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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

Enjoy the band live at our upcoming performances:

April is

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Sunday, April 23 – 3:00 pm
Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center
150 E. Wood St., Palatine, IL 60067
847-202-5222 – $35.00, dinner/concert package; $8.00, concert only

Back by popular demand, Jazz Community returns to Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, followed by an all you can eat Prime Rib and Pasta plate at Emmett's Brewing Company, 110 N. Brockway St., Palatine, IL, for only $35.00 per person. Dinner/concert packages must be purchased through the Cutting Hall Box Office prior to the start of the concert.

For tickets and information, call 847-202-5222 or visit CuttingHall.org. Box Office hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 2:00 to 6:00 pm, as well as one hour before performance time. The Box Office accepts cash, check, Visa or MasterCard. The online convenience fee is $1.50 per ticket. No refunds or exchanges.


Tuesday, April 25 – 7:00 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)

Please support the future of jazz, by joining us to hear the Crystal Lake Central High School Jazz Band. These fine young musicians will be performing at 7 pm, opening for Jazz Community, who will take the stage at 8 pm.


Jazz Showcase LogoTuesday, May 9 – 8 pm & 10 pm shows
Jazz Showcase
806 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL 60605
312-630-0234 – Cover: $10; $5 students/musicians/JIC members
$5 parking in the lot south of Jazz Showcase

Join us at this legendary venue to help us celebrate our founder's birthday!

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.


Tuesday, May 23 – 7:00 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)

Please support the future of jazz, by joining us to hear the Bernotas Middle School Jazz Ensemble. These fine young musicians will be performing at 7 pm, opening for Jazz Community, who will take the stage at 8 pm.


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