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Arlene Bardelle
SIP Speakeasy
January 30th 2015
Southport and Irving
Chicago, Ill
Cost: no cover
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Stephanie Browning
Pete Miller's Evanston
January 30th 2015
1557 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, Ill
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720 Lounge
720 S Michigan Ave.( Hilton), Chicago

Call for updated performance information.


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

7pm Andy's Late Jam Session with Pharez Whitted

7pm Tim Fitzgerald Quartet

7pm Charles Heath & the Future

7pm Andy Brown Quartet

7pm Eric Schneider/Pat Mallinger Quintet

January Weekends
2 & 3 5pm Andy Brown Quartet, 9:30pm Carlos Vega Quartet
9 5pm Andy Brown Quartet, 9:30pm Scott Anderson’s Nia Quartet
16 & 17 5pm Typhanie Monique Quartet, 9:30pm Lorin Cohen's Quartet
23 & 24 5pm Black Diamond Quartet, 9:30pm Mike Smith Quartet
30 & 31 5pm Bill Overton Quartet, 9:30pm Dana Hall's Black Fire Quintet

February Weekends
6 & 7 5pm Chris Greene Quartet, 9:30pm Mike Smith Quartet
13 & 14 5pm Kyle Asche Quartet, 9:30pm The 4 Trombone Sextet
20 & 21 5pm Typhanie Monique Quartet, 9:30pm Lorin Cohen Quartet
27 & 28 5pm Hunter Diamond Quintet, 9:30pm Dana Hall's Black Fire Quintet

Auditorium Theatre

50 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago

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January 17-18 2015 - Too Hot to Handel: Jazz Gospel Messiah

May 30 His Way - Sinatra's Centennial Celebration

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

The Chambers
6881 N Milwaukee, Niles, IL

Thursdays 8 pm
John Bany Jam Session


City Winery Chicago
1200 W Randolph St, Chicago
Visit or call for updated performance info 312-733-9463

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

Constellation Chicago
3111 N Western Ave, Chicago
2 Caroline Davis/Paul Bedal Quartet - Jon Deitemyer Quartet
4 Frequency Series: Haptic | Greg Hamilton
7 Quin Kirchner Group | Sound of the City Workshop
8 Greg Uhlmann Trio | Juan Pastor Chinchano
9 Chartreuse Trio Plus
10 Nick Mazzarella, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Anton Hatwich & Avreeayl Ra
11 Frequency Series: Shanna Gutierrez
12 3-on-3: Ayako Kato, Peter Maunu, Eli Namay
14 Stirrup - Sound of the City Workshop
16 Race Card
17 Miyumi Project
18 Frequency Series: Latitude 49
21 Cameron Pfiffner, Nick Mazzarella, Joshua Abrams & Mike Reed
25 Frequency Series: A Caroline Shaw Portrait
26 I Hear Voices: Rob Jacobs, David Curtin, Alicia Walter
28 Classical Revolution: Picosa
28 Josh Berman Trio | Sound of the City Workshop
29 Rooms Trio with Anders Pollak
31 Douglas R. Ewart and Inventions "Sonic Remedies"

4 Tim Daisy, Albert Wildeman & Mars Williams
6 Russ Johnson's Meeting Point
8 Frequency Series: Michael Nicolas & Jaime Oliver
9 3 - On - 3: Nick Broste, Rob Frye, TBA
11 Nate Lepine Quartet
12 Charles Rumback with Jim Baker & John Tate
15 Frequency Series Dal Niente Presents: Mark Buchner with Special Guest Chris Wild
18 Sound of the City Workshop
19 Ten X Ten 2015 Workshop & Performance
20 Lee Konitz & Dan Tepfer Duo
21 Nels Cline, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Glenn Kotche & Mike Reed
22 Frequency Series Karl Larson & Liz Pearse Messiaen's "Harawi"
23 I Hear Voices
25 Valentine Trio
26 Julia Holter & Spektral Quartet (2 shows)
27 James Falzone's Renga Ensemble
28 Daniel Knox
28 Josh Berman Trio
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Coq d'Or
In the Drake Hotel Chicago 312-932-4622
Call for updated performance information.

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

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
4 - 6 pm New Standard Big Band
11 - 6 pm Chicago Grandstand Big Band plus Downers Grove North High School Jazz Band
18 - 6 pm Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band
25 - 6 pm John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee

5 - 8 pm Petra's Recession Seven
8 - 6 pm Chicago Grandstand Big Band plus Youth Jazz Ensemble
15 - 6pm Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band
22 - 6pm John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee

SideBar Sessions at FitzGerald's ($5 suggested donation):
7 - 8pm Tim McNamara/Ellen Germaine Group
8 - 8pm Petra's Recession Seven
14 - 8pmMarshall Vente Octet
21 - 8pm Alyssa Allgood Quartet
28 - 8pm Brienn Perry Quartet
4 - 8pm New Standard Quartet
11 - 8pm NIA Quintet
18 - 8pm Jarod Bufe Quartet
25 - 8pm Chris Greene Quartet

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
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

9 - 9pm Sheila Jordan/Steve Kuhn Duo
10 - 8pm Sheila Jordan/Steve Kuhn Duo
16 - 9pm Rose Collella CD Release
17 - 8pm Ryan Shultz CD Release
23 - 9pm Victor Goines Quintet
24 - 8pm Victor Goines Quintet
30 - 9pm The Whammies play Steve Lacy
31 - 8pm The Whammies play Steve Lacy

6 - 9pm Makaya McCraven CD Release
7 - 8pm Makaya McCraven CD Release
13 - 9pm Mama Dig Downs
14 - 8pm Mama Dig Downs
20 - 9pm Grazyna Augusick
21 - 8pm Grazyna Augusick
27 - 9pm TBA
28 - 8pm TBA

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

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

4 - Bill McFarland & The Chicago Horns
11 - Hinda Hoffman, vocals
18 - Victor Goines, saxes & clarinet 
25 - Bernard Scavella, sax

1 - Closed for Super Bowl Sunday
8 - Isaiah Collier, sax
15 - Juli Wood, sax & vocals
22 - Frank Russell, bass guitar

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

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

Jazz Showcase Chicago

1 - 4 Roy Hargrove Quintet
8 - 11 Saxophonist Juli Wood/Carolne Davis Tribute to Dexter Gordon
13 Markus Rutz
15 - 18 Saxophonist Ari Brown Quintet
20 WDCB Night with Bruce Oscar Trio Jam Session
22 - 25 Chris Potter Underground with Adam Rogers, Fima Ephron and Nate Smith
29 - 31 Saxophonist  Bobby Watson Quartet

1 - Saxophonist  Bobby Watson Quartet
5 - 8 Bobby Lewis Quintet
12 - 15 Vocalist Paul Marinaro Quintet
19 - 23 BluJazz Artist
26 - 29 Guitarist Pat Martino Trio

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
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 RodrĂ­guez 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

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

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

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!

New Trier High School
312 933-4735
385 Winnetka Avenue, Winnetka IL
February 7, 2015 New Trier Jazz Fest

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

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

March 13 - Mavis Staples

March 28 - Preservation Hall Jazz

April 24 - Chicago Jazz Philharmonic with Orbert Davis

Open Door Theatre

True Muse

902 S Ridgeland Ave, Oak Park

True Muse Music Series
White Hot Winter all shows at 8pm unless otherwise noted

Visit the Open Door Theatre Website

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
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

Call for updated performance schedule.

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

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Ravisloe Country Club

True Muse

18231 Park Ave. Homewood IL
True Muse Music Series
Thursday Thaw
Dinner is served in the Great Room beginning at 6pm, concerts start at 7:30pm. Tickets: $20 online in advance / $25 at the door
Call for more info and reservations 708.798.5600
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January 22 - Suenos Quintet

February 12 - Paulinho Garcia's Beautiful Love
Stay tuned for Rhythm Rhyme & the Refrain and more concerts March thru August 2015

Red Kiva
1108 Randolph St, Chicago
January 23rd - Jim Sellers Trio ( Mike Jeffers and Geof Lowe)

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

SPACE Evanston
1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston

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

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
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
Call for updated performance information

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

Concerts, Festivals, Jazz Series

Elmhurst College Jazz Festival

February 20, 21, 22
Featured performances by:

Jimmy Heath & the Jimmy Heath Big Band
Bill Holman
Sean Jones
Ralph Lalama
Dennis Mackrel


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