NOW IS · A CHICAGO MUSIC CALENDAR

Monday, December 1st 2008

6:30PM
at the Alliance Française, 810 N Dearborn, 312.337.1070
8:00PM
at the Court Theater, 5535 S Ellis, 773.753.4472 ($25)
8:00PM-12:00AM
at Pete Miller's, 1385 N Meacham Rd, Schaumburg IL, 847.330.5500
  • Marc Pompe
8:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Isaiah Spencer, Scott Hess, Darius savage, with special guest Mwata Bowden
9:00PM
at Danny's, 1951 W Dickens, 773.489.6457
10:00PM
at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008

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, December 3rd 2008

8:30PM
at 2820 W Lyndale
8:30PM-10:30PM
at the Old Town School, 4544 N Lincoln, 773.728.6000 ($5 suggested donation)
8:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at the Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N Oakley, 773.489.5471
10:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($6)

Thursday, December 4th 2008

8:00PM
at Jerry's Wicker Park, 1938 W Division, 773.235.1006
  • Dave Powers Group
8:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Claudio Roditi Quartet
  • 10:00PM later set
8:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Jazz and Blues
  • JoAnne Garrett, June Yvon, Kuki Boatwright
9:00PM
at Katerina's, 1920 W Irving Park, 773.348.7592
10:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616

Friday, December 5th 2008

7:00PM-10:00PM
at Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N Broadway, 773.338.6100
8:00PM
at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597 ($10)
8:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Claudio Roditi Quartet
  • 10:00PM later set
9:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050

Saturday, December 6th 2008

8:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Claudio Roditi Quartet
  • 10:00PM later set
9:00PM
at Lampo, 216 W Chicago, 2nd Fl
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 ($5 suggested donation)
11:45PM-5:00AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552

Sunday, December 7th 2008

3:00PM
at Chiesa Nuova, 230 S Laflin, 312.226.0983 ($25)
4:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Claudio Roditi Quartet
  • 8:00PM, 10:00PM later sets
5:00PM-7:00PM
at Café Mestizo, 1646 W 18th St, 312.421.5920
6:00PM-8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • AACM Great Black Music Ensemble
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, December 8th 2008

8:00PM-12:00AM
at Pete Miller's, 1385 N Meacham Rd, Schaumburg IL, 847.330.5500
  • Marc Pompe
8:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
9:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 (Free)
10:00PM
at the Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N Oakley, 773.489.5471
10:00PM
at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275
10:30PM
at the Morseland, 1218 W Morse, 773.764.8900

Tuesday, December 9th 2008

8:00PM
at Bond Chapel, 1050 E 59th, 773.702.8670 (Free)
8:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Roy Hargrove Quintet
  • 10:00PM later set
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, December 10th 2008

7:30PM
at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S Michigan, 312.494.2655
8:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Roy Hargrove Quintet
  • 10:00PM later set
8:30PM-10:30PM
at the Old Town School, 4544 N Lincoln, 773.728.6000 ($5 suggested donation)
8:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($6)

Thursday, December 11th 2008

8:00PM
at Darkroom, 2210 W Chicago, 773.276.1411 ($7)
8:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Roy Hargrove Quintet
  • 10:00PM later set
8:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Jeff Marx Trio, with Brian Sandstrom, Dushun Mosley
9:00PM
at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616

Friday, December 12th 2008

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
  • Roy Hargrove Quintet
  • 10:00PM later set
9:00PM
at Enemy, 1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl
9:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050

Saturday, December 13th 2008

7:30PM
at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($15)
8:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Roy Hargrove Quintet
  • 10:00PM later set
9:00PM
at Enemy, 1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl
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 ($5 suggested donation)
11:45PM-5:00AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552

Sunday, December 14th 2008

2:00PM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($5)
3:00PM
at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($15)
4:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Roy Hargrove Quintet
  • 8:00PM, 10:00PM later sets
5:00PM-7:00PM
at Café Mestizo, 1646 W 18th St, 312.421.5920
6:00PM-8:00PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • AACM Small Ensemble
8:00PM-10:00PM
at the Morseland, 1218 W Morse, 773.764.8900
9:00PM
at Sugar Maple, 441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee WI, 414.481.2393
9:30PM-12:00AM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050 ($5)
  • Jazz Jam with Isaiah Spencer
10:00PM
at Darkroom, 2210 W Chicago, 773.276.1411 ($7)
10:00PM
at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont

Monday, December 15th 2008

7:00PM
at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597 ($10 suggested donation)
8:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Marc Colby Quintet
  • 10:00PM later set
8:00PM-12:00AM
at Pete Miller's, 1385 N Meacham Rd, Schaumburg IL, 847.330.5500
  • Marc Pompe
8:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Monday Masters Series
  • Fred Anderson, with Isaiah Sharkey, Harrison Bankhead, Josh Abrams, Marcus Evans
9:00PM
at Brown Rice, 4432 N Kedzie ($5 suggested donation)
9:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 (Free)

Tuesday, December 16th 2008

10:00PM-1:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
11:00PM
at Rodan, 1530 N Milwaukee, 773.276.7036

Wednesday, December 17th 2008

8:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
9:00PM
at The Winds Café, 2657 N Kedzie, 773.489.7478
9:30PM-11:30PM
at the Old Town School, 4544 N Lincoln, 773.728.6000 ($5 suggested donation)
10:00PM
at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($12)

Thursday, December 18th 2008

8:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Tim Hagans, Art Davis, Andy Baker, and Guests with the Jordan Baskin Trio
  • 10:00PM later set
8:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
9:00PM
at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W Devon, 773.465.9801

Friday, December 19th 2008

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
  • Tim Hagans and Al Maniscalco with the Jordan Baskin Trio
  • 10:00PM later set
9:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 773.276.3600 ($10)
10:00PM
at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W Devon, 773.465.9801

Saturday, December 20th 2008

8:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Tim Hagans and Al Maniscalco with the Jordan Baskin Trio
  • 10:00PM later set
9:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
10:00PM
at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597 ($5 suggested donation)
11:45PM-5:00AM
at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552

Sunday, December 21st 2008

4:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Tim Hagans and Al Maniscalco with the Jordan Baskin Trio
  • 8:00PM, 10:00PM later sets
5:00PM-7:00PM
at Café Mestizo, 1646 W 18th St, 312.421.5920
8:00PM-10:00PM
at the Morseland, 1218 W Morse, 773.764.8900
8:00PM
at the Orphanage, 643 W 31st
  • Information Superhighway
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, December 22nd 2008

9:30
at the Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N Oakley, 773.489.5471
8:00PM-12:00AM
at Pete Miller's, 1385 N Meacham Rd, Schaumburg IL, 847.330.5500
  • Marc Pompe
8:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM
at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008

8:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
10:00PM-1:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
11:00PM
at Rodan, 1530 N Milwaukee, 773.276.7036

Friday, December 26th 2008

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
  • Willie Pickens Trio
  • 10:00PM later set
9:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050

Saturday, December 27th 2008

8:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Willie Pickens Trio
  • 10:00PM later set
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, December 28th 2008

4:00PM
at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234
  • Willie Pickens Trio
  • 8:00PM, 10:00PM later sets
5:00PM-7:00PM
at Café Mestizo, 1646 W 18th St, 312.421.5920
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, December 29th 2008

8:00PM-12:00AM
at Pete Miller's, 1385 N Meacham Rd, Schaumburg IL, 847.330.5500
  • Marc Pompe
8:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
9:00PM
at the Mutiny, 2428 N Western, 773.486.7774
10:00PM
at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275

Tuesday, December 30th 2008

8:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • Kwanzaa Celebration
  • : Douglas Ewart and the Nyabinghi Drum Choir presents Ujamaa : Douglas Ewart, Ann Ward, Aquilla Sadalla, Mankwe Ndosi, Janis Lane-Ewart, Keith Eric, Paul Cotton, Clifton Robinson
8:40PM
at Hotti Biscotti, 3545 W Fullerton, 773.772.9970
  • Baker Hunt Sandstrom Williams
  • 11:00PM later set : TBA
9:00PM
at Andy's Jazz Club, 11 E Hubbard, 312.642.6805
10:00PM-1:00PM
at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
11:00PM
at Rodan, 1530 N Milwaukee, 773.276.7036

Wednesday, December 31st 2008

9:00PM-12:30PM
at the Stained Glass, 1735 Benson Ave, Evanston IL, 847.864.8600
9:00PM-12:30PM
at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W Devon, 773.465.9801
9:30PM
at the Velvet Lounge, 67 E Cermak, 312.791.9050
  • New Year's Eve and Kwanzaa Celebration
  • The 5 After 7 Project, with AACM guests : Saalik Ziyad, Taalib-din Ziyad, Fred Jackson, Willem Delisfort, Dawi Williams, Shirazette Tinnin

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