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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 23 – 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)

Our regular 4th Tuesday of the month gig

We will be awarding one of the summer jazz camp scholarships from the Bill May Jazz Education Fund this evening. The recipient will be recognized and invited to sit in with Jazz Community. Come out and support this promising young jazz musician.


Jazz Showcase LogoTuesday, August 6 – 7 pm, 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

Once again this year, 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. We are proud of our scholarship program, and this will be a wonderful experience for the student musicians and audience members alike.
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.


Friday, August 16 – 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Mathers—More Than a Café
7134 W. Higgins Av., Chicago, IL 60656
773-774-4804 – Cover: $10
Advance registration is required. Please call Mathers in advance to register.

Please join Jazz Community for a rare Friday evening performance.


Tuesday, August 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)

Our regular 4th Tuesday of the month gig

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


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