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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:

Tuesday, September 27 – 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)


Tuesday, October 25 – 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)


Sunday, November 13 – 6:00 to 9:30 pm
FitzGerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn, IL 60402
708-788-2118 – $10.00, adults; $5.00, 17 and under

Special Event for this Big Band Night at Fitz!
This will be our 5th Annual Fundraiser for the Bill May Jazz Education Fund, a scholarship program to send promising young jazz musicians to summer jazz camp. With your generous donations, in our first four years of offering scholarships, we've been able to help seventeen young jazz musicians intensify their jazz studies.
Join us for this special evening to support a worthy cause.

Capri Ristorante, next door to FitzGerald's, is offering a 15% discount to Jazz Community fans for this engagement. Call Capri ahead at 708-637-4250 to place your order from the Capri Express Menu for pick-up to carry into FitzGerald's, and dine while listening to the band. Mention Jazz Community to receive your discount.

Di Nico's Pizza, 6627 W. Roosevelt Rd., a few doors west of FitzGerald's, is also offering a 15% discount to Jazz Community fans for this engagement. Call Di Nico's ahead at 708-749-9900 to place your order from their menu for pick-up to carry into FitzGerald's, and dine while listening to the band.
Mention Jazz Community to receive your discount.


Tuesday, November 22 – 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)


Jazz Showcase LogoMonday, December 5 – 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

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.


Peruse our past performances . . .





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