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Playlists

Sponsored Events Calendar
please note: all times are CDT.

Sat, Apr 21 at 8pm
The Blues Hip Hop Experience
featuring Billy Branch and Sons of Blues, Sylvia Ewing, avery r. young

Center for Performing Arts - Governors State University - University Park
Sat, Apr 21 at 8:30pm
Ravinia Jazz Mentors: A Tribute to Willie Pickens
Ravinia - Bennett Gordon Hall - Highland Park
Sat, Apr 21 at 8pm
Branford Marsalis Quartet
North Central College - Wentz Concert Hall - Naperville
Sat, Apr 21 at 6pm
Ravi Shankar Quartet
Community Christian Church (Yellow Box) - Naperville
Sun, Apr 22 at 7pm
Ernie Watts Quartet
SPACE - Evanston
Sun, Apr 22 at 4pm & 7pm
Del McCoury Band
Old Town School (Maurer) - Chicago
Sun, Apr 22 at 2pm
WDCB Jazz - Jammin' in the Stacks!
Layni Katz & Deane Myers - FREE!

Bartlett Public Library - Bartlett
Sun, Apr 22 Doors open 11am, music begins at noon
WDCB Sunday Jazz Brunch featuring Rajiv Halim Quintet
City Winery - Chicago
Sun, Apr 22 from 6 to 9:30pm
WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
Prohibition Orchestra of Chicago

FitzGerald's - Berwyn
Wed, Apr 25 from 6 to 9pm
WDCB Vocal Jazz Spotlight
Morgan Pirtle Duo

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar - Downers Grove
Wed, Apr 25 at 8pm
WDCB's 'Wednesday Sidebar Sessions'
Jarod Bufe Quartet

FitzGerald's SideBar - Berwyn
Wed, Apr 25 at 7:30pm & 9:30pm
WDCB Jazz Party
Elaine Dame Quartet - Ella Birthday Tribute

Winter's Jazz Club - Chicago
Thu, Apr 26 at 7pm
Tom Holland and The Shuffle Kings
210 Live - Highwood
Thu, Apr 26 from 7 to 10pm
WDCB Jazz Thursdays
Geordie Kelly Duo

Adelle's Restaurant - Wheaton
Fri, Apr 27 at 7pm (Cocktails & Conversation at 6pm)
WDCB Jazz Night at Water Street Studios - Markus Rutz Trio
Water Street Studios - Batavia
Sat, Apr 28 at 8pm
The Villalobos Brothers
Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium - Batavia
Sat, Apr 28 at 2pm
WDCB Jazz - Jammin' in the Stacks!
Thaddeus Tukes & Friends - FREE!

Greater Grand Crossing Chicago Public Library - Chicago
Sun, Apr 29 at 4pm
Downers Grove Choral Society
'Women of Note'

First United Methodist Church - Downers Grove
Sun, Apr 29 from 6 to 9:30pm
WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
British Buddy Alumni Big Band w/ Frieda Lee

FitzGerald's - Berwyn
Tue, May 1 from 7 to 8pm
Folk Festival Radio Show - Live Event!
Jenny & Robin Bienemann

WDCB Studios (reservations required!) - Glen Ellyn
Wed, May 2 at 8pm
WDCB's 'Wednesday Sidebar Sessions'
Bill Overton Quartet

FitzGerald's SideBar - Berwyn
Wed, May 2 from 6 to 9pm
WDCB Vocal Jazz Spotlight
Juli Wood & Kelly Brand

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar - Downers Grove
Thu, May 3 at 7pm
Albert Castiglia
210 Live - Highwood
Thu, May 3 from 7 to 10pm
WDCB Jazz Thursdays
Maracujaz Brazilian Jazz Duo

Adelle's Restaurant - Wheaton
Fri, May 4 at 7pm
WDCB Jazz - Jammin' in the Stacks!
Greg Dudzienski Trio - FREE!

Mount Prospect Public Library - Mt Prospect
Sat, May 5 at 8pm
Acoustic Renaissance Concert Series - Kenny White
Unitarian Church of Hinsdale - Hinsdale
Sat, May 5 and always the first Saturday of month from 9pm to midnight
Maxwell Drums MONTHLY JAM SESSION
Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums - Glendale Heights
Sat, May 5 at 7pm
Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
'European Romances'

Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church - Elmhurst
Sat, May 5 at 8pm
Live at Studio5 - Fumée Jazz Ensemble
Studio5 - Evanston
Sat, May 5 at 8pm
DuPage Symphony Orchestra
'Body, Earth, and Spirit'

North Central College - Wentz Concert Hall - Naperville
Sun, May 6 from 6 to 9:30pm
WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
Chicago Grandstand Big Band

FitzGerald's - Berwyn
Wed, May 9 from 6 to 9pm
WDCB Vocal Jazz Spotlight
Alyssa Allgood Duo

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar - Downers Grove
Wed, May 9 at 5:30pm
Jazz Institute of Chicago's Jazz Links Jam Session
Chicago Cultural Center - Studio Theater - Chicago
Thu, May 10 from 7 to 10pm
WDCB Jazz Thursdays
Damian Espinosa Duo

Adelle's Restaurant - Wheaton
Fri, May 11 at 7pm
JIC JazzCity FREE Concert
Hawk/Prez/Bird

Tuley Park - Chicago
Sat, May 12 from 7:30 to 9:30pm
Chicago Jazz Orchestra
Salute to “Sinatra at the Sands” featuring Paul Marinaro

Studebaker Theater (in Fine Arts Building) - Chicago
Sun, May 13 from 2 to 5pm
Illiana Club's Monthly Concert
Chicago Cellar Boys

Glendora House Ballroom - Chicago Ridge
Tue, May 15 with two sets at 7:30pm & 9pm - and it's FREE!
Hyde Park Jazz Society's "Third Tuesdays at Cafe Logan"
Pianist Ryan Cohan

University of Chicago - Logan Center for the Arts - Chicago
Wed, May 16 at 8pm
WDCB's 'Wednesday Sidebar Sessions'
Mitch Paliga Quartet

FitzGerald's SideBar - Berwyn
Wed, May 16 from 6 to 9pm
WDCB Vocal Jazz Spotlight
Typhanie Monique Duo

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar - Downers Grove
Wed, May 16 at 7:30pm
Sammie Jay’s Soul Blues Party
featuring Mary Lane

T&JJs - Maywood
Thu, May 17 at 7:30pm
UChicago Presents 'Jazz at The Logan'
Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band

University of Chicago - Logan Center for the Arts - Chicago
Thu, May 17 from 7 to 10pm
WDCB Jazz Thursdays
Shawn Maxwell Duo

Adelle's Restaurant - Wheaton
Fri, May 18 at 8pm
Live at Studio5 - Sarah Marie Young
Studio5 - Evanston
Sun, May 20 from 6 to 9:30pm
WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band

FitzGerald's - Berwyn
Tue, May 22 from 7 to 8pm
Folk Festival Radio Show - Live Event!
Trillium

WDCB Studios (reservations required!) - Glen Ellyn
Wed, May 23 at 8pm
WDCB's 'Wednesday Sidebar Sessions'
Jarod Bufe Quartet

FitzGerald's SideBar - Berwyn
Wed, May 23 from 6 to 9pm
WDCB Vocal Jazz Spotlight
Connie Marshall Duo

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar - Downers Grove
Wed, May 23 with two sets at 8pm & 10pm
Pianist Lenore Raphael Duo with guitarist Doug MacDonald
Jazz Showcase - Chicago
Thu, May 24 from 7 to 10pm
WDCB Jazz Thursdays
Zazz Duo

Adelle's Restaurant - Wheaton
Fri, May 25 at 8pm
Live at Studio5 - Chris Madsen
Studio5 - Evanston
Sun, May 27 from 6 to 9:30pm
WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
British Buddy Alumni Big Band with Frieda Lee

FitzGerald's - Berwyn
Wed, May 30 at 8pm
WDCB's 'Wednesday Sidebar Sessions'
Ben Lewis Trio

FitzGerald's SideBar - Berwyn
Wed, May 30 from 6 to 9pm
WDCB Vocal Jazz Spotlight
Alison Ruble & Jo Ann Daugherty

Parkers' Restaurant & Bar - Downers Grove
Thu, May 31 from 7 to 10pm
WDCB Jazz Thursdays
Chris Madsen & Matt Ulery

Adelle's Restaurant - Wheaton
Fri, Jun 1 through Sun, Jun 3
Two Rivers Wine Festival
Downtown Ottawa - Ottawa
Sat, Jun 2 and always the first Saturday of month from 9pm to midnight
Maxwell Drums MONTHLY JAM SESSION
Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums - Glendale Heights
Sun, Jun 3 from 6 to 9:30pm
WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
Chicago Grandstand Big Band

FitzGerald's - Berwyn
Tue, Jun 5 from 5:30 to 8pm
MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Edwin Daugherty

Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago
Wed, Jun 6 at 8pm
WDCB's 'Wednesday Sidebar Sessions'
Ken Partyka's New Standard Quintet

FitzGerald's SideBar - Berwyn
Fri, Jun 8 at 7pm
JIC JazzCity FREE Concert
The Sun Ra Effect

Columbus Park Refectory - Chicago
Fri, Jun 8 through Sun, Jun 10
Chicago Blues Festival
Millennium Park - Chicago
Fri, Jun 8 at 8pm
Bill Frisell Trio featuring Thomas Morgan and Rudy Royston
Old Town School (Maurer) - Chicago
Sat, Jun 9 at 8pm
Diana Krall - Turn Up the Quiet World Tour
Paramount Theatre - Aurora
Sun, Jun 10 from 2 to 5pm
Illiana Club's Monthly Concert
Barb City Stompers

Glendora House Ballroom - Chicago Ridge
Sun, Jun 10 from 6 to 9:30pm
WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band

FitzGerald's - Berwyn
Tue, Jun 12 from 5:30 to 8pm
MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
George Freeman

Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago
Thu, Jun 14 at 7:30pm
WDCB Jazz Salon at Mayslake
Elmhurst College Jazz Band

Mayslake Peabody Estate - Oak Brook
Fri, Jun 15 at 6pm
Jazz Grandstand
Ravinia - Bennett Gordon Hall - Highland Park
Sun, Jun 17 from 6 to 9:30pm
WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
Jazz Community Big Band with guest vocalist Ava Logan

FitzGerald's - Berwyn
Tue, Jun 19 from 5:30 to 8pm
MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Bethany Pickens: Tribute to Willie Pickens

Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago
Tue, Jun 19 with two sets at 7:30pm & 9pm - and it's FREE!
Hyde Park Jazz Society's "Third Tuesdays at Cafe Logan"
Saxophonist Isaiah Collier

University of Chicago - Logan Center for the Arts - Chicago
Wed, Jun 20 at 8pm
WDCB's 'Wednesday Sidebar Sessions'
Steve Hashimoto's Suenos

FitzGerald's SideBar - Berwyn
Wed, Jun 20 from 7 to 9pm
Glen Ellyn Park District's "Jazz in the Park" with Glen Ellyn Jazz Ensemble
Maryknoll Park - Glen Ellyn
Sat, Jun 23 at 7:30pm
DuPage Symphony Orchestra
'Spanish Soundscape'

Cantigny Park - Wheaton
Sun, Jun 24 from 6 to 9:30pm
WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
British Buddy Alumni Big Band with Frieda Lee

FitzGerald's - Berwyn
Tue, Jun 26 from 5:30 to 8pm
MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Alexis Lombre

Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago
Wed, Jun 27 at 8pm
WDCB's 'Wednesday Sidebar Sessions'
Jarod Bufe Quartet

FitzGerald's SideBar - Berwyn
Mon, Jul 2 at 6:30pm
Snarky Puppy - Damien Escobar - Jacob Collier
Ravinia - Pavilion - Highland Park
Tue, Jul 3 from 5:30 to 8pm
MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Dee Alexander

Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago
Sat, Jul 7 and always the first Saturday of month from 9pm to midnight
Maxwell Drums MONTHLY JAM SESSION
Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums - Glendale Heights
Sun, Jul 8 from 7:30 to 10pm
Marshall Vente's Annual Jazz Tropicale Cruise with WDCB!
Tall Ship 'Windy' on Navy Pier - Chicago
Tue, Jul 10 from 5:30 to 8pm
MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Juli Wood & Carolyn Davis

Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago
Fri, Jul 13 through Mon, Jul 16th
JIC JazzCity FREE Concert
12th Annual Latin Jazz Festival

Humboldt Park Boathouse - Chicago
Sun, Jul 15 from 2 to 5pm
Illiana Club's Monthly Concert
TBA

Glendora House Ballroom - Chicago Ridge
Tue, Jul 17 from 5:30 to 8pm
MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Thaddeus Tukes

Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago
Tue, Jul 24 from 5:30 to 8pm
MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Fred Anderson Legacy Band

Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago
Tue, Jul 24 at 8pm
CSO: Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue Marin Alsop, conductor - Makoto Ozone, piano
Ravinia - Pavilion - Highland Park
Wed, Jul 25 at 6pm
West Suburban Jazz Venue Bus Tour
various Western Suburbs locations
Wed, Jul 25 from 7 to 9pm
Glen Ellyn Park District's "Jazz in the Park" with Glen Ellyn Jazz Ensemble
Newton Park - Glen Ellyn
Tue, Jul 31 from 5:30 to 8pm
MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Katie Ernst

Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago
Sat, Aug 4 and always the first Saturday of month from 9pm to midnight
Maxwell Drums MONTHLY JAM SESSION
Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums - Glendale Heights
Mon, Aug 6 at 7:30pm
Angélique Kidjo and Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
Ravinia - Pavilion - Highland Park
Tue, Aug 7 from 5:30 to 8pm
MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Mwata Bowden

Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago
Wed, Aug 8 at 7:30pm
Bonnie Koloc and Howard Levy
Ravinia - Martin Theatre - Highland Park
Tue, Aug 14 from 5:30 to 8pm
MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Charles Heath

Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago
Wed, Aug 15 from 7 to 9pm
Glen Ellyn Park District's "Jazz in the Park" with Glen Ellyn Jazz Ensemble
Lake Ellyn Park - Glen Ellyn
Sun, Aug 19 from 2 to 5pm
Illiana Club's Monthly Concert
Jazz Community Big Band

Glendora House Ballroom - Chicago Ridge
Tue, Aug 21 from 5:30 to 8pm
MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Ernest Dawkins

Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago
Tue, Aug 28 from 5:30 to 8pm
MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Ari Brown Tribute to Muhal Richard Abrams

Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago
Thu, Aug 30 through Sun, Sep 2
Chicago Jazz Festival
Millennium Park - Chicago
Sat, Sep 1 and always the first Saturday of month from 9pm to midnight
Maxwell Drums MONTHLY JAM SESSION
Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums - Glendale Heights
Tue, Sep 4 from 5:30 to 8pm
MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Greg Ward

Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago
Sat, Sep 8 at 1pm
Maxwell Street Blues Festival
Maxwell Street - Chicago
Sun, Sep 9 from 5:30 to 8pm
Marshall Vente's Jazz Tropicale Cruise with WDCB!
Tall Ship 'Windy' on Navy Pier - Chicago
Tue, Sep 11 from 5:30 to 8pm
MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Victor Jesus Garcia

Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago
Sun, Sep 16 from 2 to 5pm
Illiana Club's Monthly Concert
Marty Grosz & Friends

Glendora House Ballroom - Chicago Ridge
Tue, Sep 18 from 5:30 to 8pm
MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Maggie Brown

Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago
Thu, Sep 20 at 7:30pm
WDCB Jazz Salon at Mayslake
TBA

Mayslake Peabody Estate - Oak Brook
Tue, Sep 25 from 5:30 to 8pm
MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace
Tomeka Reid

Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago
Sat, Oct 6 and always the first Saturday of month from 9pm to midnight
Maxwell Drums MONTHLY JAM SESSION
Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums - Glendale Heights
Fri, Oct 12 at 7pm
JIC JazzCity FREE Concert
Family Ties

Sherman Park - Chicago
Sat, Nov 3 and always the first Saturday of month from 9pm to midnight
Maxwell Drums MONTHLY JAM SESSION
Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums - Glendale Heights
Sat, Nov 10 at 2pm
An afternoon of blues with Donna Herula
Bartlett Public Library - Bartlett
Sun, Nov 11 from 2 to 5pm
Illiana Club's Monthly Concert
45th Anniversary "Mini-Fest"

Glendora House Ballroom - Chicago Ridge
Sat, Dec 1 and always the first Saturday of month from 9pm to midnight
Maxwell Drums MONTHLY JAM SESSION
Steve Maxwell Vintage & Custom Drums - Glendale Heights
Fri, Dec 7 at 7pm
JIC JazzCity FREE Concert
Vonology

South Shore Cultural Center - Chicago
Sun, Dec 9 from noon to 5pm
Illiana Club's Monthly Concert
Annual Christmas Dinner Dance

Glendora House Ballroom - Chicago Ridge