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Sponsored Events Calendar

please note: all times are CDT.

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist
Sat, Mar 7 through Mon, Aug 31
Chicago Cultural Center - Chicago

Mo Better Jazz Chicago: Reginald T. McCants
Fri, Jul 31 at 8pm
Quarry Event Center - Chicago

60th Annual “August is Charlie Parker Month”
Eric Schneider/Pat Mallinger Quintet

Fri, Jul 31 through Sun, Aug 2 at 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

Lakeshore Arts Festival
Sat, Aug 1 and Sun, Aug 2
Dawes Park - Evanston

Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums
"Illinois Jam Session"

Sat, Aug 1 and always the first Saturday of month from 9pm to midnight
MaxWeb Productions - Naperville

A Jazzy Evening in Red
Sat, Aug 1 from 6 to 10pm
Quarry Event Center - Chicago

60th Annual “August is Charlie Parker Month”
Eric Schneider/Pat Mallinger Quintet

Sat, Aug 1 through Sun, Aug 2 at 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
Chicago Grandstand Big Band

Sun, Aug 2 from 6 to 9:30pm
Fitzgerald's Night Club - Berwyn

60th Annual “August is Charlie Parker Month”
Eric Schneider/Pat Mallinger Quintet

Sun, Aug 2 at 4pm, 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

Jeff Lindberg's Chicago Jazz Orchestra
Mon, Aug 3 and EVERY Monday at 5 & 7pm
Andy's Jazz Club - Chicago

MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Ari Brown Quintet

Tue, Aug 4 from 5:30 to 8pm
Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago

WDCB and Lagunitas present "Bluesday Tuesday" with Toronzo Cannon
... hosted by WDCB's Tom Marker!

Tue, Aug 4 at 7pm
Fitzgerald's Night Club - Berwyn

WDCB's 'Wednesday Sidebar Sessions'
Jeannie Lambert and Judy Roberts

Wed, Aug 5 at 8pm
FitzGerald's SideBar - Berwyn

Blues Garden FREE Concert Series
Jimmy J. and the Hard Drive Band

Thu, Aug 6 from 6 to 7pm
Blues Heaven Foundation - Chicago

WDCB Summer Series at MAC
Johnny Blas & His Afro-Libre Orquestra

Thu, Aug 6 at 7:30pm
Lakeside Pavilion at the MAC - Glen Ellyn

Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz
Steve Coleman and Five Elements

Thu, Aug 6 at 6:30pm
Millennium Park - Pritzker Pavilion - Chicago

WDCB Jazz Thursdays
Steve Ramsdell Duo

Thu, Aug 6 from 7 to 10pm
Adelle's - Wheaton

Steve Rashid Presents!
WDCB Live at the Whiskey Lounge
Don Stille 70th Birthday Celebration!

Thu, Aug 6 at 7:30pm
27 Live - Evanston

60th Annual “August is Charlie Parker Month”
Saxophonist Charles McPherson Quartet

Thu, Aug 6 through Sun, Aug 9 at 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

Mo Better Jazz Chicago: Carolyn Fitzhugh
Fri, Aug 7 at 8pm
Quarry Event Center - Chicago

60th Annual “August is Charlie Parker Month”
Saxophonist Charles McPherson Quartet

Fri, Aug 7 through Sun, Aug 9 at 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

Classic Ramsey Lewis
with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Sat, Aug 8 7:30pm
Ravinia - Highland Park

Jazz Patio & Wine Festival
Sat, Aug 8 from 1:30 to 8pm
Deer Park Town Center - Deer Park

Jazz Fest Neighborhood Nights
Ari Brown Quintet

Sat, Aug 8 from 5 to 7pm
Nicholas Senn High School - Chicago

60th Annual “August is Charlie Parker Month”
Saxophonist Charles McPherson Quartet

Sat, Aug 8 through Sun, Aug 9 at 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

French Connection Day
Sun, Aug 9 from 9am to 3pm
Cantigny Park - Wheaton

Diana Krall
The Wallflower World Tour

Sun, Aug 9 at 7pm
Ravinia - Highland Park

WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
Rob Parton Big Band

Sun, Aug 9 from 6 to 9:30pm
Fitzgerald's Night Club - Berwyn

60th Annual “August is Charlie Parker Month”
Saxophonist Charles McPherson Quartet

Sun, Aug 9 at 4pm, 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas
CD Release Party for Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas

Mon, Aug 10
Green Mill - Chicago

MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Douglas R. Ewart

Tue, Aug 11 from 5:30 to 8pm
Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago

Folk Festival Radio Show - Live Event!
Claudia Schmidt

Tue, Aug 11 from 7 to 9pm
WDCB Studios (Outside door: SRC 10) - Glen Ellyn

WDCB's 'Wednesday Sidebar Sessions'
Lucy Smith's Autumn in Augusta

Wed, Aug 12 at 8pm
FitzGerald's SideBar - Berwyn

Maceo Parker
Thu, Aug 13 at 7 and 10pm
City Winery - Chicago

Blues Garden FREE Concert Series
Dr. Payne and the Blues Relief

Thu, Aug 13 from 6 to 7pm
Blues Heaven Foundation - Chicago

WDCB Summer Series at MAC
Chicago Jazz Orchestra with John Moulder

Thu, Aug 13 at 7:30pm
Lakeside Pavilion at the MAC - Glen Ellyn

Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz
Greg Ward-Onye Ozuzu-Black Saint and the Sinner Lady

Thu, Aug 13 at 6:30pm
Millennium Park - Pritzker Pavilion - Chicago

WDCB Jazz Thursdays
Chris Bernhardt Duo

Thu, Aug 13 from 7 to 10pm
Adelle's - Wheaton

Steve Rashid Presents!
WDCB Live at the Whiskey Lounge
Eva B. Ross

Thu, Aug 13 at 7:30pm
27 Live - Evanston

60th Annual “August is Charlie Parker Month”
Tenor Saxophonist Roxy Coss and Alto Saxophonist Sharel Cassity Quintet

Thu, Aug 13 through Sun, Aug 16 at 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

Mo Better Jazz Chicago: Greg Penn and Crosswind
Fri, Aug 14 at 8pm
Quarry Event Center - Chicago

60th Annual “August is Charlie Parker Month”
Tenor Saxophonist Roxy Coss and Alto Saxophonist Sharel Cassity Quintet

Fri, Aug 14 through Sun, Aug 16 at 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival
Sat, Aug 15 gates open at 1pm
HarborPark Jazz & Blues Festival - Kenosha, WI

Jazz Fest Neighborhood Nights
Teddy Thomas Sextet

Sat, Aug 15 from 6 to 8pm
Garfield Park Conservatory - Chicago

60th Annual “August is Charlie Parker Month”
Tenor Saxophonist Roxy Coss and Alto Saxophonist Sharel Cassity Quintet

Sat, Aug 15 through Sun, Aug 16 at 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Aug 16 from 6 to 9:30pm
Fitzgerald's Night Club - Berwyn

Illiana Club's Monthly Concert
Petra's Recession Seven

Sun, Aug 16 from 2 to 5pm
Glendora House Ballroom - Chicago Ridge

60th Annual “August is Charlie Parker Month”
Tenor Saxophonist Roxy Coss and Alto Saxophonist Sharel Cassity Quintet

Sun, Aug 16 at 4pm, 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Jason Stein Quartet

Tue, Aug 18 from 5:30 to 8pm
Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago

The Sounds of History Summer Jazz Concert Series - A Tribute to
Jimmy McGriff, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Jack McDuff, Jimmy Smith & Charles Earland
Featuring: The Chris Foreman Band

Wed, Aug 19 from 6 to 8:30pm
DuSable Museum of African American History - Chicago

WDCB's 'Wednesday Sidebar Sessions'
Roy McGrath Quartet

Wed, Aug 19 at 8pm
FitzGerald's SideBar - Berwyn

Blues Garden FREE Concert Series
Jimmy Pryor

Thu, Aug 20 from 6 to 7pm
Blues Heaven Foundation - Chicago

WDCB Summer Series at MAC
Buckwheat Zydeco

Thu, Aug 20 at 7:30pm
Lakeside Pavilion at the MAC - Glen Ellyn

Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz
AACM Chicago presents Great Black Music Ensemble: Move: An Afrofuturistic Ijó

Thu, Aug 20 at 6:30pm
Millennium Park - Pritzker Pavilion - Chicago

WDCB Jazz Thursdays
Chris Greene & Damian Espinosa

Thu, Aug 20 from 7 to 10pm
Adelle's - Wheaton

Steve Rashid Presents!
WDCB Live at the Whiskey Lounge
Andy Brown Trio with Joe Policastro and Mikel Avery

Thu, Aug 20 at 7:30pm
27 Live - Evanston

60th Annual “August is Charlie Parker Month”
Jazz Icon Gary Bartz (As)

Thu, Aug 20 through Sun, Aug 23 at 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

2015 Woodstock Jazz Festival
Fri, Aug 21 and Sat, Aug 22
Woodstock Jazz Fest - Multiple Venues - Woodstock

Mo Better Jazz Chicago: Juanita Nave
Fri, Aug 21 at 8pm
Quarry Event Center - Chicago

60th Annual “August is Charlie Parker Month”
Jazz Icon Gary Bartz (As)

Fri, Aug 21 through Sun, Aug 23 at 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

Jazz Fest Neighborhood Nights
Matt Ulery's Loom

Sat, Aug 22 from 5 to 7pm
Logan Square - Chicago

Glen Ellyn Lions Club Presents
46th Annual Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts

Sat, Aug 22 and Sun, Aug 23
Maryknoll Park - Glen Ellyn

60th Annual “August is Charlie Parker Month”
Jazz Icon Gary Bartz (As)

Sat, Aug 22 through Sun, Aug 23 at 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
John Burnett Orchestra

Sun, Aug 23 from 6 to 9:30pm
Fitzgerald's Night Club - Berwyn

60th Annual “August is Charlie Parker Month”
Jazz Icon Gary Bartz (As)

Sun, Aug 23 at 4pm, 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Tatsu Aoki: The Miyumi Project

Tue, Aug 25 from 5:30 to 8pm
Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago

Rajiv Halim CD Release Concert for 'Foundation'
Tue, Aug 25 at 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

WDCB's 'Wednesday Sidebar Sessions'
Brienn Perry Quartet

Wed, Aug 26 at 8pm
FitzGerald's SideBar - Berwyn

Blues Garden FREE Concert Series
Ramblin’ Rose

Thu, Aug 27 from 6 to 7pm
Blues Heaven Foundation - Chicago

Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz
We REInsist! Max Roach and Oscar Brown, Jr.’s Freedom Now Suite, Reimagined

Thu, Aug 27 at 6:30pm
Millennium Park - Pritzker Pavilion - Chicago

WDCB Jazz Thursdays
Tony do Rosario Duo

Thu, Aug 27 from 7 to 10pm
Adelle's - Wheaton

Steve Rashid Presents!
WDCB Live at the Whiskey Lounge
Janet Planet and Tom Theabo

Thu, Aug 27 at 7:30pm
27 Live - Evanston

60th Annual “August is Charlie Parker Month”
Multi Instrumentalist Ira Sullivan Quartet with Ron Perillo, Stu Katz, Larry Gray & Greg Artry

Thu, Aug 27 through Sun, Aug 30 at 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

Mo Better Jazz Chicago: Juli Wood
Fri, Aug 28 at 8pm
Quarry Event Center - Chicago

60th Annual “August is Charlie Parker Month”
Multi Instrumentalist Ira Sullivan Quartet with Ron Perillo, Stu Katz, Larry Gray & Greg Artry

Fri, Aug 28 through Sun, Aug 30 at 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

Jelly, Rags and Monk
Turtle Island Quartet and Cyrus Chestnut

Sat, Aug 29 at 6pm
Ravinia's Bennett-Gordon Hall - Highland Park

Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ
A fundraiser benefiting Bridge Communities

Sat, Aug 29 from noon to 9pm
Glen Ellyn's Glenwood Parking Lot - Glen Ellyn

60th Annual “August is Charlie Parker Month”
Multi Instrumentalist Ira Sullivan Quartet with Ron Perillo, Stu Katz, Larry Gray & Greg Artry

Sat, Aug 29 through Sun, Aug 30 at 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
Jazz Community Big Band

Sun, Aug 30 from 6 to 9:30pm
Fitzgerald's Night Club - Berwyn

60th Annual “August is Charlie Parker Month”
Multi Instrumentalist Ira Sullivan Quartet with Ron Perillo, Stu Katz, Larry Gray & Greg Artry

Sun, Aug 30 at 4pm, 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

WDCB Night at The Jazz Showcase
Ari Brown Quartet - FREE!

Mon, Aug 31 at 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

WDCB and Lagunitas present "Bluesday Tuesday" with Sugar Blue
... hosted by WDCB's Tom Marker!

Tue, Sep 1 at 7pm
Fitzgerald's Night Club - Berwyn

MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Corey Wilkes

Tue, Sep 1 from 5:30 to 8pm
Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago

Jazz Institute of Chicago's
Annual ''Jazz Club Tour''

Wed, Sep 2 from 6pm to midnight
JIC Jazz Club Tour - multiple venues - Chicago

Blues Garden FREE Concert Series
Johnny Drummer

Thu, Sep 3 from 6 to 7pm
Blues Heaven Foundation - Chicago

Chicago Jazz Festival
Thu, Sep 3 through Sun, Sep 6
Millennium Park - Chicago

Sinatra Centennial
with Frank Sinatra Jr

Fri, Sep 4 at 8pm
Ravinia - Highland Park

Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums
"Illinois Jam Session"

Sat, Sep 5 and always the first Saturday of month from 9pm to midnight
MaxWeb Productions - Naperville

MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Chris Greene Quartet

Tue, Sep 8 from 5:30 to 8pm
Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago

Blues Garden FREE Concert Series
Tommy McCrackin

Thu, Sep 10 from 6 to 7pm
Blues Heaven Foundation - Chicago

St. Charles Jazz Weekend
Thu, Sep 10 through Sun, Sep 13
Downtown St. Charles - multiple venues (see schedule) - St. Charles

Joey Alexander Trio
Fri, Sep 11 at 6pm
Ravinia - Highland Park

Illiana Club's Monthly Concert
Original Salty Dogs

Sun, Sep 13 from 2 to 5pm
Glendora House Ballroom - Chicago Ridge

MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Ryan Nyther Quartet

Tue, Sep 15 from 5:30 to 8pm
Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago

George Freeman + Chico Freeman
Southport Records CD Release "All In The Family"

Thu, Sep 17 - opens Thu, Sep 17 and continues through Sun, Sep 20
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

Vijay Iyer Trio
Fri, Sep 18 at 8pm
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts - Skokie

MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Joshua Abrams Quartet

Tue, Sep 22 from 5:30 to 8pm
Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago

Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Sat, Sep 26 and Sun, Sep 27
Hyde Park Jazz Fest - multiple venues - Chicago

MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Tomeka Reid's Hear in Now

Tue, Sep 29 from 5:30 to 8pm
Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Lynn Harrell Plays Tchaikovsky

Sat, Oct 3 and Sun, Oct 4
Hemmens Cultural Center - Elgin

Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums
"Illinois Jam Session"

Sat, Oct 3 and always the first Saturday of month from 9pm to midnight
MaxWeb Productions - Naperville

Symphony Center Presents Jazz!
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

Fri, Oct 16 at 8pm
Symphony Center - Chicago

JIC JazzCity Concert
Robert Irving III Generations

Fri, Oct 16 at 7pm
Foster Park - Chicago

Illiana Club's Monthly Concert
Red Rose Ragtime Jazz Band

Sun, Oct 18 from 2 to 5pm
Glendora House Ballroom - Chicago Ridge

An Evening with Dianne Reeves
Wed, Oct 28 at 7:30pm
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts - Skokie

Symphony Center Presents Jazz!
Chucho Valdes: Irakere 40

Fri, Nov 6 at 8pm
Symphony Center - Chicago

Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums
"Illinois Jam Session"

Sat, Nov 7 and always the first Saturday of month from 9pm to midnight
MaxWeb Productions - Naperville

JIC JazzCity Concert
Song for Horace Silver

Fri, Nov 13 at 7pm
Austin Town Hall Park - Chicago

Illiana Club's Monthly Concert
TBA

Sun, Nov 15 from 2 to 5pm
Glendora House Ballroom - Chicago Ridge

Symphony Center Presents Jazz!
McCoy Tyner: Echoes with a Friend with Geri Allen, Danilo Pérez and the McCoy Tyner Trio

Fri, Dec 4 at 8pm
Symphony Center - Chicago

Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums
"Illinois Jam Session"

Sat, Dec 5 and always the first Saturday of month from 9pm to midnight
MaxWeb Productions - Naperville

JIC JazzCity Concert
Voices Heard! - In Celebration if the AACM's 50th Anniversary

Fri, Dec 11 at 7pm
Garfield Park Conservatory - Chicago

Symphony Center Presents Jazz!
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Fri, Jan 22 at 8pm
Symphony Center - Chicago

Symphony Center Presents Jazz!
Christian McBride Trio with special guests Gary Burton, Tia Fuller, and Sean Jones: A Mack Avenue Super Band

Fri, Feb 19 at 8pm
Symphony Center - Chicago

Symphony Center Presents Jazz!
Stefon Harris & Sonic Creed / Rudresh Mahanthappa Bird Calls

Fri, Feb 26 at 8pm
Symphony Center - Chicago

Symphony Center Presents Jazz!
Brad Mehldau Trio

Fri, Apr 22 at 8pm
Symphony Center - Chicago

Symphony Center Presents Jazz!
A Tribute to Sarah Vaughan featuring The Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Dee Alexander, Ann Hampton Callaway and René Marie

Fri, May 20 at 8pm
Symphony Center - Chicago

Symphony Center Presents Jazz!
Wayne Shorter Quartet featuring Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade

Fri, May 27 at 8pm
Symphony Center - Chicago

Symphony Center Presents Jazz!
Gregory Porter

Fri, Jun 10 at 8pm
Symphony Center - Chicago

 
 
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