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Jazz Club Tour 2016

Jazz Club Tour 2016

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

Purchase Buttons Now! Advance:$40/$30(members) Day of: $50/$40(members).  Purchase your tickets by August 30 online and at participating clubs to get the advance rate.  Group rates available. Find out more about group sales.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the tour start?

Anywhere you want!  You can start at any of the clubs listed and travel to any of the clubs listed throughout the night.  Keep in mind that the greater the distance between the clubs, the longer your travel time will be.

What is the route for the evening?

Get the club tour map.  All of the north side clubs are on one route and all of the south side clubs are on another.  Our express routes are from the Green Mill to Andy’s, from Andy’s to the Jazz Showcase and from the Jazz Showcase to the Quarry.

How often do the trolleys rotate?

Trolleys start moving at 7pm and are on a constant loop until midnight.  The trolleys stop at each club approximately every 30 minutes.

Where do I get my button?

Your button will be available for pick up at your selected starting club.

Are there group rates available?

Yes! Groups of 10 or more get our current member rate.  Your group must pick up their buttons from the same location.  If you are interested in coordinating a group, complete this form.

Are there any other restrictions?

Not at all!  Just purchase your button and plan to have fun!


2016 Participating Clubs

Andy’s Jazz Club – 11 East Hubbard Street

Andy Brown Quartet & Mike Smith Quartet

style (Straight Ahead)

City Life – 712 East 83rd Street

The Phil Seed Band

style (R&B)

Constellation – 3111 North Western Ave

6Pm Sam Grossner

8:30 George Freeman/Mike Allemana Quartet

style (Straight Ahead)

Hungry Brain  – 2319 West Belmont

Erwin Helfer

Quin Kirchner Quintet

style (Blues, Boogie/Contemporary)

Jerry’s Sandwiches – 1938 West Division Street

In Transition Quintet, Twin Talk, Ryan Schultz Quintet and Sun Speak

style (Contemporary)

M Lounge  – 1520 South Wabash Avenue

The Julia Huff Quartet

style (Straight Ahead)

Norman’s Bistro – 1001 East 43rd Street

Ernest Dawkins

style (Straight Ahead)

Old Town School of Folk Music – 4544 North Lincoln Avenue – performance ends at 10:30 p.m.

Johnny Blas & His Afro-Libre Orchestra

style (Latin Jazz)

Red Peppers Lounge – 428 East 87th Street

Crosswind featuring Greg Penn

style (Latin Plus)

Reggie’s – 2105 S. State Street

Rooftop: Gitchagumi (6pm), Tenor Madness (8pm), Tim seissee & Friends (10pm)

style (Fusion)

Rosa’s – 3420 West Armitage Avenue

Brian Lupo

style (Blues)

The Green Mill  – 4802 North Broadway

Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan, Frank Catalano

style (Gypsy Jazz & Straight Ahead)

The Jazz Showcase – 806 South Plymouth Court

Ira Sullivan Quintet

style (Straight Ahead)

The Quarry – 2423 East 75th Street

Jazzology Jam hosted by Margaret Murphy and Chuck Web

style (Straight Ahead)

* List is subject to change


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