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35th Street Studios
1658 W 35th St, Chicago


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

October 6 - Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Gayle Kolb

Visit Andy's website for updated performance information.

Auditorium Theatre
50 E Congress Parkway, Chicago

November 14 Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
January 17-18, 2015 Too Hot to Handel: Jazz Gospel Messiah
May 30, 2015 His Way - Sinatra's Centennial Celebration

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
Sunday Jazz/Blues 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

Chicago Chicken and Waffles, Evanston
2424 W. Dempster Ave, Evanston
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
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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
Visit or call for updated performance info.

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

Constellation Chicago
3111 N Western Ave, Chicago

27 - Douglas R Ewart and Inventions Sonic Remedies
28 - Ikue Mori
30 - Fred Hersch

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.

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

Linda Solotaire Trio - September 11 at 8pm
Jazz Brunch with Linda and James Cornolo Sunday September 14 at 11:40am

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


25 8pm Slaid Cleaves
28 6pm John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee


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


25 Country Night in Berwyn
27 Dream of Life: Springsteen 65th Birthday Bash


10 Steve Wynn
17 Curtis McMutry 
27 Jarod Bufe 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


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 5to 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


26 & 27 Steve Kuhn Trio


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

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

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

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


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
October 19 -  Dave Bennett Septet, recreating Benny Goodman with Dave Bennett on clarinet Bob Maynard on vibes, Johnie Faren on drums, Andy Brown on guitar, Art Davis on trumpet, Jim Ryan on piano and Rich Armandi on bass.

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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


29 Tri-Fi Matthew Fries, Phil Palombi & Keith Hall
30 Vocalist Suneetha Vaitheswaran Quartet


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

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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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


22 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


Mayne Stage

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


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


Museum of Contemporary Art

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3220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago

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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


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
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

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

Call for updated performance schedule.








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

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

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

Ravinia Festival, Highland Park

Salt Creek Wine Bar
8900 Fairview Ave, Brookfield

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

Oct ober 13 - Tom Muellner Trio with Gayle Kolb

1480 Old Deerfield Rd, Highland Park

Halloween Bash - 8:30pm
Doug James and the Pocket

Signature Room
95th Flr, John Hancock Center, Chicago

Skokie Theater
7924 Lincoln Ave, Skokie

Southport and Irving
4000 N Southport


SPACE Evanston
1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston

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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

Toulouse French Bistro
248 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI

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

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


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