Chi-Town Jazz Festival

The Ninth Annual Chi-Town Jazz Festival is set to kick off its 9th year in early March! 

For the past 8 years, members of the jazz community in Chicago have come together for a week-long jazz festival designed to raise funds for hunger relief in the Chicago area. Musicians donate their performances, many of Chicago’s most popular jazz venues donate their space, and numerous people volunteer to organize and/or work at the Festival events. 

Their website is here:  The schedule is below. 

Wednesday, March 7th, 7 PM to 11 PM, Jazz Showcase

-7 PM The Glenbrook South High School Jazz Groups (under the direction of Aaron Wojcik and  Brian Boron)
-8:30 PM Bobby Lewis Quintet
-10 PM Tim Fitzgerald’s Full House

806 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL. 60605. Admission $20 Adults; $10 Students.

Thursday, March 8th, 6 to 11:30 PM, Andy’s

-6 PM Neal Alger’s Brazilian Quartet
-8 PM Eric Schneider and Friends
-10 PM Ernie Denov Band

11 E. Hubbard St, Chicago, IL. Admission $20

Thursday, March 8th, 7:30 PM to 11 PM, Winter’s Jazz Club

-7:30 PM Matt Wiffler’s New Orleans Quartet
-9:30 PM Abigail Riccard’s Quartet

465 N. McClurg Court, (on the promenade), Chicago, Illinois 60611. Admission $20

Saturday, March 10th, 8 PM to Midnight, The Green Mill

-8 PM Ryan Cohan Group
-9:30 PM Geof Bradfield Group (featuring Bobby Broom)
-11 PM Greg Ward Group with Dennis Carrol and Greg Artry

4802 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL. Admission $20. Cash at the door only.


Sunday, March 11th, 4 PM. The First Presbyterian Church of Evanston

-4 PM The Seven Divas (featuring Frieda Lee and Maggie Brown), Sherry Cothran Group

1427 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL. 60201. Admission $20