Goldstars

December
10 Dave Specter's Adventures in Guitar featuring Donald Kinsey
11 Wil Blades Trio Record Release Show
12 Dolly Varden & Funeral Bonsai Wedding
26 Mud Morganfield with Jimmy Johnson

January
9 Eddy Clearwater's 80th Birthday Party
Jan. 10: Otis Clay
Jan. 17: Bonerama


Studio 914
914 N California Ave, Chicago
773-340-9140
Sunday Sessions 
Featuring John Goldman's Quadrangle
914 N California
8-11PM
$5 Suggested Donation, BYOB
Visit the official website

Sullivans Steak House
244 Main St, Naperville

Symphony Center, Chicago
220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago
312-294-3000
Call for updated performance info or visit cso.org

Tortoise Club
350 N State St, Chicago
312-755-1700

LIVE JAZZ
Wednesdays -
Jon Wade Jazz Group
6:45pm to 9:45pm

Fridays
Jon Wade Jazz Group
7:30pm to 11:30pm

Saturdays
The Mark Burnell Trio
8:30pm to Midnight

Tapas 7232
7232 Madison St, Forest Park
Every second Saturday - Robin Watson

Thalia Hall 1807 S Allport St, Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 526-3851
Call for updated performances

Tuscany, Oakbrook
1415 W 22nd St, Oak Brook
630-990-1993
Michael Walters Group and Jazz Jam session
Every Tuesday 7-11 pm

Uncommon Ground
1401 W Devon Ave, Chicago
773-465-9801
Call for updated performances

Underground Wonder Bar

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710 N Clark, Chicago
312-266-7761

Visit Underground Wonder Bar

The Underground Wonder Bar offers a mix of different musical styles throughout the week. There is always something special happening at the Wonder Bar and since they are open until 4am the action never stops.

The list of players to grace its tiny stage reads like a Who's Who of Chicago music. And just like Chicago's vast music scene, the lineup of acts is as diverse as the day is long. In short, the Underground Wonder Bar is a singular experience.

Sundays
OPEN MIC with Jon Spiegel 7-10pm
Katie Kadan, Jazz Soul Blues 10-12am
Hurricane Reggae Band 12-3:30am

Mondays
JC Monday Wonder Jams 9-12am
Monday Night Splash Jazz Jam 12-3:30am

Tuesdays
Lonie Walker Soulo 8:30-10:30pm
All-Pro Jam with the Lorna Boston Quartet 10:30-3:30am

Wonder Lab:
Wonder Bar Comedy 9-10pm
DJ Rebolu and Friends 10-4:30am
All-Pro Jam 10:30pm-3:30am

Wednesdays
Lonie Walker & her Big Bad Ass Company Band 10:30-3:30am

Thursdays
Hurricane Reggae 1-3:30am

Wonder Lab 9pm-4am


Fridays
Lonie Walker & her Big Bad Ass Company Band 10:30-3:30am


Wonder Lab 10pm-4am

Saturdays
Lonie Walker and her Big Bad Ass Company Band 10:30-4:30am


Wonder Lab:
10pm-5am



Untitled Chicago
111 W Kinzie, Chicago
www.untitledchicago.com
Call for updated performance information

Viand
155 E. Ontario, Chicago
312-255-8505
Call for updated performance information.

What Not Inn
2405 68th St, Fennville MI
269-543-3341

Wire
6815 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn
708-669-9473


Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave, Willow Springs
(708) 839-1000

 

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