Chicago Jazz Festival - Around Town

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A sample of what's happening during the Chicago Jazz Festival

(subject to change)


Museum of Contemporary Art

Tuesdays on the Terrace

Tuesdays, June 13 - September 26, 2017


Museum of Contemporary Art

220 E. Chicago Ave.



Jazzin' at the Shedd

Wednesday, June 28 - September 13, 2017


Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.



Jazz at DuSable Museum

2017 Sounds of History Jazz Series - "A Jazzy Jam at the Du: Here's to you Dr. Margaret Burroughs"

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


DuSable Museum of African American History, 640 E. 56th Pl.



Chicago Jazz Philharmonic: "The Best Of"

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion



Hyde Park Jazz Festival

September 23 & 24, 2017

Midway Plaisance, Woodlawn and Ellis Ave.



WDCB’s Jazz Fest Week Concerts and Live Broadcast

PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Ave.

  • Monday, August 28, 6-7pm

Sarah Marie Young & Stu Mindeman

  • Tuesday, August 29, 6-7pm

John Campbell


Jazz Institute of Chicago

Jazz City

  • Bebop Brass Hails Monk's 100th

Friday, October 6, 2017 - LaFollette Park, 133 N. Laramie

  • To Be or Not to Bop: Jon Faddis Celebrates Dizzy's Centennial

Friday, November 3, 7pm - South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr.

  • Ask Your Mama: Echos of Langston Hughes

Friday, December 1, 2017 - Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd St.



Jazz at the Logan

  • Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Anat Cohen
  • Friday, December 1, 2017 - Brad Mehldau

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.



Jazz Club Tour

Jazz Institute of Chicago

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

From 6pm-midnight, explore jazz in Chicago during the annual JIC Jazz Club Tour. Hear music at a variety of participating clubs for one low price. The tour includes trolley transportation and club admission; a great way to meet up with other jazz lovers!

You must be 21 or over to participate in this event. New this year! Want to have your own trolley? Take advantage of our private trolley service.

Visit for complete details and to purchase tickets.


Loop Route

Andy's Jazz Club

11 E. Hubbard St.


The Jazz Showcase

806 S. Plymouth Ct.


M Lounge

1520 S. Wabash Ave.



2105 S. State St.


Winter's Jazz Club

465 N. McClurg Ct.

South Side Route

Norman's Bistro

1001 E. 43rd St.


Red Peppers Lounge

428 E. 87th St.


City Life

712 E. 83rd St.


Some Like It Black

810 E. 43rd St.



125 W. 75th St.

North Route

Green Mill

4802 N. Broadway St.


Old Town School of Folk Music

4544 N. Lincoln Ave.



3111 N. Western Ave.


Hungry Brain

2319 W. Belmont Ave.



3420 W. Armitage Ave.



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