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.


    Month of October, 2018

    Week of October 14, 2018

    • Sunday, 10/14/2018
      • CHRIS HARTLEY / MELINDA ROSE DUO
        at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
        2-4pm, no cover
    • Monday, 10/15/2018
      • TRADITIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA
        Morgan Powell (trombone), Randy Salman (clarinet), Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Mike Miller (banjo/guitar), Armand Beadoin (bass)
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        5-7pm, cover charged
    • Tuesday, 10/16/2018
      • JIM PRYOR (solo piano)
        at CRUDO (116 N Walnut 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, 10/17/2018
      • CHIP McNEILL GROUP
        Chip McNeill (saxophone) et al.
        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, 10/18/2018
      • UIUC LATIN JAZZ VOCALISTS (Stark)
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        7-9pm, cover charged
    • Friday, 10/19/2018
      • JIM PRYOR (solo piano)
        at SILVERCREEK RESTAURANT (Urbana)
        5:30-7:30pm, no cover
    • Saturday, 10/20/2018
      • BEN NICHOLS GROUP
        Travis Thacker (saxophone), Stefen Robinson/ (mandolin), Ryan Nolan (bass), Michael Carlson (drums)
        at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
        9-11pm, no cover

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    Week of October 21, 2018

    • Sunday, 10/21/2018
      • KATIE FLYNN DUO
        Katie Flynn (vocals) et al.
        at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
        2-4pm, no cover
    • Monday, 10/22/2018
      • 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, 10/23/2018
      • JOAN HICKEY TRIO w/MELINDA ROSE
        Joan Hickey (piano), Melinda Rose (vocals) et al.
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        7-10pm, cover charged
      • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
        Band TBA
        at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
        7-10pm, no cover
    • Wednesday, 10/24/2018
      • SSG CONFIGURATIONS
        Chip Stephens (piano), Larry Gray (bass), Joel Spencer (drums)
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        6pm, cover charged
      • JIM PRYOR (solo piano)
        at NANDO MILANO (204 N. Neil St, Champaign)
        6-8pm, no cover
      • THE BRYAN HOLLOWAY SOMETHIN'
        Bryan Holloway (keyboard), Ben Taylor (bass), Jay Ferguson (drums)
        at THE BRASS RAIL (15 E. University Ave., Champaign)
        9pm-12am, no cover
      • JAZZ JAM
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        10pm, no cover
    • Thursday, 10/25/2018
      • BRIAN STARK QUARTET
        at KRANNERT CENTER FOR THE PERFOMING ARTS (lobby)
        5-7pm, free admission
      • GRAY WILKERSON RA TRIO
        at KRANNERT ART MUSEUM
        7-8:30pm, free admission
      • UIUC JAZZ GUITAR/SAXOPHONE ENSEMBLES (Stark)
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        7-9pm, cover charged
      • VANDOJAM feat SHAREL CASSITY
        Sherl Cassity (saxophone) et al.
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        9pm, no cover (?)
    • Friday, 10/26/2018
      • JOEY GLASSMAN TRIO
        Joey Glassman (vibraphone) et al.
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        5-7pm, cover charged
      • BRAD WHEELER QUARTET
        Brad Wheeler (saxophone), Jim Pryor (piano), Armand Beaudoin (bass), Steve Adelman (drums)
        at BLACKBIRD URBANA (119 W Main St., Urbana)
        5-7pm, cover charged
      • FAT BABIES ROARING 20s DANCE PARTY
        at ALLEN HALL MAIN ROOM (UIUC, Urbana)
        7-10pm, free admission
      • OLD STYLE JAZZ SEXTET

        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        8-10:30pm, cover charged
    • Saturday, 10/27/2018
      • ADAM LARSON GROUP

        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        8-10:30pm, cover charged
      • BRIAN STARK QUARTET
        at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
        9-11pm, no cover

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    Week of October 28, 2018

    • Sunday, 10/28/2018
      • CHIP STEPHENS/GLENN WILSON DUO
        Chip Stephens (piano), Glenn Wilson (saxophone)
        at 25 O'CLOCK BREWING (208 W Griggs St, Urbana)
        11am-1pm, cover charged
      • JENELLE ORCHERTON JENTET
        Jenelle Orcherton (saxophone) et al.
        at CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY (200 W. Green St., Champaign)
        2-3pm, free admission
    • Monday, 10/29/2018
      • PARKLAND IMPROV
        Kavin Hart, director
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        5-7pm, no cover
      • IRON POST BIG BAND
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        8-10pm, no cover
    • Tuesday, 10/30/2018
      • 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, 10/31/2018
      • CHIP McNEILL GROUP
        Chip McNeill (saxophone) et al.
        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

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    Month of November, 2018

    • Saturday, 11/3/2018
      • LATIN JAZZ PROJECT
        at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
        9-11pm, no cover

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    Week of November 4, 2018

    • Tuesday, 11/6/2018
      • TRADITIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA
        Tom Birkner (cornet), Morgan Powell (trombone), Randy Salman (clarinet), Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Mike Miller (banjo/guitar), Dan Anderson (sousaphone)
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        5-7pm, cover charged
      • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
        Band TBA
        at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
        7-10pm, no cover
    • Friday, 11/9/2018
      • JAZZ FRIENDS QUINTET
        Erik Lund (trombone), Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), George Turner (guitar), Ricardo Flores (drums), et al.
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        5pm, cover charged
    • Saturday, 11/10/2018
      • CHIP McNEILL QUARTET
        Chip McNeill (saxophone) et al.
        at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
        9-11pm, no cover

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    Week of November 11, 2018

    • Tuesday, 11/13/2018
      • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
        Band TBA
        at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
        7-10pm, no cover
    • Friday, 11/16/2018
      • JEFF HELGESEN & FRIENDS
        Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Jim Pryor (piano),
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        5-7pm, cover charged
    • Saturday, 11/17/2018
      • JONNY BECKETT'S JIVE BAG
        Jonny Beckett (saxophone) et al.
        at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
        9-11pm, no cover

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    Week of November 18, 2018

    • Tuesday, 11/20/2018
      • 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
    • Saturday, 11/24/2018
      • 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 November 25, 2018

    • Tuesday, 11/27/2018
      • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
        Band TBA
        at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
        7-10pm, no cover
    • Friday, 11/30/2018
      • JIM PRYOR (solo piano)
        at SILVERCREEK RESTAURANT (Urbana)
        5:30-7:30pm, no cover

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    Month of December, 2018

    • Saturday, 12/1/2018
      • CRYSTAL REBONE QUINTET
        Crystal Rebone (bass) et al.
        at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
        9-11pm, no cover

    Week of December 2, 2018

    • Saturday, 12/8/2018
      • MITCHELL MAFTEAN QUINTET
        at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
        9-11pm, no cover

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    Week of December 9, 2018

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    Week of December 16, 2018

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    Week of December 23, 2018

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    Week of December 30, 2018

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