NOW IS · A CHICAGO MUSIC CALENDAR

Tuesday, July 1st 2008

5:30PM-8:00PM
at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (Free)
  • Fred Anderson
6:30PM
in Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside
8:00PM
at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston IL, 847.492.8860
8:40PM
at Hotti Biscotti, 3545 W Fullerton, 773.772.9970
  • Baker Hunt Sandstrom Williams
  • 11:00PM later set : TBA
9:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($7)
10:00PM-1:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
11:00PM
at Rodan, 1530 N Milwaukee, 773.276.7036

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008

5:45PM
at FitzGerald's, 6615 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL, 708.788.6670
  • Guy Forsyth, at FitzGerald's 28th Annual American Music Festival
8:00PM
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
8:30PM-10:30PM
at the Old Town School, 4544 N Lincoln, 773.728.6000 (Free, $5 suggested donation)
  • Tum Balalaika
10:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($6)

Thursday, July 3rd 2008

7:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Charles McPhereson, with Ron Perillo
  • 9:00PM later set
7:30PM
at Treat Restaurant, 1616 N Kedzie, 773.772.1201 (Free)
8:00PM
at the Petrillo Shell, Grant Park, 337 E Randolph (Free)
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050

Friday, July 4th 2008

7:00PM-10:00PM
at Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N Broadway, 773.338.6100
7:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Charles McPhereson, with Ron Perillo
  • 9:00PM later set
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • Garaj Mahal : Fareed Haque, Eric Levy, Kai Eckhardt, Alan Hertz
9:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050

Saturday, July 5th 2008

7:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Charles McPhereson, with Ron Perillo
  • 9:00PM later set
8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($10)
  • Joel Paterson Trio, with Beau Sample, Alex Hall
8:00PM
9:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597
11:45PM-5:00AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552
11:59PM
at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W Devon, 773.465.9801

Sunday, July 6th 2008

4:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Charles McPhereson, with Ron Perillo
  • 8:00PM later set
6:00PM-8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
8:00PM-10:00PM
at the Morseland, 1218 W Morse, 773.764.8900
9:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($3)
9:30PM-12:00AM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050 ($5)
  • Jazz Jam with Isaiah Spencer

Monday, July 7th 2008

5:00PM-8:30PM
at Andy's Jazz Club, 11 E Hubbard, 312.642.6805 ($5)
7:30PM
at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882 (Free)
8:00PM
at Brown Rice, 4432 N Kedzie ($5 suggested donation)
8:00PM-12:00AM
at Pete Miller's, 1385 N Meacham Rd, Schaumburg IL, 847.330.5500
  • Marc Pompe
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
8:30PM
at Reggie's Music Joint, 2105 S State, 312.949.0120 (Free)
  • Chicago Junglebop Workshop : Dave Z Marsalek, Brian Niebuhr, Fred Krubel, Bill Martinez
10:00PM
at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275

Tuesday, July 8th 2008

5:30PM-8:00PM
at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (Free)
  • Jimmy Ellis
8:40PM
at Hotti Biscotti, 3545 W Fullerton, 773.772.9970
  • Baker Hunt Sandstrom Williams
  • 11:00PM later set : TBA
9:00PM
at Danny's, 1951 W Dickens, 773.489.6457
10:00PM-1:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
11:00PM
at Rodan, 1530 N Milwaukee, 773.276.7036

Wednesday, July 9th 2008

6:30PM
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Reneé Baker's Project 6, with William Porter, Katherine Stubbins, Karl E H Seigfried, Bruce Nelson, Chuck Bontrager, Chris Avgerin
8:30PM-10:30PM
at the Old Town School, 4544 N Lincoln, 773.728.6000 (Free, $5 suggested donation)
  • Sama-Sama : Project Pinoy
10:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($6)

Thursday, July 10th 2008

6:30PM
  • Sudanese Music and Dance Festival 2008
  • Abdel Gadir Salem, Omer Ihas, Rasha, Abu Araki, Al Balabil sisters, Yousif El Mosely, Emmanuel Kembe, Omar Bhanga, with The Nile Music Orchestra
7:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
9:00PM
at Katerina's, 1920 W Irving Park, 773.348.7592

Friday, July 11th 2008

6:30PM
7:00PM-10:00PM
at Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N Broadway, 773.338.6100
7:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • Laurence Hobgood Quintet, with John Wojciechowski, Rob Amster, John Moulder, Eric Montzka
9:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Ernest Dawkins Trio, with Harrison Bankhead, Isaiah Spencer, and special guest Fred Anderson
10:00PM
at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597

Saturday, July 12th 2008

12:00PM-10:00PM
in Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside ($7 suggested donation)
7:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
7:30PM
8:00PM
at Enemy, 1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl
8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($10)
9:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Ernest Dawkins Trio, with Harrison Bankhead, Isaiah Spencer, and special guest Fred Anderson
10:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($15)
10:00PM
at the Mutiny, 2428 N Western, 773.486.7774
10:00PM
at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W Devon, 773.465.9801
11:45PM-5:00AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552
11:59PM
at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W Devon, 773.465.9801

Sunday, July 13th 2008

12:00PM-10:00PM
in Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside ($7 suggested donation)
4:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
6:00PM-8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
7:30PM
8:00PM-10:00PM
at the Morseland, 1218 W Morse, 773.764.8900
9:30PM-12:00AM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050 ($5)
  • Jazz Jam with Isaiah Spencer

Monday, July 14th 2008

5:00PM-8:30PM
at Andy's Jazz Club, 11 E Hubbard, 312.642.6805 ($5)
8:00PM-10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
8:00PM-12:00AM
at Pete Miller's, 1385 N Meacham Rd, Schaumburg IL, 847.330.5500
  • Marc Pompe
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050

Tuesday, July 15th 2008

5:30PM-8:00PM
at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (Free)
8:40PM
at Hotti Biscotti, 3545 W Fullerton, 773.772.9970
  • Baker Hunt Sandstrom Williams
  • 11:00PM later set : TBA
10:00PM-1:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
11:00PM
at Rodan, 1530 N Milwaukee, 773.276.7036

Wednesday, July 16th 2008

6:30PM
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Edwin Daugherty Quintet
8:30PM-10:30PM
at the Old Town School, 4544 N Lincoln, 773.728.6000 (Free, $5 suggested donation)
9:00PM
at the Tonic Room, 2447 N Halsted , 773.248.8400
10:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($6)

Thursday, July 17th 2008

6:30PM
  • Pitchfork Music Festival Preview Night
  • lineups TBA
8:00PM
at Enemy, 1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050

Friday, July 18th 2008

6:00PM
in Union Park, 1501 W Randolph
  • 2008 Pitchfork Music Festival
6:30PM
7:00PM-10:00PM
at Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N Broadway, 773.338.6100
7:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • JVC Jazz Festival
  • John Abercrombie Organ Trio, with special guest Eric Schneider
  • 9:00PM later set
7:30PM
at the House of Blues, 329 N Dearborn, 312.923.2000
  • JVC Jazz Festival
  • Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo
8:00PM
at Andy's Jazz Club, 11 E Hubbard, 312.642.6805
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • JVC Jazz Festival
  • Three Generations Of Chicago Tenors : Von Freeman, Ari Brown, Frank Catalano, Willie Pickens, Brian Sandstrom, Robert Shy
9:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • JVC Jazz Festival
  • William Parker with Fred Anderson, Isaiah Spencer
10:00PM
at the Subterranean, 2011 W North, 773.278.6600 ($8)

Saturday, July 19th 2008

1:00PM
in Union Park, 1501 W Randolph
  • 2008 Pitchfork Music Festival
7:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • JVC Jazz Festival
  • John Abercrombie Organ Trio, with special guest Eric Schneider
  • 9:00PM later set
7:30PM
8:00PM
at Andy's Jazz Club, 11 E Hubbard, 312.642.6805
8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
  • JVC Jazz Festival
  • Three Generations Of Chicago Tenors : Von Freeman, Ari Brown, Frank Catalano, Willie Pickens, Brian Sandstrom, Robert Shy
9:00PM-1:00AM
at Chambers Restaurant, 6881 N Milwaukee, Niles IL, 847.647.8282 ($12)
  • Frank D'Rone
9:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • JVC Jazz Festival
  • William Parker with Fred Anderson, Isaiah Spencer
11:45PM-5:00AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552

Sunday, July 20th 2008

1:00PM
in Union Park, 1501 W Randolph
  • 2008 Pitchfork Music Festival
4:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • JVC Jazz Festival
  • John Abercrombie Organ Trio, with special guest Eric Schneider
8:00PM-10:00PM
at the Morseland, 1218 W Morse, 773.764.8900
9:30PM-12:00AM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050 ($5)
  • Jazz Jam with Isaiah Spencer
10:00PM
at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont

Monday, July 21st 2008

5:00PM-8:30PM
at Andy's Jazz Club, 11 E Hubbard, 312.642.6805 ($5)
7:30PM
at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882 (Free)
8:00PM
at Brown Rice, 4432 N Kedzie
8:00PM-12:00AM
at Pete Miller's, 1385 N Meacham Rd, Schaumburg IL, 847.330.5500
  • Marc Pompe
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Monday Master Series
  • Dushun Mosley and the Vizitors
10:00PM
at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008

5:30PM-8:00PM
at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (Free)
  • Clyde Lightening George
8:40PM
at Hotti Biscotti, 3545 W Fullerton, 773.772.9970
  • Baker Hunt Sandstrom Williams
  • 11:00PM later set : TBA
10:00PM-1:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
11:00PM
at Rodan, 1530 N Milwaukee, 773.276.7036

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008

6:30PM
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
8:30PM-10:30PM
at the Old Town School, 4544 N Lincoln, 773.728.6000 (Free, $5 suggested donation)
9:00PM
at Brown Rice, 4432 N Kedzie ($5-$10 suggested donation)
10:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($8)

Thursday, July 24th 2008

5:30PM-8:45PM
in McKinlock Court, the Art Institute, 111 S Michigan, 312.553.9675 (Free with admission)
  • Linda M Smith Trio
6:30PM
8:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Les McCann/Javon Jackson Quintet
  • 10:00PM later set
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Bab Jaga Sextet, with Paul Casey
9:00PM
at Lilly's, 2515 N Lincoln, 773.525.2422

Friday, July 25th 2008

5:30PM-8:45PM
in McKinlock Court, the Art Institute, 111 S Michigan, 312.553.9675 (Free with admission)
6:30PM
7:00PM-10:00PM
at Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N Broadway, 773.338.6100
8:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Les McCann/Javon Jackson Quintet
  • 10:00PM later set
9:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
9:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($8)

Saturday, July 26th 2008

6:30PM
8:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($12)
8:00PM
at the International House, 1414 E 59th ($25-$15)
8:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Les McCann/Javon Jackson Quintet
  • 10:00PM later set
8:00PM
at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W Devon, 773.465.9801
9:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
11:45PM-5:00AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552

Sunday, July 27th 2008

4:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Les McCann/Javon Jackson Quintet
  • 8:00PM, 10:00PM later sets
8:00PM
at Chambers Restaurant, 6881 N Milwaukee, Niles IL, 847.647.8282
  • Marc Pompe
8:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
8:00PM-10:00PM
at the Morseland, 1218 W Morse, 773.764.8900
8:00PM
at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W Devon, 773.465.9801
9:00PM
at the Lakeshore Theater, 3175 N Broadway, 773.472.3492 ($15)
9:30PM-12:00AM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050 ($5)
  • Jazz Jam with Isaiah Spencer

Monday, July 28th 2008

5:00PM-8:30PM
at Andy's Jazz Club, 11 E Hubbard, 312.642.6805 ($5)
7:30PM
at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882 (Free)
8:00PM-12:00AM
at Pete Miller's, 1385 N Meacham Rd, Schaumburg IL, 847.330.5500
  • Marc Pompe
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
9:00PM
at Brown Rice, 4432 N Kedzie ($5 suggested donation)
10:00PM
at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275

Tuesday, July 29th 2008

5:30PM-8:00PM
at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (Free)
6:30PM
at Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph, 312.334.7777 (Free)
8:40PM
at Hotti Biscotti, 3545 W Fullerton, 773.772.9970
  • Baker Hunt Sandstrom Williams
  • 11:00PM later set : TBA
9:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($8)
  • DRMWPN
  • Matteah Baim
  • Ami Saraiya
10:00PM-1:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757

Wednesday, July 30th 2008

8:00PM
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
8:30PM-10:30PM
at the Old Town School, 4544 N Lincoln, 773.728.6000 (Free, $5 suggested donation)
9:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($7)
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
10:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($8)

Thursday, July 31st 2008

5:30PM-8:45PM
in McKinlock Court, the Art Institute, 111 S Michigan, 312.553.9675 (Free with admission)
6:30PM
at Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph, 312.334.7777 (Free)
6:30PM
  • Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble : Victor Garcia, Darwin Noguera, with Steve Turre, Paoli Mejias, Howard Levy, Brian Lynch
8:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Harry Allen, with Andy Brown, Kelly Sill, Joel Spencer
  • 10:00PM later set
8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
9:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($7)
9:00PM
at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W Devon, 773.465.9801
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616

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