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Chicago Live Jazz (April 8 - April 16, 2011) Music Schedule

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Here is what's happening on the Chicago Live Jazz Music Scene for April 8th, 2011 thru April 16th, 2011...photo from williepickensjazz.com: Chicago Jazz Icon Pianist Willie Pickens ...catch the celebration of his 80th birthday...there will be several:

Willie Pickens is turning 80 this month (April 18, 2011) and he has been a pillar of the

Jazz Community here in Chicago. There are several celebrationsin his honor - check them out, and wish him a Happy Birthday!

On Friday April 15th at 8 pm The Willie Pickens trio with Bethany Pickens Hyde Park Union Church Concert Tickets: $30 -birthday reception: $10 Concert proceeds will be shared by the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club & The Accessibility Project of the Hyde Park Union Church

On the actual date of his birth, Monday April 18th 8 pm Willie will be playing at the Jazz Showcase with Paulinho Garcia, Solitaire Miles, Marlene Rosenberg and Robert Shy There will be a CAKE! 806 S. Plymouth Ct. Chicago

Wed May 11th—Sunday May 15th Willie's 80th Birthday Party Bash with Ira Sullivan who is also turning 80—at the Jazz Showcase 806 S. Plymouth Ct. Chicago

Sunday June 12th 5-6 pm Willie Pickens with the Ravinia Jazz Scholars Ravinias' Martin Theatre Highland Park,IL.

Tuesday June 28th and Monday July 18th with Solitaire Miles at the Jazz Showcase both shows 8 pm 806 S. Plymouth Ct. Chicago

Willie Pickens Interview video from 2009:

——Club Schedules——

Adelle's1060 College Avenue Wheaton, IL 60187-5720 (630) 784-8015 Open Tue-Thu 4:30pm-8:30pm; Fri-Sat 4:30pm-9:30pm;

Sun 4pm-8pm Jazz On Thursdays from 7PM-10PM
  • THURSDAY 4/14 ~ Steve Ramsdell Duo
  • THURSDAY 4/21 ~ Matt Pinizzotto Duo
  • THURSDAY 4/28 ~ John Avila Duo
Andy's Jazz Club 11 East Hubbard St. Chicago, IL 60611 312.642.6805 $10 Admission until 8:30 pm; $15 Admission after 8:30 pm Upcoming weekly performances Sundays 5pm—Jordan Baskin Trio 7pm—Andy's Jam Session withJohn Bany Mondays 5pm—Rocky Yera Quartet 7pm—Guy King's Organ Trio Tuesdays 5pm—Corey Wilkes Trio 7pm—Tim Fitzgerald Trio feat. Vocalist Sara Marie Young Wednesdays 5pm—Jordan Baskin, Scott Burns & Doc Odies Williams (March 9 only) 5pm—Matt Nelson Trio 7pm—Mike Smith Quartet Thursdays 5pm—Vocalist Erin McDougald 7pm—Charles Rick Heath Quartet Fridays/Saturdays at Andy's April Weekends

The Blue Note Jazz Club Now Open in Broadview! For more information call 708-343-2670 1715 W. Roosevelt Road, Broadview IL 2 miles west of Harlem Avenue Parking & Entrance in rear. http://bluenotebroadview.com/ Thursdays and Sundays, shows are at: 9:00 pm, 10:30 pm and 12:00 am (midnite) Fridays and Saturdays, shows are at: 9:30 pm, 11:00 pm and 12:30 am live music Thursday-Saturdays

Carmen's Jazz Bistro 7210 W College Dr Palos Heights (119th and Harlem) 708-361-JAZZ [5299] Live Jazz from 7-10PM Friday and Saturday

The Cellar Bistro 132. N. Hale Wheaton, IL 60187 630-653-6299 6:30-9:00pm, no cover Live Jazz Every Monday!

The Chambers Niles, IL (847) 647-8282 Wednesdays 7 pm Jack Carr, Pianist, Singer Thursdays 7pm John Bany, Charles Braugham & Don Stille

Cafe Mestizo Chicago (312) 942-0095 Sundays 6 pm Jam Session with David Boykin

Chicago Jazz Ensemble Chicago, IL (312) 334-7777 More information at www.chicagojazzensemble.com May 20 8:00pm Symphony Center A Centennial Celebration of Mahalia Jackson Jon Faddis, Guest Conductor

City Life Cocktail Lounge 712 E. 83rd St. Chicago, IL (773) 723-6700 Open Daily 2pm-2am Price: $FREE Vocalist June Evon hosts: Sundays 8:00 PM Mixed Ingredients with Corky McClerkin

Close-Up 2 Chicago (312) 385-1111 Call for updated peformance information

Coq d'Or Chicago (312) 932-4622 Thursdays & Fridays 9:00pmק:00am Craig Lanigan Saturdays 9:00pmק:00am Paul Marinaro

The Cove Chicago 8020 S King Dr 773-994-7687 Wednesday Live Jazz

Chant Thursdays Live Jazz 8:00pm㬇:00pm 1509 E. 53rd St. Chicago, IL 60615 / Phone: 1.773.324.1999 Hyde Park Chicago IL **Saturday Night Showtime 9:30 p.m.㬈:30 a.m. **Sunday brunch Showtime 12 p.m.ר p.m.

The Dragon Inn Dyer, IN 888-699-1013 Call for Performances

Elate 111 W Huron St Chicago, IL 60654-8706 (312) 202-9900 (located adjacent to Hotel Felix) Live Late Night Jazz at Elate Fridays 10pm-1am Brent Kimbrough & Company Saturdays 10pm-1am Tony Morrison Trio

The Flame 803 Joliet Road Countryside, Illinois 60525 For Dining Room Reservations Please Call
  • 1-708-352-3442
  • Tuesdays 7:30㬇:30 Johnny Gabor Trio “Open Mike Night" hosted by Connie Marshall
  • Fridays 7:30㬈:30 Fred Barbini Trio
  • Saturdays 7:30㬈:30 Johnny Gabor Trio featuring vocalist Connie Marshall
The Hyde Park JAZZ Society SUNDAY JAZZ at Room 43 1039 E 43rd St, Chicago, IL. (773) 285-2222 ROOM 43 has a weekly Sunday night jazz concert!

Illiana Club of Traditional Jazz For ticket information or to become a member visit www.illianajazz.com or call Herta: 708 672-3561 write to P.O. Box 1459, Oak Park, IL 60304

Jazz Showcase 806 south Plymonth ct. Tel: 312 369- 0234 ***Apr 7 2011—Apr 10 2011 JOE LOVANO + US 5 WITH JAMES WEIDMAN(PIANO),TETAR SLAVOE(BS),OTIS BROWN III(DMS)&RANCISCO MELA(DMS) $25/$30 JOE LOVANO ***Apr 11 2011 GUITARIST KEVIN BROWN QUARTET $10/$5 STUDENT & MUSICIANS 8PM/10PM KEVIN BROWN ***Apr 12 2011 JAPAN'S EARTHQUAKE and TSUNAMI DISASTER BENFIT CONCERT—A NIGHT OF JAZZ, BLUES, WORLD MUSIC & HUMAN FELLOWSHIP FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN 6PM-11PM ***Apr 13 2011 MARK O'CONNOR QUINTET ' Suspended Reality' CD RELEASE PARTY! $10/$5 STUDENTS AND MUSICIANS 8PM/10PM MARK O'CONNOR ***Apr 14 2011—Apr 17 2011 GREAT TRUMPETER PHAREZ WHITTED QUINTET $20 PHAREZ WHITTED

Lakeshore Cafe (773) 288-5800 Fridays: 7-11 pm JJ and the Jazz Masters

Little Bucherest Bistro Cafe 3661 North Elston Avenue Chicago, IL 60618 773-604-8500 Every Thursday Night Linsey “Hoochie Man" Alexander Every Friday, Late Night Serbian Music Every Saturday, Late Night Arabian Music with Belly Dancers

Maggiano's Chicago (312) 644-7700 Thursdays 9pm—Marc Pompe (vocals and piano)

M Lounge Chicago (312) 447-0201 1520 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60605-2900 312.447.0201 Jazz Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7pm

Morseland Chicago (773) 764-8900 Sundays Jimmy Bennington's Colour and Sound 8-10pm Jazz and American Free Music Mondays Monday Night Jazz

New Apartment Lounge Chicago (773) 483-7728 Tuesdays 9pmשam Von Freeman's open jam session

Nirvana Wine and Grillerie 701 N. Milwaukee Ave Ste. 280 Vernon Hills, Il 60084 (847) 918-7828 Tuesdays Jazz 7pm Chris Madsen on saxophone

North Central College (630) 637-7469 Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center Call for details

Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago (773) 728-6000 *Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Pineiro Sunday, April 10, 2011 7pm $22 General Public / $20 Old Town School Members / $18 Seniors and Children

Park 52 Chicago (773) 241-5400 Call for details

The Peninsula Hotel Chicago (312) 337-2888 Call for updated information

Quencher's Saloon Chicago (773) 276-9730 Call for updated performance information

Q2 Evanston (847) 570-8400 call for updated performance information

Tumbao Chicago (773) 772-9800 call for updated performances

Pete Miller's Evanston 1557 Sherman Avenue, Evanston: 847-328-0399 Shows are 6:00㬆PM Mon-Thurs
  • Mondays—Corky McClerkin Quartet
  • Tuesdays—Guy King Organ Trio
  • Wednesdays—Bobby Broom Trio
  • Thursdays—The Skinny
Pete Miller's Wheeling 412 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling: 847-243-3700 Shows are 6:00㬆PM Tues -Thurs; 8:00㬈:30 Fri & Sat Never A Cover & Never A Minimum.
  • Tuesdays Jim Holman Duo
  • Wednesdays Matt Pinizzotto Trio
  • Thursdays Skinny Williams Trio
PianoForte 410 South Michigan Avneue #820 Chicago, IL 60605 (312) 291-0000 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook, IL. Thursdays at 7:30pm, General seating is $20 (students & seniors $16) Premium seating (cabaret-style tables in front) is $25. For group pricing (6 or more): please call (312) 291-0291. Thursdays at 7:30pm, General seating is $20 (students & seniors $16);

Katerina's 1920 W Irving Park Rd Chicago, IL 60613-2408 (773) 348-7592 www.katerinas.com Visit Katerina's Website for updated performance information

Family Piano/Joplin's Java Cafe 114 South Genesee Street Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 775-1988 Closer than you think! Free parking lot / right by Metra station. www.JoplinsJava.com

The Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway Ave. Chicago, IL 60640 773.878.5552 Weekly Shows Sundays 7 pm㬆 pm Poetry Slam with Marc Smith 11 pm-2 am Kimberly Gordon Organ Trio Mondays 9 pm-1 am Patricia Barber Quartet Tuesdays 9 pm-1 am Deep Blue Organ Trio Wednesdays 9 pm-1am Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan Late Night Industry Set with the Frank Catalano Sextet Thursdays 9 pm-1 am Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra Upcoming Weekend Shows
  • FRIs FLIPSIDE SHOW with CHRIS FOREMAN on HAMMOND B-3
  • FRIs GREEN MILL QUARTET JAM SESSION
  • SATs AFTER HOURS JAZZ PARTY with SABERTOOTH
Uncommon Ground on Devon, Chicago (773) 465-9801 Call for updated performance information

The New Underground Wonder Bar New Location...yes, they have moved AGAIN!!!: (no longer at 10 E. Walton or 810 North Clark) NEW NEW NEW LOCATION! 650 North Dearborn Downstairs @ the joynt! “Its Underground Again!" (312) 573-2233 FRI 9pmק:30am Lonie Walker & her Big Bad Ass Co. Band SAT 9pmר:30am Lonie Walker & her Big Bad Ass Co. Band SUN 8-11pm Kick the Record 11:30-1:30am Hurricane Reggae Band MON 9pm-1:30am Open Mic hosted by Joanna Woods TUE 8:30-10:30pm Lonie Walker 10:30pm-1:30am Lorna Boston Pro Jam WED 9pm-1:30am Lonie Walker & her Big Bad Ass Co. Band THU 9pm-1:30am Luiz Ewerling A Cor Do Brasil

The Venue at Horseshoe Casino 777 Casino Center Drive Hammond, IN (866)711-SHOE Visit the website for updated performance information. Performing in Vintage ***Rose Colella Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 8:00 PM㬈:00 AM ***Paul Marinaro Trio Saturday, April 9th, 2011 8:00 PM㬈:00 AM ***Myles Hayes Saturday, April 16th, 2011 8:00 PM㬈:00 AM ***Paul Marinaro Trio Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 8:00 PM㬈:00 AM ***Rose Colella Saturday, April 30th, 2011 8:00 PM㬈:00 AM

Wildwood Steak House Geneva (630) 377-8325 No Cover Fridays: 8:30pm Bruce Oscar/Nick Schneider Duo

Regal Theatre Jazzn' at the Regal 1645 East 79th Street Chicago, IL Chicago (773) 768-9900 Doors Open at 6pm Performance at 7pm $10 Admission

Lagniappe Creole Cajun Joynt 1525 West 79th Street, Chicago (773) 994-6375 JAZZ NIGHT EVERY THURSDAY EVENING AT 6 PM FOLLOWED BY OPEN JAM SESSION AT 8 PM

Jerry's Sandwiches and Beer—Wicker Park 1938 W. Division (just East of Damen) Chicago, IL 60622 773-235-1006 FREE live jazz @ Jerry's every Sunday night from 8-11pm+, no cover! Call for updated performance information.

South Loop Lounge 11. W. 26th St (corner of 26th & State) Free Parking, No cover. (312) 225-7000 x1013 Jazz Sundays Call for updated performance information

Jazz Institute of Chicago Chicago (312) 427-1676 Jazz Links Jam Session, Chicago 5-7 PM Randolph St. Cafe, located in the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph Free. Upcoming dates Guy Kings' Little Big Band 04/08/2011 Young Jazz Lions 05/13/2011 Jazz Cabaret: Milton Suggs 06/10/2011 5th Annual Latin Jazz Festival 07/08/2011 Mulligan Mosaics Big Band 10/07/2011 Saxophone Summit: Tribute to Von Freeman 11/04/2011 Blowin' in from Chicago 12/09/2011

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chicago (312) 573-8932 Call for upcoming performance information Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Chicago CJO.org

The Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Jazz Vespers, Niles IL 847-965-821 call for schedule

McAnich Arts Center at College of DuPage 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599 (630-942-4000)

Salute Wine Bar and Cafe 46 East Superior St. Chicago, IL. 60611 Live Jazz EVERY Wednesday from 7 to 10PM 312.664.0100 (WDCB Jazz at Salute' is presented by Salute Wine Bar and Cafe, 90.9fm WDCB Public Radio and Stone Castle Promotions!)

This Must Be The Place 206 Main Street Lemont, IL 60439 630.243.1500 Apr 9—The Myth Apr 16—Resurrection Larry and The Mike Michalak Band

...Other Chicago area venues featuring great live jazz: (Jazz may be scheduled at these locations—please refer to the club Web sites or give them a call)

Back Room� N Rush St, (312) 751-2433

Catch-35㬟 W. Wacker—(312) 346-3500

Checkerboard Lounge� S. Harper Ct., Hyde Park—(773) 684-1472

Chambers� N. Milwaukee Niles (847) 647-8282

Elastic� N. Milwaukee, Logan Square(773) 772-3616

50 Yard Line- 69 E. 75th (773) 846-0005

Hideout� W. Wabansia 773) 227-4433

Hungry Brain� W. Belmont (773) 935-2118

...And don't forget WDCB radio's jazz events schedule...

JIC's JazzCity Series: Guy Kings' Little Big Band

Fri, Apr 8, 2011 6 p.m.

Kilbourn Park, Chicago

Joe Lavano Quintet

Fri, Apr 8, 2011—sets at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Jazz Showcase, Chicago

Flipside Show with Chris Foreman on Hammond B-3 Organ

Fri, Apr 8, 2011—every Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Green Mill, Chicago

Green Mill Quartet Jam Session

Fri, Apr 8, 2011—every Friday from 1:30 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Green Mill, Chicago

Joe Lavano Quintet

Sat, Apr 9, 2011—sets at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Jazz Showcase, Chicago

After Hours Jazz Party with Sabertooth

Sat, Apr 9, 2011—every Saturday from midnight to 4 a.m.

Green Mill, Chicago

Joe Lavano Quintet

Sun, Apr 10, 2011—sets at 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Jazz Showcase, Chicago

Kimberly Gordon Organ Trio

Sun, Apr 10, 2011—from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Green Mill, Chicago

Jazzfest 2011

Mon, Apr 11, 2011 7:30 PM

Elgin Community College Arts Center, Elgin

Patricia Barber Quartet

Mon, Apr 11, 2011—from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Green Mill, Chicago

Deep Blue Organ Trio

Tue, Apr 12, 2011—every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Green Mill, Chicago

Flipside Show with Chris Foreman on Hammond B-3 Organ

Fri, Apr 15, 2011—every Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Green Mill, Chicago

Green Mill Quartet Jam Session

Fri, Apr 15, 2011—every Friday from 1:30 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Green Mill, Chicago

After Hours Jazz Party with Sabertooth

Sat, Apr 16, 2011—every Saturday from midnight to 4 a.m.

Green Mill, Chicago

Kimberly Gordon Organ Trio

Sun, Apr 17, 2011—from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Green Mill, Chicago

Patricia Barber Quartet

Mon, Apr 18, 2011—from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Green Mill, Chicago

Deep Blue Organ Trio

Tue, Apr 19, 2011—every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Green Mill, Chicago

Pianist Danilo Perez Trio

Thu, Apr 21, 2011—sets at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Jazz Showcase, Chicago

Pianist Danilo Perez Trio

Fri, Apr 22, 2011—sets at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Jazz Showcase, Chicago

Flipside Show with Chris Foreman on Hammond B-3 Organ

Fri, Apr 22, 2011—every Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Green Mill, Chicago

Green Mill Quartet Jam Session

Fri, Apr 22, 2011—every Friday from 1:30 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Green Mill, Chicago

WDCB Jazz at the MAC: John Pizzarelli

Sat, Apr 23, 2011 8 p.m.

MAC—McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn

Pianist Danilo Perez Trio

Sat, Apr 23, 2011—sets at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Jazz Showcase, Chicago

After Hours Jazz Party with Sabertooth

Sat, Apr 23, 2011—every Saturday from midnight to 4 a.m.

Green Mill, Chicago

Pianist Danilo Perez Trio

Sun, Apr 24, 2011—sets at 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Jazz Showcase, Chicago

Kimberly Gordon Organ Trio

Sun, Apr 24, 2011—from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Green Mill, Chicago

Vocalist Sarah Marie Young and Saalik Ziyad Presents

'Duets' with Scott Hesse, Marlene Rosenberg and Markaya McCraven

Mon, Apr 25, 2011—sets at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Jazz Showcase, Chicago

Patricia Barber Quartet

Mon, Apr 25, 2011—from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Green Mill, Chicago

Deep Blue Organ Trio

Tue, Apr 26, 2011—every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Green Mill, Chicago

DePaul Big Band with Special Guest Jeff Hamilton

Thu, Apr 28, 2011—sets at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Jazz Showcase, Chicago

DePaul Big Band with Special Guest Jeff Hamilton

Fri, Apr 29, 2011—sets at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Jazz Showcase, Chicago

Flipside Show with Chris Foreman on Hammond B-3 Organ

Fri, Apr 29, 2011—every Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Green Mill, Chicago

Green Mill Quartet Jam Session

Fri, Apr 29, 2011—every Friday from 1:30 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Green Mill, Chicago

Keyboard Pops Concert with The John Burnett Orchestra

Sat, Apr 30, 2011

Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet

DePaul Big Band with Special Guest Jeff Hamilton

Sat, Apr 30, 2011—sets at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Jazz Showcase, Chicago

After Hours Jazz Party with Sabertooth

Sat, Apr 30, 2011—every Saturday from midnight to 4 a.m.

Green Mill, Chicago

DePaul Big Band with Special Guest Jeff Hamilton

Sun, May 1, 2011—sets at 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Jazz Showcase, Chicago

WDCB Jazz Salon @ Mayslake

Anthony Molinaro and Greg Ward

Thu, May 12, 2011 7:30 p.m.

Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook

Eric Alexander and Harold Mabern Quartet

Thu, May 12, 2011—sets at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Jazz Showcase, Chicago

Eric Alexander and Harold Mabern Quartet

Fri, May 13, 2011—sets at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Jazz Showcase, Chicago

Eric Alexander and Harold Mabern Quartet

Sat, May 14, 2011—sets at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Jazz Showcase, Chicago

Eric Alexander and Harold Mabern Quartet

Sun, May 15, 2011—sets at 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Jazz Showcase, Chicago

The Chicago Jazz Ensemble

A Centennial Celebration of Mahalia Jackson

Fri, May 20, 2011—at 8 p.m.

Symphony Center, Chicago

Saxophonist Miguel Zenon Quartet

Thu, May 26, 2011—sets at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Jazz Showcase, Chicago

Saxophonist Miguel Zenon Quartet

Fri, May 27, 2011—sets at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Jazz Showcase, Chicago

Saxophonist Miguel Zenon Quartet

Sat, May 28, 2011—sets at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Jazz Showcase, Chicago

Saxophonist Miguel Zenon Quartet

Sun, May 29, 2011—sets at 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Jazz Showcase, Chicago

The Elaine Dame Duo with guitarist, Mike Allemana

Mon, Jun 27, 2011

D.O.C. Wine Bar, Lombard

2011 Woodstock Jazz Festival

Fri, Aug 26, 2011 and Sat, Aug 27, 2011

Stage Left Cafe—Woodstock Opera House, Woodstock

2011 Woodstock Jazz Festival

Sat, Aug 27, 2011 all day (see web site for details)

Stage Left Cafe—Woodstock Opera House, Woodstock

Alaska Jazz Cruise with WDCB's Bruce Oscar

Sat, Sep 10, 2011 returning Sun, Sept 18, 2011

Norwegian Pearl, Port of Seattle

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