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Chicago Jazz Magazine's Pick of the month. If you are looking for a legendary Chicago jazz club, the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge is the place. Owned once by Machine Gun Kelly and a place where Al Capone and his henchmen once hung out is now one of Chicago's hottest jazz clubs featuring live music 7 days a week starting at 9pm and going until 4am or later! Musicians such as Von Freeman, Patricia Barber, Kurt Elling, Frank Catalano and many others have performed regularly throughout the years. If you are looking for a great place to have a martini, see live jazz and experience a historic Chicago landmark, the Green Mill is the spot!

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

Visit The Green Mill's Website


Parking available behind the club and on the street on Broadway. Covers vary. Music daily from 8pm-4am.

Weekly Shows...
Mondays - Patricia Barber
Tuesdays - Fat Babies
Wednesdays - Alfonso Ponticelli Swing Gitan (Gypsy Jazz) - 2am Frank Catalano Late Set
Thursdays - Alan Gresick Swing Shift Orchestra
Friday - After headliner - Green Mill Jam Session
Saturdays - After headliner - Sabertooth Quartet

 

Andy's Jazz Club
11 East Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60611
312.642.6805


April
Sundays
5pm Andy's Jazz Jam with John Bany
9pm Andy's New Jam Session with Pharez Whitted

Mondays
5pm Chicago Jazz Orchestra
9:30pm Bill Overton Quartet

Tuesdays
5pm Jimmy Ellis Quintet
9:30pm Dana Hall's Black Fire

Wednesdays
5pm Andy Brown Quartet
9:30pm Mike Smith Quartet

Thursdays
5pm John Wojeciechowski
9:30 pm Stephanie Aaron Quartet

April Weekends
18 & 19
5pm Justin Thomas Band
9:30pm Christopher McBride Quintet

24, 25, 26
5pm Annalee & Midnight Sons
9:30pm Brian Lynch Quartet

Brookfield Jazz Society, Brookfield
Visit www.brookfieldjazz.org
Performances at Irish Times Bar and Restaurant, Brookfield
April 24 Nicole Kestler Quartet

Brown Derby, Chicago (312) 823-9721
Call for updated performances

Buddy Guys Legends Chicago (312) 427-1190
Sunday Jazz/Blues 5pm

Catch 35 Chicago (312) 346-3500
The Eric Hochberg Trio featuring Steve Million and Mark Colby, with special guests
Every Tuesday-Saturday, 6-9PM

Cafe Mestizo Chicago (312) 942-0095
Sundays 6 pm Jam Session with David Boykin

The Chambers Niles (847) 647-8282

Thursdays 8 pm
John Bany Jam Session

Chicago Chicken and Waffles
Evanston Location
2424 W. Dempster Ave, Evanston
847-773-9800
Visit the Official Website

At Chicago's Chicken and Waffles, all of our food is prepared with the freshest ingredients. The menu consists of fried chicken, southern fried catfish and grits, omelletes, grilled salmon, lemon pepper grilled catfish, peach cobbler, sweet potato pie and of course their famous waffles, just to name a few. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served all day. Full Bar at the Evanston Location!
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Live Jazz Every Week
Thursdays 6pm-9pm
Fridays & Saturdays 7pm-10:30pm

Chicago Chicken and Waffles
Oak Park Location
543 Madison St
Oak Park, IL 60302
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At Chicago's Chicken and Waffles, all of our food is prepared with the freshest ingredients. The menu consists of fried chicken, southern fried catfish and grits, omelletes, grilled salmon, lemon pepper grilled catfish, peach cobbler, sweet potato pie and of course their famous waffles, just to name a few. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served all day. Oak Park location BYOB after 5pm (small fee applies)

Live Jazz Every Week
Thursdays 6pm-8:30pm
Friday & Saturday 7pm-10:30pm

City Winery Chicago (312) 733-9463
1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
Call for upcoming performances

Constellation Chicago (773) 281-0824

April
25 Mivos Quartet

Coq d'Or Chicago (312) 932-4622
Call for updated performance information.

The Cove Chicago 773-994-7687
8020 S King Dr.

Wednesday Live Jazz
Call for details

Davenport's Piano/Wine Bar, Chicago (773) 278-1830
Call for updated information

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.


FitzGerald's Berwyn (708) 788-2118
6615 W. Roosevelt
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

Big Band Jazz in the Club ($10):
April
13 6pm Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band
27 6pm John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee

SideBar Sessions at FitzGerald's ($5 suggested donation):
April
9 8pm Nia Quintet
16 8pm BakerzMillion
23 8pm Marshall Vente Octet
30 8pm John Wojciechowski Quartet
www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com

Govenor's State University

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Dee Alexander
April 26th
8pm

 

Govenor's State University
1 University Parkway,
University Park, IL
Call 708-534-5000

More info and Tickets


Green Mill Chicago (773) 878-5552

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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

April
11 & 12 George Freeman Quintet
18 & 19 Pat Mallinger Quartet with Bill Carrothers CD Release
25 Midwest Gypsy Festival with Harmonious Wail and Gonzalo Bergara Quartet
26 TBA

Honk Tonk BBQ Chicago (312) 226-7427
Sundays - 8pm Fat Babies
Call for updated performance calendar

House of Bing, Chicago
(773) 363-5400
Call for updated performance information

Parkers Restaurant and Bar
Downers Grove (630)960-5700
Thursdays 6pm-9pm Hans Luchs Trio
Saturdays 6:30pm-9:30pm Carmen Stokes

Room 43
The Hyde Park Jazz Society presents Sunday Night Jazz
7:30pm-11:30pm

April
13 Victor Goines
20 Hinda Hoffman
27 Juli Wood
Visit Hyde Park Jazz Society's Website

Illiana Club of Traditional Jazz

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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
April 13 2-5pm  Peseverance Jazz Band (out of Philadelphia)
May 18 2-5 pm  Jim Barrett's Juggernauts

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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

April
16-8pm Joel Adams 5 performing Art Blakey’s Mosaic

May
21-8pm Marquis Hill 5 performing Dexter Gordon’s Doing Alright

Jazz Showcase Chicago (312) 360-0264
806 S Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60605

Jazz Showcase Chicago

April
9 Bradley Williams New 21st Century Review
10-13 Tammy McCann w/Laurence Hobgood
14 Chris Madsen Quintet
15 Willie Pickens 83rd B-Day Celebration
16 Bradley Williams New 21st Century Review
17-20 Kurt Rosenwinkel
21 Mark Colby
22 John Wojeciechowski
23 Bradley Williams New 21st Century Review
24-27 Wallace Roney Quartet
28 WDCB Night
30 Bradley Williams New 21st Century Review

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!

Katerina's

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1920 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago (773) 348-7592
Visit Katerina's Official Website
Chicago, IL 60613

Lakeshore Cafe (773) 288-5800
Fridays: 7-11 pm
JJ and the Jazz Masters

Logan Center for the Performing Arts

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Double Bill: Dick Hyman and Bill Charlap Trio
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 7:30pm
Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
$35 / $5 students

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

M Lounge Chicago (312) 447-0201

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1520 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60605-2900
Visit M Lounge's Official Website

April


Mayne Stage
773.381.4551
Call for updated performance information
Visit Mayne Stage Website

McAninch Arts Center (MAC)
College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn

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April 6th
Medeleine Peyrou

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

Sunday Night Jam Session
8PM-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
9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
(847) 673-6300

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April 5th Medeleine Peyrou

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Old Town School of Folk Music

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4545 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 6062

April 18th
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Brad Mehldau Trio
Friday, April 18, 2014  
7:00 PM
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Piano Forte, Chicago (312) 291-0291

PianoForte Foundation
Visit their website for updated performance information

Serbian Village, Chicago (773) 478-2900
Mondays
Tom Muellner Trio Pro Jam Session
8:30pm-12:30am

SPACE Evanston
1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL
(847) 492-8860

May 11
John Scofield Trio with Greg Hutchinson and Larry Goldings

May 18
Jane Monheit

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Studio 914 Chicago (773) 772-9800
Visit the official website
Sunday Sessions 
at Studio 914
Featuring John Goldman's Quadrangle
914 N California
8-11PM
$5 Suggested Donation, BYOB

Symphony Center, Chicago
March 28
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

May 30
Jason Moran and Theaster Gates

Tortoise Club
350 N State St, Chicago, IL

Tuesdays and Wednesdays
The Jon Wade Jazz Group: 6:45pm to 9:45pm

Fridays
The Jon Wade Jazz Group
7:30pm to midnight

Saturdays
The Mark Burnell Trio
8:30pm to midnight

Tuscany Oakbrook (630) 990-1993
1415 W 22nd St, Oak Brook

Michael Walters Group and Jazz Jam session
7-11 pm
Every Tuesday Starting February 11th

Underground Wonder Bar
710 N Clark
Chicago, IL 60611
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.

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

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


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