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January 13 Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues
February 10 Zemrah, jazz singer
March 9 Bill McFarland and The Chicago Horns

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

7pm Charles Heath Early Riser Jam Session

7pm Dana Hall's Black Fire

7pm Dee Alexander Quartet

7pm Andy Brown Quartet

7pm Eric Schneider/Pat Mallinger Quintet

January Weekends

8 - 9 5pm Guy King Quartet 9:30pm Marquis Hill Quartet

15-16 5pm Bobby Broom Trio, 9:30pm George Fludas Quartet feat. John Wojciechowski

22-23 5pm The Quartet 9:30pm Guy King Quartet

29-30 7pm Mike Smith Quartet

Auditorium Theatre
50 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago

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Call for updated performance information.
January 16th & 17th Too Hot Too Handel

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

Chicago Theatre

BRONZEVILLE-THE MUSICAL February 27th 7:30pm
Presented by the Madison Square Garden Entertainment & The Mahdi Theatre Company

Chicago's BRONZEVILLE The Musical is a thought-provoking story that depicts testimonials, laughter, tears and voices of great courage that translates the experience of African Americans as they journeyed to Chicago. The production features vibrant choreography, soulful singing voices and spell-bounding performances delivered by Chicago's very own community actors. Additionally, the production includes an original musical score that celebrates Chicago legends: Mr. Robert Abbot, founder of the Chicago Defender; Lorraine Hansberry, playwright and activist, and the famed Lindy Hoppers, who danced their hearts out at the Savoy Ballroom located on 47th and South Park Way.
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City Winery Chicago
1200 W Randolph St, Chicago
Visit or call for updated performance info 312-733-9463

January 10

Bad Plus

Constellation Chicago
3111 N Western Ave, Chicago

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


Eddie V's
521 N Rush St, Chicago
Call for updated performance information

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

Found Kitchen and Social House 847.868.8945

Every Wednesday - 6:30pm

Josh Rzepka Bebop Trio

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

3 6 p.m. Limited Edition Big Band
10 6 p.m. Chicago Grandstand Big Band, Downers Grove North High School Jazz Band
17 6 p.m. Bill O'Connell’s Chicago Skyliners Big Band
24 6 p.m. John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee
31 6 p.m. Pete Ellman Big Band

14 6 p.m. Chicago Grandstand Big Band 
21 6 p.m. Bill O'Connell’s Chicago Skyliners Big Band
28 6 p.m. John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee

Also in the Club:
17 7:30 p.m. Pete Ellman Big Band

SideBar Sessions at FitzGerald's
6 8p.m. Chanson du Chat
13 8p.m. Peter Lerner Trio
20 8p.m. Jarod Bufe Quartet
27 8p.m. Brienn Perry Quartet ($10)

3 8p.m. New Standard Quintet
10 8p.m. Peter Lerner Trio
17 8p.m. Jarod Bufe Quartet
24 8p.m. Brienn Perry Quartet ($10)

Foss Park Golf Course 847-912-6968

3124 Argonne Drive
North Chicago, IL

Every Sunday - 6pm til 9pm

Greg Rockingham, Chris Foreman and Soul Message
Every Sunday
Great Music, Great Food No Cover

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

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

January Weekends
8-9 Steve Kuhn Trio
15-16 Paul Marinaro
22-23 Jean Michel Pilc Trio
29-30 Willie Pickens Quintet

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

3 Isaiah Collier
10 Marquis Hill
17 Xavier Breaker
24 Ari Brown
31 Joan Collaso Jam Session

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

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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

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

7-10 Ari Brown Quintet
11 WDCB presents Diane Ellis & the Jazzy Ladies
21-24 Dee Alexander Quartet
25 Bob Lark and his Alumni Big Band

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

February 12 Warren Wolf and the Wolf Pack
April 29 Dion Parson and the 21st Century Band
May 26 Miguel Zenon

Visit the Logan Center Website

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

McAnnich Arts Center at College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn, IL

11 Monterey Jazz Festival Tour
12 Ramsey Lewis

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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

33rd Annual Frank Mantooth Jazz Festival
at New Trier High School in Winnetka IL.
Call 847-446-7000 or visit

Chris Potter Big Band
7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Gaffney Auditorium, New Trier High School

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

March 2 - Al Jarreau
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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.

Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

Visit website for updated performance information

Pete Millers, Evanston
1557 Sherman, Evanston, IL
Call for updated performance schedule.

Pete Millers, Wheeling
1412 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL
Call for updated performance schedule.

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


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

Live Jazz - Various Artist call for details

SPACE Evanston
1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston

Southside Jazz Coalition Gala

Southside Jazz Coalition Presents the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic's from DuSable to Obama
South Shore Cultural Center - January 16, 2016

Visit or call 773-888-6709 for more information

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

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.

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

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