THURSDAY
THU JUL 31 5-10PM/$6-8 Shedd Aquarium 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago 312-939-2438
Live jazz and cocktails on the North Terrace.  Detour with Phil Seed

////> THU JUL 31 5:30-7:30PM DOS HERMANOS in Sears Tower
A VIEW FROM THE SIDE Thad Frankilin-tpt, Eric Koppa-sax, Vance Okraszewski-d, Matt Ulery-b
featuring compositions by Nirvana, arranged by Matt Ulery.
 
THU JUL 31, 6:30PM Uihlein Plaza, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-280-9550.
MICHAEL MANSON

THU JUL 31 7:30PM Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.
NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE JAZZ COMBOS Free concert.

THU JUL 31 7:30PM/$46 HOUSE OF BLUES
329 N. Dearborn Chicago 312-923-2000

 

HYPNOTIC ENSEMBLE (do not miss this group! Ya man!) warms up for the B52’s

THU JUL 31 8PM/10PM $20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Buddy DeFranco Quartet

////>THU JUL 31 9:30PM VELVET LOUNGE 2128 1/2 S. Indiana Avenue-Chicago-one block east of Michigan Ave (312) 791-9050
ERNEST DAWKINS NEW HORIZONS

THU JUL 31 9:30PM “3030”, 3030 W. Cortland Ave. one block south of Armitage between Humboldt Blvd. and Kedzie.
Concert forty-eight in the 3030 improvised music series.  3030 website
à www.elasticrevolution.com, or 773-862-3616.
-Matt Schneider/Brian Dibblee/Kevin Davis
-Aram Shelton Quartet w/Jeb Bishop, Josh Abrams, Mike Reed

-AUGUST-

FRIDAY
////> FRI AUG 1 5PM /FREE Marshall Field's, 111N. State St., seventh-floor events center, Chicago. (312) 781-1000.
Marshall Field’s First Friday’s including Malachi Favors on bass 7th floor

FRI AUG 1 9PM-1AM
Green Mill - 4802 N. Lawrence - 773-878-5552
VANDERMARK 5


FRI AUG 1 9PM/11PM $25 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Buddy DeFranco Quartet


FRI AUG 1 9:30PM/Donation VELVET LOUNGE 2128 1/2 S. Indiana Avenue-Chicago-one block east of Michigan Ave (312) 791-9050
ED BREZEALE-d, ANDREW NEFF-s ALEX SMITH-p SCOTT RITCHIE-b

SATURDAY
SUN AUG 2 Zebra Libra reminder: The Earth Center Graduation Ceremony http://www.theearthcenter.com

2950 W Carroll (corner of Sacramento and 3 blocks north of Lake 773-722-1528)

SATURDAY AUGUST 2ND
THE 5th Annual ROGER PARK JAZZ SERIES 
http://www.rogersparkjazzseries.com
6981 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago 773-973-CAFE
ENNUI CAFÉ -  Corner of North Sheridan (6900 North) and W. Lunt Avenue (1100 West)

2-3PM BS BRASS BAND
3-4PM ANDY KAPSALIS
4-6PM DIANE DELIN
6-8PM STEVE MILLION with special guest MARK O’CONNOR
8-10PM PAULINHO GARCIA

////> SATURDAY AUGUST 2ND starts at NOON - FREE
SOUTH SHORE JAZZ FESTIVAL
South Shore Cultural Center. 7059 S. South Shore Drive Chicago, Illinois 60649 Ph:
NOON 
SOUTH SHORE CULTURAL CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE
~2:00PM  NICK COLIONNE
~3:30PM  ORQUESTRA RUMBA
~5PM      RENE MARIE http://www.jazzreview.com/articledetails.cfm?ID=821  http://www.maxjazz.com/marie/

~6:30PM DON MOYE AND THE ART ENSEMBLE – Roscoe Mitchell and Malachi Favors

SAT AUG 2 8PM-MIDNIGHT Green Mill - 4802 N. Lawrence - 773-878-5552
VANDERMARK 5

SAT AUG 2 9PM/11PM $25 JAZZ SHOWCASE

Buddy DeFranco Quartet


////> SAT AUG 2 9:30PM/$10 VELVET LOUNGE 2128 1/2 S. Indiana Avenue-Chicago-one block east of Michigan Ave (312) 791-9050
JEFF MARX TRIO - czech out his new CD on sale!

SUNDAY
SUN AUG 3 Zebra Libra reminder: CLASS at CANTV 10:00-4:30
322 South Green Street Chicago, IL 60607-3544 312-738-1400 http://www.cantv.org


////> SUNDAY AUGUST 3RD
THE 5th Annual ROGER PARK JAZZ SERIES 
http://www.rogersparkjazzseries.com
6981 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago 773-973-CAFE
ENNUI CAFÉ -  Corner of North Sheridan (6900 North) and W. Lunt Avenue (1100 West)

2-3PM ZACH BROCH
3-4PM CHRIS CLEMENTE AND THE FUNKIMOFOZ
4-6PM DAVE GORDON QUINTET Jack Gallagher–g, Anthony Brock-b, Brian Gephart-s, Rick Vitek-d, Dave Gordon-Keyboard
6-8PM KIRSTEN GUSTAFSON
8-10PM ORBERT DAVIS

////> SUNDAY AUGUST 3RD Starts at NOON - FREE

SOUTH SHORE JAZZ FESTIVAL
South Shore Cultural Center. 7059 S. South Shore Drive Chicago, Illinois 60649 Ph:
NOON   ALAN TWINS / THE BUSINESS
~2:00PM   ERNEST DAWKINS LIVE THE SPIRIT BAND
~3:30PM   BOB GUTHRIE
~5PM      DEE ALEXANDER QUARTET with MIQUEL DE LA CERNA-p, HARRISON BANKHEAD-B, LEON JOYCE, JR-d
6:30PM  RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO with LARRY GRAY-b, LEON JOYCE, JR-d


////> SUN AUG 3 3PM – 7PM NU BEGINNINGS 7051 S. Crandon Chicago 773-752-2212
Ernest Dawkins, Steve Berry host - Open Jam Session
with
percussionist Isaiah Spencer & pianist Justin Dillard
featuring cats such Y2K JAZZ MESSENGERS Marquis Hill-tpt, RYAN NYTHER-tpt, and JABARI POWELL-alto
Don’t miss this unique display of talent that will enrich and fortify you throughout the upcoming week!

SUN AUG 3 4PM/8PM/11PM $20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Buddy DeFranco Quartet

////> Every Sunday DAY 7-11PM THE FAMILY DEN 8940 S. Stony Island Ave 773-734-8545
includes Corey Wilkes on trump

////>  EVERY SUNDAY 7-11PM @ JAM SESSION -
VELVET LOUNGE 2128 1/2 S. Indiana Avenue-Chicago-one block east of Michigan Ave (312) 791-9050
a variety of hosts including the burnin’ saxophone of Dennis Winslett

////>
Every Sunday 9-12PM - JIMMY'S WOODLAWN TAP (55th-Woodlawn) NO COVER -
Jimmy's Jam led by Curtis Black

////> SUN AUG 3 10 PM at the Hungry Brain - 2319 W. Belmont - 773-935-2118 (donation)
 Nick Broste Trio w/ Aram Shelton & Jason Ajemian
* End of Last Year Quartet w/ Todd Munnik, Jason Adasiewicz, Kevin Davis, Brian Dibblee


MONDAY
Mondays 7:30PM www.myopicbookstore.com Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee Chicago 773-862-4882

Mondays 7:30-1:30 Andy’s Jazz Club 11 E. Hubbard, Chicago 312-642-6805 info@andysjazzclub.com  www.andysjazzclub.com
jam session hosted by Art Davis and John Bany – do not be surprised at the number of bones and trumps


Mondays 7-9 PM Music at 8 PM/no cover HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton Chicago 773-486-1099
jam session hosted by Nicole Mitchell, Karl E.H. Seigfried, and Mike Reed

TUESDAY
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TUE AUG 5 5:30-8PM Anne and John Kern Terrace, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago
The Museum of Contemporary Art and the Jazz Institute of Chicago will present "Tuesdays on the Terrace," a Summer-long series of free
outdoor jazz concerts celebrating the 50th Anniversary of local jazz and blues label Delmark Records - 312-280-2660 or visit www.mcachicago.org.
Dinner, appetizers, and cocktails will be available at the Wolfgang Puck restaurant located inside the museum.
Kahil El’Zabar Trio

TUE AUG 5 15 6:30-8:30PM/$3 NO FRICTION CAFÉ 2502 N. California, Chicago

The astral-teRRa Trapeze Unit – www.trapeze6667.com

Kurt Iselt - alto/flute,  BBF Tim K - traps, Todd Hill - bass
Bill MacKay - guitar, William Brimfield – trumpet, interjections

TUE AUG 5 8PM/10PM $20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Charles McPherson Quartet


Tuesdays, 9PM Green Mill - 4802 N. Lawrence - 773-878-5552
Deep Blue, Chris Foreman-Hammond B3 teams up with drummer Greg Rockingham and the brainy and soulful guitarist Bobby Broom


Tuesdays, 10PM-12:30AM LILLY’s 2513 N. Lincoln Ave Chicago
(773) 525-2422
Thaddus Franklin-Trumpet, Eric Koppa-Sax, Sean Parsons-Fender Rhodes, Matt Ulery-Magical Bass, John Smillie-Drums
Celebrate summer with Lilly's newest jazz collective...


Tuesdays, 10 PM, APARTMENT LOUNGE 504 E. 75th, Chicago 773-483-7728
open jam with Von Freeman & friends

WEDNESDAY
WED AUG 6 8PM/$5 No Exit Café 6970 N. Glenwood, Chicago
Wednesdays In August
A William Perry Adventure
WILLIAM PERRY
and COMPANY with DERRICK POLK (bass) and AVREEAYL RA (drums)
plus spoken word artist KAHARI B and others. 
Experience the genesis of this exciting new group.

WED AUG 6 8PM/10PM $20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Charles McPherson Quartet

In DETROIT WED AUG 6 7PM Chene Park 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit 313-393-0292
 Kem / Hiroshima

THURSDAY
THU AUG 7 5-10PM/$6-8 Shedd Aquarium 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago 312-939-2438
Live jazz and cocktails on the North Terrace.  The Henry Johnson Organ Express

THU AUG 7 9:30PM “3030”, 3030 W. Cortland Ave. one block south of Armitage between Humboldt Blvd. and Kedzie.
Concert forty-nine in the 3030 improvised music series.  3030 website
à www.elasticrevolution.com, or 773-862-3616.
-TO BE ANNOUNCED

THU AUG 7 8PM/10PM $20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Charles McPherson Quartet

 

////>THU AUG 7 9:30PM VELVET LOUNGE 2128 1/2 S. Indiana Avenue-Chicago-one block east of Michigan Ave (312) 791-9050
ERNEST DAWKINS NEW HORIZONS with Steve Berry, Darius Savage, Isaiah Spencer

FRIDAY
////> FRI AUG 8 9:30PM VELVET LOUNGE 2128 1/2 S. Indiana Avenue-Chicago-one block east of Michigan Ave (312) 791-9050
HANNAN JON TAYLOR and VINCENT DAVIS

FRI AUG 8 8PM/10PM $25 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Charles McPherson Quartet


SATURDAY
SAT AUG 9 9:30PM VELVET LOUNGE 2128 1/2 S. Indiana Avenue-Chicago-one block east of Michigan Ave (312) 791-9050
KALIQ WOODS (clarinet)

SAT AUG 9 9PM/11PM $25 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Charles McPherson Quartet


SUNDAY
////> SUN AUG 10 3PM – 7PM NU BEGINNINGS 7051 S. Crandon Chicago 773-752-2212
Ernest Dawkins, Steve Berry host - Open Jam Session
with
percussionist Isaiah Spencer & pianist Justin Dillard
featuring cats such Y2K JAZZ MESSENGERS Marquis Hill-tpt, RYAN NYTHER-tpt, and JABARI POWELL-alto
Don’t miss this unique display of talent that will enrich and fortify you throughout the upcoming week!

////> Every Sunday DAY 7-11PM THE FAMILY DEN 8940 S. Stony Island Ave 773-734-8545
includes Corey Wilkes on trump

////>  EVERY SUNDAY 7-11PM @ JAM SESSION -
VELVET LOUNGE 2128 1/2 S. Indiana Avenue-Chicago-one block east of Michigan Ave (312) 791-9050
a variety of hosts including the burnin’ saxophone of Dennis Winslett

////>
Every Sunday 9-12PM - JIMMY'S WOODLAWN TAP (55th-Woodlawn) NO COVER -
Jimmy's Jam led by Curtis Black

SUN AUG 10
10PM at the Hungry Brain - 2319 W. Belmont - 773-935-2118 (donation)

SUN AUG 10 4PM/8PM/10PM $20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Charles McPherson Quartet
 
MONDAY
Mondays 7:30PM www.myopicbookstore.com Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee Chicago 773-862-4882

Mondays 7:30-1:30 Andy’s Jazz Club 11 E. Hubbard, Chicago 312-642-6805 info@andysjazzclub.com  www.andysjazzclub.com
jam session hosted by Art Davis and John Bany – do not be surprised at the number of bones and trumps


In DETROIT MON  PRE DETROIT JAZZ FESTIVAL BAND JAMS
including the

TUESDAY
////>
TUE AUG 12 5:30-8PM Anne and John Kern Terrace, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago
The Museum of Contemporary Art and the Jazz Institute of Chicago will present "Tuesdays on the Terrace," a Summer-long series of free
outdoor jazz concerts celebrating the 50th Anniversary of local jazz and blues label Delmark Records - 312-280-2660 or visit www.mcachicago.org.
Dinner, appetizers, and cocktails will be available at the Wolfgang Puck restaurant located inside the museum.
Fred Anderson Trio

TUE AUG 12 8PM/10PM $20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Lou Donaldson Quartet

Tuesdays, 10PM-12:30AM LILLY’s 2513 N. Lincoln Ave Chicago (773) 525-2422
Thaddus Franklin-Trumpet, Eric Koppa-Sax, Sean Parsons-Fender Rhodes, Matt Ulery-Magical Bass, John Smillie-Drums
Celebrate summer with Lilly's newest jazz collective...

Tuesdays, 10 PM, APARTMENT LOUNGE 504 E. 75th, Chicago 773-483-7728
open jam with Von Freeman & friends

WEDNESDAY
In DETROIT WED AUG 13 7PM Chene Park 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit 313-393-0292
 Kirk Whalum / Michael Manson & Alexander

WED AUG 13 8PM/10PM $20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Lou Donaldson Quartet


THURSDAY
THU AUG 14 8PM/10PM $20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Lou Donaldson Quartet


THU AUG 14 5-10PM/$6-8 Shedd Aquarium 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago 312-939-2438
Live jazz and cocktails on the North Terrace.  Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Quintet

THU AUG 14/$5 Elbo Room! 2871 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago
Tanya Reed Project, Live
Featuring: Tanya Reed: vocals, Corey Wilkes: Trumpet, Tim Jones: Guitar
Will Howard: Bass, Charles "Rick" Heath: Drums

THU AUG 14 9:30PM “3030”, 3030 W. Cortland Ave. one block south of Armitage between Humboldt Blvd. and Kedzie.
Concert fifty in the 3030 improvised music series.  3030 website
à www.elasticrevolution.com, or 773-862-3616.
-Matt Bauder/Jason Ajemian Group
-Design Flaw  w/Brian Dibblee, Jon Doyle, Frank Rosaly

////>THU AUG 14 9:30PM VELVET LOUNGE 2128 1/2 S. Indiana Avenue-Chicago-one block east of Michigan Ave (312) 791-9050
ERNEST DAWKINS NEW HORIZONS with Steve Berry, Darius Savage, Isaiah Spencer


FRIDAY
////> FRI AUG 15 9PM GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway|
GREG OSBY FOUR www.gregosby.com

FRI AUG 15 9PM/11PM $25 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Lou Donaldson Quartet


FRI AUG 15 9:30PM VELVET LOUNGE 2128 1/2 S. Indiana Avenue-Chicago-one block east of Michigan Ave (312) 791-9050
GLEN HALL, KENT KESSLER, TIM DAISY

////> FRI AUG 15 9:30PM/$15-$20 MARTYRS 3855 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: 773-404-9869
Poi Dog Pondering's Frank Orrall to host Artist in Residence Series at Chicago Club
Each month a different collection of artists will come together to create a partially improvisational/partially orchestrated performance.
"This series is intended to be a platform to experiment with ideas, music, images and words in a less performance/more free-form
sort of way," comments Orrall. The series inaugurates this Friday night with participants: 
-Robert Irving III - piano & keyboards

    (Miles Davis, Juba Collective)
-Kahil El'Zabar - Percussionist (Ethnic Heritage Ensemble,

  Ritual Trio, Pharoah Sanders, Juba Collective)
-Ari Brown - Saxophone & flute (Pharoah Sanders,

  Ritual Trio, Juba Collective)
-Marc Kelly Smith - Poet (Founder of Slam Poetry)
-Harrison Bankhead - bass (Fred Anderson Trio

  Roscoe Mitchell Trio, 8 Bold Souls, African Brass)
-Charlette Wortham - Vocals (Poi Dog Pondering...)
-John Nelson - Drums & percussion (Poi, Palm Fabric

  Orchestra, Jessica Wills, Maxwell Horse)

 

SATURDAY
////> SAT AUG 16 8PM GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway|
GREG OSBY FOUR www.gregosby.com

SAT AUG 16 9:30PM VELVET LOUNGE 2128 1/2 S. Indiana Avenue-Chicago-one block east of Michigan Ave (312) 791-9050
DAMIAN ESPINOSA-p, PAUL STEINBACK-b, SCOTT GARRIGAN-D

 

////> SAT AUG 16 8:30PM MICHIGAN CITY, IN Washington Park Bandshell - Guy Foreman Bicentennial Amphitheater

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA

SAT AUG 16 9PM/11PM $25 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Lou Donaldson Quartet



SUNDAY
////> SUN AUG 17 3PM – 7PM NU BEGINNINGS 7051 S. Crandon Chicago 773-752-2212
Ernest Dawkins, Steve Berry host - Open Jam Session
with
percussionist Isaiah Spencer & pianist Justin Dillard
featuring cats such Y2K JAZZ MESSENGERS Marquis Hill-tpt, RYAN NYTHER-tpt, and JABARI POWELL-alto
Don’t miss this unique display of talent that will enrich and fortify you throughout the upcoming week!

////> Every Sunday DAY 7-11PM THE FAMILY DEN 8940 S. Stony Island Ave 773-734-8545
includes Corey Wilkes on trump

////>  EVERY SUNDAY 7-11PM @ JAM SESSION -
VELVET LOUNGE 2128 1/2 S. Indiana Avenue-Chicago-one block east of Michigan Ave (312) 791-9050
a variety of hosts including the burnin’ saxophone of Dennis Winslett

////>
Every Sunday 9-12PM - JIMMY'S WOODLAWN TAP (55th-Woodlawn) NO COVER -
Jimmy's Jam led by Curtis Black

SUN AUG 17
10PM at the Hungry Brain - 2319 W. Belmont - 773-935-2118 (donation)

SUN AUG 17 4PM/8PM/10PM $20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Lou Donaldson Quartet
 
MONDAY
Mondays 7:30PM www.myopicbookstore.com Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee Chicago 773-862-4882

Mondays 7:30-1:30 Andy’s Jazz Club 11 E. Hubbard, Chicago 312-642-6805 info@andysjazzclub.com  www.andysjazzclub.com
jam session hosted by Art Davis and John Bany – do not be surprised at the number of bones and trumps


TUESDAY

////>
TUE AUG 19 5:30-8PM Anne and John Kern Terrace, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago
The Museum of Contemporary Art and the Jazz Institute of Chicago will present "Tuesdays on the Terrace," a Summer-long series of free
outdoor jazz concerts celebrating the 50th Anniversary of local jazz and blues label Delmark Records - 312-280-2660 or visit www.mcachicago.org.
Dinner, appetizers, and cocktails will be available at the Wolfgang Puck restaurant located inside the museum.
Frank Catalano Trio featuring Von Freeman

TUE AUG 19 8PM/10PM $20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
James Moody Quartet


Tuesdays, 10PM-12:30AM LILLY’s 2513 N. Lincoln Ave Chicago (773) 525-2422
Thaddus Franklin-Trumpet, Eric Koppa-Sax, Sean Parsons-Fender Rhodes, Matt Ulery-Magical Bass, John Smillie-Drums
Eric Koppa's Final Lilly's Performance...August 19th

Johnny Showtime – Trombone, Jim Donivan – Trumpet, Paul Hartsaw - Saxophone

"I'm bidding farewell to Lilly's this coming Tuesday and welcoming a young breed of talented musicians.
Please stop by and celebrate with us, over a year of music making. It's my hope that weekly, musicians and fans alike
will find within Lilly's walls, a cast of creative musicians fostering and purveying creative music for years to come.

Thank You Everyone, for all your support." -Eric Koppa

http://www.erickoppa.com  Please visit my website; complete w/ sound clips!

***We will be offering compilation CDs for $5, featuring some of Lilly's most memorable moments.


TUE  AUG 19 9:30PM  MARTYRS  3855 N Lincoln Ave Chicago (773)404-9494
NUMBERS with Ken Haebich/Basses and Tunes, Jim Gailloreto/Saxes a la Electronica, Larry Beers/Drums,
Drums, and Mo Drums, David Onderdonk/Guitar OD, Gordon James/Keys and Boards

Beat Bop Head Jazz For Your Body/Head. Dance with the dichotomy of the human spirit. Funk Ra! Huh?

Tuesdays, 10 PM, APARTMENT LOUNGE 504 E. 75th, Chicago 773-483-7728
open jam with Von Freeman & friends

WEDNESDAY
WED AUG 20 8PM/$5 No Exit Café 6970 N. Glenwood, Chicago
Wednesdays In August
A William Perry Adventure
WILLIAM PERRY
and COMPANY with DERRICK POLK (bass) and AVREEAYL RA (drums)
plus spoken word artist KAHARI B and others. 
Experience the genesis of this exciting new group.

WED AUG 20 8PM/10PM $20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
James Moody Quartet


////> In DETROIT WED AUG 20 3PM Chene Park 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit 313-393-0292
 Count Basie Orchestra