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

 

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

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

 

Visit Andy's website for updated performance information.

Anvil Club

309 Meier St, East Dundee
847-426-7710

Sean Francois Trio - November 15th

Auditorium Theatre

50 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago
312-341-2310

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

Backroom (New)
937 N Rush St, Chicago

Skinny Williams featuring J Barron Williams and Lady Dallas - Sundays and Mondays

Barrington Public Library
505 Northwest Hwy Barrington
847-382-1300

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

 

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

College of Lake County
19351 W Washington St, Grayslake
847-543-2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 18 - Raisin Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey
Starring Jasmine Guy and The Avery Sharpe Trio

Visit www.clcillinois.edu for more info.

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

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.

Cucina Biagio
17319 W Lawrence Ave, Harwood Heights
(708) 867-4641

November 1 - Tony Vitale Trio featuring Terre Cohen

Drake Hotel Chicago
140 E Walton St. Chicago, Illinois
(312) 787-2200

Durty Nellie's
180 N Smith Rd, Palatine

Starfall Orchestra - October 26th


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

Judy Roberts - Monday and Fridays 6pm - 10pm

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

Linda Solotaire Trio - Sunday October 12 at 11:30am
Jazz Brunch with Linda and Stu

Linda Solotaire Quartet - Thursday October 16 8pm


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

October

9 Axes of Evil
10 Expo '76
11 Bill Pat McLaughlin Band with Jamie McLaughlin 
16 Story Slam: Benefit for Farther Foundation
17 The Zimmerman
18 Los Straitjackets featuring Deke Dickerson plus the Bellfuries
19 Kids Rockin Costume Party with Los Straitjackets featuring Deke Dickerson
24 Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown
25 John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee
30 Ian McLagan with Jon Notarthomas

Also in the club at...

SideBar Sessions at FitzGerald's

Tuesdays Open Mic @ 8pm

October

10 Steve Wynn
11 Terry Haefner
17 Curtis McMutry
22 Marshall Vente Octet
24 Tommy Womack, Wild Ponies
25 Charlie Parr
29 Tim McNamara/Elle
31 Cannonball


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'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
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

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


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

 

October

3-4 Gypsy Jazz Fest
10-11 Marquis Hill Blacktet
17-18 Zack Brock/Phil Markowitz Quartet
20 - Jazz Night with Lisa Hilton presented by Chicago Lighthouse
24-25 Willie Pickens Quintet
31 Halloween Special with Model Citizens Big Band

 

November

1 Ari Brown Quartet

Heaven on Seven, Naperville
224 S Main St, Naperville
630-717-0777
Live Music Sunday Brunch 11am -3pm

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


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

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.

November 16th - Jake Sanders/Steve Gibons Quartet with John Otto and Beay Sample


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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
312-360-0264

Jazz Showcase Chicago

October

2-5 Russell Malone Quartet
9-12 Helen Sung Quartet
16- 19 Larry Coryell Trio with Paul Wertico and Larry Gray
23-26 Yellowjackets Jazz Quartet
30-31 John Abercrombie Quartet

November

1-2 John Abercrombie Quartet
6-9 Wycliffe Gordan and the Columbia College Jazz Ensemble
13- 16 Bobby Broom
20-23 Jason Marsalis Quartet
27-30 Joey Defrancesco


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

October

21 Tracye Eileen
22 Delivery Point
23 Michael Turner Band
28 & 29 Ghalib Ghallab Experience
30 Sam Fullerton and the Somebody Band

November

26 Delivery Point

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
Wednesdays in October - Katherine Andrick/Frank Portolese Duo

Mayne Stage
773.381.4551

Shawn Maxwell Alliance - Friday October 17th
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

 

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

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

Open Door Theatre
902 S Ridgeland Ave, Oak Park
708-342-0810
Paul Abellas Jazz Plays Dead with Linda Solotaire October 31 8pm

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
Lisa McQueen

Tuesdays 6pm - 10pm
Sarah Marie Young

Wednesdays 6pm - 10pm
Jeannie Tanner

Thursdays 6pm - 10pm
Le Percolateur

Fridays and Saturdays 8pm-12am

10 & 11 Robin Watson
17 & 18 Chris Madsen
24 Nicole Kestler Duo
24 & 25 Rhythem Rockets
31 Nicole Kestler Duo and Petra Van Nuis


Call for updated performance schedule.

 

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

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

Fridays and Saturdays 7pm-11pm

10 & 11 - Wind Gypsies
17 & 18 - Petra Van Nuis
24 & 25 - Le Percolateur
31 - Jeannie Tanner Quartet

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 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

Salt Creek Wine Bar
8900 Fairview Ave, Brookfield
708-387-2432

Sayat Nova
157 E Ohio St, Chicago
312-644-9159

Erin McDougald Jazz Quintet with Special Guest Artists - Tuesdays 6pm-9:30pm

Say Beignet
631 E Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook
630-914-5870

Every Thursday 7:30-11pm

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

Oct ober 13 - Tom Muellner Trio with Gayle Kolb

Shed
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
847-677-7761

Southport and Irving
4000 N Southport
773-857-2890

 

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


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St Lawrence Episcopal Church
125 W Church St, Libertyville
847-362-2110
 
Frank Portolese Trio - October 26

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

Ty & the Red Hot Smokin Jazz Band - October 17

Toulouse French Bistro
248 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI

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

Linda Solotaire and Friends - Sunday October 19th 7pm

Linda Solotaire and Friends - Tuesday October 28 8pm


Underground Wonder Bar

underground wonder bar

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
Call for updated performance information

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

Jazz Night with Lisa Hilton presented by The Chicago LighthouseOctober 20 - Green Mill Jazz Club

Proceeds benefit Lighthouse programs assisting children who are blind or visually impaired.

 

 


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