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Deer Park Jazz & Wine Festival 2015
Held at the Deer Park Town Center - 20530 N Rand Rd, Deer Park, Illinois 60010

Performance Schedule
1:30pm - Nick Schneider's Chicago Jazz Trio
3pm - Judy Roberts/Greg Fishman Quartet
4:50pm - Dan Ferris and Martinis & Sinatra
6:30pm - Orbert Davis Quintet

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

5pm Charles Heath Early Riser Jam Session
9:30pm Andy's Late Jam Session with Pharez Whitted

5 pm The Chicago Jazz Orchesra
9:30pm Dana Hall's Black Fire

5pm Vocalist Typhanie Monique's Quartet
9:30pm Guy King Quartet

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

5pm George Fludas Quartet
9:30pm Eric Schneider/Pat Mallinger Quintet

July Weekends

5pm Black Diamond Quartet
9:30pm Art Davis Quintet

August Weekends
5pm Guy King Quartet
9:30pm Fareed Haque-Tony Monaco-Tony Dicke

5pm Making Faces Quintet
9:30pm The Chicago Yestet

5pm Jeannie Tanner Quartet
9:30pm Natalies Wood Plays Roland Kirk

5pm Marques Carrol Quintet
9:30pm Christopher McBride Quintet

5pm Andy Brown Quartet
9:30pm Juan Pastor Quintet

Auditorium Theatre
50 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago

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Brookfield Jazz Society, Brookfield
Performances at Irish Times Bar and Restaurant, Brookfield

Brown Derby Jazz Revue
5108 S Prairie Ave, Chicago
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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Sundays Live Jazz 5pm

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

Cafe Ciao Chicago (312) 850-2426
939 W Madison St, Chicago, IL

Call for updated performance information.
Live Music Fridays and Saturdays
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City Winery Chicago
1200 W Randolph St, Chicago

Visit or call for updated performance info 312-733-9463

Constellation Chicago
3111 N Western Ave, Chicago

30 - 8:30pm Colin Stetson & Frank Rosaly

1 - 8:30pm Nick Mazarella Trio
8 - 8:30pm Trio 3: Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman & Andrew Cyrille
28-29 - 8:30pm Tootie Heath Trio

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

Coq d'Or at the Drake Hotel
Jazz Vocalists Saturdays and Sundays
(312) 932-4622
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Eddie Merlot's
185 N Milwaukee Ave, Lincolnshire
(847) 276-2000
Call for updated performance information.

Eddie V's
521 N Rush St, Chicago
Mondays & Fridays
6pm-10pm Judy Roberts

Edgewater Beach Cafe
5545 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago
(773) 275-4141
11:30am-2:30pm Second Sundays Jazz Brunch
Linda Solotaire, vocals & Stu Greenspan, guitar

6615 W. Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL
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Big Band Jazz in the Club ($10):
 (708) 788-2118
6615 W. Roosevelt
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Big Band Jazz in the Club

2 6 pm Chicago Grandstand Big Band
9 6 pm Rob Parton Big Band
16 6 pm Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band
26 6pm John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee
30 6pm Jazz Community Big Band

Also in the Club:
6 - 7:30 pm Petra's Recession Seven($10)
SideBar Sessions at FitzGerald's

5   8pm Jeannie Lambert and Judy Roberts
12  8pm Autumn in Augusta
19  8pm Roy McGrath Quartet
26  8pm Brienn Perry Quartet($10)

1039 West Bryn Mawr, Chicago
Dennis Carroll Lee Rothenberg duo

1400 W Taylor St, Chicago
Jazz Trio 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Lee Rothenberg and Luke Sagadin with Special Guest, $5 Svedka Martinis

Gallery Cabaret
2020 N Oakley, Chicago
Live Music and events 7 days a week! Visit the website for more info

Gaslight Club Hilton O'Hare
4000 N O'Hare Fld, Chicago
7pm-Midnight Sami Scot
Live Music every Monday and Tuesday 7 to Midnight

Gibsons Oakbrook
2105 Spring Rd, Oakbrook
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

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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

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

9pm Patricia Barber Quartet

9pm The Fat Babies

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

9pm Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra

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7-8 Brad Goode Quintet featuring Ernie Watts
14-15 Nick Mazarella Quintet
21-22 Victor Goines Quintet
28-29 Fareed Haque Record Release Party

The Little Gem Restaurant and Bar
(708) 613-5491
189 North Marion Street
Oak Park IL

Tuesdays - Barry Winograd Duo
Wednesdays - Paulinho Garcia

Honk Tonk BBQ
18th & Racine, Chicago
Sundays - 8pm Fat Babies
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Hugo Frog - Naperville
55 S Main St, Naperville, Chicago
Live Piano Wednesdays and Saturdays 5pm-11pm

Hyde Park Jazz Society - Room 43
1043 E 43rd St, Chicago
The Hyde Park Jazz Society presents Sunday Night Jazz

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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

Upcoming Concerts
August 16 - Petra's Recession Seven
Sept 13 - The Original Salty Dogs
Oct 18 - Red Rose Ragtime Jazz Band

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Jack's on Halsted

3201 N Halsted
Chicago IL

8pm Paul Marinaro

8pm - Tammy McCann

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

Jazz Showcase Chicago

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

30-31 Eric Schneider/Pat Mallinger Quintet

1-2 Eric Schneider/Pat Mallinger Quintet
6-9 Saxophonist Charles Mcpherson Quartet
11 Sam Trump, Sings and Plays Chet Baker
13-16 Tenor Saxophonist Roxy Coss and Alto Saxophonist Sharel Cassity Quintet
20-23 Alto Saxophonist Donald Harrison Quartet
27-30 Multi Instrumentalist Ira Sullivan Quartet with Stu Katz, Larry Gray & Greg Artry

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
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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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
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Every Saturday at 6pm, Saturday Night Social Set

Macku Signature
2925 N Halsted St, Chicago

Wednesdays The Elaine Dame Duo

Madison Vine Wines
1340 W Madison St, Chicago

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

Marion Street Cheese Market, Oak Park
100 S Marion St, Oak Park, IL
LIVE JAZZ Every Thursday 6pm-9pm

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

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

Sunday Night Jam Session
9pm - Midnight
Ernest Dawkins Quartet

North Central College
Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center

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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts

9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
(847) 673-6300
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The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie is a dynamic two-theater complex operating as part of the Village of Skokie’s plan to provide cultural, literary and educational programs to benefit its citizens and neighboring North Shore communities.

18 - Vijay Iyer Trio

28 - Dianne Reeves

Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
Gary & Laura Maurer Concert Hall
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Pete Millers, Evanston
1557 Sherman, Evanston, IL
Call for updated performance schedule.

Pete Millers, Wheeling
1412 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL
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Piano Forte, Chicago (312) 291-0291
1335 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

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

Serbian Village
3144 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago
Tom Muellner Trio Pro Jam Session

8:30pm - 12:30am John Bany Jazz Jam Session

SPACE Evanston
1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston

Studio 914
914 N California Ave, Chicago
Sunday Sessions 
Featuring John Goldman's Quadrangle
914 N California
$5 Suggested Donation, BYOB
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Sullivans Steak House
244 Main St, Naperville

Symphony Center, Chicago
220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago
Call for updated performance info or visit

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

Uncommon Ground
1401 W Devon Ave, Chicago
Call for updated performances

Underground Wonder Bar

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710 N Clark, Chicago

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.

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

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

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

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

Hurricane Reggae 1-3:30am
Wonder Lab 9pm-4am

Lonie Walker & her Big Bad Ass Company Band 10:30-3:30am
Wonder Lab 10pm-4am

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

Untitled Chicago
111 W Kinzie, Chicago
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Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave, Willow Springs
(708) 839-1000

Concerts, Festivals, Jazz Series

Art Institute of Chicago

(312) 443-3600 Thursdays Free Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago for Illinois Residence
5pm-8pm Thursdays live jazz with Trio One featuring Mike Jeffers, McKinlock Court

Deer Park Jazz & Wine Festival
Deer Park Town Center 847 726-7755
20530 N. Rand, Deer Park IL

August 8th
1:30pm Chicago Jazz Trio w/Nick Schneider
3pm Judy Roberts and Greg Fishman Quartet
4:50pm Martinis & Sinatra w/Dan Ferris
6:30pm Orbert Davis Quartet

Harbor Park Jazz Festival 2015

The Harbor Park Jazz & R&B Festival. Our headlining band is the Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band, joining us all the way from New Orleans. Featured on the main stage is also the Frank Catalano Group. Also performing include Kai Andersen & The Pickups, The Ira Walker Band and the Kenosha Jazz All-Stars.

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Hyde Park Jazz Festival September 26 & 27 2015

Saturday September 26
Wagner Stage on the Midway
1:30-2:30 Corey Wilkes Quartet
3:30-4:30 Pharez Whitted Group
6:00-7:00 John Wojciechowski Quartet
8:30-9:30 Tomeka Reid Ensemble

West Stage on the Midway
2:30-3:30 Bossa Tres + Two
4:45-5:45 Fat Babies
7:15-8:15 The Eternals
9:30-10:30 Angel d'Cuba

Hyde Park Bank
4:00-5:00 Salik Zihad’s S.M.S. Trio
5:30-6:30 Darius Hampton Group

Hyde Park Union Church
3:00-4:00 Alexis Lombre Quintet
5:00-6:00 Ari Brown Quintet
6:30-7:30 Geof Bradfield/Jeff Parker Play Monk

I- House
7:30-8:30 Russ Johnson's Headland
9:30-10:30 Jeremy Kahn & Eric Schneider Quartet

Kenwood Auditorium
1:00-2:00 Kenwood Jazz Band
 3:00-4:00 Laurence Hobgood (solo)
4:30-5:30 Maggie Brown Group

Little Black Pearl
3:00-4:00 Bethany Pickens Trio
4:30-5:30 Chris Foreman Quartet

Sunday September 27
Wagner Stage on the Midway
2:00-3:00 Bill McFarland's Chicago Horns
4:00-5:00 Pat Mallinger Quintet w/ Bill Carrothers
6:00-7:00 Willie Pickens Quartet

West Stage on the Midway
3:00-4:00 Mikel Avery
5:00-6:00 Juan Pastor Chinchano

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
(312) 280-2660
Tuesdays on the Terrace live music
5:30pm - 8pm

7 David Boykin
14 Corey Wilkes
21 Fred Anderson Legacy
28 Marlene Rosenberg

4 Ari Brown
11 Douglas Ewart
18 Jason Stern Quartet
25 Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project

1 Corey Wilkes
8 Chris Green Quartet
15 Jazz Links

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