Jazz Events and Venues in Champaign-Urbana

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  • Jazz Venues in Champaign-Urbana

  • Upcoming Jazz Events in Champaign-Urbana

    Upcoming jazz events in the Champaign-Urbana area. List updated as time allows. To have your event included, please send email to champaignurbanajazz@gmail.com.

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    Month of February, 2019

    Week of February 10, 2019

    • Sunday, 2/10/2019
      • MELINDA ROSE DUO
        Melinda Rose (vocals) et al.
        at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
        2pm, no cover
    • Tuesday, 2/12/2019
      • BRAD WHEELER GROUP
        Brad Wheeler (saxophone) et al.
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        6-8pm, cover charged
      • JIM PRYOR (solo piano)
        at CRUDO (116 N Walnut St., Champaign)
        6-8pm, no cover
      • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
        Band TBA
        at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
        7-10pm, no cover
    • Wednesday, 2/13/2019
      • HICKEY/GRAY/SPENCER TRIO
        Joan Hickey (piano), Larry Gray (bass), Joel Spencer (drums)
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        6:30=8pm, cover charged
      • JAZZ JAM
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        10pm, no cover
    • Saturday, 2/16/2019
      • TANIA COAMBS TRIO
        Tania Coambs (vocals) et al.
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        6=8pm, cover charged
      • KATIE FLYNN GROUP
        Katie Flynn (vocals) et al.
        at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
        9-11pm, no cover

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    Week of February 17, 2019

    • Sunday, 2/17/2019
      • BRIAN STARK FLAMENCO DUO
        Brian Stark (saxophone), José Gobbo (guitar)
        at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
        2pm, no cover
    • Monday, 2/18/2019
      • TRADITIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA
        Barry Wagner (trombone), Randy Salman (clarinet), Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Mike Miller (banjo/guitar), Armand Beaudoin (bass)
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        5-7pm, cover charged
    • Tuesday, 2/19/2019
      • JIM PRYOR (solo piano)
        at NANDO MILANO (204 N. Neil St, Champaign)
        6-8pm, no cover
      • CHURCH STREET RAMBLERS
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        7pm, cover charged
      • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
        Band TBA
        at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
        7-10pm, no cover
    • Wednesday, 2/20/2019
      • CHIP McNEILL QUARTET
        Chip McNeill (saxophone) et al.
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        6-8pm, cover charged
      • PAUL MOCK/JOHN SERGAL GROUP
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        8-10pm, cover charged
      • JAZZ JAM
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        10pm, no cover
    • Thursday, 2/21/2019
      • UIUC JAZZ COMBOS
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        7-9pm, cover charged
    • Friday, 2/22/2019
      • JOEY GLASSMAN GROUP
        Joey Glassman (vibraphone) et al.
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        5-7pm, cover charged
      • BRAD WHEELER GROUP
        Brad Wheeler (saxophone) et al.
        at BLACKBIRD URBANA (119 W Main St., Urbana)
        5-7pm, cover charged
    • Friday, 2/22/2019
    • Saturday, 2/23/2019
      • TITO CARRILLO 5-TET
        Tito Carrillo (trumpet) et al.
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        6=8pm, cover charged
      • DARCY JAMES ARGUE'S BROOKLYN BABYLON
        Karen Blackall (conductor), featuring performers from UIUC Jazz Studies, Instrumental Performance, and Ethnomusicology Divisions
        at MUSIC BUILDING AUDITORIUM (1114 W Nevada St, Urbana)
        7:30pm, free admission
      • DERICK CORDOBA QUINTET
        Derick Cordoba (guitar), Joey Glassman (vibes), Mike Fenoglio (saxophone), Emma Taylor (bass),James Sims (drums)
        at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
        9-11pm, no cover

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    Week of February 24, 2019

    • Sunday, 2/24/2019
      • PAUL MOCK TRIO
        Paul Mock (guitar) et al.
        at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
        2pm, no cover
    • Wednesday, 2/25/2019
      • PRYOR/GRAY/SPENCER TRIO
        Jim Pryor (piano), Larry Gray (bass), Joel Spencer (drums)
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        7-9pm, cover charged
    • Tuesday, 2/26/2019
      • JIM PRYOR (solo piano)
        at CRUDO (116 N Walnut St., Champaign)
        6-8pm, no cover
      • EMMA TAYLOR GROUP
        Emma Taylor (bass) et al.
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        7-9pm, cover charged
      • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
        Band TBA
        at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
        7-10pm, no cover
    • Wednesday, 2/27/2019
      • HICKEY/GRAY/SPENCER TRIO
        Joan Hickey (piano), Larry Gray (bass), Joel Spencer (drums)
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        6=8pm, cover charged
      • JAZZ JAM
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        10pm, no cover
    • Thursday, 2/28/2019
      • UIUC JAZZ BAND #4
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        7-9pm, cover charged

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    Month of March, 2019

    • Friday, 3/1/2019
      • NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MACHINE
        Carlyle Johnson (clarinet/saxophone) et al.
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        5-7pm, cover charged
    • Saturday, 3/2/2019
      • CHIP McNEILL QUARTET
        Chip McNeill (saxophone) et al.
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        6-8pm, cover charged

    Week of March 3, 2019

    • Saturday, 3/9/2019
      • THE CARRIBEAN PROJECT
        Jose Guzman (guitar), Robert Brooks (saxophone), Ben Carrasquillo (trombone), Robert Sears (trumpet), Andrey Gonçalves (bass), Stephen Busath (percussion), Luisa Ruge-Jones (percussion)
        at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
        9-11pm, no cover

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    Week of March 10, 2019

    • Sunday, 3/10/2019
    • Tuesday, 3/12/2019
      • JIM PRYOR (solo piano)
        at CRUDO (116 N Walnut St., Champaign)
        6-8pm, no cover
      • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
        Band TBA
        at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
        7-10pm, no cover
    • Wednesday, 3/13/2019
      • HICKEY/GRAY/SPENCER TRIO
        Joan Hickey (piano), Larry Gray (bass), Joel Spencer (drums)
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        6:30=8pm, cover charged
      • JAZZ JAM
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        10pm, no cover
    • Saturday, 3/16/2019
      • TITO CARRILLO SEPTET
        Tito Carrillo (trumpet) et al.
        at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
        9-11pm, no cover

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    Week of March 17, 2019

    • Sunday, 3/17/2019
      • DAVE 'N' LISA
        at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
        2pm, no cover

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    Week of March 24, 2019

    • Tuesday, 3/26/2019
      • JIM PRYOR (solo piano)
        at CRUDO (116 N Walnut St., Champaign)
        6-8pm, no cover
      • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
        Band TBA
        at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
        7-10pm, no cover
    • Wednesday, 3/27/2019
      • HICKEY/GRAY/SPENCER TRIO
        Joan Hickey (piano), Larry Gray (bass), Joel Spencer (drums)
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        6:30=8pm, cover charged
      • JAZZ JAM
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        10pm, no cover
    • Saturday, 3/30/2019
      • SIMPLY THIS QUINTET
        at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
        9-11pm, no cover

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    Week of March 31, 2019

    Support C-U musicians by purchasing their music!


    MORGAN POWELL: Organic Roots
    The Old Style Sextet

    JONNY BECKETT: Son of a Mother
    Jonny Beckett: Son of A Mother

    TROMBARI: The Devil's Hopyard
    Trombari: Devils Hopyard

    MORGAN POWELL: The Morgan Powell Jazz Album
    The Morgan Powell Jazz Album

    Jazz Venues in Champaign-Urbana

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