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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

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”
Ira Sullivan Quintet

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

Chicago Jazz Festival Week
Mon, Aug 31 through Sun, Sep 6
Millennium Park - 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

WDCB's Pre-Jazz Fest Listening Party with North Coast Brewing Co.!
...hosted by Jay Greene!

Tue, Sep 1 from 7:30 to 9:30pm
Monk's Pub - Chicago

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

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

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

Wed, Sep 2 at 8pm
FitzGerald's SideBar - Berwyn

Blues Garden FREE Concert Series
Johnny Drummer

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

WDCB Jazz Thursdays
Peter Lerner Duo

Thu, Sep 3 from 7 to 10pm
Adelle's - Wheaton

Steve Rashid Presents!
WDCB Live at the Whiskey Lounge
Paulinho Garcia

Thu, Sep 3 at 7:30pm
27 Live - Evanston

The O+ Festival - A Music Festival & Wellness Expo
Thu, Sep 3 through Sat, Sep 5
National Museum of Mexican Art - Chicago

Sinatra Centennial
with Frank Sinatra Jr

Fri, Sep 4 at 8pm
Ravinia - Highland Park

Mo Better Jazz Chicago Presents
Tecora Rogers

Fri, Sep 4 at 8pm
Quarry Event Center - Chicago

Sam Burckhardt CD Release Party for 'Fly Over'
Fri, Sep 4 at 8pm and Sat, Sep 5 at 9pm
Green Mill - Chicago

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

Sam Burckhardt CD Release Party for 'Fly Over'
Sat, Sep 5 at 9pm
Green Mill - Chicago

Victor Wooten
Sat, Sep 5 and Sun, Sep 6
SPACE - Evanston

WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
Chicago Grandstand Big Band

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

Kidd Jordan Quartet
Sun, Sep 6 at noon
Fred Anderson Park - Chicago

MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Chris Greene Quartet

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

Christian Scott
Tue, Sep 8 at 7:30pm & 9pm
SPACE - Evanston

WDCB Night at The Jazz Showcase
Dan Trudell Trio
CD Release for Dan Trudell Plays The Piano - FREE!

Wed, Sep 9 at 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

WDCB's 'Wednesday Sidebar Sessions'
Steve Hashimoto’s Suenos

Wed, Sep 9 at 8pm
FitzGerald's SideBar - Berwyn

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

WDCB Jazz Thursdays
Barry Winograd & Bobby Schiff

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

Steve Rashid Presents!
WDCB Live at the Whiskey Lounge
Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman

Thu, Sep 10 at 7:30pm
27 Live - Evanston

2015 Latino Music Festival
Cantata Santa Maria de Iquique – Sones de México Ensemble and Guests
Narration by Alejandro Goic

Thu, Sep 10 at 7pm
Redmoon Theatre - Chicago

COD Student Jazz All-Stars
Thu, Sep 10 from 7 to 9pm
Good Old Days Fest - Winfield

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

Terry Bartolotta Quintet CD Release Weekend for Slow Burn
Fri, Sep 11 and Sat, Sep 12 with two sets at 9:30pm & 11:30pm
Andy's Jazz Club - Chicago

Mo Better Jazz Chicago Presents
Edwin Daugherty

Fri, Sep 11 at 8pm
Quarry Event Center - Chicago

Illiana Club's Monthly Concert
Original Salty Dogs

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

WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
New Standard Jazz Orchestra

Sun, Sep 13 from 6 to 9:30pm
Fitzgerald's Night Club - Berwyn

Ann Hampton Callaway
Sun, Sep 13 at 8pm
City Winery - Chicago

Marshall Vente Jazz Cruise
Sun, Sep 13 at 6:30pm
Tall Ship 'Windy' on Navy Pier - Chicago

2015 Latino Music Festival
Fareed Haque & Kaia String Quartet

Sun, Sep 13 at 1pm
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art - Chicago

Juli Wood CD Release
Dark Forest on Origin Records

Mon, Sep 14 at 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Ryan Nyther Quartet

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

Folk Festival Radio Show - Live Event!
Sons of the Never Wrong

Tue, Sep 15 from 7 to 9pm
WDCB Studios (Outside door: SRC 10) - Glen Ellyn

WDCB's 'Wednesday Sidebar Sessions'
Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Sep 16 at 8pm
FitzGerald's SideBar - Berwyn

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

WDCB Jazz Thursdays
Shawn Maxwell Duo

Thu, Sep 17 from 7 to 10pm
Adelle's - Wheaton

Steve Rashid Presents!
WDCB Live at the Whiskey Lounge
Bobby Lewis Trio

Thu, Sep 17 at 7:30pm
27 Live - Evanston

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

Mo Better Jazz Chicago Presents
Irvin Pierce

Fri, Sep 18 at 8pm
Quarry Event Center - Chicago

Jazz Nations Jazz and More Festival
Sat, Sep 19 from noon to 10pm
RiverEdge Park - Aurora

Heritage Blues Orchestra
Sat, Sep 19 at 8pm
Old Town School (Maurer) - Chicago

Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues
with Sons of the Never Wrong

Sat, Sep 19 at 7:30pm
Dominican University Performing Arts Center - River Forest

Englewood Jazz Festival
Sat, Sep 19 from noon to 6pm
Hamilton Park - Chicago

Wheaton Wine and Cultural Arts Festival
Sat, Sep 19 from 1 to 6pm
Memorial Park - Wheaton

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

Sun, Sep 20 from 6 to 9:30pm
Fitzgerald's Night Club - Berwyn

MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Joshua Abrams Quartet

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

WDCB's 'Wednesday Sidebar Sessions'
Brienn Perry Quartet

Wed, Sep 23 at 8pm
FitzGerald's SideBar - Berwyn

Julian Lage
Thu, Sep 24 at 8pm
Old Town School (Szold) - Chicago

WDCB Jazz Thursdays
Maracujaz Brazilian Jazz Duo

Thu, Sep 24 from 7 to 10pm
Adelle's - Wheaton

Steve Rashid Presents!
WDCB Live at the Whiskey Lounge
Grazyna Auguscik & John Kregor

Thu, Sep 24 at 7:30pm
27 Live - Evanston

Mo Better Jazz Chicago Presents
Tracye Eileen

Fri, Sep 25 at 8pm
Quarry Event Center - Chicago

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

Irish Heritage Singers
Sun, Sep 27 at 3pm
Prairie Center for the Arts - Schaumburg

WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
John Burnett Orchestra

Sun, Sep 27 from 6 to 9:30pm
Fitzgerald's Night Club - Berwyn

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

WDCB's 'Wednesday Sidebar Sessions'
Alyssa Allgood Quartet

Wed, Sep 30 at 8pm
FitzGerald's SideBar - Berwyn

Mo Better Jazz Chicago Presents
Kamilah Furqaan Jazz Quartet

Fri, Oct 2 at 8pm
Quarry Event Center - Chicago

Rosanne Cash
Fri, Oct 2 at 7:30pm
Dominican University Performing Arts Center - River Forest

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

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Lynn Harrell Plays Tchaikovsky

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

2015 Latino Music Festival
Experimental Music Concert

Sun, Oct 4 at 3pm
University of Chicago - Logan Center for the Arts - Chicago

WDCB's 'Wednesday Sidebar Sessions'
New Standard Quintet

Wed, Oct 7 at 8pm
FitzGerald's SideBar - Berwyn

Rory Block
Wed, Oct 7 at 8pm
Old Town School (Szold) - Chicago

Mo Better Jazz Chicago Presents
Ari Brown

Fri, Oct 9 at 8pm
Quarry Event Center - Chicago

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
Sun, Oct 11 at 4pm & 7pm
Old Town School (Szold) - Chicago

WDCB's 'Wednesday Sidebar Sessions'
Peter Lerner Trio

Wed, Oct 14 at 8pm
FitzGerald's SideBar - Berwyn

JIC JazzCity Concert
Robert Irving III Generations

Fri, Oct 16 at 7pm
Foster Park - Chicago

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Out of this World: Sci-fi Movie Classics

Fri, Oct 16 at 7:30pm
Prairie Center for the Arts - Schaumburg

Symphony Center Presents Jazz!
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

Fri, Oct 16 at 8pm
Symphony Center - Chicago

Mo Better Jazz Chicago Presents
Joan Collaso

Fri, Oct 16 at 8pm
Quarry Event Center - Chicago

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Out of this World: Sci-fi Movie Classics

Sat, Oct 17 and Sun, Oct 18
Hemmens Cultural Center - Elgin

The SteelDrivers
Sat, Oct 17 at 6pm & 9pm
Old Town School (Szold) - Chicago

Illiana Club's Monthly Concert
Red Rose Ragtime Jazz Band

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

Dave Specter's Message in Blue: Chicago Blues...and Beyond
Sun, Oct 18 at 7pm
Old Town School of Folk Music - Chicago

WDCB's 'Wednesday Sidebar Sessions'
Brian Gephart Sextet

Wed, Oct 21 at 8pm
FitzGerald's SideBar - Berwyn

Mo Better Jazz Chicago Presents
Carolyn Fitzhugh

Fri, Oct 23 at 8pm
Quarry Event Center - Chicago

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

WDCB's 'Wednesday Sidebar Sessions'
Brienn Perry Quartet

Wed, Oct 28 at 8pm
FitzGerald's SideBar - Berwyn

Jason Petty in Country Royalty
A Musical Tribute to Hank Williams and Patsy Kline

Fri, Oct 30 at 7:30pm
Prairie Center for the Arts - Schaumburg

Mo Better Jazz Chicago Presents
Michael Ross

Fri, Oct 30 at 8pm
Quarry Event Center - Chicago

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Musical Chills & Thrills

Sat, Oct 31 and Sun, Nov 1
Hemmens Cultural Center - Elgin

Slide Guitar Masters of OTSFM
Sun, Nov 1 at 7pm
Old Town School of Folk Music - Chicago

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

2015 Latino Music Festival
Marco Granados & Fareed Haque

Sun, Nov 8 at 2pm
Art Institute of Chicago - Fullerton Hall - Chicago

JIC JazzCity Concert
Song for Horace Silver

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

The Strayhorn Fringe Festival: Billy Like You've Never Heard Him Before
Sat, Nov 14 at 8pm
Old Town School of Folk Music - Chicago

Illiana Club's Monthly Concert
TBA

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

2015 Latino Music Festival
Conjunto

Thu, Nov 19 at 6:30pm
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium - Chicago

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
French Connection with Isabella Lippi

Sat, Nov 21 and Sun, Nov 22
Hemmens Cultural Center - Elgin

Chévere de Chicago
Sat, Nov 21 at 8pm
Governors State University - University Park

Larry Novak Trio
CD Release Party

Mon, Nov 23 at 8pm & 10pm
Jazz Showcase - Chicago

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Magical Disney Experience

Sat, Nov 28 at 1:30pm & 6:30pm
Hemmens Cultural Center - Elgin

Irish Christmas in America
Sat, Nov 28 at 8pm
Old Town School of Folk Music - Chicago

Chris Potter
Sun, Nov 29 at 5pm & 8pm
Old Town School (Szold) - Chicago

Jump Rhythm Jazz Project
Wed, Dec 2 at 8pm
Old Town School of Folk Music - Chicago

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

The Blind Boys of Alabama
Fri, Dec 4 at 7:30pm
Dominican University Performing Arts Center - River Forest

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

John Erickson and Typhanie Monique
Sun, Dec 6 at 7pm
Old Town School of Folk Music - Chicago

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

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

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Magical Holiday Concerts

Sat, Dec 12 and Sun, Dec 13
Hemmens Cultural Center - Elgin

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Grams Plays Violin

Fri, Jan 8 at 7:30pm
Prairie Center for the Arts - Schaumburg

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Grams Plays Violin

Sat, Jan 9 and Sun, Jan 10
Hemmens Cultural Center - Elgin

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

Fri, Jan 22 at 8pm
Symphony Center - Chicago

Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey
Fri, Jan 22 at 7:30pm
Dominican University Performing Arts Center - River Forest

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Copland & Shostakovich

Sat, Jan 30 and Sun, Jan 31
Hemmens Cultural Center - Elgin

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
A Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration

Fri, Feb 12 at 7:30pm
Prairie Center for the Arts - Schaumburg

Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Sat, Feb 13 at 7:30pm
Prairie Center for the Arts - Schaumburg

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
A Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration

Sat, Feb 13 and Sun, Feb 14
Hemmens Cultural Center - Elgin

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

ETHEL'S Documerica
Sat, Feb 20 at 7:30pm
Dominican University Performing Arts Center - River Forest

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

Fri, Feb 26 at 8pm
Symphony Center - Chicago

Muriel Anderson: Musical Visions
Sun, Mar 6 at 2pm
Prairie Center for the Arts - Schaumburg

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Brahms & Ives: No Limits

Sat, Mar 12 and Sun, Mar 13
Hemmens Cultural Center - Elgin

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Rachel Barton Pine Plays Dvorák

Fri, Apr 1 at 7:30pm
Prairie Center for the Arts - Schaumburg

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Rachel Barton Pine Plays Dvorák

Sat, Apr 2 and Sun, Apr 3
Hemmens Cultural Center - Elgin

Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theatre
Sat, Apr 9 at 7:30pm
Dominican University Performing Arts Center - River Forest

Symphony Center Presents Jazz!
Brad Mehldau Trio

Fri, Apr 22 at 8pm
Symphony Center - Chicago

Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Season Finale: Bernstein & Mahler

Sat, Apr 30 and Sun, May 1
Hemmens Cultural Center - Elgin

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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