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WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
Jazz Community Big Band
Fundraiser for the Bill May Jazz Education Fund

presented by: WDCB 90.9fm Public Radio

Event Information
Sun, Oct 13
- from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
(please note: all times are CST)
10 (typically)
Venue Info
FitzGerald's Night Club
6615 Roosevelt Road
Berwyn, IL 60402 (click map for more details)
(708) 788-2118
Event Description
WDCB presents the Sunday Big Band Jazz Party on Sundays from 6 to 9:30 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. The cover charge is typically $10.

Upcoming Schedule

October 6: Grandstand Big Band
October 13: Jazz Community Big Band
October 20: Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band
October 27: John Burnett Orchestra

Special Bonus for this Event: Capri Ristorante, next door to FitzGerald's, is offering a 15% discount to those mentioning Jazz Community when placing their order on October 13. While on your way to FitzGerald's, call Capri at 708-637-4250 to place your order from the CapriExpressMenu.pdf for quicker pick-up to carry into the club and dine while listening to the band.

Jazz Community is pleased to be holding their 2nd Annual Fundraiser for the Bill May Jazz Education Fund on Sunday, October 13 at FitzGerald's in Berwyn. The fund is a scholarship program to send promising young jazz musicians to summer jazz camp. Through the generous donations of our fans, in our first two years of offering scholarships, we've been able to help six young jazz musicians intensify their jazz studies. The scholarship recipients will be sitting in with Jazz Community on a couple of tunes. Join us for this special event to support a worthy cause.

Jazz Community is an 18-piece big band playing the music of Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Thad Jones, Duke Ellington and many others. The band was established in 1976 by its late founder and director, trumpet player and music educator, Bill May. The band was originally called the Norridge-Harwood Heights Community Jazz Band, due to the locale of its origin; Bill and most of the original band members were students or alumni of Ridgewood High School, in Norridge, IL. By the late 1970's, the band changed its name to Jazz Community. The band is now led by Bill's sister Marianne May.

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