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Jazz Community
A swinging 18-piece big band, led by Marianne May

Welcome to the home of the Jazz Community big band, an 18-piece band playing the music of Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Thad Jones and many more.

The Band Live, 2012

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Enjoy the band live at our upcoming performances:

Tuesday, July 24 – 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Fitz's Spare Keys
119 N. York St., Elmhurst, IL 60126
630-379-5007 – No Cover
Great food and drink; reservations accepted.
Walking distance from the Elmhurst Metra station. Plenty of free parking in the lot off of Schiller, between York St. and Robert Palmer Dr. (map)

Recipients of the Bill May Jazz Education Fund scholarship are invited to sit in with the band.


Jazz Showcase LogoTuesday, August 7 – 7 pm opening band, 8 pm & 10 pm shows
Jazz Showcase
806 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL 60605
312-360-0234 – Cover: $10; $5 students/musicians/JIC members
$5 parking in the lot south of Jazz Showcase

We're proud of our scholarship program, and the talented students we've been able to assist since its inception in 2012.

For the first time ever, a combo comprised exclusively of recipients of the Bill May Jazz Education Fund scholarship will be performing at 7:00 pm, opening for Jazz Community, who will take the stage at 8:00 pm. Please join us early to hear these fine young musicians and support the future of jazz!

Enjoy a 15% discount at Bar Louie, before, or after, the show!
(47 W. Polk, SW corner of Polk and Plymouth – just north of the Jazz Showcase)
Discount applies to all regular-priced menu items. Just mention Jazz Community Big Band.


Sunday, August 19 – 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Illiana Club of Traditional Jazz at the Glendora House
102nd St. and Harlem Ave., Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
708-788-2118 – Tickets: $18 in advance, $20 at the door; students free with ID
For advance tickets or information, call Herta at 708-672-3561
Free Parking – Hardwood Dance Floor – Bar Available to Purchase Beverages


Tuesday, August 28 – 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Fitz's Spare Keys
119 N. York St., Elmhurst, IL 60126
630-379-5007 – No Cover
Great food and drink; reservations accepted.
Walking distance from the Elmhurst Metra station. Plenty of free parking in the lot off of Schiller, between York St. and Robert Palmer Dr. (map)

Recipients of the Bill May Jazz Education Fund scholarship are invited to sit in with the band.


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