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Kimberlys Corner October 28 - November 4, 2014

Kimberly Gordon gives us the upcoming Jazz scene for August 26 - September 1 2014. Featured this week includes Le Percolateur, Arlene Bardell, Amy Armstong, Freddy Allen, Daryl Nitz and George Howe. North Central Christmas Concert
Members of the internationally acclaimed North Central College Jazz faculty will perform their second annual Christmas Concert Dec 12.
Jazz Record Art Collective New Series for Fall of 2014
Jazz Record Art Collective Celebrates Year Anniversary. Devotes Wednesdays in October to John Coltrane
November 13th New Jazz Series!!!
Ravisloe Country Club launch the True Muse Music Series Thursday Thaw-bringing music to warm the soul and spirit.
Kimberlys Corner October 21th - October 28th
Kimberly Gordon gives us the upcoming Jazz scene for August 26 - September 1 2014. Featured this week includes Willie Pickens Jesse Palter and Anne and Mark Burnell.
Q & A feature Gordon on Hustedt
Kimberly Gordon interviews Kyle Hustedt
Clark Terry Film showing at
Shot over the course of five years by first time filmmaker Al Hicks, KEEP ON KEEPIN ON depicts the remarkable story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry.
Architects of Jazz this Weekend
Chicago Blues Museum presents Architects of Jazz - The Sutherland Lounge Exhibit, in partnership with Heartland Alliance and Quad Communities Development Corporation, re-opening the legendary jazz room at 4657 South Drexel Boulevard.
MUSIC INSTITUTE JAZZ FESTIVAL SALUTES CHARLIE PARKER
MUSIC INSTITUTE JAZZ FESTIVAL SALUTES CHARLIE PARKER
Kimberlys Corner October 14 - October 21, 2014
Kimberly Gordon gives us the upcoming Jazz scene for October 14th - October 21st 2014. Featured this week includes Puddles Pity Party, Maurice Mobetta Brown, Mark Madsen, and Roxy Bellows.
Kimberlys Corner October 8 - October 14, 2014
Kimberly Gordon gives us the upcoming Jazz scene for October 8 - October 14 2014. Featured this week includes Helen Sung, Claudia Hommel, Bob Moreen, Frank Catalano, Sami Scott and the Gaslight Club.
Jasmine Guy and the Avery Sharpe Trio star in Raisin Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey at CLCs James Lumber Center
Raisin Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey starring Jasmine Guy and the Avery Sharpe Trio, will be performed at 8 pm on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County.
Kimberlys Corner September 30 - October 7, 2014
Kimberly Gordon gives us the upcoming Jazz scene for September 30 - October 7 2014. Featured this week includes Suneetha Vaitheswaran, Russell Malone, Beckie Menzie, Denise McGowan Tracy and Justyna.
International Songwriting Competition deadline extended until Nov 4th
International Songwriting Competition (ISC) deadline extended until Nov 4th
Jazz Night - October 20th with Lisa Hilton and Nikki George
Jazz Night - October 20th with Lisa Hilton and Nikki George, a fundraiser to Benefit New Preschool at the Green Mill presented by Chicago Lighthouse.
Q & A feature Gordon on Horberg
Kimberly Gordon interviews Marguerite Horberg.
Jazz Record Art Collective Celebrates Year Anniversary. Devotes Wednesdays in October to John Coltrane
This October the Green Mill Jazz Club will celebrate a year alliance with Joe Lanasa, director of the Fulton Street Collective in producing Jazz Record Art Collective.
19th Annual Chicago Artists Month Celebrates Artists Who Are
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce the 19th Annual Chicago Artists Month (CAM), which serves to highlight the work of artists and creative professionals throughout Chicago. CAM features artists work from multiple artistic disciplines ranging from painting to improv to cooking to sculpture and even sewing.
Kimberlys Corner September 23 - September 30, 2014
Kimberly Gordon gives us the upcoming Jazz scene for August 26 - September 1 2014. Featured this week includes Marlene Rosenberg, Sean Jones and Steve Kuhn.
Jim Gailloreto and Orion are Stepping Out this Fall
Performance coming up in Geneva, Chicago and Evanston featuring the music of John Coltrane, Morton Gould, Dvorak and Schubert
Old and New Dreams Festival
Old and New Dreams Festival presented by HotHouse! October 17-19th at Promontory Chicago.
Kimberlys Corner September 16 - September 23, 2014
Kimberly Gordon gives us the upcoming Jazz scene for August 26 - September 1 2014. Featured this week includes Danilo Perez, Nicole Kestler and Matt Ulery.
Kimberlys Corner September 9 - September 16, 2014
Kimberly Gordon gives us the upcoming Jazz scene for September 2 -Spetember 16, 2014. Featured this week includes Libby York, Charley Krebs and Irvin Pierce.
Q & A feature Gordon on York
Kimberly Gordon interviews Libby York
Pianist Vijay Iyer at PianoForte
September 5 2014 see Grammy Nominated Jazz Composer perform in a very intimate setting at PianoForte!
Q & A feature Gordon on Evans
Kimberly Gordon interviews Bill Evans
Kimberlys Corner August 26 - September 1 2014
Kimberly Gordon gives us the upcoming Jazz scene for August 26 - September 1 2014. Featured this week includes Todd Herbert, Frank Catalano and Bill Evans.
Kimberlys Corner August 19 - August 26 2014
Kimberly Gordon gives us the upcoming Jazz scene for August 19 to August 26 2014. Featured this week includes Nicole Kestler, Brian OHearn, Rhythm Rockets, Linda Solotaire, and Agnieszka Iwanska.
Kimberlys Corner August 12 - August 19 2014
Kimberly Gordon gives us the upcoming Jazz scene for August 12 - August 19 2014. Featured this week includes Abigail Riccards, New Standard Jazz Orchestra and Candye Kane.
Kimberlys Corner August 5 - August 12 2014
Kimberly Gordon gives us the upcoming Jazz scene for July 8 - July 15 2014. Featured this week includes Sarah Marie Young, Charles McPherson, Jeff Lindberg and Bill Overton
Q & A feature Gordon on Young
Kimberly Gordon interviews Sarah Marie Young.
36th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival 2014
The 36TH Annual Chicago Jazz Festival full lineup featuring artists Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet, Miguel Zenon Quartet, Tootie Heath Trio, Myra Melfords Snowy Egret and many others!
Kimberlys Corner July 22 - July 29 2014
Kimberly Gordon gives us the upcoming Jazz scene for July 22 - July 29 2014. Featured this week includes Bill Porter Eric Schneider Sextet, Milton Suggs, and the New Velvet Lounge.
Kimberlys Corner July 15 - July 22 2014
Kimberly Gordon gives us the upcoming Jazz scene for July 8 - July 15 2014. Featured this week include Hot Club of Detroit, Jeff Lindbergs Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Bill Overton, and more.
Sample And The Fat Babies 1920s Jazz
Sample and the Fat Babies, a 1920s jazz band, are trying to bring that vintage sound back to Chicago.
Q & A feature Gordon on Roberts
Kimberly Gordon interviews Judy Roberts who is back home in Chicago for a string of residencies and festival performances.
Chicago Musicians Remember Katerinas
Chicago musicians remember Katerinas, who closed their doors at the end of June.
Katerinas Club Closes its Doors
Paul Marinaro writes a remembrance of the club that touched so many artists and fans throughout 15 years.
Kimberlys Corner July 8 - July 15 2014
Kimberly Gordon gives us the upcoming Jazz scene for July 8 - July 15 2014. Featured this week includes Neal Alger, Arlene Bardelle, Judy Roberts, Bob Dogan, and Ted Sirota.
Q & A feature Gordon on Marinaro
Kimberly Gordon interviews Paul Marinaro.
Taste of Chicago Live Jazz and Entertainment Schedule for the Gallo Wine Garden
The Taste of Chicago Live Jazz and Entertainment schedule in the Gallo Wine Garden Wednesday July 9- Sunday July 12.
Kimberlys Corner July 1 - July 8 2014
Kimberly Gordon gives us the upcoming Jazz scene for July 1 - July 8 2014. Featured this week include The Fat Babies, Sabina L Lilly, Paul Marinaro, Kurt Elling and Christopher Piatt.
Kimberlys Corner June 24 - July 3 2014
Kimberly Gordon gives us the upcoming Jazz scene for June 24 - July 3 2014. Featured this week include Katerinas Farewell with Tom Muellner, Bob Dogan, Paulinho Garcia, Juli Wood, Blue Monday, Arlene Bardelle, Dee Alexander, Suzanne Petri and more.
Chicago Park District and Jazz Institute of Chicagos JazzCity: Chicago Latin Jazz Festival Celebrates Bassist Victor Venegas
A tribute to Victor Venegas, a native of Durango, Mexico, who became one of the great bassists in Latin music as a South Side Chicagoan, highlights the 8th annual Chicago Latin Jazz Festival on Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19 at the Humboldt Park Boathouse.
Kimberlys Corner June 17 - June 24 2014
Kimberly Gordon gives us the upcoming Jazz scene for June 17 - 12 2014. Featured this week include Brian Abraham and the last performances at Katerinas, Nicole Kestler and Brian OHern, Petra Recession Seven, Judy Roberts and Paul Marinaro, and Tecora Rodgers
Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz Concert Series
MADE IN CHICAGO: WORLD CLASS JAZZ CELEBRATES ITS 10TH YEAR AT MILLENNIUM PARK WITH A SIX-CONCERT SERIES FEATURING CHICAGO’S LEADING JAZZ ARTISTS, THURSDAYS, JULY 24-AUGUST 28
Kimberlys Corner June 10 - June 17 2014
Kimberly Gordon gives us the upcoming Jazz scene for June 10 - 17 2014. Featured this week include Katerina, axwell, Spider Saloff, Alfonso Ponticelli, Paulinho and Grazyna, Juli Wood, Renato Anesi and Blues Monday.
Review-Piano Diaries: Peter Saltzman One-Man Show at the Athenaeum Theatre
Sam Fazio Reviews Peter Saltzman and his One-Man Show, Piano Diaries at the Athenaeum Theatre.
Katerinas is Closing at the End of June
Katerina will be retiring from the club business at the end of June but will be finding new ways to support the arts!
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic CD Release, Sketches of Spain (Revisited) June 8 at City Winery
The Orbert Davis Sextet pays tribute to Miles Davis on Sunday June 8 at 3pm at the City Winery, celebrating the release of the newest Chicago Jazz Philharmonic CD, Sketches of Spain (Revisted)
Chicago Blues History Bus Tour on June 14, Chicago Detours
Before the Chicago Blues Festival performances begin, Chicago Detours will host a Jazz, Blues & Beyond Bus Tour of Chicago music history stories and places locals don't even know.
36th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival 2014 Lineup!
The 36TH Annual Chicago Jazz Festival announces full lineup featuring artists Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet, Miguel Zenon Quartet, Tootie Heath Trio, Myra Melfords Snowy Egret and many others!
Q & A feature Gordon on Kaminski
Kimberly Gordon interviews pianist/organist Matthew Kaminski.
Kimberlys Corner June 3 - June 10 2014
Kimberly Gordon gives us the upcoming Jazz scene for June 3 - 10 2014. Featured this week include Matthew Kaminsky, Andy Baker and Linda Solotaire.
Kennedy Shut Down Blues Fest Weekend
The IB Kennedy will be shut down from Chicago Avenue to Grand Avenue with no access to the Express Lanes Blues Fest Weekend, June 13th - 15th, 10pm - 5am.
SIGNATURE JAZZ CRUISE, A NEWEXCEPTIONAL TRAVEL EXPERIENCE Diana Krall Performs
SIGNATURE JAZZ CRUISE: A NEWEXCEPTIONAL TRAVEL EXPERIENCE Grammy® AwardWinning Jazz Vocalist Diana Krall Performs
Maggie Brown, LEGACY
Maggie Brown one-woman concert LEGACY Our Wealth of Music - Tracing the History of African American Creativity, a benefit for the BA Everywhere campaign.
Acclaimed Vocalist Libby York Celebrates Release of Memoir
Acclaimed Vocalist Libby York Celebrates Release of Memoir A Personal Take On Standards From Porter To Fagen Tuesday, June 17 at Jazz Showcase in Chicago, IL
The Brazilionaires featuring Dove Benoit
The Brazilionaires featuring Dove Benoit
Q & A feature Gordon on Murphy
Kimberly Gordon interviews pianist/organist Dan Murphy.
Kimberlys Corner May 27-June 2 2014
Kimberly Gordon gives us the upcoming Jazz scene for May 27-June 2 2014. Featured this week include Juli Wood, Lucy Smith, Beau Barry and the Vital Organ.
Peter Saltzmans Piano Diaries at the Athenaeum Theatre
Composer-Pianist Peter Saltzman thinks its time for jazz (and pop, and classical) to move on, and he promises to tell all about it in his upcoming show Piano Diaries.
The Underground Wonder Bar launches full menu!
Lonie Walkers Underground Wonder Bar launches its first full menu, featuring breakfast for dinner, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and organic meat options!
Kimberlys Corner May 20-27th, 2014
Kimberly Gordon gives us the upcoming Jazz scene for May 20-27th 2014. Featured this week include Marquis Hill, Grazyna Auguscik and Paulinho Garcia, Steve Kerner, Eric Reed and Jackie Allen.
Kims Corner May 14th-20th
Vocalist Kimberly Gordon covers gigs this week by Russ Phillips, Kurn Elling, a fundraiser for Lorna Boston, Jane Monheit and Loren Cohen
31st Annual Chicago Blues Festival
31st Annual Chicago Blues Festival, which kicks off on June 13 and runs through June 15 in Grant Park. See the full schedule!
Kimberlys Corner May 7th-13th
Vocalist Kimberly Gordon tells us about John Scofield, Gladys Night, Tom Muellner and Judy Roberts all appearing in Chicago this week!
Israeli Jazz & World Music Festival May 6 -17, 2014
The second and newly expanded Israeli Jazz & World Music Festival will be held Tuesday, May 6 through Saturday, May 17, 2014, at nine different venues throughout Chicago.
Kimberlys Corner April 30-May 7th
This Week vocalist Kimberly Gordon gives us some great suggestions on who to checkout on the scene including Alfonso Ponticelli, John Bany, Cyrus Chestnut and Alex Terrier.
18th Annual Blues on the Fox Announced
JIMMIE VAUGHAN, LOS LONELY BOYS, TAJ MAHAL TO HEADLINE AURORAS 18th ANNUAL BLUES ON THE FOX OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL, JUNE 27 & 28 AT RIVEREDGE PARK
10 Questions with Ari Hoenig
Drummer Ari Hoenig is coming to Chicago April 26th to perform with Patricia Barber at the Logan Center for the Arts. We were able to catch up with him and ask him how he developed his unique musical concepts.
Kimberlys Corner April 22nd-29th
Vocalist Kimberly Gordon features a few shows that you should check out this week! Including Steve Tyrell, Julie Wood, Marlene Rosenberg and Xavier Breaker.
Duke Ellington Concert for Mothers Day
THE DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA WILL RAISE THE ROOF AT THE HARRIS THEATER ON MOTHERS DAY IN HONOR OF JAZZ UNITES INC.
Q & A with Vocalist Ty Cooper
Kimberly Gordon sits down with Ty Cooper and talks about music, gigs and more.
Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee
May 18th the Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee in Fox Lake.
John Zorn, Bill Laswell and Dave Lombardo
US Premiere of BLADERUNNER: John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Dave Lombardo Perform 2 shows at Reggies in Chicago May 3rd
Kims Corner April 15-22nd
This weeks vocalist Kimberly Gordon features Abigail Riccards, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Stephanie Aaron and Hinda Hoffman...
Kimberlys Corner April 9th-12th
Kimberlys Corner this week we features a songbird, a jazz veteran, a new collaboration and a hi-end duo....
10th Annual Contempo – Jazz Double Bill
The University of Chicagos new music group, Contempo, announces details of its 10th annual Contempo-Jazz Double Bill, featuring works of four leading women in music.
NextGenJazz Returns With Diverse Line Up
Beginning April 3, 2014, NextGenJazz, a collaboration between the Jazz Institute of Chicago and The Drake Hotel Chicago, starts a third season of new music and emerging artists.
THE CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL COMPLETE LINE-UP ANNOUNCED
FREE admission festival celebrates Blues by the Lake June 13-15 in Grant Park
Interview with Saxophonist Caroline Davis
Kimberly Gordon interviews saxophonist Caroline Davis about her move to New York, her gigs in Chicago and much more...
Kimberlys Corner April 1st-7th
Here are vocalist Kimberly Gordons picks for this week. Shows include Andy Brown, Nicholas Payton, Ty Cooper, Caroline Davis and Ari Brown.
Concert Review The Newport Jazz Festival
Concert Review The Newport Jazz Festival at the Old Town School of Folk Music Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
36TH Annual Chicago Jazz Festival Headliners Announced
The festival celebrates the very best of Jazz at the Chicago Cultural Center and on four stages in Millennium Park, August 28-31
Honoring Fred Anderson
Elastic Arts presents the next concert of Intersections: A series featuring musicians from the AACM and Asian Improv arts Midwest in honor of Fred Anderson on Saturday, March 29 at 9 p.m.
The Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest
The Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest On-The-Road Comes to Chicago Featuring Harmonious Wail, and the Gonzalo Bergara Quartet.
4th ANNUAL BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL
With over 150 performances at more than 15 venues throughout New York City, the 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival will be held Sunday, June 1 through Monday, June 30.
Kimberlys Corner March 25th-April 1st
Happy spring! This week we welcome a new singer in town, a group debut, a big band, a philanthropist and a piano masters return.
JOSE VALDES AND the JAZZ OF THE AMERICAS TRIO
St. Lawrence Episcopal Church March 20th Jazz Vesper...located at 125 Church St Libertyville ,IL
Molly Ringwald at City Winery
Molly Ringwald acts, writes books, and sings jazz? Yes she has been touring and performing a show called An Evening with Molly Ringwald at venues worldwide, March 19th she is at City Winery Chicago.
Kimberlys Corner March 18th-23rd
Vocalist Kimberly Gordon tells us about some jazz shows happening this week. Performances include Ty Cooper, Orbert Davis, Rose Collela, Joan Collaso and Doug Rosenberg.
Interview with Joan Collaso
Kimberly Gordon sits down with Chicago vocalist Joan Collaso and talks about music, her background and what is coming up in the next few months.
Derbhile Fabie an Irish Songbird in Chicago
In honor of St. Patricks Day, Kimberly Gordon learns more about singer/pianist Derbhile Fabie, an Irish Songbird now living in Chicago.
Kimberlys Corner March 11th-18th
Vocalist Kim Gordon takes us inside the scene this week with info on a weekly jam session with Nick Schneider, Lynn Jordan and the Shivers Dance Party, Suzanne Petri, Marlene Rosenberg Quartet, Jazz at Buddy Guys and Derbhile Fabie.
Salvant Lights Up SPACE
Vocalist Kimberly Gordon reviews Cecile McLorin Salvant at SPACE March 8, 2014!
THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN HUMAN RELATIONS FOUNDATION PRESENTS
Pasta & Neckbone March 9, 2014 The music and the performers of the day will be honoring the memory of a great Chicago music treasure, Frank DRone.
Kimberlys Corner March 4th - 11th
Vocalist Kimberly Gordon talks about shows this week by Arlene Bardelle, Cecile McLoren Salvant, Chris Greene, the Chicago Jazz Orchestra and Denise Tomasello.
CJO taking up residence at Andys Jazz Club
The CJO will appear Mondays at Andys Jazz Club beginning March 3rd through May 26th.
Wycliffe Gordon and Marcus Robinson at Close Up 2
The brilliant Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon is back in town to do a show with guitarist Marcus Robinson. Kimberly Gordon interviews them about their up coming show and how they became the players they are today.
Kimberlys Corner Feb 25th-March 4th
Vocalist Kimberly Gordon updates us on her picks for this week! Including performances by Linda Solotaire, Bobby Broom, Terrance Blanchard and more...
Harris Theater Electrical Fire postpones shows
Performances of Chicago Opera Theaters Queenie Pie have been rescheduled due to an electrical fire
Shawn Maxwell on Chicago Jazz Revealed with Mike Jeffers
Listen to the show...On this weeks show Mike Jeffers interviews Chicago Saxophonist Shawn Maxwell about his new group and recording entitled Shawn Maxwells Alliance, out now on Chicago Sessions Records.
Kimberlys Corner Feb 18th-25th
Vocalist Kimberly Gordon keeps up to date with this weeks spot light shows. She talks about Dana Hall, Julia Huff, Shawn Maxwell, Dom Thomas and the Soweto Gospel Choir
Dom Thomas a New Vocalist on the Scene
A new singer has arrived in town and his name is Dom Thomas. He will be performing a Nat King Cole tribute this week and I had to find out more about this newcomer on the scene.
UIC Jazz Fest Canceled
The UIC High School Jazz Festival which also featured a concert by trumpet legend Randy Brecker has been canceled due to a strike.
Kimberlys Corner for Feb 12th - 17th
Vocalist Kimberley Gordon gets us up to date on who is performing where this week. Her picks include Rich Corpolongo, Erin McDougald, Jeannie Tanner, Abigail Riccards and Monty LaMonte.
Chicago Jazz Revealed Radio Show with Mike Jeffers
Listen to our February 5th show featuring an interview with vocalist Erin McDougald.
Orbert Davis Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Celebrates Mardi Gras in South and West Suburbs This March Performances to Include Premiere of Survival of the Saints, Davis New Katrina-Inspired Composition
Kimberlys Corner Feb 3rd-10th
Kimberlys Corner February 3rd-10th keeps us up to date on who is playing on the scene this week.
Guitarist Curtis Robinson Launches a Project to combine Jazz and R&B
Read about Curtis Robinson and his new project honoring the musicians (The Funk Brothers) and the music of Motown. Liner notes by Ramsey Lewis.
The New Standard Quintet one year Anniversary
The New Standard Quintet will be performing this Wednesday February 5 at the Fitzgeralds Sidebar, playing two sets at 8 and 9:30pm.
Matt Wilson Quartet in Chicago
Internationally acclaimed drummer/composer Matt Wilson performs in Chicago February 7th and 8th as part of a 17-city tour to celebrate the release of his new CD Gathering Call.
Erin McDougald at the Green Mill Feb 14th
Erin McDougald will be performing a special Valentines Day Night performance at the legendary Green Mill Jazz Club.
John Zorn, Dave Lombardo and Bill Laswell
The Bladerunner Project, a John Zorn outfit including the godlike talents of Zorn on his signature instrument, prolific modern musician and bassist Bill Laswell, and heavy metal drumming powerhouse Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Fantômas, etc.)
Kimberlys Corner January 26th-February 3rd
Vocalist Kimberly Gordon keeps us up to date on who is performing on the jazz scene this week!
Lawrence University Faculty Jazz
Lawrence University Faculty Jazz Quartet Makes Debut at Andys Jazz Club Jan. 28
Guitarist Curtis Robinson and R&B
Curtis Robinson embarks on a new project to bring swing to the world of R&B music.
The 50 Yard Line Jam Session-Swinging on the Southside!
Kimberly Gordon heads down to the Southside and reviews one of the hottest weekly Jam Sessions in Chicago.
Kimberlys Corner January 21st-28th
Vocalist Kimberly Gordon tells us who is performing this week on the Chicago Jazz Scene!
Billy Weiser Passes Away-1939-2014
Local jazz trumpeter Billy Weiser passed away on January 5, 2014.
Kimberlys Corner for Jan 15th-21st
Vocalist Kimberly Gordon keeps us up to date whats happening on the Jazz scene this week.
Rembering Rob Amster by Jeremy Kahn
Rob Amster (1964-2013)
Conceptual Jazz-more Coltrane!
An Analysis of Coltranes Lazy Bird
Hyde Park Jazz Fest Fundraiser Jam
January 21, 2014 at Room 43 over 30 different jazz musicians will be performing in this special jam session to help raise funds for this years festival!
Downtown Hotels-Still great live music venues
Vocalist Sam Fazio takes us on a tour of live music that is happening in Chicagos Hotels.
Kimberlys Corner Jan 8th-14th
Find out what is happening throughout the Chicagoland area as vocalist Kimberly Gordon highlights her picks for this coming week!
Kimberlys Corner Jan 2nd - 7th
Vocalist Kimberly Gordon catches us up on who is performing this week on the scene.
Chicago Blues and Jazz Festival with Chicago Jazz Magazine
Chicago Jazz Magazine is once again the official publishers of the 2014 Blues and Jazz Festival programs!
Bradley Williams - Wednesdays at the Jazz Showcase
Bradley Williams New 21st Century Review will start a regular Wednesday night engagement at the Jazz Showcase beginning January 15th.
WDCB Extends Jazz Hours during the Week!
Chicagos radio home for jazz, 90.9fm WDCB is responding to the demands of its listeners by adding an extra hour to its daily jazz programming.
New Trier - Christian McBride Big Band Feb 1st
The Grammy-winning Christian McBride Big Band will headline the 31st annual New Trier Jazz Festival on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.
PianoForte Foundation Moves to New Space
The PianoForte Foundation has moved to Chicago’s South Loop, with a brand new custom designed building including new performance spaces, practice rooms, a recording studio and more.
New Years Eve Performances
Its never too late to plan your New Years Eve so check out Kimberly Gordons Picks for ringing in the New Year!
Evanston High School Jazz Festival
11th Annual Evanston Township High School Jazz Festival with Grammy-nominated arranger John Fedchock
Three Elmhurst Musicians Win Awards for Composing and Arranging
Two Elmhurst College students and a recent alumnus took high honors in this fall’s Jazz Composition and Jazz Arrangement competitions, sponsored by the Luminarts Cultural Foundation at the Union League Club of Chicago.
Dec 17th Holiday Jam Session at Katerinas
Thanks to everyone that came out to the last Chicago Jazz Revealed at Katerinas and the Holiday Jam Session! Here are some photos from the night.
TSUKASA TAIKO:TAIKO LEGACY 10 and REDUCTION-December 21-22, 2013
Marking their tenth anniversary, Tsukaasa Taiko and director, Tatsu Aoki perform in two distinct programs. Taiko Legacy 10 combines improvisation,traditional court music, and dance by leading artists from Chicago, the Bay Area, and Tokyo.
Kimberlys Corner Dec 17-24
Vocalist Kimberly Gordon gives you the info you need to know about who is performing where this coming week.
Nat King Cole Tribute
Nat King Cole Tribute Feb. 28 at North Central College. The performance begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in North Central Colleges Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $60 and $50, call the North Central College Box Office
Kimberlys Corner
Kimberly Gordon keeps us up on what is going on this week on the jazz scene. December 10th - 17th
Willie Pickens and Larry Gray at Katerinas in Chicago
Saturday, December 7th, 2013 Southport Records Presents…Willie Pickens with Larry Gray
Steve Tyrell at Mayne Stage on April 25th
Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell will be at Mayne Stage April 25th! Tickets go on sale on December 13th.
47th Annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival
Featuring performances by Andy Martin, Bobby Shew, and Gary Smulyan, featuring the Elmhurst College Jazz Band. February 20-23rd
31st annual New Trier Jazz Fesival
The Grammy-winning Christian McBride Big Band will headline the 31st annual New Trier Jazz Festival on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.
The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Conquers Chicago
Review of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra at the Chicago Theatre on November 21 2013 by Kimberly Gordon
Frank Portolese performs for Jazz Vesper
St. Lawrence Episcopal Church in Libertyville will present another Jazz Vespers service in its monthly series on November 24th at 7:00PM. The College of Lake County Jazz Combo and then the Frank Portolese Trio
From New Orleans to Chicago with Love
Irvin Mayfield Jr., the Grammy award-winning trumpeter and bandleader of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), will be at the historic Chicago Theater on November 21st, 2013.
Sam Fazio at Mayne Stage December 8th
Sam Fazio at Mayne Stage for an evening of Swinging Music
New Years Eve with Kurt Elling
Northlight Theatre announces New Years Eve with Kurt Elling. This one-night-only concert with the Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist will run at 8:00pm on December 31, 2013 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie.
North Central College Jazz Faculty Concert
Members of the internationally acclaimed North Central College Jazz faculty will perform holiday classics at a special concert Dec. 13.
The Jazz Foodie with Rose Colella
The Jazz Foodie, written by Chicago vocalist Kimberly Gordon. In this installment of the jazz foodie Kimberly interviews Rose Colella about her Meatball and Rigatoni receipt.
Lonie Walker Celebrates 24 Years!
Lonie Walkers Underground Wonder Bar Celebrates 24 Years of Playin it Live, 365 with 12 hour Live Music marathon November 10th!
The Jazz Foodie with Rose Colella
The Jazz Foodie, written by Chicago vocalist Kimberly Gordon, brings you inside the kitchen of jazz musicians to give you a taste of what they love to cook and eat. In this installment of the jazz foodie Kimberly interviews Rose Colella about her Meatball and Rigatoni receipt.
North Central College Faculty Concert December 13th
Members of the internationally acclaimed North Central College Jazz faculty will perform holiday classics at a special concert Dec. 13.
Tribute to Bill Russo
Columbia College Chicago presents Celebrating William Russo: Artist and Educator, a tribute to the life and legacy of one of the seminal figures in Chicagos music, theatre, and educational communities, on Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7, 2013.
FitzGeralds in Berwyn Presents
For almost half a century, THE SWINGLE SINGERS have pushed the boundaries of what the human voice can achieve. You can see them live on November 13 at 7:30pm
Corky Siegel at the City Winery
CORKY SIEGELS CHAMBER BLUES TO PERFORM IN CHICAGO at the City Winery November 3 2013.
Kurt Elling at New Years Eve
Northlight Theatre celebrates New Years Eve with Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling
Nov 3rd Chicago Jazz Orchestra with special guest Jon Faddis
Chicago Jazz Orchestra with special guest Jon Faddis: Miles Ahead––The Chicago Premiere Sunday, November 3 at 3:00 pm at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Fitzgeralds in Berwyn Presents...
Sunday, November 3 A Tribute to Lowell George featuring the New Orleans Suspects and Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat, 7 pm, $20, $25 (at the door)
A Class Act at Andys Jazz Club
A Class Act is a group featuring Marlene Rosenberg, Reginald Thomas, Lewis Nash, Michael Dease and Marianne Solivano on Oct 18 & 19 at Andys in Chicago
CORKY SIEGELS CHAMBER BLUES TO PERFORM IN CHICAGO!
Corky Siegel and his Chamber Blues will perform at City Winery in Chicago on Sunday, November 3, 2013.
CJO and Jon Faddis premiere Miles Davis Gil Evans Landmark
November 3rd at 3:00 p.m. at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Jeff Lindberg, will present trumpeter Jon Faddis in the Chicago premiere of the Miles Davis/Gil Evans landmark recording, Miles Ahead.
MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CELEBRATES CHICAGO JAZZ LEGEND BENNY GOODMAN
Orbert Davis Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Fund Studio Recording Project Fans Can Help Produce Much-Requested Recordings of Havana Blue, The Chicago River, and Sketches of Spain (Revisited)
BROADWAY STAR AND CABARET SENSATION ROSLYN KIND
BROADWAY STAR AND CABARET SENSATION ROSLYN KIND PERFORMS ONE NIGHT AT ARCADA Barbra Streisands sister set for 8 P.M. Oct. 4 in Downtown St. Charles
Double Jazz Weekend with Molly Ringwald
AT THE ARCADA THEATRE in St Charles OCT 5th!
Hyde Park Jazz Festival This Weekend
Mike Jeffers runs down his picks to see at the Hyde Park Jazz Fest September 28th and 29th
Mike Jeffers - How the Bad Plus Stayed Commited to the Band
Mike Jeffers- CEO of Chicago Jazz Magazine and Host of Chicago Jazz Revealed Blog Post 9/20/2013
Miles Ahead with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra
The Chicago Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Jeff Lindberg, will present trumpeter Jon Faddis in the Chicago premiere of the Miles Davis/Gil Evans landmark recording, Miles Ahead.
St Charles Jazz Weekend
Happening this weekend September 12-15th in downtown ST Charles stroll from different clubs and check out some exciting jazz groups.
Sami Scot-Living Live in the Moment
This is a bi-monthly column written by pianist Mick Archer that showcases the Piano Bar musicians that make a living performing in clubs and venues throughout the Chicagoland area.
First Concert Announced for Fred Anderson Park Site
Jazz and gospel music will be featured in a free concert, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the site where the Chicago Park District is building a park named for the late Chicago jazz musician Fred Anderson.
University of Chicago Presents a New Jazz Series for 2013 - 2014
The University of Chicago Presents (UCP) proudly announces its first jazz concert series as part of its 2013-14 season, showcasing jazz greats across a range of stylistic influences.
Hyde Park Jazz Festival Coming Soon!
Hyde Park Jazz Festival September 28 & 29 with more than 30 bands on 13 stages!
Hyde Park Jazz Festival 2013
Hyde Park Jazz Festival September 28 & 29 Chicago Jazz Magazine is sponsoring.
2013 - 2014 Jazz Series Announced at the David Logan Center
CHICAGO PRESENTS INTRODUCES JAZZ AT THE LOGAN SERIES In celebration of arts benefactor David Logan, new series brings world–touring jazz artists to the acclaimed Logan Center stage.
Frank Catalano performing with Randy Brecker and Vic Juris
Frank Catalano Appearing at The Iridium Aug. 10 & 15 Shows at 8pm and 10pm Aug 10th featuring Randy Brecker Aug 15th featuring Vuc Juris
The 2nd annual St. Charles Jazz
The 2nd annual St. Charles Jazz Weekend
UNIVERSAL Alley JAZZ JAM
UNIVERSAL Alley JAZZ JAM WILL held on SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2013. The program will be held in the plaza of 1809 E. 71st Street from 2 PM-Dusk.
Young Jazz Lions Pavilion Schedule Announced
35TH ANNUAL CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP OF FUTURE STARS
Tribute to Warren Kime
Monday, August 19, 2013 at 1PM St. Luke Church 1500 W. Belmont Av Chicago.
Dee Alexander Tribute to James Brown
MADE IN CHICAGO WORLD CLASS JAZZ PRESENTS Dee Alexanders Funkin With Acoustic Soul:A Tribute to James Brown and Jimi Hendrix
2013 Detroit Jazz Festival
2013 Detroit Jazz Festival Imported from Detroit Announces World-Class Lineup Panamanian Pianist/Composer/Educator Danilo Pérez to Serve as 2013 Artist in Residence
Charley Krebs new Art show
Chicago Jazz Magazine cartoonist Charley Krebs, is featured with three other artists in the 2013 Baseball Is Art exhibit at Harrisonworks Gallery, 17 Harrison Street in Oak Park, Illinois. The display is viewable from the opening party on Friday, July 19 until September 12.
Chicago Jazz Festival Preview or 2013
The 35th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival New Venue, Expanded Hours, Same Great Music!
Kurt Elling CD review of New Release
1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project CD Review
South Shore Jazz Festival Changes Name
The South Shore Jazz Festival will be changing its name in 2013 and will be losing its founder but promises the music will continue! We are sorry to report that Geraldine de Haas will be leaving this year...
Pianos on the Parade Hits Chicago
Pianos on Parade are works of art on pianos and will be on display at the Deer Park Jazz Festival and other locations this summer.
Taste of Chicago -Jazz at the Gallo Wine Garden
The Schedule for this years Jazz at the Taste of Chicago has been announced. Performances by Frank Catalano, Stephanie Browning, Spiral and many others.
Deer Park Jazz and Wine Festival Announced
The 2nd annual Deer Park Jazz and Wine Festival has announced the lineup for this year. Performing will be the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, John Moulder Quartet, Eric Schneider and Dee Alexander
Vocalist Robin McKelle Debuts New Working Group The Flytones on Latest Album
Vocalist Robin McKelle debuts new working group The Flytones on latest album Soul Flower on OKeh Records. Album Available as a Digital Only Release. Project presents a contemporary blend of Soul and Rhythm & Blues with Special Guest Appearances by Lee Fields and Gregory Porter.
Mack Avenue Superband Debuts Worldwide With Live From the Detroit Jazz Festival 2012 Out September 3
Lineup Selected Exclusively from the Label's Burgeoning Roster of Jazz Superstars, Including Carl Allen, Gary Burton, Aaron Diehl, Kevin Eubanks, Tia Fuller, Sean Jones, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Evan Perri, Alfredo Rodríguez, and Rodney Whitaker Repertoire Comprised of Original Tunes by SuperBand Members as well as Favorite Standards
EDDY THE CHIEF CLEARWATER TO PERFORM IN HIGHLAND PARK
West Side Chicago blues legend Eddy The Chief Clearwater will appear at ShedFest in Highland Park on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Clearwater will be performing songs from his Alligator debut, WEST SIDE STRUT.
The DuSable Museum Announces Jazz Concert Series The Sounds of History
Bring your blankets and chairs as we enjoy another jazzy summer on the patio of the DuSable Museum! Jazz Treats will be available for you to purchase... Food, Spirits and Cds!
The City Of Chicago And The Jazz Showcase Along With Renowned Pianist Willie Pickens Hosts Farewell Fundraiser For Geraldine And Eddie de Haas On July 2, 2013
The City of Chicago and the jazz community, the Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Ct., along with renowned pianist Willie Pickens, are hosting a farewell fundraiser for them on July 2, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Expected to perform are Arthur Hoyle, Ari Brown, Stu Katz, Ernie Adams, Miguel de la Cerna, Tammy McCann, Marlene Rosenberg, Audrey Morrison and many more.
Detroit Jazz Festival Imported From Detroit Announces National Jazz Competitions
As part of its mission to foster and support jazz throughout the country, the Detroit Jazz Festival Imported from Detroit is now accepting submissions for two national jazz competitions, trumpet performance and jazz arrangement.
The Three Ellas Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald at June 24 Merit School of Music Benefit at City Winery
City Winery Chicago, one of the city’s newest music venues and philanthropic supporter of music education, will host and sponsor a special concert to benefit its West Loop neighbor, Merit School of Music.
Archie Shepp Attica Blues New Release Kickstarter Campaign
Forty years after the release of Attica Blues, Archie Shepp revisits this monument of jazz history with a new big band of 26, composed of a mix of experienced artists and young jazz musicans from the United States and France.
David Foster Receives Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored David Foster with the 2,499th star on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, May 31, 2013.
Louis Armstrong House Museum Announces Hot Jazz Cool Garden Summer Concert Series
Three hot NYC jazz bands will play in Louis’s Garden this summer: Bria’s Hot Five with Bria Skonberg on July 4th – Louis Armstrong’s birthday, Jon-Erik Kellso and the EarRegulars on July 20th and Peter & Will Anderson Sextet on August 17th.
Bob Koester and Delmark Records Celebrate 60 Years In The Music Business
Legendary Chicago Label Delmark Records has reached yet another remarkable milestone in the music business- 60 years of blues and jazz recordings!
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival August 23-25 in New York City
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival is a free, two-day festival in New York City that celebrates the life and musical genius of Charlie Parker.
Natalie Cole To Release New Album In June
Multiple GRAMMY Award-winner Natalie Cole’s first Spanish-language album, Natalie Cole en Español will be released June 25 on Verve/Universal.
Chicago Opera Theater Announces 2014 Season
COT’s 2014 Season is 100 percent 20th Century and 150 percent COT with works by Duke Ellington, Carl Orff, Viktor Ullmann and Ernest Bloch.
Les Paul Honored in Music Video by Fellow Hometown Musician Sam Llanas
The Way Home music video generates excitement for the opening of the Les Paul The Wizard of Waukesha exhibit at the Waukesha County Museum.
RiverEdge Park Concert Venue Announces Summer Schedule featuring Buddy Guy and Dr. John
Sleek new outdoor concert venue on the Fox River, across from the Aurora Transportation Center, to attract thousands to Aurora with top music acts, festival events, more Grand Opening Blues on the Fox June 14 and 15 boasts newly announced headliner Buddy Guy.
Summer Solstice Jazz Festival to Bring Hot Sounds to Downtown East Lansing, June 21-22
The 17th Annual Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (SSJF) will make its way to downtown East Lansing on June 21-22 featuring a high-caliber ensemble of local, regional and national jazz performers. The festival is presented by the City of East Lansing, Wharton Center for Performing Arts and the MSU College of Music.
Blue Violin, Violinist James Sanders Tribute To The Jazz Violin Legacy, To Close First Night Of The Chicago Jazz String Summit On May 31
Violinist James Sanders, leader of the highly regarded Latin jazz ensemble James Sanders’ Conjunto and a frequent collaborator with musicians throughout Chicago, brings the Blue Violin project to the first annual Chicago Jazz String Summit. Performance caps an evening of improvised music at the University of Chicago’s Arts Incubator in Washington Park.
Kansas City Presents International Jazz Summit Aimed at Developing New Audiences
The Mutual Musicians Foundation International (MMFI), will present “Jazz Center Stage: The Economics of Audience Development”, Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 11:00 to 1:00 pm at the Gem Theater, 1615 18th Street, located in Kansas City’s Historic Jazz District.
AMIR GWIRTZMAN TO PERFORM AT MAYNE STAGE SUNDAY, MAY 19th, 2013 8pm
Amir Gwirtzman, world renowned Israeli multi-culti jazz artist, plays more than 20 different woodwinds, reeds, horns, pipes, flutes and percussion instruments as a one-man band called Inhale-Exhale.
Madison Jazz Society To Celebrate At Free Year End Party On June 9
The Madison Jazz Society will hold its annual year-end party, celebrating its 29th year of presenting and preserving jazz in Madison, on Sunday, June 9, from 1-4 p.m. at the Coliseum Bar, 232 East Olin Avenue, Madison. The Rand Moore Sextet with vocalist Angela Babler will perform at this free event.
Chicago Saxophonist Dave Rempis Launches New Label
Founded in the winter of 2013 by noted Chicago saxophonist Dave Rempis (The Engines, Ballister, Rempis Percussion Quartet, Vandermark Five), Aerophonic will be the main avenue by which Rempis intends to release his recordings in the future.
Nick Colionne Headlines Grand Rapids Jazz Fest
Nick Colionne Headlines Grand Rapids Jazz Fest Chicago-based guitarist and vocalist Nick Colionne headlines GrandJazzFest, now in its second year.
Detroit Jazz Festival
2013 Detroit Jazz Festival Artist-In-Residence Grammy award winner Danilo Pérez
Marielle de Rocca-Serra and Paris la Nuit
Marielle de Rocca-Serra and Paris la Nuit on Friday May 3rd at the Mayne Stage theatre located at 1328 W. Morse Ave.
Herb Alpert at the Park West
Herb Alpert and his wife, singer Lani Hall, return to Chicago for An Evening with Herb Alpert & Lani Hall at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., June 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Journalists Association Nominees
The Jazz Journalists Association kicks off both Jazz April, a month long celebration of all things jazz, and the 2013 JJA Jazz Awards season
Birch Creek Announces Concert Season
Birch Creek Community in Wisconsin has announced its 2013 Summer Concert schedule
Montreux Jazz Festival 2013 Opens With Leonard Cohen
The 47th edition of the fest will feature Leonard Cohen, who will also play a second show the day after his Opening Night performance
Jazz House Kids
Jazz House Kids annual Inside the Jazz Note High School Masterclass is an incredible afternoon jazz extravaganza whose past participants include Pat Metheny, Chris Botti, Esperanza Spalding, Chick Corea, Dianne Reeves and Christian McBride.
NIU JAZZ Ensemble Concert Tonight
The nationally renowned NIU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Ron Carter will be performing with guest trumpeter Sean Jones on Thursday, April 11 at 8:00 pm
Jazz is back at the Dolphin
The Dolphin, formerly known as Green Dolphin Street, is featuring two jazz bands on Tuesdays from 7pm to midnight, and is hosted by Drummer Clif Wallace II.
Chicago Jazz Musician and Educator Mwata Bowden recognized as one of Jazz Journalists Association 25 Heroes
The Jazz Journalists Association kicks off both Jazz April, a month long celebration of all things jazz, and the 2013 JJA Jazz Awards season by announcing this years Awards finalist nominees along with the names of this years JJA Jazz Heroes.
Triton College Jazz Spectacular From Bop to Big Band April 6 at 7:30PM
Triton College Jazz Spectacular promises an evening to remember on Saturday, April 6. Triton College will host its 2013 Jazz Spectacular, with an evening concert starting at 7:30 p.m., featuring the James Davis Quartet, Triton College Jazz Faculty Quintet, and the Triton College Big Band.
Weekly Guide to Chicago Jazz April 2-8th
This week Mike takes his show on the road to US Cellular Field to talk about the White Sox and upcoming jazz events.
Video Guide to Chicago Jazz March 26-April 2nd
This Weeks Guide to Chicago Jazz takes the show to the Keys 4/4 Kids showroom in Chicago. Plus performances by Mick Archer, Matt Nelson and Corey Wilkes at Andys Jazz Club, Big Mamas Dig Down at Green Mill, Arlene Bardell
This Weeks Guide to Chicago Jazz
March 26-April 2 2013 this weeks guide to Chicago jazz includes information about Jack Mouse, The Dolphin, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Fitzgeralds and more...
Last Night at the Jazz Showcase
James Sanders CD Release Event was SMOKING!
Chicago Music Revealed with Orbert Davis
Contempo 9th Annual Jazz Double Bill April 13 and 14
University of Chicago presents an All-Argentine program featuring Liderman Chamber Opera and Pablo Aslan Quintet.
This Weeks Guide to Chicago Jazz March 19th-24th
Included in this weeks guide is information about James Sanders latest CD release, Ernest Dawkins tribute to Fred Anderson, CD reviews, Christian McBride and much more...
New York Voices Jazz Festival, Saturday, April 6 in St. Charles
New York Voices, one of the premier jazz vocal groups at work today, celebrates their 25th anniversary in concert on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the St. Charles High School Auditorium
10 Questions with Scott Hall from Columbia College
Scott Hall talks about the music program at Columbia College and all the resources that are available at the college for music students.
This Weeks Guide to Chicago Jazz March 12-18th
In this weeks E-Zine read about Brian Blade at the Old Town School, Joshua Redman new CD release, Larry Carlton at the Montrose Room, The Open Door Theater and much more
Chicago Jazz Tour March 10, April 7 and April 21 presented by Chicago Music Tours
Highlighting some famous (and infamous) homes, clubs and dance halls of the Chicago jazz scene from the early to mid-20th Century, we take a look at how the Windy City became the major center of jazz during the music's most vital period.
Guide to Chicago Jazz March 5th-12th
This week Mike Jeffers from Chicago Jazz Magazine talks about how weather men scare people, Paul Marinaro at Katerinas, Brad Goode at the Green Mill, The new Jam Session with Steve Hashimoto and much more...
Columbia College Jazz Ensemble With Guest Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt
Jeremy Pelt will begin his residency at the Columbia College Chicago Music Center on Monday March 11, 2013 with the traditional "Meet The Artist" session in the Concert Hall at noon. There after, Pelt is scheduled to conduct various clinics on improvisation, small group playing, music business, and a trumpet master class. Meanwhile, Pelt will be rehearsing throughout the week with the Columbia College Jazz Ensemble, preparing for a full weekend at the Jazz Showcase to conclude his residency.
James Sanders CD Release Party
CD release party on March 20th for James Sanders and Kevin O Connell trio for their latest project, Blue Violin, at Chicagos Jazz Showcase as part of the 90.9 FM WDCB monthly jazz night.
February 26th-March 4th Weekly Guide to Chicago Jazz
Mike Jeffers, publisher of Chicago Jazz Magazine, previews this weeks E-Zine Guide to Chicago Jazz and talks about Pat Martino at the Jazz Showcase, Two For Brazil at Katerinas, The Open Door Theater Jazz Series with Abigail Riccards and Elaine Dame, Jack Mouse, Petra Van Nuis, Steve Maxwell Drums, Jean-Michel Pilc and much more...
Jazz Turntable Night-Tonight at Reggies
Reggies in the South Loop is having a special Jazz Turntable night. Bring your records and spin them and meet people.
Video-E-Zine This Weeks Guide to Chicago Jazz
This week Mike talks about the Chicago Studio Club Fundraiser, Elmhurst College Jazz Festival, Dana Halls Spring at the Green Mill, Jazz Jam Sessions, Dave Douglas, James Sanders and many other shows...
5th ANNUAL CHICAGO BRASS FESTIVAL PRESENTS BOSTON BRASS IN CONCERT
In its 5th year, the Chicago Brass Festival at Northeastern Illinois University hosts acclaimed brass performers from around the world and from different musical genres. In addition to the Friday evening performance by Boston Brass, the festival weekend will include clinics and master classes by Norwegian tuba virtuoso, Oystein Baadsvik, classical/jazz crossover trumpeter, Rex Richardson and others.
JOHN MEDESKI SOLO PIANO ALBUM A DIFFERENT TIME AVAILABLE APRIL 9 ON OKEH
Keyboard master John Medeski thrives on the unpredictable, a trait that has kept his work with the trailblazing trio Medeski Martin & Wood (MMW) fresh and surprising for more than twenty years. With A Different Time, his first solo piano project, Medeski once again takes his sound in a completely unexpected direction - unexpected even to him.
February 11th-18th Guide to Chicago Jazz
Read the weekly E-Zine that gives you in-depth coverage of the Chicago Jazz scene. Upcoming performances, information on artists and much more...
Jam Sessions in Chicago
Mike Jeffers, publisher of Chicago Jazz Magazine writes in his blog about jam sessions in the Chicagoland area
JOE CLARK BIG BAND HITS WITH LUSH ON FEBRUARY 12
There's a new big band on the scene, coming out of Chicago & led by Joe Clark. I hope you've given this one a chance, it's a swinging set, powered by drummer Jeff Hamilton and featuring Clark's well-crafted originals and arrangements. LUSH will be released next week, on the Jazzed Media label.
BRIAN BLADE AND THE FELLOWSHIP BAND TO PERFORM AT THE OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC IN CHICAGO MARCH 15, 2013
The Old Town School of Folk Music is hosting an intimate evening with Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band. The concert is scheduled for March 15 at 8PM at Maurer Hall.
CROSBY STILLS AND NASH TO PERFORM WITH WYNTON MARSALIS AND JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA
DAVID CROSBY, STEPHEN STILLS AND GRAHAM NASH 
and the
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA 
WITH WYNTON MARSALIS PERFORM
THE CROSBY, STILLS & NASH SONGBOOK
TO BENEFIT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER 

May 1- Gala Concert and Dinner, May 3 - Public Concert
NEW LOOK FOR 2013 CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 1 IN MILLENNIUM PARK
35th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival Announces Hamid Drake As Artist-in-Residence
Celebrating The Sound The Music of Stan Getz
Thursday, January 17, 6:30 p.m. The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie, Chicago, Museum Members $30; Public $40
VOCAL JAZZ CAMP AND CONCERT SERIES CELEBRATES 25th ANNIVERSARY
Founded in 1989, the camp provides a unique educational experience for aspiring jazz vocalists in an intensified, one week course of study and skills development conducted by an outstanding artist faculty of professional performing and recording artists.
SONY CLASSICAL ANNOUNCES RE LAUNCH OF OKeh LABEL AS PRIMARY JAZZ IMPRINT
Label to Put Focus on New and Established Artists Embodying Global Expressions in Jazz. Upcoming Releases by Bill Frisell, David Sanborn & Bob James,John Medeski, and Dhafer Youssef, Among Others.
This Weeks Guide to Chicago Jazz January 8 2013
Chicago Jazz Magazines Weekly Guide to Chicago Jazz.
Guitarist and Composer Ken Hatfield Celebrates the Genius of Harlem Renaissance Poet Langston Hughes With For Langston An Enthralling Song Cycle Drawn From His Blues Steeped Verse
Guitarist and Composer Ken Hatfield Celebrates the Genius of Harlem Renaissance Poet Langston Hughes With For Langston, An Enthralling Song Cycle Drawn From His Blues Steeped Verse. Featuring An All-Star Sextet With Hilary Gardner, Jamie Baum and Hans Glawischnig.
Rob Mazurek Pulsar Quartet at The Green Mill plus this Weeks Guide to Chicago Jazz
Weekly Guide to Chicago Jazz
Panama Jazz Festival Announces 10th Anniversary Celebration January 14-19 2013
Panama Jazz Festival announce its 10th Anniversary Celebration with a stellar line-up of International Jazz Greats in Panama City, Republic of Panama.
How 1948 Changed Everything
The first AFM recording ban from 1942 to 1944 was an attempt by the union to halt technology's impact on its membership.
Seasons Greetings and Your Guide to Chicago Jazz This Week from Chicago Jazz Magazine
Happy Holidays from Chicago Jazz Magazine and Weekly Guide to Jazz in Chicago, highlighting where to celebrate New Years Eve 2013.
Your Guide To Chicago Jazz: Weekly Newsletter December 18, 2012
Your weekly guide to Chicago jazz
Columbia/Legacy again pays tribute to musical legend Miles Davis with the release of MILES DAVIS QUINTET LIVE IN EUROPE 1969: THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 2
Columbia/Legacy again pays tribute to musical legend Miles Davis with the release of MILES DAVIS QUINTET LIVE IN EUROPE 1969: THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 2
The Chicago Jazz Orchestra (CJO) Live From Joe Segals Jazz Showcase: A Memorial Concert in Tribute to Vocalist Perrian Jordan
On Monday, December 10th at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., the CJO, along with many of Chicagos most popular singers, will pay tribute to Perrian Jordan in a memorial concert at the Jazz Showcase
All-Time Favorite Holiday CDs by Judy Roberts
Here is an article that ran in Chicago Jazz Magazine in 2002 by pianist Judy Roberts about Judys all time favorite holiday cds.
Jazz In Chicago This Week
Our weekly guide to Chicago Jazz for the week of December 4th-11th. Includes clubs, venues, special events and musicians performing around town.
Jazz Bassist/Composer Matt Ulery Brings A Little Light To NEIU Jewel Box Series
A winter solstice concert created by composer and jazz bassist Matt Ulery with tunes from his critically acclaimed new release, "By A Little Light."
Jazz Musicians Performing In Chicago This Week
Jazz Musicians Performing In Chicago This Week Nov 27-Dec 4th.
CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA MAKES 24th STRAIGHT APPEARANCE AT KENNEDY CENTER HONORS THIS SUNDAY
The Chicago Jazz Orchestra (CJO) has been chosen to perform at the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala this Sun., December 2, in Washington, D.C. This performance marks the 24th straight year that the CJO has been awarded this singular performance honor.
In The Clubs- Live Jazz in Chicago this week!
Venue Change: Chicago Jazz Orchestra presents The Grand Wazoo and Other Delights: A Tribute to Frank Zappa
Please note the venue for the Saturday December 29, 7:30PM Chicago Jazz Orchestra event The Grand Wazoo and other Delights: Tribute to Frank Zappa has been changed to The Park West Chicago.
Jazz Musicians Performing In Chicago This Week
Jazz Musicians Performing In Chicago This Week Nov 20-27, 2012
JazzCity: Dee Alexanders Funkin With Electric Soul: A Tribute to James Brown and Jimi Hendrix
JazzCity: Dee Alexanders Funkin With Electric Soul: A Tribute to James Brown and Jimi Hendrix
In The Clubs- Live Jazz in Chicago this week!
In The Clubs- Live Jazz in Chicago this week! Nov 19-25
Billy Brimfield Memorial Service
Born in Evanston in 1938, Brimfield had the distinction of being the first trumpet player in the AACM and was an originator of that style of playing. Read more by Bill Klewitz
Acclaimed Alto Saxophonist/Composer RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA Assembles New Quartet on Latest Album Gamak Available January 29 via ACT Music
Acclaimed Alto Saxophonist RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA Assembles New Quartet on Latest Album, Gamak, Available January 29 via ACT Music.
Jazz saxophonist Mitch Paliga performs January 4 at North Central College
Saxophonist and acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member Mitch Paliga performs Jan. 4 in the College’s intimate Madden Theatre.
In The Clubs- Live Jazz in Chicago this week!
Live Jazz in Chicago Clubs, Venues, & restaurants.
Musicians Performing in Chicago This Week!
Musicians performing this week in Chicago
Special Talents America November 5th
Stars Will Be Shining As Special Talents America Comes to Wentz Concert Hall on November 5
ART & MUSIC LEADING UP TO THE 7TH ANNUAL UMBRELLA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Photography exhibition opening party sets the stage for the 2012 festival, celebrating the jazz and improvised musicians of Chicago alongside world-renowned guest artists.
Chicago Jazz Orchestra Announces the 2012 - 2013 Season
Chicago Jazz Orchestra Announces 2012-2013 Concert Season filled with Variety and Surprise
Mose Allison Peformance at E.C.C Arts Center Canceled
Mose Allison cancels due to advice from physicians
Wayne Shorter ReSigned to Blue Note Records
The legendary jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter has re-signed to Blue Note Records
The Riverside Arts Center presents a collection of holiday-themed Chicago Jazz Magazine cartoons by cartoonist Charley Krebs.
Two dozen cartoon posters originally published in Chicago Jazz Magazine along with work from AOL Patch and Suburban LIFE Newspapers will be presented in the main hallway of the Riverside Village Hall from November 6 until January 1.
Jazz Connect Conference at APAP|NYC 2013 Announces Tentative Schedule
azz Connect Conference at APAP|NYC 2013 Announces Tentative Schedule Series of Workshops, Panels and Events on January 10-11, 2013 Will Address Important Issues and Trends in the Jazz Community
Chicago Blues Museum
Presents the Architects of Jazz-The Sutherland Lounge Exhibit celebrating the historic jazz venue Sutherland Lounge on Chicagos South Side
Jesse Charbonier to perform for Jazz Icons
Jazz Vocalist, Jesse Charbonier will be performing for Hollywood Icons this Tonight
THE NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM ANNOUNCES BENEFIT CONCERT
The concert will be headlined by two of the most exciting young jazz artists in the country, Christian McBride and Jonathan Batiste.
Chamber Music America Apply For Residency Project Funding Program
Small music ensembles and presenters in jazz, classical and world are invited to apply.
Wayne Krantz, Keith Carlock and Nate Wood
Wayne Krantz brings his trio to Martyrs in Chicago on October 11th 2012 at 8pm. This is one of the most dynamic groups touring today and a very rare opportunity for people in Chicago to hear them live!
Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind
Special Jazz fundraiser at Buddy Guys Legends in Chicago November 1st 6pm-8pm.
Vijay Iyer Trio at Mayne Stage
Vijay Iyer Trio will be performing at Mayne Stage on October 18th.
HERSHEY FELDER AS GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE
EMBRACEABLE BIOGRAPHICAL THEATER PIECE COMBINED WITH A CONCERT-LEVEL PIANO PERFORMANCE RETURNS TO CHICAGO FOR TWO PERFORMANCES AT NORTH SHORE CENTER IN SKOKIE ON NOVEMBER 10 & 11
Music Institute of Chicago
MUSIC INSTITUTE APPOINTS VOCALIST TAMMY MCCANN AS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Hyde Park Jazz Festival September 29th and 30th
Here is the complete schedule for this the 2012 Hyde Park Jazz Festival!
Jazz on a Summer Day Concert Series
THE WILLEM BREUKER KOLLEKTIEF a Special farewell tour at the Lake Side Inn September 30th.
Jazz Weekend in St Charles Sept 21-22-23
St Charles is presenting a jazz weekend featuring live music at four different venues throughout the downtown area.
MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES JAZZ MASTER BILLY STRAYHORN OCTOBER 26-28
Performances by Terell Stafford Quintet, Music Institute jazz faculty, Northwestern University Jazz Ensemble, vocalist Tammy McCann, screening of Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life
Child Links 8th Annual Blues Bash
CHILD LINKS 8TH ANNUAL BLUES BASH TO BENEFIT ILLINOIS FOSTER CHILDREN will be held at Buddy Guys on September 27th!
Pat Mallinger Saxophonist
10 questions with Chicago Saxophonist Pat Mallinger.
ST. Charles presents Wine and Jazz on the River
ST. Charles and Chicago Jazz Magazine are excited to present Jazz and Wine on the River September 14th, get all the details...
The Auditorium Theatre 2012/2013 Jazz Series
The Auditorium Theatre is presenting an exciting season of live jazz. Check out all the details...
Mike Jeffers Around Town
Mike Jeffers, CEO of Chicago Jazz Magazine, talks about the Jazz Oasis at this years Chicago Jazz Festival.
North Central College 2012-2013 Jazz Series
North Central College Announces 2012/2013 Jazz Series
Chicago Jazz Festival 2012
Here is the full schedule for the Chicago Jazz Festival which happens August 30th - September 2nd in Chicago.
Hyde Park Jazz Festival 2012
Hyde Park Jazz Festival September 29th and 30th figures to be another incredible weekend of jazz in Chicago.
Bobby Lewis Jazz Quartet Appearing at Andys August 17th & 18th
Bobby Lewis Jazz Quartet playing at Andys August 17th & 18th
VOCALIST FRIEDA LEE LIVE IN RECORDING AUGUST 8TH
Vocalist Freida Lee at ETA Theatre August 8th
Jesse Charbonier on Cabochon Jazz Radio with David Edward Sims - Aug 5
Jesse Charbonier on Cabochon Jazz Radio with David Edward Sims - Aug 5, 2012
ORION RETURNS TO ITS ROOTS TO OPEN 20TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
The Orion Ensemble presents -Orion Beginnings- featuring a trio and a quartet theensemble performed during its early seasons, along with a quintet commissioned for its 10th anniversary
MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES JAZZ MASTER BILLY STRAYHORN OCTOBER 26–28
October 26-28, the Music Institute of Chicago is saluting jazz great Billy Strayhorn with a weekend of concerts, a film screening, and a panel discussion. Among those performing are Terell Stafford, Tammy McCann, the Northwestern University Jazz Ensemble and Music Institute jazz faculty.
Tuesdays on the Terrace: Fred Anderson Legacy Band
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents live jazz concerts every Tuesday this summer during Tuesdays on the Terrace
TONIGHT: Thirsty Thursdays at the M Lounge
Details about Thirsty Thursdays at the M Lounge
JUPITER QUARTET TO DEBUT AT U. OF I. AT ALLERTON MUSIC BARN FESTIVAL LABOR DAY WEEKEND
The sixth annual Allerton Music Barn Festival will feature the Jupiter String Quartet making its performance debut as University of Illinois faculty members.
Ernest Dawkins Deep Tone Trio Performs at Jazz On A Summers Day July 29th
Ernest Dawkins Deep Tone Trio Performs at Jazz On A Summers Day July 29th at the Lakeside Inn
Fats, Hoagy And W.C. Handy This Week On Riverwalk Jazz
Riverwalk Jazz explores the rich legacy of three jazz heroes whose work has inspired The Jim Cullum Jazz Band through the years—Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael and the blues-driven work of W.C. Handy.
The Marquis Hill Blacktet at the Jazz Showcase August 1st
Marquis Hill and his group performs at the Jazz Showcase on August 1st for their album release party
Paris la Nuit at Katerinas For Special Bastille Day Show THIS SATURDAY!
The French/American Jazz group is performing at Katerinas for a special Bastille Day show July 14th.
Join North Central College for HOT JAZZ - SIX COOL NITES
Read about the featured vocalists and musicians as well as the event information.
JUST ANNOUNCED AT NEW CITY WINERY CHICAGO:
PERFORMANCES BY ESPERANZA SPALDING, DAVE ALVIN, THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA, THE YARDBIRDS, JIMMIE DALE GILMORE AND MORE!
Judy Roberts Headlines Jazz Patio Festival August 11th
Deer Park Town Center and Chicago Jazz Magazine presents Jazz Patio Festival Saturday, August 11, Noon-5pm. Featuring Ava Logan, Spiral Jazz Quartet, lePercolateur and Judy Roberts Quartet!
Jazz at the Taste of Chicago
Chicago Jazz Entertainment presents Live Jazz at the Taste of Chicago in the Gallo Wine Garden July 11-15th! Get the Full Schedule
THE JAZZ FOODIE with Karrin Allyson
The is column is written by Chicago Vocalist Kimberly Gordon who has a quest for cooking clean, green, slow food of all types and explores other jazz musicians passions for food.
James Sanders & Conjunto
James Sanders & Conjunto Featuring Papo Santiago Saturday June 30, Katerinas 10:00 PM
Sixth Annual LATIN JAZZ FESTIVAL
Sixth Annual LATIN JAZZ FESTIVAL Kicks Off CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL: NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS Sixth Annual LATIN JAZZ FESTIVAL Kicks Off CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL: NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS
Chicago Jazz Festival 2012 Line up
The 2012 Chicago Jazz Festival Line up is in and there is a nice mixture of local and national acts.
Stars shine for North Central College 2012-2013 Fine and Performing Arts Season
North Central College’s 2012-2013 Fine and Performing Arts Season sponsored by Navistar offers a variety of big-name entertainers.
KENNY "BEEDY EYES" SMITH, GRAMMY AWARD WINNING BLUES DRUMMER, LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE, ANNOUNCES PERFORMANCES
KENNY "BEEDY EYES" SMITH, GRAMMY AWARD WINNING BLUES DRUMMER, LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE, ANNOUNCES PERFORMANCES
THE JAZZ CRUISE Presents: SUNSET JAZZ AT NEWPORT Summer Series
The producers of the very successful Newport Beach Jazz Party, Joe Rothman and John McClure, together with THE JAZZ CRUISE, the world’s only full ship charter dedicated to “Straight-Ahead Jazz” present their 11 week series of Wednesday nights
Chicago Blues Musicians New Deal
We have decided to all donate our time in order for the artists to be able to make 75% per CD Sold...Read More.
Commison Explanation at the Chicago Blues Festival
An explanation of why we need to charge a certain commission at the Chicago Blues Festival.
Jazz on a Summers Day returns to the Lakeside Inn
On Sunday May 27, the non-profit arts organization portoluz will kick off the fourth season of intimate concerts and performances it showcases at the Lakeside Inn.
Aretha Franklin Headlines 17th Annual NDIGO Foundation Gala!
Information about 17th Annual NDIGO Foundation Gala
Jazz & Blues Tour by Bus with Chicago Detours
During Blues Festival weekend, Chicago Detours is offering a tour by bus, entitled “Jazz, Blues & Beyond” for people curious about the who, what, when, where, why behind Chicago jazz and blues history.
Letter to the Editor
A letter to the Editor about Dave Jemilo and the March/April issue
Chicago Jazz Entertainment performs for a good cause
Project Lady Bug and Chicago Jazz Chicago Jazz Entertainment is one of the sponsors of the 2nd Annual Project Lady Bug Event Stars and Cars on May 17 at Grossinger City Autoplex in Chicago.
This past month
Chicago Jazz Magazine is growing in circulation and also member news and opportunities
34th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival Headline Acts Announced
It is never too soon to make plans for Labor Day when the holiday weekend includes the free admission Chicago Jazz Festival and headline talent such as Roy Haynes, Dianne Reeves and Allen Toussaint.
Whats Happening - Continued
A look at various jazz events happening around Chicago in May and the summer
Whats Happening
An update on Chicago Jazz Magazine and Chicago Jazz Entertainment
On-Site CD and DVD Sales at Blues Fest
Chicago Jazz Magazine will be the official on-site retailer for CDs and DVDs at the 2012 Chicago Blues Festival!
ISC Grand Prize Is Awarded To New Zealander Kimbra
Kelly Clarkson, Tom Waits, Jeff Beck, Ozzy Osbourne, Janelle Monae, And Many More Select The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) 2011 Winners
Marketing as a Musician, They Dont Teach You This in School!
Marketing as a Musician, They Dont Teach You This in School! Mike Jeffers, CEO of Chicago Jazz Magazine talks about marketing for musicians.
Columbia College Chicago Partners with Pescara Jazz Festival
This month marks the start of a collaboration of Columbia College Chicago with the Pescara Jazz Festival and the Pescara Conservatory of Music in Pescara, Italy.
LAURY SHELLEY Playing Two Shows at Jazz Showcase April 30th!
Jazz Showcase is proud to announce the return of singer/songwriter, Laury Shelley, for two shows only on Monday, April 30th at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Jazz at Stevenson High School
An evening of Jazz at Stevenson High School April 13 2012.
UIC Jazz Night at the Jazz Showcase
Jazz Showcase will be hosting the UIC Jazz combo and ensemble under the direction of Joel Spencer Monday April 16th.
Through Ellas Eyes Another Success for the CJP
The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University presented Orbert Davis and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic March 31st performing a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. Read the Review...
JIC is Jazzin Up CPS This Friday!
This Friday, the Jazz Institute of Chicago will be Jazzin Up Chicago Public Schools! This annual workshop consists of sessions taught by great Chicago musicians and educators.
Roosevelt University Presents VIVID 2012 on April 10th
This year’s VIVID program features the Chicago College of Performing Arts’ Theatre and Jazz & Contemporary Music Studies departments in a free performance that is open to the public.
Now You Can Feature Live Music and Increase your Business!
An easy way to feature live music at your club or restaurant and make it profitable
MONTROSE ROOM JAZZ SERIES PRESENTS JESSY J AND CINDY BRADLEY
The monthly jazz series features two upcoming artists who are the epitome of hot: Cindy Bradley, and Jessy J
WORDS AND MUSIC WITH SONIA SANCHEZ AND DEE ALEXANDER
The Chicago Jazz Ensemble is gearing up for its last concert of the season this Friday night, April 6.
Join the Jazz Institute of Chicago on April 13th for their Annual Jazzin Up CPS Workshop!
Jazzin Up CPS: Incorporating Jazz into the Music Curriculum is a workshop designed and presented by Chicago Public School Jazz Instructors
Chicago Blues: An Urban Experience at the Old Town School of Folk Music
The Old Town School of Folk Music hosts a six-week series dedicated to presenting authentic blues programs celebrating the history and tradition that made Chicago the Blues Capital of the World.
Pianist Frank Caruso performs
An Evening with Jazz Pianist Frank Caruso at North Central College Friday, April 20, 8 p.m.
Jazz Showcase Sophisticated Ladies
Jazz women come out swinging in a jam session featuring some of Chicago’s finest vocalists and instrumentalists. The Ladies Who Swing will be led at the piano by Bethany Pickens, bassist Marlene Rosenberg and drummer
Jazz Night with Lisa Hilton and Nikki George
The Chicago Lighthouse presents Jazz Night with Lisa Hilton and Nikki George
Larry Carlton and Norman Brown Headlining 1st Annual Schaumburg Jazz Fest
Larry Carlton along with Grammy winning contemporary jazz guitarist Norman Brown, will be headlining the first annual Schaumburg Jazz Fest on Saturday March 24th
2012 Union League Civic & Arts Foundation Jazz Improvisation Results
On the night of February 15, in front of a packed audience at Buddy Guy’s Legends, the CAF awarded $17,000 to the up and coming jazz musicians of Chicago. Congratulations to all of our finalists!
Glen Miller Orchestra and Nick Miller Perform at APOL Annual Scholastic Fundraising Dinner
The Association of Professional Orchestra Leaders annual Scholastic fundraising dinner dance on March 23rd at Porretta’s restaurant in Chicago featuring the legendary Glen Miller Orchestra led by vocalist/pianist Nick Hilscher.
Latin Jazz Legend Celebrates 50 Years of Music in An Intimate Concert Setting
Mayne Stage proudly welcomes Latin jazz artist Eddie Palmieri celebrating his 75th Birthday and over 50 years of music in an intimate setting, along with his quartet for 2 shows only April 22.
Experimental Artist Series #9: DRUM SHOW
Jazz and improvisational percussionists featured in local music series ninth installment on Feb. 25
CHI-TOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL 2012 CONTINUES FUNDING WORTHY CAUSE
CHI-TOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL 2012, March 7 - 11, marks the charitable events third and establishes it as a bona fide annual festival!
The Jazz Institute of Chicago & The Drake Hotel are pleased to present The NextGenJazz Series
Drake Hotel partners with Jazz Institute of Chicago to showcase young talent on Chicago jazz scene.
Through Ellas Eyes - A 95th Birthday Celebration
The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP), in partnership with the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, continues its 2011-2012 concert season on Saturday, March 31, at 8:00pm
NextGenJazz Series to Feature Young Jazz Talent
Drake Hotel partners with Jazz Institute of Chicago to showcase young talent on Chicago jazz scene
Spider Saloff THE ROAR OF THE BUTTERFLY at the Richard Christiansen Theatre at Victory Gardens
Spider Saloff and her one-woman musical May 3-20 at the Richard Christiansen Theatre at Victory Gardens
World Music Wednesday Concert Replacement Announced
Native Sun replaces Lira (who cancelled) for the WED, 2/29/12 World Music Wednesday
Marshall Vente and Joanie Pallatto
Southport Records presents Marshall Vente with Joanie Pallatto at Katerinas in Chicago.
George Lewis at the MCA
MCA Stage presents a portrait concert of George Lewis the composer/trombonist/scholar and pioneer of computer music who straddles jazz, improvised, and new music -- performed by ICE
Andy Brown and Petra van Nuis
WDCB Jazz Cafe Presents Andy Brown and Petra van Nuis Feb. 23 at the MAC
Stanley Jordan NAACP Award and performing at the Old Town School of Folk
Guitarist Stanley Jordan has been nominated for a 2012 NAACP Image Award. Performing at the Old Town School of Folk Music February 4th.
A.N. Pritzker School hosts Jazz Weekend in Wicker Park
Pritzker parent and musician Kahil El Zabar leads the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble – Friday February 10th and Saturday February 11th in 3 benefit performances and a master class for students.
Chicago Jazz Orchestra will present Alfonso Ponticelli
January 26th at 5:30pm Alfonso Ponticelli performing the music of Django Reinhardt.
KT McCammond at the Jazz Showcase
Sophisticated Ladies at Jazz Showcase featuring Ultra Sexy, Ultra Cool KT McCammond with Jeremy Kahn and Jim Cox February 6th
Room 43 is Swinging this Weekend with Marlene Rosenberg
Marlene Rosenberg will be celebrating her CD release show this Sunday night at the Hyde Park Jazz Societies weekly jazz series at Room 43. 7:30pm January 22nd!
Viper Alley in Lincolnshire featuring Rachelle Ferrell
March 3rd Rachelle Ferrell will be featured at a new live performance Venue call Viper Alley from the creator of the Witt hotel in Chicago.
23RD - BIX FEST
March 8-11, 2012 at the Racine (WI) Marriott. Featured bands are Andy Schumms Monkey Chasers with John Otto and Dave Bock, plus the Scrap Iron Jazzerinos with Andy Schumm, pianist Dave Boeddinghaus from New Orleans and others.
US Marine Corps Jazz Band in Chicago
The Marine Corps will present a unique and exciting Jazz concert here from 16-25 January 2012 at local high schools and Universities.
Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble
Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble Feb 17th at the McAninch Arts Center
Third Annual Winter Jazz Fest at the Mac Feb. 13 to 19
Third Annual Winter Jazz Fest at the Mac Feb. 13 to 19 featuring Mark Colby and Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble
AACM Free Concert
AACM Vocal Ensemble for a FREE concert January 13th at Northeastern IL.
Room 43 is Back in the Business of Jazz
Room 43 is once again hosting the Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday night Jazz Series.
The Flame of Countryside Closes
The longtime restaurant has closed the doors in the Western Suburbs.
29th annual Frank Mantooth Jazz Festival
The 29th annual Frank Mantooth Jazz Festival will be held on Saturday, February 4, at New Trier High School, and features the Chicago Jazz Ensemble with guest artist, trumpeter Nicholas Payton.
UIC Jazz Festival Jazz Festival
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) will host its third annual High School Jazz Festival, featuring performances by noted UIC jazz faculty members and renowned harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy.
Symphony Center Four Great Winter Concerts
Symphony Center: Bridgewater, Elling and more...Four winter performances that will warm the hearts of jazz fans
Jazz Institute Celebrates Six Years of Jazz Links
Come celebrate six years of Jazz Links Alumni at Buddy Guys! January 11th 5pm-7pm.
The Madison Jazz Society
The Madison Jazz Society opens its 2012 spring concert series on Sunday, January 29 from 1-4 p.m. with the Red Rose Jazz Band from Chicago.
Elmhurst College 45th Annual Jazz Fest
The Elmhurst College 45th Annual Jazz Festival will be held this February 23-26th 2012
AACM + Great Black Music Project: New Concert Series
AACM New Concert Series at Northeastern Illinois University.
UIC Jazz Festival with Howard Levy
The University of Illinois at Chicago will host its third annual High School Jazz Festival, featuring performances by noted UIC jazz faculty and renowned harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy.
Shows to See This Week on the Scene
Mike Jeffers gives you a preview of the weekend shows.This week includes shows at Andys, Green Mill, Jazz Showcase, J Alexanders, Katerinas and more...
CJO at Andys Jazz Club in December
CJO returns for the following three Mondays in December
Studio 914 New Music Fest
Studio 914 New Music Fest Studio 914 presents two nights of composed and improvised music. Six sets will feature internationally recognized artists from New York and Chicago.
Bandleader and Educator Jim Guter Passes Away
Jim Guter, saxophonist, bandleader and educator passes away.
Rick Frigo Passes Away
Drummer Rick Frigo who was in the house band at the famed London House in Chicago passed away on December 11 2011.
Elaine Dame ending at Erwins
Elaine Dame will be wrapping up her Thursday performances at Erwins at the end of December.
Jazz at J. Alexanders in Lincoln Park
The Lincoln Park location of J. Alexanders is now featuring live jazz 4 days a week with the band Spiral!
CJE and the Music of Mingus
Chicago Jazz Ensemble joined by bassists Christian McBride and Meshell Ndegeocello for the music of Charles Mingus!
AACM + Great Black Music Project: New Concert Series
The AACM and Great Black Music Project present the New Concert Series on Sunday, December 4th and Friday, December 9th.
Salon Series with Frank Catalano and Mike Jeffers
December 12th The Salon Series presents FRANK CATALANO with Mike Jeffers on drums ART INSTALLATION BY PAUL COWAN
Holiday Shopping Special: The Holiday Jazz Package
Chicago Jazz Magazine Holiday Jazz Package w/Ramsey Lewis DVD,compilation CD,Earplugs,1 year Subscription and more...for just $49.95!
Willie Pickens Christmas Concert
Pianist Willie Pickens annual Christmas concert will be held Friday, December 16, at 8pm
Chicago Jazz Ensemble
The Chicago Jazz Ensemble (CJE) with Artistic Director Dana Hall has announced the inaugural Guest-Artist-In-Residence for its 2012 Louis Armstrong Legacy Program and Celebration (LALPC) will be trombonist, composer, and arranger Wycliffe Gordon.
The CJCC turns 10 years old
The Chicago Jazz Composers Collective will sponsor a special concert to commemorate the groups 10th year of presenting concerts on November 20 at the Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway in Chicago, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
Dave Flippo
Pianist/composer Dave Flippos newest recording project, Tao Tunes will be released on November 27th with a special concert.
Underground Wonder Bar now Re-Opened
The Underground Wonder Bar has found a permanent home for the Wonder Bar at 710 North Clark.
The Chicago Jazz Composers Collective
The Chicago Jazz Composers Collective will sponsor a special concert to commemorate the group's 10th year of presenting concerts on November 20 at the Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway in Chicago, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
FREE Websites now available for Jazz Musicians
Jazz Musicians can now get a free website on Chicagos #1 Website for jazz in Chicago.
Charley Krebs is at it Again!
Charley Krebs will be displaying his Chicago Jazz Magazine cartoons on Nov 19th in Forest Park
CHICAGO EMERGING STAR COMPETITION 2012
CHICAGO EMERGING STAR COMPETITION 2012 SET FOR SUNDAY, NOV 20TH AT KINGSTON MINES BLUES CLUB PUBLIC INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN JUDGING
INAUGURAL SMALL ENSEMBLE CONCERT DEC 15 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS AND MUSIC OF ART BLAKEY
The Chicago Jazz Ensemble (CJE) with Artistic Director Dana Hall kicks off its inaugural Small Ensemble Concert series with Buhainas Delight: Art Blakey and the Message of Jazz on Thursday, December 15 at 7:30 pm at the Harold Washington Public Librarys Cindy Pritzker Auditorium.
Jazz n with Nanette Frank & Friends.
Jazz n with Nanette Frank & Friends Tuesday November 8, 2011 from 8:00pm-11:pm at Estrada
Saxophone Summit - Friday, November 4, 2011 @7:00 p.m.
Saxophone Summit - Friday, November 4, 2011 @7:00 p.m. South Shore Cultural Center - 7059 South Shore Drive. Family friendly and free!
MOTION TRIO TAKES THE ACCORDION OUT FOR A SPIN
Motion Trio will be in the Chicago area Saturday Oct. 29 for one concert at Nichols Hall in Evanston. The group will play some of the music that has made it an international sensation.
IPRAC presents the 3rd Annual Navi-Jazz Concert with Edgar Abraham & His Latin Project
The Puerto Rican Jazz Series is an initiative of the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture (IPRAC), which seeks to promote one of the most important elements of Puerto Rican cultural life. The initiative consists of a fundraising concert held on an annual basis titled NAVI-JAZZ during the Christmas season.
WELCOME HOME, UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR
The Underground Wonder Bar has found their NEW home, 710 N Clark. Lonie Walker will be celebrating live music and all its wonder until the early morning hours, 4am Sundays-Fridays, 5am Saturdays.
Singing the Story
A workshop by Laurel Masse, founding member of the Manhattan Transfer.
Hipsters Gypsies & Jazz Hippies present the DEAD MANS PARTY Annual MUSICAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME
lePercolateur and the Paul Abella Trio will be playing their song featuring music from Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Amy Winehouse, The Grateful Dead, Marilyn Monroe, Jaco Pastorius, Warrant, Nirvana, Weezer, the Who, Elvis, Sublime and more...
THE CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH ARTISTIC DIRECTOR DANA HALL WELCOMES WYCLIFFE GORDON AS INAUGURAL LOUIS ARMSTRONG LEGACY PROGRAM ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
The Chicago Jazz Ensemble (CJE) with Artistic Director Dana Hall is pleased to announce the inaugural Guest-Artist-In-Residence for its 2012 Louis Armstrong Legacy Program and Celebration (LALPC): trombonist, composer, and arranger Wycliffe Gordon
CONTEMPO 8TH ANNUAL DOUBLE BILL, NOVEMBER 15 AT HARRIS THEATER with HIROMI: THE TRIO PROJECT
Contempo 2011/2012 season launches with its 8th annual double bill at the Harris Theater on Tuesday, November 15. The first set features new music performed by Grammy-winning ensembles eighth blackbird and Pacifica Quartet. The second set headlines world-class jazz pianist/composer HIROMI: THE TRIO PROJECT with Anthony Jackson and Simon Phillips.
A Few Special Pre-Fest Events to Kick off Umbrella Music Festival Nov. 2-6
Do not miss these special pre-festival events on Tuesday, November 1st, as artists arrive in town for the sixth annual UMBRELLA MUSIC FESTIVAL, November 2nd-6th.
Rebirth Brass Band Announces the Release of Their New Album
Rebirth Brass Band Announces the Release of Their New Album, Rebirth of New Orleans and a single “Why You Worried ‘bout Me?”
THE 5th ANNUAL FRANZ JACKSON JAZZ CELEBRATION PRESENTS: AN EVENING WITH JUDI K
RENOWNED CHICAGO JAZZ VOCALIST TO HEADLINE 5TH ANNUAL FRANZ JACKSON JAZZ CELEBRATION!
Mulligan Mosaics Big Band at Jazz City October 7th
Jazz City: Mulligan Mosaics Big Band Friday, Oct. 7, 7:00p.m. Grand Crossing Park 7655 S. Ingleside Family Friendly and Free
Music, Money and You!
New columnist for ChicagoJazz.com Dr.Greta Pope talks about the music business and how as a musician you can be successful.
Audrey Morris Opens Stage 773 Cabaret Room Saturday Night Concert Series
The series opens on Saturday, October 1st at 8:00 pm, featuring Chicago songbird Audrey Morris performing "The Best of the American Songbook".
The Art of Improvisation with Frank Caruso
Join PianoForte for a 2:00 pm workshop with Chicago jazz pianist Frank Caruso on Saturday, September 24th. Solo concert later at 7:00 pm
Jon Hey presents: Better Get Hit In Your Soul – The Music of Charles Mingus
One of Chicagos leading jazz pianists, Jon Hey presents Better Get Hit In Your Soul – The Music of Charles Mingus.
The International Arts Alliance of Trinidad and Tobago brings together Jazz and Calypso Greats in the US.
The International Arts Alliance of Trinidad and Tobago has taken the initiative of bringing Lord Superior, Calypso Rose and Lightning George to Chicago September 21st.
Madison Jazz Society presents band from Chicago on October 16
The second concert of the Madison Jazz Society’s fall concert series will feature the Chicago Salty Dogs on Sunday, October 16, from 1-4 p.m. at the Coliseum Bar, 232 E Olin Avenue, Madison.
Hyde Park Jazz Festival Schedule
The official line up for the 2011 Hyde Park Jazz Festival September 24 and 25 has been announced. Featuring Paul Wertico, Pat Mallinger, Chevere, Orbert Davis and many others...
Don Byron New Gospel Quintet at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival September 24th
portoluz presents: Don Byron New Gospel Quintet at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival. FREE CONCERT Saturday, September 24th 8pm at Mandel Hall University of Chicago. 1131 East 57th Street. All ages welcome.
Jazz-Fusion All-Star Trio Scott Henderson Jeff Berlin Mike Clark To Tour The US
One of the most highly anticipated tours of 2011 featuring jazz-fusion legends Scott Henderson, Jeff Berlin and Mike Clark will be in Chicago on October 2nd.
2011 Chicago Jazz Festival Photos
View six different photo galleries from the 2011 Chicago Jazz Festival. Includes photos of Deep Blue Organ Trio, Roy Hargrove, Cassandra Wilson, Dave Liebman, Ravi Coltrane and others.
Vocalist Milton Suggs to Perform at Jazz Showcase Wednesday, September 7th
Vocalist Milton Suggs to Perform at Jazz Showcase Wednesday, September 7th
Paquito D Rivera at the Music Institute
Paquito D Rivera joins Music Institute joins the faculty for a concert Saturday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall
Check out the Chicago Jazz Magazine Booth at Chicago Jazz Fest September 3rd & 4th
Chicago Jazz Magazine and chicagojazz.com have a booth set up at the new Jazz Lounge at Chicago Jazz Fest.
Jazz Institute of Chicago Annual Jazz Club Tour Starts August 31st
Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. is thrilled to present the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Annual Jazz Club Tour next Wednesday, August 31, beginning at 7 p.m.
Henry Grimes Four Night Concert Series with Chicago Modern Orchestra Project September 1st-4th
Henry Grimes joins Renee Baker and her Chicago Modern Orchestra Project at various Chicago locations September 1st-4th
FAREED HAQUE WILL KICK-OFF CHICAGO PHILHARMONICS 2011-2012 SYMPHONIC SEASON
GUITAR VIRTUOSO FAREED HAQUE WILL KICK-OFF CHICAGO PHILHARMONICS 2011-2012 SYMPHONIC SEASON ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2ND
Joe Pace & The Global Peace Ensemble in concert with Vocalist Maggie Brown
Joe Pace & The Global Peace Ensemble in concert with Stylistics and vocalist Maggie Brown at Hodes Park
THE CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE WELCOMES JAZZ PIANIST RANDY WESTON
The Chicago Jazz Ensemble welcomes jazz pianist Randy Weston with a free series of events and a concert at Millennium Park, August 30 - September 1
NEIU Presents Jazz Singer Grazyna Auguscik September 16th
Performing in September with John McLean-guitar, Matt Ulery-bass, Jon Deitemyer-drums, Rob Clearfield-piano, and Travis Heath-trumpet, Grazyna has programmed repertoire by Billie Holiday, Chopin, Nick Drake, songwriter Jessy Harris as well as some of her own originals.
The Chicago Jazz Ensemble Announces its 2011-2012 Season
The Chicago Jazz Ensemble Announces its 2011-12 season with guest artists Randy Weston, Etienne Charles, Christian McBride, Meshell Ndegeocello & Miguel Zenon.
Chicago Jazz Festival Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!
Get a glimpse of the Chicago Jazz Festival with some shows coming to a neighborhood near you in August.
Amina Figarova Is Coming to the U.S.
Internationally renowned jazz pianist/composer Amina Figarova tours to 8 US cities September 1-11
Zach Brock Returns Home to Chicago
On a U.S. tour for new CD, Violinist/Composer ZACH BROCK Returns Home to Chicago to Perform with Mentor Orbert Davis September 3-4
Jazz Canvas performing August 18
Jazz Canvas to perform on August 18th at Studio 914. Jazz Canvas is a jazz trio that performs with a visual artist (Painter) who interprets the music by painting a picture during the show.
Zach Brock returns to Chicago for Jazz Festival
Zach Brock will be performing with Matt Ulery and Orbert Davis at this years Chicago Jazz Festival.
2011 Ellnora The Guitar Festival
Diverse Three-Day Event Makes Champaign-Urbana, Illinois,a World-Class Musical Destination in September 8,9,10
Jazz Jamming At The Serbian Village
Tom Muellners weekly Monday night pro jazz jam session at the Serbian Village is quickly becoming a place to be seen and heard.
August 20th Return to Forever
Return to Forever IV featuring Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, Jean-Luc Ponty, Frank Gambale plus Zappa plays Zappa!
Explore the Chicago Jazz Scene
Get out and see some great music this summer in Chicago.
Grammy Winner Paquito D Rivera
Grammy Winner Paquito D Rivera will perform with the Music Institute Jazz Faculty on September 17 at 7:30pm
Clyde Lightning George at MCA
Tuesdays on the Terrace with Clyde George at the MCA July 26th
Six Hot Nights of Jazz in Naperville
EVERY COOL NITE IS A DIFFERENT HOT JAZZ EXPERIENCE DURING VOCAL JAZZ WEEK IN NAPERVILLE with the Janice Borla Jazz Camp.
Naperville Jazz Festival June 18th
The Naperville Jazz Festival sponsored by Calamos Investments returns on June 18th featuring jazz fusion legend, Spyro Gyra.
Creating a Ten Day Jazz Scene at Taste of Chicago
Gallo Wine and Chicago Jazz Magazine Working together to Bring Chicago Jazz to the Taste of Chicago.
Jazz in the Courtyard on Fridays in June
Jazz in the Courtyard at 55th/Lake Park is back for another hot summer of jazz.
Nicole Mitchell wins 17th Alpert Award
The Herb Alpert Foundation and California Institute of the Arts have awarded the 17th Alpert Award in the Arts to five mid-career artists
2011 Chicago Jazz Festival Schedule
The 2011 Chicago Jazz Festival schedule has been announced and it features Orbert Davis, Joe Lovano, Roy Hargrove, Cassandra Wilson and many others.
Tribute to Billie Holiday
Watch the video of Joan Collaso and James Perkins in performance for John Moultrie Presents at The Jazz Showcase. Joan performed songs in tribute to the legendary jazz singer, Billie Holiday.
Ten Days of Jazz at the Taste of Chicago
Gallo Wine and Chicago Jazz Magazine working together to Bring Chicago Jazz to the Taste of Chicago. Creating a Ten Day Jazz Scene at the Taste of Chicago at No Cost to the City
Katerinas Composers Studio
Katerinas Composers Studio hosted by Jeannie Tanner June 1st will feature Kelly Brand, Juli Wood, Kelly Sill, Jeff Meegan and June Shellene
Stories of Miles Davis from the musicians that played with him
Watch the video interview with three musicians that worked and played with Miles Davis, Felton Crews, Robert Irving III, Glenn Burris.
Mike Jones Trio at the Green Mill this Weekend
Mike Jones is the piano player for Penn and Teller in Vegas but anyone who hears him will agree he is at the top of his game...
Elate at the Hotel Felix Creating a Weekend Scene
Creating a Weekend Scene with Live Music, Cocktails and Fine Dining starting Saturday May 28th with Golden Mean featuring Mike Jeffers and Stephanie Browning
Madison Jazz Society
Madison Jazz Society to celebrate at free year-end party on June 12.
Change Of Direction Is Change Of Complexion
Conceptual Jazz by Frank Caruso
2011 Chicago Blues Festival Schedule
2011 Chicago Blues Festival Schedule June 10-12 in Grant Park.
Bob Centano
Bob Centano (1939-2011, Saxophonist Bob Centano passed away on April 15, at the age of 72.
Frank Sinatra to Norah Jones
Frank Sinatra to Norah Jones, Understanding the Dynamics of Jazz. A new clinic by Mike Jeffers and Mike Frost.
Two New Jazz Venues
Rumba and Studio 914 are a couple new jazz music venues that are worth checking out!
Chicago Jazz Festival 2011
Read about the Chicago Jazz Festival for 2011. Info on the artist in residence, and performances...
Joey DeFrancesco at the Green Mill
JOEY DeFRANCESCO TRIO to play at the Green Mill FRIDAY & SATURDAY, MAY 6 & 7, 2011
Chicago Jazz Musicians Performing This Week!
ChicagoJazz.com-Musicians performing in the Chicagoland Area April 25th-May 2nd.
Jazz and Blues Tours with Chicago Detours!
Chicago Detours Launching Innovative Tour of Chicago Jazz and Blues Historical spots starting June 4th!
Chicago Jazz Club Performance Schedule April 14th-21st
Here is a list of Chicago Jazz Clubs and the performances coming up this week in Chicago!
2011 Chicago Jazz Festival Schedule
Orbert Davis is the artist in resident at the 2011 Chicago Jazz Festival. Also performing on the fest will be Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman and Roy Hargrove...
Hyde Park Jazz Society Now at L26
The Hyde Park Sunday Jazz Series is now being held at L26 in the South Loop Hotel.
2011 Chicago Blues Festival Schedule
The official Chicago Blues Festival Schedule. The Chicago Blues Festival happens June 10th-13th in Grant Park.
An Evening with Jazz Trombonist Joel Adams
Wednesday, April 20, 7:30pm Wentz Concert Hall 171 E. Chicago Ave. Adults $15, Students and Seniors $12
Elaine Dame and Erwins Cafe
ERWIN CAFE AND JAZZ VOCALIST, ELAINE DAME, PRESENT JAZZ FOR JAPAN, A BENEFIT FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE EARTHQUAKE/TSUNAMI
River North Dance Chicago
RIVER NORTH DANCE CHICAGO MAKES AUDITORIUM THEATRE OF ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY DEBUT WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF SIMPLY MILES, SIMPLY US SET TO ORIGINAL RECORDINGS BY MILES DAVIS
Willie Pickens turns 80!
Willie Pickens 80th B-Day concert April 15th at the Hyde Park Union Church
Charley Krebs has a New Gig
Chicago Jazz Magazine cartoonist Charley Krebs is now also working for AOL as a cartoonist!
JazzCity Guy Kings Little Big Band
JazzCity Guy Kings Little Big Band April 8, 2011 7:00 PM Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn Chicago, IL 60641-Family friendly and free!
Mike Jeffers Jazz Quartet performs for Project Ladybug
President of Chicago Jazz, Mike Jeffers and his Jazz Quartet is performing for the Project Ladybug fundraiser event on April 7th at the Grossinger City Autoplex in Chicago.
Chi-Town Jazz Festival March 21-26
The Chi-Town Jazz Festival is happening this week March 21st-26th at clubs and venues all of Chicago.
Miles Davis Festival at the Auditorium Theatre
Miles Davis Festival being presented by The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt April 14 & 16
Ben Allison Performing at Green Mill
Bassist Ben Allison Creates Otherworldly Mixtape for 10th Album Action-Refraction Performing at the Green Mill April 1&2
Joe Morello Dies At 82
Legendary Jazz Drummer Joe Morello Dies At 82
lePercolateur March 16th
lePercolateur "Gypsy-Jazz Spectacular" at the Chopin Theatre 1543 W. Division, Chicago Wednesday March 16th 8pm-11pm.
St. Patrick High School Benefit
St. Patricks High Schools Jazz Band is hittin the road! Attend their benefit event!! Wednesday, March 16 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Tribute to Johnny Griffin
SNL Orchestra Saxophonist Ron Blake joins Jeff Lindbergs Chicago Jazz Orchestra for a Tribute to Johnny Griffin
The Hot Club of Detroit at EEC
Hot Club of Detroit returns to ECC March 4 & 5 Elgin Community College Arts Center Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5.
Bradley Williams Concert and CD Release
Bradley Williams Sojourn Suite premiere concert and CD release March 25th, 2011, 8 p.m., DePaul Concert Hall, 800 W. Belden, Chicago
Attn Musicians: Casting Call!!!
Casting musicians to work as paid extras in the pilot The Playboy Club!!
George Shearing Dies at Age 91
Pianist George Shearing dies at age 91.
Joplins Java Cafe to offer Spring music Series
Joplins Java Cafe is once again going offer a music series which will happen on Saturday nights in the Spring and Summer.
Chicago Studio Club Fundraiser
Fundraiser for Chicago Studio Club February 20th at the Underground Wonder Bar.
Bebop Brass Plus concert
Bebop Brass Plus! Friday March 11 7pm at LaFollette Park in Chicago. Part of JazzCity
Marshall Vente at Katerinas
March 5th Marshall Vente performs at Katerinas in Chicago as part of the Southport Records presents series.
Willie Pickens at Room 43 this Sunday night
Willie Pickens, Larry Gray and Robert Shy are performing for the newly re-opened Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday night concert series at Room 43
Frank Portolese at S.P.A.C.E. has been RESCHEDULED
The February 3rd concert with Frank Portolese and the Frank Vignola Band has been rescheduled.
Henry Johnson Jazz City
Jazz City concert series will take place Friday, February 4th, 7pm at Tuley Park, 501 East 90th Street in Chicago!
Brookfield Jazz Society
Vibraphonist Jim Cooper Trio performs for Brookfield Jazz Society in February.
Ron Cooper Jazz Vocalist
Feature-Length Documentary about jazz vocalist Ron Cooper to Premiere at Gene Siskel Film Center on Feb. 26th
Fareed Haque at Martyrs
Fareed Haques latest project, MathGames, will be bringing their hip new sound to Martyr’s in Chicago January 29th
The Chicago Green Business Summit
Chicago Jazz Magazine joins forces with HUD, PEPSICO and other Business leaders For the Chicago Green Business Summit to discuss the Business Case for Sustainability
Chicago Wedding Bands-Live Jazz during Dinner sets the Perfect Mood
Chicago Wedding Bands-Live Jazz Groups for cocktails/dinner could be the perfect fit!
Elaine Dame Thursdays at Erwins
ERWINS CAFE PRESENTS LIVE JAZZ THURSDAYS WITH THE ELAINE DAME DUO, INCLUDING A SPECIAL VALENTINES DAY PERFORMANCE
Velvet Birdhouse Coalition Keeps Music Alive
Friends and Fans to Honor Fred Andersons Endurance in Concert Series Velvet Birdhouse Coalition Vows to Keep the Music Alive
Dick Buckley Record Collection at Auction
Record Collection of Jazz Icon Dick Buckley at Auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
JazzCity 2011
JazzCity 2011 presented by the Jazz Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Park District. Jazz Concerts throughout the city.
Chicago Sessions Weekend at Jazz Showcase
Chicago Sessions will be hosting a weekend at the Jazz Showcase Jan 27-30.
Chicago Jazz Festival (1979-2010?)
Chicago Jazz Festival is up in the air with the news that the city of Chicago is taking bids on a new company to run the summer festivals.
The Underground Wonder Bar New Location
The Underground Wonder Bar just opened up at a brand new location. 810 N. Clark Street.
Tips on Booking a Chicago Wedding Band
Not all Chicago Wedding Bands are perfect for your event. We have a list of four tips to help you hire the perfect Chicago Wedding Band.
Matt Ulery Loom New Release
Matt Ulery Loom CD release show at the Green Mill, January 14th and 15th
Jazz Pianist Dr. Billy Taylor Dies at 89
Legendary pianist Billy Taylor passed away at the age of 89
Bobby Lewis at Andys December 29th
Bobby Lewis brings his quintet to Andys Jazz Club December 29th at 5pm.
28th annual Frank Mantooth Jazz Festival, featuring The Mingus Big Band!
28th annual Frank Mantooth Jazz Festival, featuring The Mingus Big Band! February 5th at New Trier High School.
Chicagos Department of Cultural Affairs is dismantled as 29 are laid off
Chicagos Department of Cultural Affairs is dismantled as 29 are laid off including Cultural Affairs programmer Michael Orlove
A CD Label That Plays to Sounds of Chicago
A CD Label That Plays to Sounds of Chicago By NEIL TESSER Published: December 11, 2010 Southport Records, an independent label, supports lesser-known artists as well as Chicago jazz legends.
8th Annual Evanston Jazz Festival
February 5, 2011 FEATURING GUEST BASSIST MAURIZIO ROLLI JOINING JEFF LINDBERG’S CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA IN A TRIBUTE TO JACO PASTORIUS
Velvet Lounge Closes the Doors
The Velvet Lounge closes the doors for a few weeks while they re-work the ownership and management of the club.
Charley Krebs live on WRRG Tonight
Listen to Charley Krebs with Nick Calabrese on WRRG 88.9fm Dec 7th.
JazzCity Season Finale
December 3rd is the JazzCity cocert finale featuring Reginald Robinson
Paulino Garcia Concert on Dec 11th
Guitarist Paulinho Garcia celebrates the music of Noel Rosa December 11th.
Reginald Robinson
21st Century Ragtime Reginald Robinson JazzCity Season Finale Friday December 3, 2010 at 7PM La Follete Park 1333 N. Laramie Family Friendly and free!
George Lewis November 12th 7:30pm`
George Lewis November 12th at 7:30pm 2 for 1 tickets! Friday, November 12, 2010, 7:30PM Read for more information
Polish Jazz Festival November 8th
12th Annual All Souls Day Polish Jazz Festival November 8th, 2010, 7:00pm
Ramsey Lewis
East Coast Premiere of Pianist and Composer Ramsey Lewis Proclamation of Hope: A Symphonic Poem Sunday, November 14, 2010, Concert Hall
Charley Krebs featured Artist
Chicago Jazz Magazine cartoonist Charley Krebs will be the featured artist at the Salt Creek Wine Bar this month.
lePercolateur the Paul Abella Trio
Hipsters Gypsies & Jazz Hippies put on Musical Halloween Costumes
Orbert Davis and Joan Harris to be honored
Orbert Davis and Joan Harris will be honored on November 3 the MCA Warehouse by the Arts Alliance formerly the Illinois Arts Alliance.
The 4th annual Franz Jackson Jazz Celebration
THE 4th ANNUAL FRANZ JACKSON JAZZ CELEBRATION PRESENTS: KIMBROUGH & COMPANY WITH GUEST VOCALIST LISA ROTI!
Madison Jazz Society with West End Jazz Band
Madison Jazz Society features Chicago jazz band on November 7 West End Jazz Band will perform
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto at the Vic Theatre Chicago on October 26th 2010
Frank Caruso Performance
Wednesday, October 6 7:30 p.m.An Evening with pianist Frank Caruso, Jim Cox, bass,Jack Mouse, drums with guest Janice Borla, voice
Help the Hyde Park Jazz Society
Call the alderman to help the Jazz Society receive the PPA license they need to operate.
Bassist Victor Wooten in Chicago
Victor Wooten returns to ECC Oct. 9 Grammy-winning bassist Victor Wooten is bringing his brand of funk, jazz and other sonic surprises back to Elgin Community Colleges Arts Center
Sheila Jordan at Mill Canceled
Sheila Jordan has canceled her performance this weekend at the Green Mill. Jackie Allen will perform in her place.
2010 Umbrella Music Festival
SCHEDULE SET FOR FIFTH ANNUAL UMBRELLA MUSIC FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 3RD-7TH
The Howard Levy Harmonica School
Now you can take lessons with Howard Levy right in your own home. The online schools combines video lessons and much more
Englewood Jazz Festival
Join the Englewood neighborhood for their annual jazz festival this Saturday September 18, 2010.
The 2010 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Hyde Park Jazz Festival From Transition to Tradition
Jerry Hahn in Concert
September 24 North Central College will present jazz guitar icon Jerry Hahn in concert with Jack Mouse and Bob Bowman
Chicago Jazz Magazine Tent
See the live performances this weekend at the Chicago Jazz Magazine Tent at the Jazz Festival in Grant Park
2010 Chicago Jazz Festival Schedule
The official schedule of the 2010 Chicago Jazz Festival September 4th and 5th
Rob Parton now at Capital University
Rob Parton has accepted a new position at Capital University in Columbus Ohio as Associate Professor of Trumpet.
2010 Chicago Jazz Club Tour
Chicago Trolley Company presents the Jazz Institute of Chicago Annual Jazz Club Tour Wednesday September 1, 2010
Carl Leukaufe
MEMORIAL FOR VIBRAPHONIST CARL LEUKAUFE TO BE HELD AT CHICAGOS JAZZ SHOWCASE
Jazz Institute of Chicago
Jazz Happenings presented by the Chicago Jazz Institute of Chicago
Danilo Perez New Release
Danilo Perez New Release Providencia part of NPR Musics "Exclusive First Listen Series
Blue Note Records New Release
A STAR-STUDDED COLLECTION OF NORAH JONES MUSICAL COLLABORATIONS to be released November 2nd
Jazz on The Terrace at the Museum of Contempory Art
Tuesdays on the Terrace: The Alternatives Little Big Band Tuesday September 7th
Abbey Lincoln Dies
Vocalist Abbey Lincoln dies at 80 years old
KENOSHA JAZZ FEST
Saturday, August 21, 2010, the HarborPark Jazz and Blues Festival in Kenosha, WI celebrates its 7th anniversary with a lineup of smooth jazz, salsa, and string ensemble performers.
Tuesdays on the Terrace: Charles Heath
Tuesdays on the Terrace: Charles Heath Museum of Contemporary Art Tuesday, August 31, 5:30-8 pm, Free
JAZZ IN THE COURTYARD
55th Lake Park in the Hyde Park Shopping Center TAKE A BREAK YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF! Every Friday from Noon to 2:00pm "LIVE SUMMER JAZZ" TODAY!! FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2010
Plymouth Arts Center
7th annual Cheese Capital Jazz Crawl for the Arts on Friday, August 13, 2010.
Bassist Charlie Haden performs in Naperville
Charlie Haden expands jazz into a wide scope of genres when he performs October 2nd at North Central College.
Kenny G performs for Charity in Chicago
Kenny G the three time Grammy Award winner performs for the Shriners Hospitals for Children on August 14th at the Rosemont Theatre.
2010 African Arts Festival
Headliners for the 2010 Chicago African Arts Festival include Angelique Kidjo, Tito Jackson, Javan Jackson featuring Les McCann and Chaka Khan
Skokie Theatre
The Skokie Theatre is being threatened with foreclosure.
South Shore Jazz Festival Line-up
The 2010 South Shore Jazz Festival lineup is now online. August 7th and 8th
Chicago Jazz Festival September 2-5,2010
32nd Annual Chicago Jazz Festival Expands into New Territory! September 2-5, 2010
South Shore Annual Jazz Festival
Grammy Award Winning Jazz Artist Dianne Reeves Headlines South Shore Annual Jazz Festival
North Central College Performances
A list of upcoming performances at North Central College in Naperville.
News from the Trenches
Steve Hashimotos column on his weekly adventures in the Chicago Jazz Scene.
Tuesdays on the Terrace at MCA
Tuesdays on the Terrace: Fred Lonberg-Holm Tuesday, August 3, 5:30-8 pm, Free
David Sanborn performs in Naperville
Legendary jazz saxophonist David Sanborn performs July 31 at North Central College
Marc Pompe on This is Chicago Jazz Radio
Marc Pompe was on the radio show "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers. Take a listen to the interview.
Composers Studio at Katerinas
Katerinas Composers Studio Hosted by Jeannie Tanner Next Show: Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
Cambodian Association Gala with Live Music
The Cambodian Association of Illinois announces the gala opening of a photo exhibit, Living Arts of Cambodia or “Selepak Amatak Kampuchea”. Photographs and musical transcriptions will be on public display at the Cambodian Museum from July 9th through December 2010.
Chicago Jazz Festival Schedule Announced
The 2010 Chicago Jazz Festival Schedule is announced and posted on ChicagoJazz.com. Here is the official schedule for September 4 and 5.
Club blujazz Closes the Doors
A statement from Club blujazz on the closing of the club.
Fred Anderson Passes Away
Legendary Saxophonist and Velvet Lounge owner dies at 81
Chuck Hedges Passes Away
The legendary Chicago clarinetist passes away at the age of 77
Bring Your Own Crowd, How to build a fan base
Brendan Alviani discusses the importance of drawing and audience and talks to musicians who know how to do it.
New Chicago Jazz Radio Show Posted
Mr Rat Pack Frank Lamphere talks with Mike Jeffers about jazz, the music scene in Chicago and much more. Plus he performs live in studio
New Radio Distribution Services
CEG Introduces New Low Cost Radio Airplay Distribution Service just announced to help jazz musicians get their music heard.
6 Cool Nites Jazz Series Announced
Hot Jazz - 6 Cool Nites concerts presented the week of July 17-23 at North Central College
New Radio Show Posted
Chicago Jazz Radio with Mike Jeffers featuring an interview with Henry Johnson
Hothouse brings Somi to Chicago
Internationally acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Somi has announced a very special show in Chicago on June 18th @ The Shrine.
Up and Coming Jazz Musicians in Evanston
EVANSTON CONCERT VENUE SPACE HOSTS SERIES FOR UP-AND-COMING JAZZ MUSICIANS
Avenue 950 Broadcasting Live from the Chicago Blues Festival
Mike Jeffers and his show This is Chicago Jazz will broadcast live from the Chicago Jazz Magazine booth at the 2010 Chicago Blues Festival.
Tammy McCann Performance
Jazz Cabaret: Tammy McCann Friday, June 11, 2010 - 7:00pm Columbus Park Refectory 5701 W. Jackson Boulevard Chicago, IL
Park 52 Live Jazz
Park 52 Live Jazz Spend an intimate and close-up evening with Amazing Jazz Duet Series in Chicago
Benny Green at Columbia College
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Presents Chicagos Top High School Jazz Musicians in Concert with Jazz Great Benny Green, June 3 at Columbia College
Emil Viklicky and Richie Cole
June 2 & 3 Emil Viklicky, world-renowned pianist from the Czech Republic and Richie Cole, one of the worlds finest be-bop saxophonists will appear together with some of Chicago’s finest musicians.
Jim Cooper and Ira Sullivan May 28th
Ira Sullivan (saxophones, flute, trumpet) will perform with vibist Jim Cooper at the Green Mill on May 28th
Jazz Guitarist Stephane Wrembel
Gypsy jazz guitar virtuoso Stephane Wrembel will celebrate the release of his new recordingon Saturday, May 29, at the Green Mill
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Tuesdays on the Terrace with Hanah Jon Taylor June 15, 2010
Music by the Lake Tickets on Sale
Music By the Lake announces new season and tickets are on sale!
SFJazz has new Center Coming Soon
SFJAZZ Announces the New SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco
David Sanborn perfoms in Naperville
Legendary jazz saxophonist David Sanborn performs July 31 at North Central College
Chicago Jazz Radio
Two new shows have just been posted of our weekly radio show This is Chicago Jazz with Mike Jeffers. Featured interviews include Bobby Lewis, Greg Parker, Laury Shelley, Julia Huff.
Hyde Park Jazz back at Room 43
The Hyde Park Jazz Society will once again present concerts at Room 43 starting this Sunday May 16th.
Southport Records and Katerinas
Southport Records presents an ongoing series of events at Katerinas on the first Saturday of every month!
Ari Brown at the Green Mill
Ari Brown and will bring his quartet to the Green Mill on Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22, from 8PM until midnight.
Jazz on the Terrace
Museum of Contemporary Art Tuesday on the Terrace starts June 1st with the Scott Burns Quartet.
Jean-Michel Pilc at the Green Mill
Jean-Michel Pilc will bring his trio to the Green Mill Jazz Club Friday, May 14 & May 15. The trio also includes Bassist Boris Kozlov and drummer Billy Hart complete the trio.
Conjunto and Nicole Mitchell at the Velvet Lounge
Conjunto returns to the Velvet Lounge on May 5th with Nicole Mitchell.
Detroit Jazz Festival Announced
The Detroit Jazz Festival has announced the lineup for the fest that happens September 3-6 in downtown Detroit.
Auditorium Theatre announces the Cabaret series
Auditorium Theatre announces the Cabaret Series for 2010.
Green Dolphin Street is Closed
Green Dolphin Street closes the the doors and cancels jazz programming.
Music By the Lake Performances Announced
10th anniversary season of the Music by the Lake summer music series are on sale now. Read about the upcoming performances.
Monterey Jazz Festival in Naperville
Wentz Hall in Naperville, IL. April 30, 2010.
Wayne Wallace in Chicago
Master trombonist, composer, arranger, producer and three-time Grammy nominee WAYNE WALLACE will perform with the Merit Latin Jazz Big Band on Sunday, April 25 at 7 p.m.
Jazz Links Jam Session for Students
Wednesday, April 14th, 5-7 PM Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center 77 E. Randolph St FREE!
Eddie Johnson Passes Away April 7, 2010
Funeral arrangements and articles about the legendary Eddie Johnson. Eddie Johnson passed away April 7, 2010
Wes Montgomery and Harold Mabern
The Artistry of Wes Montgomery by Tim Fitzgerald...An interview with Harold Mabern by Tim Fitzgerald
Music Resource Page
Visit our new Music Resource Page on ChicagoJazz.com and find music stores, jazz camps, jazz organizations and much more...
NIU Jazz Ensemble
NIU Jazz Ensemble Spring Jazz Concert on Thursday, April 8, 2010 in the Duke Ellington Ballroom at 8:00 pm with special guest artist, jazz legend and Verve recording artist, Lewis Nash.
Jeannie Tanner at Katerinas
JEANNIE TANNER @ Katerinas in Chicago THIS TUESDAY, March 30th, 8pm-11:30pm 1920 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago
College of DuPage Small Group Jazz Ensemble
College of DuPage musician named outstanding jazz performer at Elmhurst College Jazz Festival
Chicago Blues Festival 2010
The schedule for the 2010 Chicago Blues Festival has been announced. June 11, 12 and 13. Read all about it....
Jerry DeVivo Band at Green Dolphin
Jerry DeVivo Band LIVE at Green Dolphin Street April 24th 2010
Chicago Jazz Radio March 16th Show
Alison Ruble performs live, Ernest Dawkins, Steve Berry and Ava Logan.
Juliano Milo Gypsy Jazz this Saturday
The Green Mill welcomes accordion-led Juliano Milo Gypsy Jazz for their debut appearance at the Green Mill Saturday, March 20 at 8PM
Poncho Sanchez Performs March 27th
PONCHO SANCHEZ LATIN JAZZ BAND AT SCHAUMBURG PRAIRIE CENTER MARCH 27
Arturo Sandoval At the Old Town School March 20th
Acclaimed Cuban trumpet virtuoso and former Dizzy Gillespie protege, Arturo Sandoval will be performing March 20th at the Old Town School of Folk.
How bassist Kelly Sill hears Jazz
Zwee Dot! How Chicago musician and educator Kelly Sill hears jazz music In a Mellow Tone Count Basie Orchestra Breakfast Dance and Barbecue, September 195
This is Chicago Jazz w/Mike Jeffers March 9th Show Listen Now
A Jazz Passion
A Jazz Passion premiers at 4 pm on Saturday, March 20, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saint Luke in Chicago. Admission is free.
Club BluJazz Now Open
Club BluJazz Grand Opening this Weekend March 12 &13 Featuring the Michael Melvoin Trio. Live Jazz Six nights a WEEK!
Grazyna Auguscik Live Performance
Grazyna Auguscik returns to Chicago for this special intimate performance at THE CAVE! Saturday March 13 10pm.
Jazz Salon Series
PianoForte presents the Jazz Salon at Mayslake and Jazz Salon at PianoForte. Barry Winograd March 11 and Don Stille March 13.
Musician Work Forum
When do I need a Manager? Musicians at Work Forums address current issues of interest and concern for Chicagos growing community of musicians working in all genres.
Club BluJazz Opening in Chicago
Club BluJazz will open in Chicago March 12th at 1540 W. North Ave. Chicago
NCC Jazz Faculty
March 12 North Central College Performing Arts Series will present the eight internationally-known members of the NCC Jazz Faculty in concert.
Jim Gailloreto Jazz String Quintet
Saturday February 27th, 2010 - The Jim Gailloreto Jazz String Quintet
CHUCHITO VALDES QUINTET
Thursday, February 25th 2010, 9pm 10pm new time $15 Advanced $20 at the Door Rumba 351 W. Hubbard St
Art Van Damme
Art Van Damme died on February 15th 2010 after being ill with pneumonia for several weeks.
Cabin Fever Jazz Series
Bruce Oscar Trio at the Gorton Center this Sunday February 21st.
Ryan Cohan Septet
Ryan Cohan Septet Friday, February 26, 2010 8 to 10 p.m. Gorton Community Center, Cabin Fever Jazz Series
The Chi-Town Jazz Series
The new Chi Town Jazz Series combines great groups, Chicago venues and all the proceeds go to Charity. March 16th-21st
Paul Wertico Concert Canceled
Paul Wertico and the Mid-East/Mid-West Alliance CD release party canceled.
Jazz Links Jam Session
Wednesday, February 10th, 5-7 PM Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center 77 E. Randolph St FREE!
The Artistry of Wes Montgomery
This new column talks about Wes Montgomery and his physical approach to the guitar and music. Part I Rhythmic and Harmonic variations of single idea.
Frank Mantooth Jazz Festival
The 27th Annual Frank Mantooth Jazz Festival at New Trier High School will take place Saturday, February 6th, 2010. Tickets still available
Atmospheric to Perform
Atmospheric to perform at Glenview Community Church! Friday, February 19, 2010 at 7:00pm. Glenview Community Church
Chuchito Valdes at the Green Mill
Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble once again will fire up the stage at the Green Mill on Friday, January 29, from 9PM until 1AM and Saturday, January 30, from 8PM until midnight.
Chicago Jazz Radio
This is Chicago Jazz with Mike Jeffers features an interview with saxophonist Eric Schneider, discussion with Greg Pasenko and much more... January 19th Show. Listen Now!
Corky McClerkin Performs
Saturday, February 6th, 2010 Southport Records Presents: A Special Performance honoring Black History Month with Corky McClerkin
Hothouse at the Cave
Andreas Kapsalis and nylon string classical guitar virtuoso Goran Ivanovic perform at the Cave as part of the Hothouse presents series.
Conjunto and Dee Alexander
Dee Alexander joins Conjunto at the Jazz Showcase February 3rd. Dont miss this show!
Chicago Jazz Radio
Now you can listen to the new This is Chicago Jazz Show with Mike Jeffers. This week Mikes guest is Delmark Records founder Bob Koester.
43rd Annual Elmhurst College Jazz Fest
The Elmhurst College Jazz Festival will be held February 26th-28th. Take a look at who is performing.
Jazz Doubleheader at Andys Jazz Club
A Jazz Doubleheader at Andys Jazz Club in Chicago with The Russ Phillips Quartet and BMR4
Chicago Jazz Radio New Show
The Mike Jeffers Chicago Jazz Radio Show from December 29th features restaurant reviews and local jazz music.
North Central College
North Central College will present the third in its Jazz Faculty Concert Series on Wednesday, January 13, with a performance by vocalist Janice Borla.
Elmhurst College Jazz Festival
43rd annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival February 26-28
Steve Colson Release
Under rated AACM Pianist Steve Colson Releases The Untarnished Dream on Silver Sphinx Records
Chicago Jazz Ensemble
The Chicago Jazz Ensemble presents the Great Summit: The Music of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington January 15th.
Jazz is not Dead!
Paul Abella explains what Frank Zappa once said Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny.
Conjunto at Velvet Lounge
CONJUNTO RETURNS TO VELVET LOUNGE JANUARY 2 Guest appearance by Fred Anderson
Katerinas Jazz Club
8TH ANNUAL PEE WEE HERMAN CHRISTMAS SPECIAL & CHILDRENS BOOK DRIVE!
Chicago Jazz Radio
The Mike Jeffers Chicago Jazz Radio Show from December 8, 2009 has been posted. Guests include the Stars of Too Hot to Handel and Nick Schneider.
Conjunto at Velvet Lounge
ONE MORE TIME CONJUNTO RETURNS TO VELVET LOUNGE JANUARY 2 Guest appearance by Fred Anderson
Howard Levy
The Howard Levy Harmonica School (HLHS) will go live later this month. The first ever online portal that will teach harmonica to students around the world.
Mike Jeffers Chicago Jazz Radio Show
Featuring interviews with Denise Brigham and Shawn Maxwell. Plus music by Jeannie Tanner, the Caribbean Jazz Project and discussion on the old Jazz Showcase.
Listening Sessions, Sounds of 1959
Hosted by CJE Music Director Dana Hall at the Jazz Showcase. Mr. Hall will be joined by Peter Margasak, Music Critic for the Chicago Reader and Dr. Leonard Brown, Composer, Arranger and Saxophonist.
Ernest Dawkins
Until Emmett Till: Ernest Dawkins Chicago 12 Friday, December 4th, 7 PM
North Central Jazz
North Central College Jazz Faculty have been traveling lately. See who has performed where...
Mike Jeffers Chicago Jazz Radio Show
The new show from November 24th is now online featuring interviews with Charles Heath and Erin McDougald.
The Green Mill Chicago
The Green Mill will once again host the annual benefit for Toys for Tots on Wednesday, December 9, from 9 pm until 1 am.
The Willie Pickens Trio
The Willie Pickens Trio will perform at the 15th Annual Jazz Christmas, a Christmas and Holiday concert, at the Hyde Park Union Church on Friday, December 18, at 8 pm.
James Sanders at Showcase
James Sanders and Conjúnto, Chicagos premiere Jazz Latino band, returns to Joe Segals legendary Jazz Showcase on Wednesday, November 18 in a free show presented by WDCB
Ari Brown at the Green Mill
Tenor saxophonist Ari Brown and will bring his quartet to the Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway, November 20 and Saturday November 21
Bobby Lewis and Jim Ryan
Southport Records presents Bobby Lewis and Jim Ryan Saturday, December 5th, 2009 at Katerinas
Chicago Jazz Radio November 10th
The Mike Jeffers Chicago Jazz Radio show last night featured an interview with the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic founder and composer Orbert Davis and Mark Ingram. Listen to the interview.
Ramsey Lewis at UIC
The UIC Forum welcomes jazz legend Ramsey Lewis in concert on Friday, December 4, 2009 at 8:00 p.m, 725 West Roosevelt Road.
lePercolateur and Paul Abella Trio
Friday the 13th, lePercolateur and The Paul Abella Trio hit the Store in Lincoln Park and cover Metallica and Guns and Roses.
Chicago Jazz Radio
The new Mike Jeffers Chicago Jazz Radio Show from November 3rd is now online. Interviewed on this show is Tom Muellner and Roger DeVito.
Dee Dee Bridgewater at the Mac
Half-price offer! Dee Dee Bridgewater at the McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn this Saturday.
Frank Caruso
An Evening with North Central College Jazz Pianist Frank Caruso. Wednesday, November 11, 7:30 p.m.Wentz Concert Hall
SEPTETO NACIONAL de IGNACIO PInEIRO
Grammy-Nominated SEPTETO NACIONAL de IGNACIO PInEIRO An 82-Year Musical Institution of Traditional Cuban Son Scheduled to Perform Exclusive Chicago Concert With First US Visas Granted to Cuban Artists Since 2003 Chicago Performance Scheduled for Sunday November 22, 2009
Chicago Jazz Festival Shortened
The Chicago Jazz Festival maybe cut from three days to two days pending a vote by the city Council.
Chicago Jazz Radio
Listen to the October 27th Mike Jeffers Chicago Jazz Radio Show. Featuring the Hyde Park Jazz Society and Paul Wertico.
Brad Goode and Curtis Fuller Quintet
BRAD GOODE/CURTIS FULLER QUINTET FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 & 31, 2009 Green Mill, Chicago
Dracula Quartet Tonight
Spooky Halloween Jazz with the Dracula Quartet Tonight 8pm at the Jazz Showcase!
Ditry Dozen Brass Band
Old Town School of Folk Music 10pm DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND - JUST ADDED
Conjunto returns to Velvet Lounge
CONJUNTO RETURNS TO VELVET LOUNGE OCTOBER 30 Joined by special guest Fred Anderson.
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic will open its new concert season on Saturday, November 14th at 7:30pm in the International House of University of Chicago.
Chicago Jazz Radio
Just posted online is the October 20th Mike Jeffers Chicago Jazz Radio Show on Avenue 950 featuring Lonie Walker, Alan Gresik and them music of Frank Sinatra, Nick Schneider, Ava Logan and others.
Phil Ochs Song Night
Phil Ochs Song Night with Bonnie Koloc, Josh White Jr., Greg Greenway, John Flynn and more. October 24th
Mike Jeffers Chicago Jazz Show
Just posted online is the October 13th Mike Jeffers Chicago Jazz Radio Show featuring interviews and music from the people that help to create the Chicago Jazz Scene.
Southport Records turns 32
Saturday, November 7th, 2009 Southport Records Presents Sparrow & Joanie Pallatto Southport Records celebrates the documentation of recording Chicago artists for the past thirty two years!
Young Musicians Jam Session
Jazz Links Jam Session Wednesday, October 14th, 5-7 PM Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center 77 E. Randolph St FREE!
Madison Jazz Society
The third concert of the Madison Jazz Societys year-long 25th anniversary series will feature Alan Gresiks Swing Shift Orchestra November 8th
Von Freeman at the Green Mill
Von Freeman brings his legendary sax sound to the Green Mill Oct 16th. Read more...
Vijay Iyer Trio performing in Chicago
Vijay Iyer Trio October 30 at Orchestra Hall,Chicago co-bill with Dave Holland-Jason Moran - Chris Potter-Eric Harland
Dee Dee Bridgewater in Chicago
Dee Dee Bridgewater Celebrates Lady Day at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage November 7th
The 2009/2010 University of Chicago Jazz Series
Chuchito Valdes Quartet, the Bad Plus and others all are part of the 2009-2010 University of Chicago Jazz Series
A New Chicago Jazz Radio Show
Musician and Publisher Mike Jeffers will be the host of the new Jazz Radio Show on 950 am the Avenue airing Tuesday nights 8pm-10pm.
The 3rd Annual Franz Jackson Jazz Celebration
Traditional jazz sound to Michiana with a concert at The Wood Fire Italian Trattoria in Dowagiac, Michigan on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 7:00pm.
Jeannie Tanner on Grammy Awards Entry list
PROMISE ME THE MOON has made it on to the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Entry List (1st round voting) for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, reflective of songs from the Great American Songbook
Joel Spencer and Barbra Streisand
Joel Spencer, Andy Brown and several other Chicago jazz musicians will be performing Thursday morning with Barbara Streisand on the Oprah Show
Jazz Cruise for a Cause
Get your tickets Today! Over 20 Chicago Jazz Musicians will participate in the Chicago Jazz Cruise for a Cause benefiting The Vandercook College of Music Community Music Program.
Dee Alexander at the Velvet Lounge
Just before the 2009 Chicago Jazz Festival Dee Alexander performed a few sets at the Velvet Lounge. Check out the pictures online.
Steve Turre in Chicago
The Chicago Jazz Ensemble featuring Steve Turre October 2nd
Englewood Jazz Festival
10th annual Englewood Jazz Festival September 19th noon-6pm
Astral Project
Astral Project returns to the Green Mill Jazz Club, 4802 N. Broadway, on Friday, September 18, performing from 9PM until 1AM, and Saturday, September 19, performing from 8PM until midnight.
Danilo Perez performs at Detroit Jazz Fest
Pianist Danilo Perez Signs with Mack Avenue Records and performs at the Detroit Jazz Festival
Bill Evans Tribute
Pianist Tom Muellner performs his annual tribute to Bill Evans September 7th at the Green Mill.
Feature Interview with Hugh Hefner
Hugh Hefner helped to build his magazine empire here in Chicago but he also held the first Jazz Festival in Chicago. We sat down with Hefner and he told us how the Playboy Jazz Festival started in Chicago.
Chicago Jazz Festival Radio
Listen to the new Chicago Jazz Festival station on ChicagoJazz.com Radio powered by AccuJazz.com
John Bany gets Lifetime Achievement
Bassist John Bany was recently awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Elkhart Jazz Festival for his outstanding contribution to the festival.
Chicago Jazz Ensemble
The Chicago Jazz Ensemble (The CJE) and Artistic Director Jon Faddis welcome Kate Dumbleton as the new Executive Director of the ensemble
Cassandra Wilson in Hyde Park
Cassandra Wilson, 2009 Grammy Award Winner for Best Jazz Vocal Album will perform on Friday, September 25 at the University of Chicagos Rockefeller Chapel at 8:00 p.m.
Michelle Obama Tribute
The Jazz Institute of Chicago present its 7th Annual Gala concert and fundraiser on Tuesday, September 1st.
Barbara Dennerlein
Internationally celebrated Hammond B3 organ virtuoso Barbara Dennerlein performing August 21 and August 22.
Bill Evans Tribute
Tom Mullner leads an all star group in a salute to Bill Evans September 7th
Judy Roberts and Greg Fishman
Pianist Judy Roberts and saxophonist Greg Fishman will be returning to Chicago this Fall for a week of concerts throughout the Chicagoland area.
BARBARA DENNERLEIN
Barbara Dennerlein Organ Trio will perform at the Green Mill on August 21st and 22nd.
The Avenue 950am
The Avenue is the first really new format launched in commercial radio in several years. Jazz based, it is basically an inversion of smooth and traditional Jazz format models in that it is primarily a vocal format.
Terence Blanchard Jazz Showcase
Terence Blanchards New CD Choices Set For Release August 18th on Concord Jazz and performances at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago August 21-23
Return to Forever
Hollywood Bowl Extravaganza to Reunite Original Members of Return to Forever and All-Star Guests
Conjuntos Performing Saturday
Conjuntos brings their distinctive blend of Afro-Cuban, Puerto Rican, and jazz to Katerinas on Saturday, August 8, 10:00 PM Katerinas 1920 W. Irving Park, Chicago, 773.348.7592
Rob Parton and his new Big Band
Rob Parton has recently started a new project called the Rob Parton Big Band performing August 19 at Fitzgeralds.
The Chicago Jazz Ensemble
THE CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE®, with ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JON FADDIS, CELEBRATES THE 11th AMERICAN HERITAGE JAZZ SERIES
UIC 1st ANNUAL JAZZ ACADEMY
CHICAGO JAZZ PHILHARMONIC and UIC 1st ANNUAL JAZZ ACADEMY. During this five day campe Prominent Chicago Artists are helping to teach and promote jazz education.
Saugatuck Jazz Festival
July 31st and August 1st be sure to attend the Saugatuck Jazz Fest
James Sanders and Conjunto
James Sanders and Conjunto, Chicagos premiere Latin Jazz band, finishes July with two headlining appearances Wednesday, July 29 at the legendary Jazz Showcase and Saturday, August 1 at Fred Andersons Velvet Lounge.
Charley Krebs
Chicago Jazz Cartoonist Charley Krebs is being featured in a new art show at Westside Multimedia in Berwyn.
Mulgrew Miller Trio
Mulgrew Miller Trio will be performing Jul 15 2009 - Jul 19 at the Jazz Shocase in Chicago.
Creative Music Workshop
Sponsored by the Chicago Jazz Festival and the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, the CCMW will offer a unique opportunity to learn from master improvisers and perform with them in a variety of settings.
Earma Thompson Jazz Pianist
Pianist Earma Thompson passes away July 14th
Hot Jazz 6 Cool Nites
The week of July 17-23 at North Central College the Annual Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp and concert series kicks off.
Fred Rundquist 1918-2009
The world of music recently lost one of its finest, in the passing of jazz guitarist Freddy Rundquist.
Music and Fun in Waukegan
Scoopin Genesee, Waukegans annual auto festival, typically means hot cars, cold beer and NOW ... very cool concerts?
JazzFest Heritage Music Weekend
Jazz Unites, Inc. presents the 28th annual JazzFest Heritage Music Weekend, July 31 - August 2, 2009 at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive.
Jazz Party at Sea for 2009
The 9th Annual Jazz Party at Sea Announces Line-up. The musical production is under the direction of Joe Segal of Chicagos famed Jazz Showcase
Tom Muellner at Katerinas July 2nd
Thursday July 2 Tom Muellner (8:30pm-12am) with Art Davis on trumpet & flugelhorn, Jim Cox on bass, Bob Rummage on drums and Tom Muellner on Piano.
Frank Catalano at the Green Mill
Frank brings his high energy sax playing to the Green Mill this weekend July 3rd and 4th.
Music by the Lake
Music by the Lake on the shores of Geneva Lake at George Williams College of Aurora University in Williams Bay, Wisconsin presents another summer full of exciting performances
Preview of Chicago Jazz Festival
The 2009 Chicago Jazz Festival offers national and local groups performing throughout the entire jazz festival weekend.
Chicago Jazz Festival 2009
Chicago Jazz Magazine will have performances in their booth throughout Chicago Jazz Festival weekend September 4th, 5th and 6th.
JazzTimes suspends publication
JazzTimes has temporarily suspended publication of the magazine and has furloughed the bulk of its staff while it finalizes a sale of its assets.
Student Jam Sessions
Urban Aspirations will have its first ever fund raiser for Young Natives Student Jam Sessions, Wednesday July 15th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Sikia Restaurant 740 West 63rd street, Chicago, IL.
STEVE SMITH & VITAL INFORMATION
Jazz at MARTYRS Tuesday, July 14 Featuring Tom Coster, Baron Browne, Vinny Valentino Special Guest: KICK THE CAT
James Sanders and Conjunto
On Wednesday, July 29, The Jazz Showcase will be presenting Conjunto led by James Sanders on the violin. The bands distinctive blend of Afro Latin Jazz (covering music of Cuba, Puert Rico and American Jazz ) has attracted critical acclaim and loyal audiences.
Hyde Park Jazz Society Moving
The Hyde Park Jazz Society will NO LONGER be doing its Sunday shows at the Checkerboard, effective immediately.
Vandermark 5 Live at Green Mill
Live Recording June 19th and 20th at the Green Mill in Chicago
Jeannie Tanner performing at Taste of Chicago
Chicago vocalist, trumpeter and composer Jeannie Tanner will be performing with the Jeannie Tanner Quartet on Sunday, June 28th at Taste of Chicago, 12:30-1:30 on the Best Buy Stage (located at Jackson & Lakeshore Drive).
Joan Hickey Quartet at the Jazz Showcase
Be sure to stop by the Jazz Showcase this Wednesday night to hear the Joan Hickey Quaret.
Chicago Blues Festival 2009
Catch the live performances in the Chicago Jazz Magazine booth all weekend at the Chicago Blues Festival!
Jazz Interview Series featuring Greg Pasenko
The Jazz Interview Series hosted by Mike Jeffers featuring the CEO of BluJazz Productions Greg Pasenko. Listen as Greg discusses music promotion.
Carl Sonny Leyland
CARL SONNY LEYLAND meets JOEL PATERSON and THE MODERN SOUNDS RECORD RELEASE PARTY FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JUNE 5 & 6, 2009
The Lighthouse Trio
Direct from Europe With Special Guest John Moulder Gorton Community Center Friday, June 26, 2009 8 to 10 p.m. Intimate Cabaret Style $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $10 youth/student
Saugatuck Douglas Jazz Festival
The Idlewild Foundation presents the Saugatuck Douglas Jazz Festival on July 31 and August 1, 2009 in Saugatuck and Douglas, Michigan. Jim Cooper, Marcus Miller and more
Sandro Albert and Luba Mason In Chicago
Sandro Albert June 4th at Katerinas LUBA MASON performs Krazy Love: her new Brazilian Jazz CD at the Hoover-Leppen Theatre June 5th
JAZZFEST GLEN ELLYN
THIRD ANNUAL JAZZFEST GLEN ELLYN LINEUP ANNOUNCED Chicago Hot Five, Kelly Brand Trio, Mark Colby Quartet, Tammy McCann Quartet and Deep Blue Organ Trio
2009 Chicago Jazz Festival
The 2009 Chicago Jazz Festival schedule has been announced.Chicago Jazz Magazine will be once again publishing the official program for the fest which happens Sept 4-5-6 in Grant Park, Chicago.
CHICAGO FOLK & ROOTS FESTIVAL 2009
The 12th ANNUAL CHICAGO FOLK & ROOTS FESTIVAL 2009 SATURDAY, JULY 11th & SUNDAY, JULY 12th
lePercolateur becomes Britney Spears
Britney Spears graces Chicago, this time as local gypsy-jazz group,lePercolateur, performs some of her more recent material with an electrifying twist.
WNUA switches formats May 22nd
Adios to smooth jazz at Clear Channels WNUA-FM 95.5. and Hola, Mega 95.5.
Feature Interview with Pianist Larry Novak
Chicagos premiere pianist Larry Novak is our feature interview this issue in Chicago Jazz Magazine.
Ryan Cohan
Ryan Cohan Awarded 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship
Pat Mallinger with Bill Carrothers
One of Chicagos favorite saxophonists, Pat Mallinger, will present his quartet with special guest Blue Note recording artist Bill Carrothers.
JEANNIE TANNER QUARTET
JEANNIE TANNER QUARTET to Perform at Best Buy in Chicago
Jazz Links Jam Session
Jazz Links Jam Session Wednesday, May 13th 5-7 PM Randolph Cafe Chicago Cultural Center 77 E. Randolph St
Les Paul Turns 94
If you are in New York be sure to stop by the Iridium Jazz Club for Les Pauls 94th birthday celebration
Frank Catalano on Oprah
Frank Catalano will be performing with Seal on the Oprah show this Friday.
Music by the Lake
Music by the Lake at George Williams College in Wisconsin will feature the Ramsey Lewis Trio, Michael Bolton, Natalie Cole and others this summer.
Ben Patterson Trio
Ben Patterson Trio at Mayslake Estate May 14th.
Patricia Barber
PATRICIA BARBER Friday, May 8 6:00 & 8:00 pm PianoForte 410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 825 $25 / $15 students
Maxims in Chicago
Two great shows are upcoming at Maxims located on Chicagos Gold Coast
Eric Schneider tribute to Benny Goodman
Eric Schneiders Tribute to Benny Goodman Friday, May 1st, 2009 Warren Park 6601 N. Western Ave Chicago, IL All City Jazz Band at 7:00 pm Tribute to Benny Goodman at 7:30 PM
Patricia Barber back in Chicago
Chicago artist Patricia Barber performs May 8th at PianoForte in Chicago.
Mike Jeffers in the Chicago Tribune
Meet the Media Mogul of Jazz in Chicago by Howard Reich.
Mike Jones in Chicago
Mike Jones will perform at the Green Mill on May 1st and 2nd with Kelly Sill and Eric Montzka
Perry Danos Swingin on the Moon
Perry Danos grew up in Chicago and has made his way to Nashville but his roots are in the classic American Songbook. Perry Danos Day in Chicago May 7th, CD release party at The Joynt May 8, and performing South Loop Best Buy in-store May 17.
Chicago Entertainment
Chicago Jazz Entertainment specializes in providing Jazz Trios, Jazz Quartets, Jazz Vocalists for corporate receptions and private events. We can help you create the perfect atmosphere for your next event.
Sidemen Big Band
Wendell Brenners Sidemen Big Band. Keeping big band music alive in Chicago.
Denise Brigham CD
Denise Brigham will officially release her new album HOTEL LAFAYETTE at the Chicago Recording Company, 232 E. Ohio, in Chicago.
Eric Schneider and Ron Dewar
Performing for the Illiana Jazz Festival Sunday, April 19 from 2:30 - 5:00 PM at the Glendora Ballroom, 102nd & Harlem in Chicago Ridge.
Moshier and Lebrun New Recording
Pianist Josh Moshier and saxophonist Mike Lebrun brought their quartet to Transient Sound in April to record an album of newly composed songs featuring John Moulder.
DuPage Community Jazz Ensemble
Members of the DuPage Community Jazz Ensemble, in conjunction with the College of DuPage Older Adult Institute will host a Spring Dance at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at the Building K Commons at the Glen Ellyn Campus, 425 Fawell Boulevard.
Kyle Eastwood New Release
Kyle Eastwood will release his 4th CD as a leader, Metropolitain, June 2 on Mack Avenue Records.
Dee Alexander Cd Signing
Meet Dee Alexander with a special CD signing Saturday April 11, 2009 1pm-4pm Essential Elements-Chicago 1640 E. 87th Street
Southport Recrods Concert Series
Southport Records presents a NEW series of events at Katerinas on the first Saturday of every month!
Bill Frisell at Old Town School
Bill Frisell featuring Rudy Royston and Tony Scherr with special guest Sarah Siskind Friday, April 10, 7:30pm & 10:00pm Old Town School of Folk Music 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL Friday, April 10, 7:30pm & 10:00pm
Sidemen Big Band Performance
Enjoy an after work moment of live music with the Sidemen Big Band from 6 to 8:30pm Fridays: April 10 at Bills Blues in Evanston, Il.
Frank DRone
The grand finale concert of this years Cabin Fever Jazz Series will be held this Saturday April 4th at 8pm and will feature the legendary Frank DRone and his trio.
Madison, Wisconsin Jazz Fest
21st Annual Capital City Jazz Fest Set for April 24 26
Steve Hashimoto - Mothra
MOTHRA RECORD RELEASE PARTY FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2009
Jazz Networking Night
The first of many ChicagoJazz.com networking nights was held at Andys Jazz Club on March 25th. See the pictures
DIANE DELIN QUARTET
DIANE DELIN QUARTET Thursday, April 9 7:30 pm concert 7:00 bar Mayslake Peabody Estate 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook
John Burnett Orchestra
Featuring the critically acclaimed John Burnett directed by John Burnett preeminent jazz host at 90.9 fm WDCB public radio performing big band dance music. Wednesday 7:30pm to 11pm.
Erin McDougald
Nationally Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist Erin McDougald returns to Andys Jazz Club on Friday and Saturday April 10 and 11
Paul Abella Trio
Writer for Chicago Jazz Magazine and Music Director of WDCB announces a new jazz residency.
North Central College
Jazz Faculty Concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 3, at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center
TONY BENNETT and BILL EVANS
ON APRIL 14, THE CONCORD MUSIC GROUP RELEASES THE COMPLETE TONY BENNETT/BILL EVANS RECORDINGS, A SUBLIME 2-CD COLLECTION ON FANTASY RECORDS THAT SPOTLIGHTS THE ICONIC SONG STYLIST DUETING WITH THE LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST FROM THEIR TWO ALBUMS RECORDED IN 1975 AND 1976
Benny Golson and NIU
NIU JAZZ Ensemble Concert Featuring NIU Jazz Ensemble Directed by Prof. Ronald Carter featuring Benny Golson NEA Jazz Master -Saxophonist- Composer & Arranger
The Politics Of Jazz
Jazz Music and Politics reflect each other with the election of a new president.
The Eighth Annual Barristers Big Band Benefit
The Eighth Annual Barristers Big Band Benefit Ball honors Alderman Edward M. Burke (of the 14th Ward) and Justice Anne M. Burke (of the Illinois Supreme Court) on Saturday, March 14, at the Hilton Chicago
Chicago Creative Arts On Line
Chicago Creative Arts On Line (CCAO) announces the First Annual BlackOut Festival on Saturday, March 21, A Tribute Fred Anderson at the Velvet Lounge, 67 East Cermak, at 8:00 pm.
Chicago Jazz Ensemble
THE ART OF THE COMPOSER: MUSIC BY WILLIAM RUSSO and FRANK FOSTER with Special Guest VON FREEMAN FRIDAY, MARCH 20, at 8:00 pm at HARRIS THEATER
Laury Shelley
Tuesday night March 17th join Laury Shelley with Tom Muellner and Jim Cox for a special celebration and also wonderful music.
Musicians Hurt in Theatre Closing
The Closing of a Theatre Hurts the Musicians the Most
ARI BROWN QUARTET
Ari Brown Quartet will perform at the Green Mill on March 6th.
Louie Bellson Funeral
Louie Bellson Funeral - Illinois Tues March 3, 2009 4:00 – 7:00 pm Visitation Esterdahl Mortuary 6601 38th Avenue Moline, IL 61265
Blue Note Records
As of January 1, EMI dropped the axe on a long and varied list of jazz CDs, mostly from Blue Note, spanning from modern would-be classics to historically interesting anomalies...
Joshua Redman Trio
JAZZ at The Old Town School of Folk Music JOSHUA REDMAN Trio with Trio with Reuben Rogers and Greg Hutchinson Sunday, March 1, 2009 Shows are 6:00 and 8:30pm
John Patitucci Duo
Wheaton College's Center for Applied Christian Ethics presents an evening of jazz with the John Patitucci Duo and the Deanna Witkowski Trio at 7 p.m. Friday, February 27.
Louie Bellson
Drum legend Louie Bellson passes away at the age of 85
Ben Allison
BEN ALLISON and MAN SIZE SAFE FRIDAY & SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20 & 21, 2009
Adventure Stage Chicago
KATRINA: THE GIRL WHO WANTED HER NAME BACK a young girl from New Orleans forced to face the powerful hurricane that shares her name
Freddy Rundquist
Chicago Jazz Guitarist Freddy Rundquist passed away February 5, 2009. A memorial has been planned for March 1st.
Jazz Links Jam Session
Wednesday, February 11th 5-7 PM Randolph Cafe Chicago Cultural Center 77 E. Randolph St
Harold Arlen Tribute
Composer Harold Arlen wrote many of our treasured American standards and will be saluted at the Skokie Theatre Feb 28th by Anne Burnell, Mark Burnell and arranger Bob Ojeda.
Stefan Karlsson Master Class
FREE MASTER CLASS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14 11:00 AM AT PIANOFORTE CHICAGO 410 S. MICHIGAN AVE. #825
THE 10th AMERICAN HERITAGE JAZZ SERIES
THE CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE, AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JON FADDIS, CELEBRATE THE 10th AMERICAN HERITAGE JAZZ SERIES
Janice Borla In Concert
Jazz vocalist Janice Borla will be featured in concert at North Central College on Wednesday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m.
New Jazz Series at Andys
A new take on the Spotlight Jazz Series at Andys Jazz Club has been announced.
Jazz from Chicago
The Chicago Jazz Magazine concert series Jazz from Chicago presents this Wednesday Feb 4 at 8pm the Dan Cray Trio with Jesse Palter
New York Voices
Appearing at the St. Charles North High School Auditorium (St. Charles, IL). Thursday March 26, 7:30pm. Tickets $15 (general admission).
26th Annual Frank Mantooth Jazz Fest
The 26th Annual Frank Mantooth Jazz Festival at New Trier High School is Saturday, February 7, 2009 at the Winnetka Campus of New Trier.
Jazz from Chicago Concert Series
January 28th BMR4 performs with vocalist Typhanie Monique for the Chicago Jazz Magazine Jazz from Chicago concert series.
Jazz Giant David Fathead Newman Has Died
David Fathead Newman, whose saxophone contributed to the classic recordings of Ray Charles for many years, and who enjoyed a prolific solo career as well, died of pancreatic cancer at his home in West Hurley, N.Y., on Jan. 20.
Dana Hall Quintet
Dana Hall will lead a quintet featuring Tim Warfield on sax, Terell Stafford on trumpet, Rodney Whitaker on bass, and Bruce Barth on piano at the Green Mill Jazz Club on Friday, January 24, Saturday, January 25
42nd ANNUAL ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ FESTIVAL
42nd ANNUAL ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ FESTIVAL, FEB. 27-MARCH 1 Premier Event Features Top Professional and Collegiate Musicians
Kurt Rosenwinkel Clinic
Guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel will be giving a clinic/masterclass at Boocoo in Evanston. Saturday, January 17, 2009
Jazz from Chicago Concert Series
Chicago Jazz Magazines new Jazz Series Jazz from Chicago will be held every Wednesday night at the Morse Theatre in Rogers Park
Jazz Showcase Jam Session
Jazz Showcase Jam Session with Typhanie Monique starting February 2nd!
James W. Wagner
James "Jim" W. Wagner, President of The Hyde Park Jazz Society passed away January 10, 2009
Jeannie Tanner at Katerinas
Jeannie Tanner brings her orignal "J-Pop" style to Katerinas Jazz Club on January 17th.
Jazz Salon Announces 2009 Season
Jazz Salon and the WDCB Jazz at MaysLake season has just been announced for the 2009 spring season.
Eliane Elias at the Morse Theatre
Eliane Elias will perform January 16th at the Morse Theatre in Rogers Park. This 300 seat theatre is one of the best listening rooms in the city.
The Morse Theatre
Chicago Jazz Magazine launches a new night featuring Chicago Jazz Musicians at the Morse Theatre in Rogers Park.
Freddie Hubbard dies at 70
Jazz Legend Freddie Hubbard dies at 70
Buddy Charles Remembered
Steve Hashimoto writes about the loss of a Chicago Music Legend Buddy Charles.
The Chicago Lighthouse Jazz Spotlight
Acclaimed jazz musician Lisa Hilton and Tom Burrell of Chicago will headline a fundraiser at Andys Jazz Club, Thursday, January 8, benefitting people who are blind or visually impaired.
McAnich Arts Center
The McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage recently received a $40,700 award through the Illinois Arts Council to support for its 2008-2009 season.
Von Freeman and Ed Peterson
Battle of the Saxes on New Years Eve at the Green Mill in Chicago
Buddy Charles Passes
Legendary chicago Pianist/Entertainer Buddy Charles has passed away
Harry Connick Jr Band
Harry Connick Jr was in town last week and his band was Andys Jazz Club
CHICAGO YESTET
RECORD RELEASE PARTY SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2008 Pat Mallinger, Scott Burns, John Wojciechowski, Brent Turney, Victor Garcia, Tom Garling, Joel Adams, Dan Trudell, Jeff Parker, Clark Sommers, Dana Hall, Rob Dz.
TYPHANIE MONIQUE, NEAL ALGER & FRIENDS
In celebration of the release of “Yuletide Groove” (Tyme Records), vocalist Typhanie Monique and guitarist Neal Alger will perform a holiday record release party at the Green Mill Jazz Club, 4802 N. Broadway, on Friday, December 19
Mayor Daley Proclaims
Mayor Daley Proclaims December 11th “Miles Davis Kind of Blue Day” in Chicago in Honor of Jazz Legend’s 50th Anniversary Premiere Release of New Documentary Film
The Perfect Holiday Libations
Saturday December 13th from 1pm-3pm learn how to make the perfect holiday libations at Cuatro in chicago.
Green Mill Jazz Club
NEW MUSIC AT THE GREEN MILL featuring DAL NIENTE SUNDAY MATINEE, DECEMBER 14, 2008
Green Mill Jazz Club
Annual Benefit for TOYS FOR TOTS featuring GUITAR MADNESS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2008
Louie Bellson & Freddie Hubbard
Updates on their hospitalization.
North Central College
JAZZ FACULTY MEMBERS TO PLAY KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
Jeff Tain Watts
Drummer and Composer JEFF TAIN WATTS (Mo Better Blues, Tonight Show Band) Releases His Fifth CD as a Leader, Watts On Dark Key Music, February 3 His Most Ambitious Project to Date, Watts Features An All-Star Lineup of Branford Marsalis, Terence Blanchard and Christian McBride
Typhanie Monique and Neal Alger
Release their third CD, YULETIDE GROOVE, a collection of Christmas and holiday favorites with jazz oriented arrangements.
Frank Catalano
Frank Catalano will bring his high energy sax playing to the Green Mill Jazz Club in Chicago on November 28th.
Too Hot to Handel
Exclusive Ticket offer for Too Hot to Handel, Chicago's newest holiday tradition!
Richie Cole Jam
Join Richie Cole at Andy's Jazz Club for a special Jam Session designed for Jr. High, High School and College Students. November 30th.
Sidemen Big Band
The Sidemen Big Band will perform at the Arts for Barts, at St. Bartholomew Parish Sunday November 23rd 3pm-5pm.
2009 Chicago Jazz Festival
The Chicago Jazz Festival and Chicago Blues Festival have been reduced by one day for 2009.
Janice Borla Group
The Janice Borla Group will perform "Jazz From Every Angle," a special concert event presented by the Sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph on Sunday, November 23.
Too Hot Too Handel
The Must See Performance of the Holiday Season. Too Hot to Handel! returns to the Auditorium Theatre on December 12 and 14.
Willie Pickens Holiday Concert
The Willie Pickens Trio will be presenting Jazz Christmas on Friday, December 19, at 8:00 pm at the Hyde Park Union Church.
Orbert Davis
The wonderfully gifted trumpeter/composer/arranger Orbert Davis will celebrate the release of the debut CD of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic with his quintet at the Green Mill, Friday, November 21
Cabin Fever Jazz
Gorton Community Center hosts the annual Cabin Fever Jazz Series. Here is the Line-up
Bebop Brass
Bebop Brass - Friday, November 7th, 2008 - 7 PM LaFollette Park 1333 N. Laramie Avenue Family Friendly and FREE
David Schumacher
David Schumacher and soulful tenor saxophonist/composer Jerry Weldon will team up at the Green Mill
New Jazz Venue
Wednesday nights in Edison Park will be swinging with "Freakeasy" featuring Pat Mallinger on Saxes, Dan Trudell on Hammond Organ, Brian O'Hern on Piano, & Gerald Dowd on Drums.
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP), a barrier-breaking and genre-bending fifty-five-plus-piece orchestra has a new CD coming out on November 15th.
Elmhurst College
November 3rd the Elmhurst College Jazz Band will perform at the Jazz Showcase
Sideman Big Band
Performing at the Sphinx Cafe Oct 30th 6pm-8:30pm
Anthony Molinaro and Mike Raynor
The PianoForte Foundation, one of Chicago's vibrant contributors to the classical and jazz music scene, is presenting piano/drum duo Anthony Molinaro and Michael Raynor on Friday, November 14th at 6:00 pm.
Peter J. Levinson
Peter J. Levinson passes away at the age of 74
Underground Wonder Bar
November 9, 2008, Chicago, IL—Lonie Walker’s Underground Wonder Bar, one of Chicago’s last "late-great blues/jazz-joints", will celebrate 19 years of bringing live music to Chicago's Gold Coast with what may be the last anniversary spent at it's current location.
New Music Concert
The 56th in a series of New Music Concerts will take place at the Green Mill Jazz Club, 4802 N. Broadway, on Sunday, October 26 from 2-5PM. This annual Halloween concert will be presented by Jeff Kowalkowski.
Jim Trompeter's All-Star Quintet
Jim Trompeter's All-Star Quintet featuring saxophonist Ralph Bowen will celebrate the release of "Live at the Green Mill" Friday, October 24, from 9PM to 1AM, and Saturday, October 25, from 8PM to midnight.
Neal Hefti
Neal Hefti dies at 85; former big band trumpeter, arranger and composer
Chicago Jazz Ensemble
Chicago Jazz Ensemble November 14th with Patti Austin's Avan Gershwin
Grazyna Auguscik Tour
This fall Grazyna Auguscik will be performing seven concerts throughout Chicagoland as almost a mini Chicago tour. The date have been announced!
DONNY McCASLIN TRIO
DONNY McCASLIN TRIO RECORD RELEASE PARTY FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 & 11, 2008 Green Mill, Chicago
Jazz Links Jam Session
Jazz Links Jam Session Wednesday, October 8th 5-7 PM
Wolfgang Schalk
Live at the Jazz Showcase October 1st, Guitarist Wolfgang Schalk. Performing music from his latest release "Wanted". Performing with Joel Spencer, Nick Schneider, Jeremy Kahn.
Nikki George
Nikki will be featured on Chicago radio station WRRG 88.9 FM on "Local Jazz Focus" with hosts Nicholas Calabrese and Bruce Gibson on Tuesday Sept 30th.
Gypsy Jazz
6th Annual Chicago Gypsy Jazz Festival at the Green Mill, Oct 1, 3 & 4th
Blue Note Records
Blue Note Records will commemorate the label's 70th anniversary with the release of Mosaic: A Celebration of Blue Note Records, an eight-song collection of classic Blue Note repertoire re-envisioned by The Blue Note 7, an all-star septet
Jeannie Tanner New Release
Chicago vocalist, trumpeter and composer Jeannie Tanner kicks off the release of her new c.d. PROMISE ME THE MOON at Andy's Jazz Club in Chicago
Erin McDougald
Erin McDougald and her quartet are now headlining a new jazz venue every Tuesday night
Too Hot to Handel
Too Hot to Handel! has quickly become one of Chicago's holiday traditions. This year the incredible reworked version of Handel's beloved oratorio has been moved to December 12 and 14
Dan Cray Trio Cd Release
The Dan Cray Trio will be celebrating the release of their new CD, Over Here Over Heard, at the new JAZZ SHOWCASE.
Musicians Work Forum
For musicians and industry professionals Fall 2008 Musicians at Work Forum : Recording Your Music - Getting The Most For Your Money
Chicago Jazz Orchestra
Jeff Lindberg's Chicago Jazz Orchestra (CJO) Launches "30 Years and Still Swinging" in memory of co-founder, Steve Jensen
JAZZ LEGACY
Powerhouse Jazz Quintet Swings @ MARTYR'S Thursday, October 9 Steve Smith's Jazz Legacy plays music that is dedicated to honoring the legacy of many of the great jazz drummers such as Art Blakey, "Philly" Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, and Tony Williams.
Steve Million
The concert this Friday will also be a CD release event Steve's New piano CD entitled "Remembering the Way Home"
ENGLEWOOD JAZZ FESTIVAL
9th ANNUAL ENGLEWOOD JAZZ FESTIVAL SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2008
Delmark Records 55th
Delmark Records 55th Anniversary Tribute Concert at Old Town School of Folk Music Friday, September 26, 2008, 8 pm 4544 N. Lincoln Ave in Chicago's Lincoln Square 773-728-6000
PianoForte New Series
PianoForte will be kicking off a new season on September 5 with the weekly PianoForte Salon Series concerts as well as a solid season of Pure Piano, Piano Plus, and Jazz Salon concerts.
Hyde Park Jazz Festival
The 2nd Annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 27, will bring together world-class headliners and local emerging artists for fourteen hours of free, non-stop jazz for the serious and casual listener, alike.
PianoForte Salon Series
PianoForte Salon Series and moving it to the Sherwood Conservatory at Columbia College Chicago for its new season beginning on September 5.
Chicago Jazz Magazine
It is hard to believe, but Chicago Jazz Magazine begins its seventh year at this year's Chicago Jazz Festival. We have come along way from our first issue
AccuRadio Jazz Fest
AccuRadio launches full-time radio station featuring Chicago Jazz Festival 2008 artists Personalizable channel features dozens of the jazz artists performing this weekend.
Chicago Jazz Festival
The 30th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival Schedule for this weekend!
Jazz Record Mart Brunch
ARI BROWN quartet at Jazz Record Mart Sunday Jazz Brunch, August 31, 2008 - 10:15 am
Jazz Magazine Booth
Performances and interviews that are scheduled to happen this weekend in the Chicago Jazz Magazine/ChicagoJazz.com booth at the Chicago Jazz Festival. See the complete line-up.
Marcin Wasilewski Trio
Marcin Wasilewski Trio performing live at Morse Theater November 6th
Greg Osby
Greg Osby will return to Chicago to play his annual much-anticipated shows at the Green Mill August 29 & August 30
Reggie's Jam Session
Jazz Jam Session hosted by Chicago's Jazz Explorers, which is being held at Reggie's Music club, located at 2109 S State St.
Southport All-Stars
Saturday, August 30th "After the Fest with the Southport All-Stars" August 30th
Chicago Sessions Launched
A new jazz record label in Chicago that is subscripton based
Hyde Park Jazz
The Hyde Park Jazz Festival has announced the 2008 line-up!
AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
19TH ANNUAL AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Labor Day Weekend Event transforms Chicago’s Washington Park into an authentic African village complete with three stages of spectacular entertainment
Vocalist Toninho Horta
Brazilian Guitarist-Vocalist Toninho Horta In Lush Orchestral Setting on To Jobim With Love September 9 Release on Resonance Records Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Bossa Nova
Symphony Center 2008
The 2008 Symphony Center Jazz Schedule has been released. Brad Mehldau, Benny Golson, Mulgrew Miller, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Brandford Marsalis and more...
PianoForte Foundation
Salon Series is moving to the Sherwood Conservatory at Columbia College Chicago
Who's Your Daddy?
Monday's at the New Jazz Showcase Dan Trudell's The Who's Your Daddy? Organ Trio.
The Idlewild Jazz Festival
The festival is held 1:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2 on Williams Island in Idlewild, Michigan
Johnny Griffin Dies
Johnny Griffin, the jazz musician who was once billed as the ....world's fastest saxophonist'' and played alongside Thelonious Monk, Lionel Hampton and John Coltrane, has died. He was 80.
Chicago Afro-latin Jazz Ensemble
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Millennium Park presents the Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble, performing as part of the Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz series, which highlights jazz from Chicago, Central America, the Middle East and beyond.
The Chicago Jazz Ensemble
LOUIS ARMSTRONG SUMMER JAZZ CAMP SEND STUDENTS TO NEW ORLEANS AS LOUIS ARMSTRONG LEGACY PROGRAM AND CELEBRATION PRIZE
Andy's Jazz Club
Announces After the Chicago Jazz Festival Session August 29th & 30th
Justin Time Records
Celebrates 25 Years With Lavishly Produced 2-CD Collection
Bolingbrook Art Council
The Third Annual World of Wine, sponsored by the Bolingbrook Arts Council will be presented on Fri., July 18th and Sat., July 19th at the Top Ten Bolingbrook Golf Course
Green Mill Changes Facade
The Green Mill has been busy remodeling...
Holiday Acres Resort
Holiday Acres Resort, located in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, features some of the top jazz musicians in the country.
Frank Catalano
New CD Release July 15th
Latin Jazz Festival
Latin Jazz Festival - July 11th, 2008 Humbolt Park Boathouse
Ron Perrillo
One of Chicago's most talented pianists, Ron Perrillo, will bring his quintet to the Green Mill Jazz
Laurence Hobgood
Celebrating his 20th anniversary of performing at the Green Mill, the introspective pianist Laurence Hobgood will bring a stellar quintet
PATRICIA BARBER
The Cole Porter Mix The singular singer & pianist Patricia Barber last put her distinct stamp on a collection of standards with her acclaimed 2000 release Nightclub.
ECM Label of the Year
Manfred Eicher is voted Producer of the Year and ECM Records is Label of the Year 2008 in the DownBeat Critics Poll:
Kenny Garrett
Mack Avenue Records Announces the Signing of Saxophonist-Composer Kenny Garrett
Alison Ruble
Alison Ruble announces two CD release party dates for her latest release "This is a Bird"
Delmark Records
Delmark Doings for the Summer of 2008
Jacob Fred Jazz
JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY "Live" In CHICAGO, FRIDAY, JUNE 27 at LAKESHORE THEATER
Kelan Phil Cohran
Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 6:30pm, Millennium Park Chicago, Master Teacher Kelan Phil Cohran & The Kelan Zulu Ensemble Salute Sun Ra
JVC Jazz Lineup
JVC Jazz Festival Chicago Line-up
Chicago Jazz | JVC Jazz
JVC Jazz Festival Chicago July 18-20, 2008
Jazz Education Network
The Jazz Education Network (JEN) was formed on June 1st. The association will be focused on advancing and expanding jazzeducation, jazz performance opportunities and jazz audiences.
Nicole Mitchell Black Earth
Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Strings Friday, June 13th
Jazz Showcase
Opening June 12th say's Segal.
IIT Jazz Awards
June 13th the Illinois Institute of Technology will hold it's first annual "Great Legends of Jazz" awards ceremony
Freddy Hubbard
Freddy Hubbard is Back with a new recording in 2008!
Mulgrew Miller Trio
Mulgrew Miller and his high energy trio will hit the stage at Andy’s June 11th and 12th
Matt Young Group Radio Interview
Bassist Matt Young will be interviewed to promote his latest CD
Libby York CD Release June 14th
Libby York will be celebrating her CD release at the Green Mill on June 14th with an all-star band.
Captain Walter Dyett
The celebration on May 29th is for a legendary Jazz Educator in Chicago
Mike Jones Trio
Mike Jones has been called the "greatest piano player no one knows" this weekend at The Green Mill.
Chicagos New Promoters Ordinance
Will it kill the Chicago Jazz Scene? For almost a 100 years Chicago has had a rich tradition of jazz music, will 2008 be the end of the live performance?
Boogie Woogie Blues
Boogie Woogie Blues Blow Into the Windy City! PianoForte Chicago presents the Piano Poundin' Tandem Of Famed Piano Duo, Seeley and Baldori Will Perform Two Shows at PianoForte Saturday, June 7th for two shows, at 3 P.M., and 5 P.M
6 Cool Nites of Hot Jazz
Celebrates 20th Anniversary in New Concert Space. The concert series runs July 18-24
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic are set to premiere a new composition honoring the life and ideals of Nelson Mandela:July 21st
Chicago Blues Festival Schedule
Chicago Blues Festival June 5th-8th in Grant Park will be the largest music event of the year in Chicago. See the official schedule
Old Town School
Announces World Music Series This unique series is a free community series that explore the rich diversity that exists in the Chicago community. This series will present music, dance and culture of Africa, Europe, Asia, The Middle East and The Americas.
Franz Jackson Memorial Service
Franz's memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 24th.
THE CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE
THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG LEGACY PROGRAM AND CELEBRATION. MAY 20, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM, AT THE CONCERT HALL OF COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO MUSIC CENTER
Victor L. Goines
Victor L. Goines, clarinetist, saxophonist and educator, has been appointed Director of Jazz Studies and Professor of Music at Northwestern University School of Music.
WDCB JAZZ SALON
A new jazz series co-produced by the PianoForte Foundation at Mayslake.
Franz Jackson
November 1, 1912 - May 6, 2008 A memorial service for Franz is being planned for later this month
WORLD CLASS JAZZ
The MADE IN CHICAGO: FREE SUMMER MUSIC SERIES RETURNS FOR A FOURTH SEASON AT MILLENNIUM PARK; SIX FREE CONCERTS FEATURING TOP JAZZ PERFORMERS AT THE JAY PRITZKER PAVILION, JULY AND AUGUST 2008
Chicago Blues Festival
Get the schedule for the 2008 Chicago Blues Fest here.
JOHN YOUNG
A popular performer in Chicago since the late 1940s, died at South Shore Hospital on April 16 at the age of eighty-six.
JIMMY GIUFFREN
Jazz clarinetist and composer,died on April 24 at age eighty-six in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
GENE PUERLING
Baritone, master vocal arranger and leader of the Hi-Lo's and Singers Unlimited, died of complications from diabetes on March 26.
The Chicago Jazz Orchestra
CJO wraps up its Tenth Annual Subscription Series on Sunday, May 18, at 3 pm, with "Jazz Goes Hollywood" and "A Tribute to Saxophonist Stanley Turrentine."
The Mike Jeffers Trio
Hosts Up and Coming Jam Session that has been held once a month at the new Joplin's Java and Ragtime Cafe located next to the Family Piano Company in Waukegan, Illinois has become a huge success.
Glen Ellyn Jazz Fest
The Second Annual Jazz Fest Glen Ellyn is scheduled for July 12 and will feature some of Chicago's finest groups.
WDCB and PianoForte Foundation
WDCB, the PianoForte Foundation, the Mayslake Peabody Estate are teaming up for a new jazz series in the Western Suburbs.
The Underground Wonder Bar
The Underground Wonder Bar has learned that the building housing their club will be demolished in 2009.
Vocalist-Songwriter Joanie Pallatto
Joanie Pallatto will celebrate the release of her new CD on Southport Records.
Libby York's Latest Release
Libby York's latest release, Here with You, featuring guitarist Russell Malone.
The IAJE Goes Under
The IAJE (International Association of Jazz Educators)board of directors have voted to file for bankruptcy.
Blues on the Fox
Blues on the Fox, the intimate Blues festival hosted by the City of Aurora Illinois, celebrates its twelfth anniversary.
Garry Henderson
Garry Henderson is curator for this showing for the Arts and Learning Center, which presents and advocates local artists through exhibits and education.
The Riverside Arts Center
The Riverside Arts Center will feature a retrospective of the artwork of Chicago Jazz Magazine cartoonist, Charley Krebs, in the Freeark Gallery from June 27 through August 1.
The Jazz Showcase
The Jazz Showcase will definitely reopen in June, according to owner Joe Segal.
Jazz Voicings
Audience Participation
Route 66 - One More Time
JAZZMASTERS WORKSHOP TO START FUNDRAISING ROAD TOUR & COW BOP BLUJAZZ CD RELEASE
The PianoForte Foundation
The PianoForte Foundation, the Mayslake Peabody Estate and WDCB are teaming up for a new jazz series in the Western Suburbs.
IAJE Closing Doors
A letter from Chuck Owen, President
Chicago Jazz Legend John Young
Pianist played with the greats. 1922 - 2008
Triumph of Trumpets
CJE Artistic Director Jon Faddis HOSTS TOP TRUMPETS OF JAZZ COUNTDOWN ON SIRIUS STAELLITE RADIO, APRIL 5, NOON
Triumph of Trumpets
CJE Artistic Director Jon Faddis HOSTS TOP TRUMPETS OF JAZZ COUNTDOWN ON SIRIUS STAELLITE RADIO, APRIL 5, NOON
3 Free Concerts in April
The New Millennium/New Music Series Continues with 3 Free Concerts in April at the Chicago Cultural Center
Return To Forever Returns
Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Al Di Meola and Lenny White Gear Chicago Show June 20th
WILLIE NELSON & WYNTON MARSALIS
The event was simply billed as “Willie Nelson Sings the Blues,” but the historic two-night stand on January 12 and 13, 2007 at Jazz at Lincoln Center was far more than that.®
A Welcome Addition to Waukegan
Family Piano Company—
A Welcome Addition to Waukegan
Frank Portolese Performing Two Concerts
Frank Portolese will be performing two concerts at Family Piano's Joplin's Java Cafe in the upcoming months.
Bobby Broom New CD
Bobby Broom has a new CD coming out, The Way I Play [Origin Records].
New BluJazz Release
Janice Borla's new BluJazz release, From Every Angle, has been selected as one of the best CDs of by DownBeat magazine (January, 2008).
Chicago Pianist, Don Stille
Chicago Pianist, Don Stille, has just released a brand new recording called Keys to My Heart.
Martini Park in Chicago
Martini Park in Chicago is reintroducing the classic concept of the cocktail party, offering guests the ultimate elegant experience with delicious food, specialty cocktails and a live music lineup featuring some of Chicago's favorite jazz vocalists.
2008 Chicago Best Jazz CD
Deep Blue Organ Trio's Folk Music won the 2008 Chicago Music Award for Best Jazz CD.
Cabin Fever Jazz
Cabin Fever Jazz at the Gorton Community Center is the North Shore's longest running Jazz Festival, offering audiences the opportunity to experience a wide range of jazz performers in styles including cabaret, ragtime, big band, instrumental, vocal ensembles, and top notch solo performers.
Jazz Jam Session
A New Up and Coming Jazz Jam Session will be held on January 23, 2008 from 6:30pm-9:30pm at the new Joplin's Java and Ragtime Cafe located next to the Family Piano Company in Waukegan Il.
The Alison Ruble Quartet
The Alison Ruble Quartet is celebrating the one-year anniversary of performing Sunday nights at 7 pm at Andy's Jazz Club in Chicago.
Jazz Radio Is Alive and Well
Jazz Radio is alive and well on Chicago radio stations. While it may not be as easy as it once was-even with the many Internet and Cable alternatives-there is jazz in the Chicago area on radio stations WDCB, WHPK, WKKC, WNUA and WNUR.
Must See Event
TOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ GOSPEL MESSIAH in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.


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