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36th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival 2014

Thursday August 28
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. WashingtonMozilla Firefox

Randolph Square
12:00 - 1:00 Chris Foreman Trio
1:30 - 2:30 Erwin Helfer/John Brumbach Duo


Claudia Cassidy Theater
12:15 - 1:15 Keefe Jacksons Likely So
1:45 - 2:45 David Boykin Expanse


Preston Bradley Hall
12:30 - 1:30 Paulinho Garcia Quintet
2:00 - 3:00 Judy Roberts/Greg Fishman Duo
3:30 - 4:30 “What is this thing called Jazz”


Roosevelt Universitys Ganz Hall
4:00 – 6:00 Sun Ra Panel Discussion


Millennium Park - Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Final Made in Chicago Concert
6:30 Homage to Nelson Mandela: Ernest Dawkins Memory in the Center, an Afro Jazz Opera

 

Friday, August 29

Millennium Park
Von Freeman Pavilion (South Promenade)
12:00 - 12:55 Xavier Breakers Coalition
1:10 - 2:05 Joshua Abrams Quartet
2.20 - 3:15 Clark Sommers (Ba)SH
3:30 - 4:30 Russ Johnson Quartet


Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade)
12:30 1:30 The Howard Alden/Andy Brown Quartet
2:00 - 3:00 Paul Marinaro
3:30 - 4:30 Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet


Jay Pritzker Pavilion
5:00 - 5:50 George Freeman/Mike Allemana Quartet
6:00 - 6:55 Rufus Reid
7:10 - 8:10 Myra Melford
8:30 - 9:30 Terence Blanchard w/Ravi Coltrane & Lionel Loueke



Saturday, August 30
Millennium Park

Chicago Community Trust Young Jazz Lions Stage (Harris Theater Rooftop)
11:30am-12 Noon - Jones College Prep Jazz Combo, directed by Frank Menzies
12:15-12:45pm - Pritzker College Prep Jazz Combo, directed by Ben Das
1-1:40pm - Curie Metropolitan High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ian Torres
1:55-2:35pm - Elmhurst College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Doug Beach
2:50-3:30pm - Morgan Park Academy Jazz Ensemble, directed by Shemeka Nash
3:45-4:25pm - Kenwood Academy Jazz Ensemble, directed by Gerald Powell


Von Freeman Pavilion (South Promenade)
12:00 - 12:55 Clif Wallace Quintet
1:10 - 2:05 John Campbell Trio featuring Kelly Sill and Joel Spencer
2:20 - 3:15 John Wojciechowski Quartet
3:30 - 4:30 Corey Wilkes Quintet



Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade)
12:30 - 1:30 Laurenzi/Ernst/Green
2:00 - 3:00 Chicago Underground Duo
3:30 - 4:30 Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet


Jay Pritzker Pavilion
5:00 - 5:50 Ari Brown Quintet
6:00 - 6:55 Gary Burton
7:10 - 8:10 Tom Harrell Colors of a Dream feat. Esperanza Spald
8:30 - 9:30 Dave Holland, Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn, Eric Harland: PRISM




Sunday, August 31
Millennium Park

Chicago Community Trust Young Jazz Lions Stage (Harris Theater Rooftop)
11:30am-12 Noon - Chi Arts Jazz Combo, directed by Caitlin Hickey
12:15-12:45pm - Jazz Links Youth Ensemble directed by Mark Coulter, Carlos Ayento, Madeleine Mollinedo
1-1:40pm - St. Charles North Jazz Ensemble, directed by John Wojciechowski
1:55-2:35pm - Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy Jazz Ensemble, directed by Carlos Ayento
2:50-3:30pm - University of Illinois at Chicago Jazz Ensemble, directed by Andy Baker
3:45-4:25pm - Noteworthy Teachers Ensemble, directed by Chip Gdalman

Von Freeman Pavilion (South Promenade)
12:00 - 12:55 Neal Algers Blue Note
1:10 - 2:05 Tammy McCann Quintet
2:20 - 3:15 Dennis Luxion + Michael Raynor Quartet
3:30 - 4:30 Chicago Yestet



Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade)
12:30 - 1:30 Tomeka Reid Quartet
2:00 - 3:00 Sun Rooms
3:30 - 4:30 Tootie Heath Trio


Jay Pritzker Pavilion
5:00 - 5:50 Bobby Broom Trio
6:00 - 6:55 Miguel Zenon Quartet
7:10 - 8:100 Cecile McLorin Salvant
8:30 - 9:30 Sun Ra Arkestra

 


35th Street Studios
1658 W 35th St, Chicago
773-254-3333

Saturday September 6 - The Erin McDougald Jazz Sextet featuring Ira Sullivan

 

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

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

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

Mondays
Chicago Jazz Orchestra
Bill Overton Quartet

Tuesdays
Jimmy Ellis Quartet
Dana Hall's Black Fire

Wednesdays
Andy Brown Quartet
Mike Smith Quartet

Thursdays
Clif Wallace Quartet
Judy Roberts

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

1 & 2
Ryan Cohan Trio
Ted Sirota's "Rebel Souls"

8 & 9
Marques Carrol Quartet
Sarah Marie Young

15 & 16
TBD
Shawn Maxwell Quintet

22 & 23
Kim Cusack Quartet
Lowdown Brass Band

29 & 30
Todd Herbert Group
Polcat in B3


Art Institute of Chicago

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www.www.artic.edu
Martini Mondays
August 25 - 6pm-8pm Paul Marinaro Trio, Bluhm Sculpture Terrace/Terzo Piano

Thursday Nights Wine Bar Food at the Art Institute in McKinlock Court

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

November 14 Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
January 17-18 Too Hot to Handel: Jazz Gospel Messiah
May 30 His Way - Sinatra's Centennial Celebration

Avenue
1146 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette
August 15 - Mike Staron / Dave Flippo Duo

Backroom
937 N Rush St, Chicago
July 6, 7, 13 & 14 - Skinny Williams

 

Bar Divani
15 Ionia Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI

 

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
312-427-1190
Sunday Jazz/Blues 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


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

Thursdays 8 pm
John Bany Jam Session

Chicago Chicken and Waffles, Evanston
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
543 Madison St, Oak Park, IL
773-536-3300
Visit the Official Website

chicago chicken and waffles

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

Club La Vue Bar and Grill
707 S Halsted, Chicago Heights
708-755-0024

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


September
3 - Sound of the City Workshop - Tim Stine Trio
5 - Hanami Quartet
6 - Marilyn Nonken
10 - Sound of the City Workshop Cameron Pfiffner, Nick Mazzarella, Joshua Abrams & Mike Reed
12 - Steve Dawsons Funeral Bonsai Wedding
13 - Thumbscrew
14 - Mirage Trio
15 - 3 on 3
17 - Sound of the City Workshop - Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Roebke, Jason Stein Trio
18 - Robin Verheyen NY Quartet
19 - Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra
20& 21 - Chicago Wandelweiser Festival
23 - Mark Turner Quartet 
24 - Sound of the City Workshop Le Rex
25 - Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler
26 - Architeuthis Walks on Land Kwaidan
27 - Douglas R Ewart and Inventions Sonic Remedies
28 - Ikue Mori
30 - Fred Hersch

October
1 - Sound of the City Workshop Volcano Radar
4 - Phil Ranelin with Rod Williams, Harrison Bankhead & Charles Rumback
9 - Keys to the City Ari Brown and Kirk Brown Quartet
10 - Matt Ulerys - In the Ivory featuring eighth blackbird
11 - Tim Munro
12 - Douglas Detricks Anywhen Ensemble
15 - Sound of the City Workshop - Cameron Pfiffner, Nick Mazzarella, Joshua Abrams & Mike Reed
16-18 - Breaking Ice - Wini Haun and Fused Muse
19 - Yarn/Wire
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.

Davenport's Piano/Wine Bar
1383 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
773-278-1830

Caberet

Sundays 5pm & 7pm
August 3 - Girls Like Us

Mondays 8pm

Wednesdays 8pm

Thursdays 8pm

Fridays 7:30pm & 9pm

Saturdays 7pm & 9:30pm

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
Rush St and Grand Ave, Chicago
(312) 595-1114

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


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

August
22 Billy D and the Hoodoos
24  6 pm John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee
30 Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers
31  6 pm Jazz Community Big Band

September
5 8pm Tom Russell
5 9pm Jazz Eric Lindell
7 6pm Chicago Grandstand Big Band
9 7:30pm VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson
10 8pm Chicago Singer Spotlight
11 8pm Exposure Local Music Showcase
12 7:30pm & 10pm Wishbone Ash
13 Janiva Magness
14 6pm Pete Ellman Big Band
17 8pm Anne Hills CD Release
18 8pm Pine Leaf Boys
19 7pm Oak Park School of Rock presents Woodstock
21 1pm Park School of Rock presents Woodstock
21 6pm Bill O'Connells Chicago Skyliners
25 8pm Slaid Cleaves
28 6pm John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee

October
11 9pm Bill Pat McLaughlin Band with Jamie McLaughlin 
16 6pm Story Slam: Benefit for Farther Foundation
18 8:30pm Los Straitjackets featuring Deke Dickerson plus the Bellfuries
19 11am Kids Rockin Costume Party with Los Straitjackets featuring Deke Dickerson

Also in the club at...

SideBar Sessions at FitzGerald's

August
20 8 pm Vandojam featuring Mark Colby and Kirk Garrison
27 8 pm Jarod Bufe Quartet

September
3 Steve Duke Trio
10 NIA Quintet
12 Ladies of the Canyon
17 Jarod Bufe Quartet
24 Chris Madsen Quartet
25 Country Night in Berwyn
27 Dream of Life: Springsteen 65th Birthday Bash

October
10 Steve Wynn
17 Curtis McMutry 
27 Jarod Bufe Quartet


www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com

Francesca's
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
75 S La Grange Rd, La Grange

August 14 - Gayle Kolb with Tom Muellner and Kelly Sill

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

 

Green Mill

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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

August
23 John Wojohowski Quintet
29 & 30 Erin McDougald Quintet featuring Dave Liebman

September
5 & 6 Forq
12 & 13 Ben Sidran
19 & 20 Matt Ulery Record Release Party
26 & 27 Steve Kuhn Trio

October
3-4 Gypsy Jazz Fest
10-11 Marquis Hill Blacktet


Hidden Mamma Cafe
13613 216th St, Matteson

Honk Tonk BBQ
18th & Racine, Chicago
312-226-7427
Sundays - 8pm Fat Babies
Call for updated performance calendar

House of Bing
6930 S South Shore Dr #1, Chicago
773-363-5400
Call for updated performance information

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

9/7:   DOUG LAWRENCE QUARTET: BACK TO BASIE
9/14: DEE ALEXANDER + TRIO
9/21: ART HOYLE QUINTET
9/27 & 28: HYDE PARK JAZZ FESTIVAL
10/5:   BILL MCFARLAND & CHICAGO HORNS
10/12: BERNARD SCAVELLA
10/19: BOBBI WILYSN
10/26: TEDDY THOMAS

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
August 17 - Eddie Harrison's Paris Swing

Become a Member

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
312-360-0264

Jazz Showcase Chicago

August

21-24 - Ira Sullivan Quartet
25 - Mark Colby Quartet
26 - Tony DoRosario Trio
27-31 - Ira Sullivan Quartet

September
1 Closed
2 Vocalist Keri Johnsrud Quartet
3 Guitarist Goran Ivanovic Trio
4-7 Judy Roberts Quartet
8 Trombonist Andy Baker, Ken Partyka and the New Standard Jazz Orchestra
9 Jazz Community Big Band
10 TBA
11-14 Robert Glasper Trio
15 Brazilian Guitarist Luciano Antonio Quartet
16 Vocalist Libby York Quartet
17 Jazz Consortium Big Band
18-21 Danilo Perez Quartet
22 Saxophonist Mark Colby Quartet
23 WDCB presents Bob Mamet Trio CD Release (FREE Admission)
24 Kevin Kozol Quintet
25-28 Sean Jones Quartet
29 Tri-Fi Matthew Fries, Phil Palombi & Keith Hall
30 Vocalist Suneetha Vaitheswaran Quartet

October
2-5 Russell Malone Quartet
9-12 Helen Sung Quartet
23-26 Yellowjackets Jazz Quartet
30-31 John Abercrombie Quartet



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
www.johnandtonys.com


Lakeshore Cafe
4900 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago
773-288-5800
Fridays: 7pm -10:30 pm
LIVE JAZZ

La Petite Creperie
115 N Johnson St, Woodstock
815-337-0765

Linger Martini Bar
4142 W 167th St, Oak Forest


Logan Center for the Performing Arts

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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
312-447-0201
Visit M Lounge's Official Website

Every Saturday at 6pm, Saturday Night Social Set


August

26 Kirk Projeck
27 Delivery Point and Sarah Maire Young
28 Michael Turner Band

September
11 Kenya
18 The Treatment featuring Simone Green
24 Delivery Point

October
22 Delivery Point


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
August 21 - Don Stille and Frank Caruso

 

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

 

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!
For more information visit their website www.irishbistro.com/events

 

Museum of Contemporary Art

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3220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago
312-280-2660
Tuesdays on the Terrace 5:30pm-8pm

Visit the Website

August

19 - Tatsu Aoki, Miyumi Project
26 - Mike Reed's People, Places and Things

September

2 -  Robert Irving III Quintet
9 - Xavier Breaker Coalition


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

September
6 Margaret Cho
14 Ultimate Jazz Fest

October
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

 

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

Sundays 5pm - 9pm
Petra Van Nuis

Mondays 6pm - 10pm
Abigail Riccards

Tuesdays 6pm - 10pm
Sarah Marie Young

Wednesdays 6pm - 10pm
Jeannie Tanner

Thursdays 6pm - 10pm
Chris Greene

Fridays and Saturdays 8pm-12am
Call for updated performance schedule.

 

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

Sundays 5pm - 9pm
Gary Ciaccio

Mondays 6pm - 10pm
Gary Ciaccio

Tuesdays 6pm - 10pm
Abigail Riccards

Wednesdays 6pm - 10pm
Amy Yassinger

Thursdays 6pm - 10pm
Jeannie Tanner

Fridays and Saturdays 7pm-11pm

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

August 25, 2014
Sam Grossner 5:30pm
Tickets:  Free to the public

August 26, 2014
John Wright 5:30pm
Tickets:  Free to the public

August 27, 2014
Matthew Shipp 5:30pm
Tickets:  Free to the public

August 30, 2014
Geoffrey Keezer 5:00pm
Tickets:  $20 general admission; $10 students
To purchase:  Visit www.pianofortefoundation.org/concerts-and-events

September 5, 2014
Vijay Iyer, solo concert 7:00pm and 9:00pm
Tickets:  $40 each.  (No vouchers accepted.)
To purchase:  Visit www.pianofortefoundation.org/concerts-and-events

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 www.pianofortefoundation.org/concerts-and-events

PianoForte Foundation
Visit their website for updated performance information

Quail Country Club
Grand Raids, MI
Sept 18 Dick Reynolds Trio with Gayle Kolb

Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
847-266-5000

August
16 Tony Bennett
19 Buddy Guy
22 Maggie Brown
30 Dan Tepfer

Salt Creek Wine Bar
8900 Fairview Ave, Brookfield
708-387-2432
August 19 - Bob Bruce Jazz Guitar

Serbian Village
3144 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago
773-478-2900
Mondays
Tom Muellner Trio Pro Jam Session
8:30pm-12:30am

Signature Room
95th Flr, John Hancock Center, Chicago
August 29 @ 6:30 Don Stille

Skokie Theater
7924 Lincoln Ave, Skokie
847-677-7761

August 15 - LePercolateur

SPACE Evanston
1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston
847-492-8860


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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

Tortoise Club
350 N State St, Chicago
312-755-1700

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

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

Saturdays
The Mark Burnell Trio
8:30pm to Midnight


Tapas 7232
7232 Madison St, Forest Park
Every second Saturday - Robin Watson

Toulouse French Bistro
248 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI

August 15 - Libby York with Jeff Kressler
August 22 - Libby York

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


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


Wonder Lab:
10pm-5am

Untitled Chicago
111 W Kinzie, Chicago
www.untitledchicago.com
September 25 - lePercolateur

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

What Not Inn
2405 68th St, Fennville MI
269-543-3341

Wire
6815 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn
708-669-9473


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

 

Concerts, Festivals, Jazz Series

 

36th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival 2014

Thursday August 28
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington

Randolph Square
12:00 - 1:00 Chris Foreman Trio
1:30 - 2:30 Erwin Helfer/John Brumbach Duo


Claudia Cassidy Theater
12:15 - 1:15 Keefe Jacksons Likely So
1:45 - 2:45 David Boykin Expanse


Preston Bradley Hall
12:30 - 1:30 Paulinho Garcia Quintet
2:00 - 3:00 Judy Roberts/Greg Fishman Duo
3:30 - 4:30 “What is this thing called Jazz”


Roosevelt Universitys Ganz Hall
4:00 – 6:00 Sun Ra Panel Discussion


Millennium Park - Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Final Made in Chicago Concert
6:30 Homage to Nelson Mandela: Ernest Dawkins Memory in the Center, an Afro Jazz Opera

 

Friday, August 29

Millennium Park
Von Freeman Pavilion (South Promenade)
12:00 - 12:55 Xavier Breakers Coalition
1:10 - 2:05 Joshua Abrams Quartet
2.20 - 3:15 Clark Sommers (Ba)SH
3:30 - 4:30 Russ Johnson Quartet


Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade)
12:30 1:30 The Howard Alden/Andy Brown Quartet
2:00 - 3:00 Paul Marinaro
3:30 - 4:30 Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet


Jay Pritzker Pavilion
5:00 - 5:50 George Freeman/Mike Allemana Quartet
6:00 - 6:55 Rufus Reid
7:10 - 8:10 Myra Melford
8:30 - 9:30 Terence Blanchard w/Ravi Coltrane & Lionel Loueke



Saturday, August 30
Millennium Park

Chicago Community Trust Young Jazz Lions Stage (Harris Theater Rooftop)
11:30am-12 Noon - Jones College Prep Jazz Combo, directed by Frank Menzies
12:15-12:45pm - Pritzker College Prep Jazz Combo, directed by Ben Das
1-1:40pm - Curie Metropolitan High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ian Torres
1:55-2:35pm - Elmhurst College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Doug Beach
2:50-3:30pm - Morgan Park Academy Jazz Ensemble, directed by Shemeka Nash
3:45-4:25pm - Kenwood Academy Jazz Ensemble, directed by Gerald Powell

Von Freeman Pavilion (South Promenade)
12:00 - 12:55 Clif Wallace Quintet
1:10 - 2:05 John Campbell Trio featuring Kelly Sill and Joel Spencer
2:20 - 3:15 John Wojciechowski Quartet
3:30 - 4:30 Corey Wilkes Quintet



Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade)
12:30 - 1:30 Laurenzi/Ernst/Green
2:00 - 3:00 Chicago Underground Duo
3:30 - 4:30 Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet


Jay Pritzker Pavilion
5:00 - 5:50 Ari Brown Quintet
6:00 - 6:55 Gary Burton
7:10 - 8:10 Tom Harrell Colors of a Dream feat. Esperanza Spald
8:30 - 9:30 Dave Holland, Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn, Eric Harland: PRISM




Sunday, August 31
Millennium Park

Chicago Community Trust Young Jazz Lions Stage (Harris Theater Rooftop)
11:30am-12 Noon - Chi Arts Jazz Combo, directed by Caitlin Hickey
12:15-12:45pm - Jazz Links Youth Ensemble directed by Mark Coulter, Carlos Ayento, Madeleine Mollinedo
1-1:40pm - St. Charles North Jazz Ensemble, directed by John Wojciechowski
1:55-2:35pm - Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy Jazz Ensemble, directed by Carlos Ayento
2:50-3:30pm - University of Illinois at Chicago Jazz Ensemble, directed by Andy Baker
3:45-4:25pm - Noteworthy Teachers Ensemble, directed by Chip Gdalman

Von Freeman Pavilion (South Promenade)
12:00 - 12:55 Neal Algers Blue Note
1:10 - 2:05 Tammy McCann Quintet
2:20 - 3:15 Dennis Luxion + Michael Raynor Quartet
3:30 - 4:30 Chicago Yestet



Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (North Promenade)
12:30 - 1:30 Tomeka Reid Quartet
2:00 - 3:00 Sun Rooms
3:30 - 4:30 Tootie Heath Trio


Jay Pritzker Pavilion
5:00 - 5:50 Bobby Broom Trio
6:00 - 6:55 Miguel Zenon Quartet
7:10 - 8:100 Cecile McLorin Salvant
8:30 - 9:30 Sun Ra Arkestra


St Charles Jazz Weekend

11 7pm The Filling Station Frank Catalano
12 6:30pm Isacco Kitchen Mark Moultrup
12 7:30pm Nuova Italia Sam Fazio & Nick Schneider Trio
13 6pm Isacco Kitchen Gayle Kolb Duo
13 7pm Nuova Italia  Rat Pack Jazz
13 7pm Szechwan Marc Pompe

 

Hyde Park Jazz Festival 2014
September 27-28

 

Lakeview East Art Festival 2014
Belmont/Broadway, Chicago
September 13& 14 - lePercolateur

Midwest Gypsy Jazz Festival 2014
Madison, WI
September 9 - lePercolateur


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