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Pete Miller's- Evanston
October 25th 2014
1557 Sherman Ave
Evanston, Ill 60208
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Special Spotlight Performance

Friday, October 24 -- 8 pm
Singer/Pianist/Composer Karrin Allyson

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Prairie Center for the Arts
201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg, IL

Come see an artist at the prime of her career when jazz pianist/vocalist/composer Karrin Allyson performs at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts at 8 pm, Friday, October 24.

“No matter what she performs, Ms. Allyson is one of the most grounded singers working today. Whether the idiom is hard bop, Brazilian bossa nova or classically inflected pop, she approaches it head-on, with a clear-eyed awareness of the stylistic balance she wants to strike.” (New York Times). 

Tickets, $36 ($34 students & seniors) can be ordered by visiting or calling 847-895-3600.

720 Lounge
720 S Michigan Ave.( Hilton), Chicago

November 28th - Laury Shelley


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

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

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

Chicago Jazz Orchestra
Bill Overton Quartet

Jimmy Ellis Quartet
Dana Hall's Black Fire

Andy Brown Quartet
Mike Smith Quartet

Clif Wallace Quartet
Judy Roberts

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

Anvil Club

309 Meier St, East Dundee

Sean Francois Trio - November 15th

Auditorium Theatre

50 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago

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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

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

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
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

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
Purchase Tickets

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December 14th
The Bad Plus
5pm & 8pm
Purchase Tickets

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

Club La Vue Bar and Grill
707 S Halsted, Chicago Heights

College of Lake County
19351 W Washington St, Grayslake
March 2015
Rufus Reid

Constellation Chicago
3111 N Western Ave, Chicago

22 - Sound of the City Workshop - Ryan Keberle & Catharsis, Chicago Edition
24 - Chris Wellers Hanging Hearts
25 - Spektral Quartet
26 - American Contemporary Music Ensemble
29 - Sound of the City Workshop- Artie Black Quartet
31 - Ben Frost AURORA Live - Cleared

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

Cucina Biagio
17319 W Lawrence Ave, Harwood Heights
(708) 867-4641
November 1 - Tony Vitale Trio featuring Terre Cohen

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

October 23rd - Logan Metz Quintet

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

Durty Nellie's
180 N Smith Rd, Palatine

Starfall Orchestra - October 26th

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.

Eddie V's
521 N Rush St (Rush and Grand), Chicago
(312) 595-1114

Judy Roberts - Monday and Fridays 6pm - 10pm

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

Linda Solotaire Trio - Sunday October 12 at 11:30am
Jazz Brunch with Linda and Stu

Linda Solotaire Quartet - Thursday October 16 8pm

6615 W. Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL
For more information, please visit


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

24 Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown
25 John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee
30 Ian McLagan with Jon Notarthomas

Also in the club at...
SideBar Sessions at FitzGerald's

Tuesdays Open Mic @ 8pm

22 Marshall Vente Octet
24 Tommy Womack, Wild Ponies
25 Charlie Parr
29 Tim McNamara/Elle
31 Cannonball

1400 W Taylor St, Chicago

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

Francesca's Bellezza
75 S La Grange Rd, La Grange

October 23 - Gayle Kolb Trio with Tom Muellner & Stu Miller

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

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

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

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

20 - Jazz Night with Lisa Hilton presented by Chicago Lighthouse
24-25 Willie Pickens Quintet
31 Halloween Special with Model Citizens Big Band

1 Ari Brown Quartet

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

Hidden Mamma Cafe
13613 216th St, Matteson

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

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

10/26: Teddy Thomas
11/2: Bailey Bryson Project

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

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

Jazz Showcase Chicago

23-26 Yellowjackets Jazz Quartet
30-31 John Abercrombie Quartet

1-2 John Abercrombie Quartet
6-9 Wycliffe Gordan and the Columbia College Jazz Ensemble
13- 16 Bobby Broom
20-23 Jason Marsalis Quartet
27-30 Joey Defrancesco

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!

John & Tonys Restaurant

27W371 North Ave, West Chicago
6 30-520-0593

Lakeshore Cafe
4900 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago
Fridays: 7pm -10:30 pm

La Petite Creperie
115 N Johnson St, Woodstock

Linger Martini Bar
4142 W 167th St, Oak Forest

Logan Center for the Performing Arts

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

Visit the Logan Center Website

Regina Carter - Thursday, October 23rd Listening Party

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October 24th

Regina Carter and Edmar Castaneda

Purchase Tickets

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November 14th

Alfredo Rodríguez Trio

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February 13th

Tigran Hamasyan Trio

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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
Visit M Lounge's Official Website

Every Saturday at 6pm, Saturday Night Social Set


21 Tracye Eileen
22 Delivery Point
23 Michael Turner Band
28 & 29 Ghalib Ghallab Experience
30 Sam Fullerton and the Somebody Band


26 Delivery Point

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
Wednesdays in October - Katherine Andrick/Frank Portolese Duo

Mayne Stage

Shawn Maxwell Alliance - Friday October 17th
Visit Mayne Stage Website

Music Institute of Chicago
Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL

5th Annual Jazz Festival
November 7th & 8th

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November 7th
Bird with Strings-Charles McPherson, Tammy McCann, Victor Goines

November 8th
4pm - Stanley Crouch - Charlie Parker Lecture
7:30pm - BeBop Extravaganza Concert
Get more Details Here


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!
For more information visit their website


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

Call for details

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
(847) 673-6300


8 Don Williams
17 Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
24 Del McCoury Ban
25 Roseanne Cash

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

Visit the Open Door Theatre Website

31 Paul Abellas Jazz Plays Dead with Linda Solotaire

22 - vs. Godzilla

29 - Reginald Robinson & the Fifth Element

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
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

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
24 Nicole Kestler Duo
24 & 25 Rhythem Rockets
31 Nicole Kestler Duo and Petra Van Nuis
Call for updated performance schedule.

Pete Millers, Wheeling
1412 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL

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
24 & 25 - Le Percolateur
31 - Jeannie Tanner Quartet

Call for updated performance schedule.

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

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October 31, 2014
Chicago's own Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael
Dinner and Show featuring the "Best of Beckie and Tom"
6:00pm dinner at Chicago Firehouse Restaurant, 1401 South Michigan Avenue
8:30pm concert at PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Avenue
Tickets:  $70 for dinner and concert;  $25 concert, only
To purchase:  Visit

PianoForte Foundation
Visit their website for updated performance information

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

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

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

1480 Old Deerfield Rd, Highland Park
Halloween Bash - 8:30pm
Doug James and the Pocket

SPACE Evanston
1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston

24 Ramsey Lewis Electric Band featuring Philip Bailey
26 Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues featuring Sam Lay & Rollo Radford
28 Omaha Diner featuring Charlie Hunter, Bobby Previte, Skerik, Steven Bernstein
30 Bob Margolin

6 Luke Winslow-King
9 Sonny Knight and the Lakers
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

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

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

St Lawrence Episcopal Church
125 W Church St, Libertyville
Frank Portolese Trio - October 26

Studio 914
914 N California Ave, Chicago
Sunday Sessions 
Featuring John Goldman's Quadrangle
914 N California
$5 Suggested Donation, BYOB
Visit the official website

Sullivans Steak House
244 Main St, Naperville

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

Tortoise Club
350 N State St, Chicago

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

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

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

4 - Cecile McLorin Salvant

7 - Bebel Gilberto

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

Linda Solotaire and Friends - Tuesday October 28 8pm

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

Wonder Lab:

Untitled Chicago
111 W Kinzie, Chicago
Call for updated performance information

155 E. Ontario, Chicago
Call for updated performance information.

What Not Inn
2405 68th St, Fennville MI

6815 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn

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


Concerts, Festivals, Jazz Series

Jazz Night with Lisa Hilton presented by The Chicago LighthouseOctober 20 - Green Mill Jazz Club

Proceeds benefit Lighthouse programs assisting children who are blind or visually impaired.



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