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THE 720 LOUNGE at The Hilton Chicago Hotel
May 29th 2015
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Ill 6060
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Ashbury's
335 East Boughton Road, Bolingbrook
(630) 739-2377

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Friday Jazz Series sponsored by
Chicago Jazz Magazine

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

May
Mondays
5 pm Black Diamond
9:30pm Dana Hall’s Black Fire

Tuesdays
5 pm Tim Fitzgerald Quartet
9:30pm Fared Haque & Funk Brothers

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

Thursdays
5pm Justefan Thomas Trio
9:30pm Eric Schneider/Pat Mallinger Quintet

April 30th May 1-2
5pm Bobby Lewis Quintet featuring Jo Belle Yonely
Josh Moshier's All Star Quintet
Lowdown Brass Band

May Weekends
22 & 23
5pm Todd Herbert Quartet
9:30pm Quentin Coaxum Quartet

29 & 30
5pm John Moulder Organ Trio
9:30pm Marquis Hill Sextet

June Weekends
5 & 6
5pm Juili Wood Quartet
9:30pm Shawn Maxwell Quartet

12 & 13
5pm Marcus Elliot Quartet
9:30pm Cuningham, Parker, Johnson & Ulrey

19 & 20
5pm Merge Quintet
9:30pm LePercolateur

25 & 26
5pm    Winchester Sound
9:30pm  Guy King’s Little Big Band

Auditorium Theatre
50 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago
312-341-2310

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May 30 His Way - Sinatra's Centennial Celebration

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

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

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

May
22 - Elaine Dame & Aylon Samouha
23 - Luciano Antonio
29 - Keri Johnsrud & Andy Pratt
30 - TBD
Live Music Fridays and Saturdays
Call for updated performances

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

Thursdays 8 pm
John Bany Jam Session

Chicago Jazz Orchestra

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

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

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

"Sherman Brothers Tribute Show"
Featuring Jenifer French & Friends

Sat June 13 at 8pm
Davenport's Piano Bar
1383 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL

 $15 cover + 2 drink min

Featuring:
Jenifer French - vocals & MC
Jim Cox - bass
Phil Gratteau - drums
Adam Haus - guitar & ukulele
George Howe - piano, vocals & Musical

Director
Daryl Nitz - vocals & Director

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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.

Eddie V's
521 N Rush St, Chicago
Mondays
6pm-10pm Mark Moultrup

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

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
Big Band Jazz in the Club

May
24 6 pm John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee
31 6 pm Pete Ellman Big Band

June
7 6 pm Chicago Grandstand Big Band
14 6 pm Bill O’Connell’s Chicago Skyliners Big Band
21 6 pm Jazz Community Big Band
28 6 pm John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee

Also in the Club:
May
30 9pm Chevere

June
4 7:30 pm Petra's Recession Seven

SideBar Sessions at FitzGerald's
May
20 8 pm Suenos
27 8 pm Brienn Perry Quartet ($10)

June
3 8 pm Judy Roberts & Jeannie Lambert
10 8 pm Tony do Rosario Trio
17 8 pm Jarod Bufe Quartet
24 8 pm Brienn Perry Quartet ($10)
www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com

Francesca's
Tuesdays
1039 West Bryn Mawr, Chicago
Dennis Carroll Lee Rothenberg duo

Thursdays
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
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
7pm-Midnight Sami Scot
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


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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

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

May
22 & 23 Stephanie Wrembel
29 & 30 Frank Catalano/Jimmy Chamberlin Band

June
5 & 6 Lorin Cohen CD Release
12 & 13 Hot Club of Detroit
19 & 20 Nicole Mitchell
26 & 27 Mutin Factory Quintet

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
312-226-7427
Sundays - 8pm Fat Babies
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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

May
24 John Wesley
3 HPJS 5th Sunday Jam with Joan Collaso

June
7 Alexis Lombre
14 D-Erania
21 Marquis Hill
28 Marquis Hill


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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
April 19 John Burnett & his Swing Orchestra

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Jack's on Halsted

3201 N Halsted
Chicago IL
773-244-9191

Mondays
8pm Paul Marinaro

Thursdays
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
Wednesday, May 20
Casey Nielsen Quartet Performs Kenny Wheeler's Angel Song
with
Casey Nielsen, guitar
Chad McCullough, trumpet and flugelhorn
Geof Bradfield, alto saxophone
Christian Dillingham, bass

Wednesday, June 17
Dan Thatcher Quartet Performs John Scofield's Grace Under Pressure
with
Dan Thatcher- bass
John Kregor - guitar
Matt Gold - guitar
Nate Friedman - drums

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

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

April
30-May 3 Nicholas Payton XXX

May
22-24 Judy Roberts Quartet
26 Brian Gephart Group
28-31 Jeremy Pelt Quintet

June
4-7 Bria Skonberg Quintet
8 Mark Colby
10 Albare CD Release
11-14 Shawn Maxwell Alliance
15 Adam Baker, Ken Partyka New Standard Jazz Orchestra
18-21 Victor Garcia Quintet
23 Marquis Hill Blacktet
25-28 Miguel Zevon Quartet
30 Suneetha Vaitheswaran Quartet

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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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

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

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!

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

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.

July
7 - Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis

September
18 - Vijay Iyer Trio

October
28 - Dianne Reeves

Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
773-728-6000

Gary & Laura Maurer Concert Hall
Visit website for updated performance information

Open Door Theatre

True Muse

902 S Ridgeland Ave, Oak Park
708-342-0810

True Muse Music Series
All shows at 8pm unless otherwise noted

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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
Call for updated performance schedule.

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

Portage Theater Chicago

May 29th
Rachelle Ferrell
Click Here for Tickets

Ravisloe Country Club

True Muse

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

Stay tuned for Rhythm Rhyme & the Refrain and more concerts March thru August 2015

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

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


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

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

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

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

Concerts, Festivals, Jazz Series

Elkhart Jazz Festival 2015
June 19 - 21

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BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
Friday - Lerner Theatre

DAVID SANBORN
Saturday - Lerner Theatre

ALL-STAR SUNDAY JAM
Sunday - Lerner Theatre

Israeli Jazz & World Music Festival May 14-21
May
14 Tammy Scheffer’s Morning Bound Constellation, Chicago
15-16 Omer Avital Quintet Green Mill, Chicago
17 Mika Hary Quartet Bright Star Church, Chicago
18 Mika Hary Quartet Promontory, Chicago
19 Lazer Lloyd House of Blues, Chicago
20 Oran Etkin Trio Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago
21 Chicago Children's Choir with Oran Etkin Trio Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, Chicago

 



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