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Andy's Jazz Club. 11 East Hubbard St. Chicago, IL 60611 Tel: 312-642-6805 Fax: 312-467-9394. [Just steps away from Chicago's Magnificent Mile, Andy's Jazz Club has been a destination for the work weary and hungry hipsters for over a quarter of a century. Established in 1951, this onetime newspaper pub has evolved from a shot & beer joint into a full service music Mecca. Taste and variety define the music menu as well, showcasing Jazz and Blues 7 days a week. No other venue can boast of the three shows daily and a weekend rotations of world-class headliners. Sunday: 4pm-1am. Monday-Friday: 11am-2am. Saturday: 5pm-2am]
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Andy Brown/Art Davis Quartet - Andy's Jazz Club

 

Backroom. 1007 N. Rush. Tel: 312 751-2433. [Although we are primarily known for our great Chicago Jazz, our current line up of performers offer our guests a much more diverse selection of musical genres.
Today, you can still expect the very best in Jazz… Along with an incredible mix of Motown; R&B; Funk; Adult Contemporary and some down home Chicago Blues! All of your favorite music under one roof, performed live 7 nights a week in an intimate upscale atmosphere that guarantees an unforgettable night.]
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Close Up 2 Jazz Club. 416 S. Clark St. Tel: 312-385-1111 [Conact: Yon Kim/Frank Goss. Close Up 2(also known as CU2) is a smooth jazz club which features live smooth jazz, in a contemporary upscale environment diverse clientele. CU2 is located in downtown Chicago in the heart of the financial district, one block from the Board of Trade. CU2 is the only live smooth jazz club in Chicago. CU2 will feature the best of local and nationally recognized smooth jazz artists each weekend. CU2 also has VIP memberships, which will entitle members to free valet parking, free birthday party, free admission and much more. All inquires regarding corporate or private events, please contact CU2 Management Team after 3 p.m. Wednesday thru Friday at 312.385.1111. CU2 is a wonderful place to relax after a stressful day, listen to great smooth jazz, network or participate in stimulating conversation. Street parking is allowed after 6pm and a self parking lot is available on a first come first serve basis at the end of the block. ]
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FitzGerald's. 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd. Tel: 708788-2118 [built in the 1920's and has always been a gathering spot, from the early days as a hunting club and watering hole through its teen years as a jazz club during the 50's and 60's, featuring acts like Bob Scobey, Turk Murphy, Lil Armstrong, and the Original Salty Dogs. The FitzGerald family bought and renovated the building in 1980, and since then its reputation for great music in a casual, comfortable, unpretentious atmosphere has grown steadily. Chicago Magazine calls it "a musical gem,"]
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Flame of Countryside. 803 Joliet Rd. Tel: 708 352-3442
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Green Dolphin Street. 2200 N. Ashland. Tel:773 395-0066. [Please join us at the Green Dolphin and Jazz it up. We are the perfect spot for for dining, drinking, dancing and listening to live music. We present special events and live music as well as a nightclub in addition to fine dining and catering]
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Green Mill Jazz Club. 4802 N. Broadway Ave. Chicago, IL 60640. Tel: 773.878.5552. [Dixieland, traditional, bebop, contemporary, progressive - played by such legendary figures as Von Freeman, Franz Jackson and Wilbur Campbell, as well as young lions Kurt Elling, Eric Alexander and Orbert Davis. All capture the broad spectrum of jazz from its root rhythms in New Orleans to New York avant-garde. Deep smokey jazz sounds fill the club in the early morning hours when soulful musicians continue to express their love of jazz by jamming 'til the early dawn.]
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Ben Allison - Green Mill Jazz Club

 

HotHouse. 31 East Balbo. Tel: 312/362.9707 Fax: 312/362.9708 [contact: Marguerite Horberg. HotHouse, The Center for International Performance and Exhibition is a non-profit performing arts center. Our mission is to expose audiences to a wide rane of cultural expression, to encourage respect of our ethnic diversity , and to greater understanding of differing traditions and perspectives.We also have a gallery, a full service bar and are open seven nights a week]
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Jazz Showcase. 806 south Plymonth ct. Tel: 312 369- 0234 [contact: Joe & Wayne Segal. The Jazz Showcase is the second oldest jazz club in the USA presenting the top names in Jazz since 1947!(Bird,Dizzy.Trane, Mingus and every one else)open 7 nights a week shows time are at 8pm and 10 pm with a Sunday Matinee at 4pm. Cover charge varies.]
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New Apartment Lounge. 504 E. 75th Tel: 773 483-7728. [every Tuesday starting around 10pm ]
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Pop's for Champagne. 2934 N. Sheffield. Tel: 773 472-1000. [Open since 1982 in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, Pops for Champagne is the nation's most acclaimed champagne bar and Chicago's most elegant live music club. In the summer of 2006, Pops for Champagne will relocate to the historic Tree Studios on the corner of State and Ohio where it will continue to provide visitors and Chicagoans a truly unique and memorable experience. On State Street, Pops for Champagne will offer over 100 bottles of champagne and sparkling wines in a uniquely designed "champagne bar", complemented by a lower level intimate live music club, featuring the best of Chicago's live jazz entertainment. Pops Shop, adjacent to the champagne bar, will be the nation's only dedicated sparkling wine and champagne retail store, selling an eclectic selection of champagnes and sparkling wines from around the world, as well as unique service and gift items. Lunch will be served Monday through Saturday, along with a light fare menu in the evenings. Pops for Champagne on State Street will be Chicago's premier destination for after work and nighttime entertainment. Pops Jazz Club features live music 5 nights a week, starting at 9:00 pm. Reservations are not accepted.Tuesday-Thursday: No Cover. Friday+Saturday: $15 ]
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The Pump Room. 1301 N. State. Tel: 312 266-0360. [Summer nights on the Gold Coast have never been better. The Pump Room has got the perfect weekend evening planned for you. Start with a reservation in the famed Pump Room making sure to reserve a booth on the main floor about 730pm. Then enjoy a fabulous dinner from our service team led by Paul Petrulis. You will have a perfect seat to listen or dance to the dynamic Jazz sounds of our live trio with guest vocalists most weekends]
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Velvet Lounge. 67 East Cermak Road. Tel: (312) 791-9050 [The Velvet Lounge is the only place in the world where you can hear the Chicago sound five days a week. The Sunday night jam sessions have been an effective way to promote younger members of the jazz community. Fred Anderson opened the Velvet Lounge in 1982 after his club The Birdhouse, on the near north side, closed due to city zoning ordinances.]
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NILES

The Chambers. 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles,. Tel: 708 647-8282. [A place to hear golden oldies, the Chambers Restaurant has a dance band, a pianist or a jazz trio every night from Thursday to Sunday. Von Freeman has played here, and regular acts include Judy Roberts and Greg Fishman, a saxophone and piano combo]
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SPRINGFIELD

Robbie's Restaurant. 4 South Old State Capitol Plaza. Tel: (217) 528-1901 [contact: Lori and Archer Bailey. Throughout the week, Robbie's serves the Springfield luncheon clientele. throughout the week, Robbie's serves the Springfield luncheon clientele. It is located in an attractive downtown setting, opposite the Old State Capitol, a 19th-century state historic site. Friday evenings Robbie's hosts "Uptown Friday Night," a long-running series of "happy hour" jazz concerts, sponsored by the Springfield Area Arts Council. Uptown Friday Night concerts are held from 5:30 - 7:30 pm Fridays, featuring such jazz and blues acts as the Steve Adleman Group, Virgil Rhodes and Footprints, the Frank Trompeter Quartet, and the Craig Russa Latin Jazz Group.]
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