Jazz Events and Venues in Champaign-Urbana

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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.


Month of August, 2017

Week of August 13, 2017

  • Sunday, 8/13/2017
    • WEST OF STALEY
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7pm, cover charged
  • Monday, 8/14/2017
  • Tuesday, 8/15/2017
    • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
      Band TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
    • CHURCH STREET RAMBLERS
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6pm, cover charged
  • Wednesday, 8/16/2017
    • LARRY GRAY PROJECTS 2017 / TBA
      Whitney Ashe (piano), Larry Gray (bass), James Sims (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6-8pm, cover charged
    • JAZZ JAM SESSION
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 8/17/2017
    • JAZZ SEXTET with RAY SASAKI
      Ray Sasaki (trumpet/flugel), Howie Smith (saxophone), Morgan Powell (trombone), Chip Stephens (piano), Larry Gray (bass), Joel Spencer (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5-8pm, cover charged
  • Friday, 8/18/2017
    • JEFF HELGESEN QUINTET w/CHIP McNEILL
      Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Chip McNeill (saxophone), Paul Johnston (piano), Crystal Rebone (bass), Ricardo Flores (drums)
      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, no cover
    • JOSÉ GOBBO AND FRIENDS
      José Gobbo (guitar) et al.
      at PIZZA M (208 W Main St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover (donation encouraged)
    • CHIP McNEILL/LIZ BANASZAK DUO
      Chip McNeill (keyboard), Liz Banasczak (vocals)
      at HAMILTION WALKER'S (201 N. Neil Street, Champaign)
      9pm-midnight, no cover
    • GORAN IVANOVIC TRIO
      Goran Ivanovic (guitar), Mike Harmon (bass), Pete Tashjian (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      9pm, cover charged
  • Saturday, 8/19/2017
    • TRADITIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA
      Jeff Helgesen (cornet), Morgan Powell (trombone), Randy Salman (clarinet), Mike Miller (banjo/guitar), Josh Houchin (bass)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6-8pm, cover charged
    • NOAH MAC (solo saxophone)
      Noah Maclaughry (saxophone)
      at V. PICASSO (122 N Neil St, Champaign)
      6-9pm, no cover
    • KAVI NAIDU AND THE POBLANO PROJECT
      at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
      9-11pm, no cover
    • JJR JAM BAND
      Jose Gobbo (guitar), Ryan Byfield (keyboard), Matthey Lawrence (bass), Justin Simmonds (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      9pm, cover charged

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Week of August 20, 2017

  • Monday, 8/21/2017
    • JOSE GOBBO GROUP
      Jose Gobbo (guitar/vocals), Whitney Ashe (piano), Sam Peters (bass), Neil Hemphill (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7-9pm, cover charged
  • Tuesday, 8/22/2017
    • JIM PRYOR QUARTET
      Jim Pryor (piano), Justin Copeland (trumpet), Crystal Rebone (bass), James Sims (drums)
      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, 8/23/2017
    • CHIP McNEILL GROUP
      Chip McNeill (saxophone) et al.
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6pm, cover charged
    • JAZZ JAM SESSION
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 8/24/2017
  • Friday, 8/25/2017
    • DON HEITLER DUO
      Don Heitler (keyboard) et al.
      at SILVERCREEK RESTAURANT (Urbana)
      5:30-7:30pm, no cover
    • JOSÉ GOBBO AND FRIENDS
      José Gobbo (guitar) et al.
      at PIZZA M (208 W Main St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover (donation encouraged)
    • CHIP McNEILL/TANIA COAMBS
      Chip McNeill (keyboard), Tania Coambs (vocals)
      at HAMILTION WALKER'S (201 N. Neil Street, Champaign)
      9pm-midnight, no cover
  • Saturday, 8/26/2017
    • KEVIN HART TRIO
      Kevin Hart (keyboard), Crystal Rebone (bass), Jeff Magby (drums)
      at BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE (100 Trade Center Drive, Champaign)
      6-10pm, no cover
    • NOAH MAC (solo saxophone)
      Noah Maclaughry (saxophone)
      at V. PICASSO (122 N Neil St, Champaign)
      6-9pm, no cover
    • KAVI NAIDU AND THE POBLANO PROJECT
      at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
      9-11pm, no cover

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Week of August 27, 2017

  • Monday, 8/28/2017
  • Tuesday, 8/29/2017
    • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
      Band TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
    • DERICK CORDOBA QUINTET
      Derick Cordoba (guitar), Robert Brooks (saxophone), Whitney Ashe (piano), Crystal Rebone (bass), Andy Wheelock (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      8-10pm, cover charged
  • Wednesday, 8/30/2017
    • UIUC JAZZ FACULTY
      Chip McNeill (saxophone) et al.
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6pm, cover charged
    • JAZZ JAM SESSION
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 8/31/2017
    • UIUC JAZZ COMBO
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7pm, cover charged

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Month of September, 2017

  • Friday, 9/1/2017
    • PETER TIJERINA QUINTET w/CROFTON COLEMAN
      Peter Tijerina (trombone), Crofton Coleman (vocals), et al.
      at HAMILTION WALKER'S (201 N. Neil Street, Champaign)
      9pm-midnight, no cover
  • Saturday, 9/2/2017
    • NOAH MAC (solo saxophone)
      Noah Maclaughry (saxophone)
      at V. PICASSO (122 N Neil St, Champaign)
      6-9pm, no cover
    • KAVI NAIDU AND THE POBLANO PROJECT
      at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
      9-11pm, no cover

Week of September 3, 2017

  • Tuesday, 9/5/2017
    • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
      Band TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 9/6/2017
    • JAZZ JAM SESSION
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Friday, 9/8/2017
  • Saturday, 9/9/2017
    • NOAH MAC (solo saxophone)
      Noah Maclaughry (saxophone)
      at V. PICASSO (122 N Neil St, Champaign)
      6-9pm, no cover
    • KAVI NAIDU AND THE POBLANO PROJECT
      at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
      9-11pm, no cover

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Week of September 10, 2017

  • Tuesday, 9/12/2017
    • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
      Band TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 9/13/2017
    • JAZZ JAM SESSION
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Friday, 9/15/2017
    • KATIE FLYNN SEXTET
      Katie Flynn (vocals) et al.
      at HAMILTION WALKER'S (201 N. Neil Street, Champaign)
      9pm-midnight, no cover
  • Saturday, 9/16/2017
    • NOAH MAC (solo saxophone)
      Noah Maclaughry (saxophone)
      at V. PICASSO (122 N Neil St, Champaign)
      6-9pm, no cover
    • KAVI NAIDU AND THE POBLANO PROJECT
      at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
      9-11pm, no cover

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Week of September 17, 2017

  • Tuesday, 9/19/2017
    • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
      Band TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 9/20/2017
    • JAZZ JAM SESSION
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Saturday, 9/23/2017
    • NOAH MAC (solo saxophone)
      Noah Maclaughry (saxophone)
      at V. PICASSO (122 N Neil St, Champaign)
      6-9pm, no cover
    • KAVI NAIDU AND THE POBLANO PROJECT
      at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
      9-11pm, no cover

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Week of September 27, 2017

  • Tuesday, 9/26/2017
    • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
      Band TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 9/27/2017
    • JAZZ JAM SESSION
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Friday, 9/29/2017
    • DON HEITLER DUO
      Don Heitler (keyboard) et al.
      at SILVERCREEK RESTAURANT (Urbana)
      5:30-7:30pm, no cover
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  • Saturday, 9/31/2017
    • NOAH MAC (solo saxophone)
      Noah Maclaughry (saxophone)
      at V. PICASSO (122 N Neil St, Champaign)
      6-9pm, no cover
    • KAVI NAIDU AND THE POBLANO PROJECT
      at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
      9-11pm, no cover

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