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 April, 2019

    Week of April 21, 2019

    • Sunday, 4/21/2019
      • PAUL MOCK DUO
        at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
        2-4pm, no cover
    • Monday, 4/22/2019
    • Tuesday, 4/23/2019
      • PETER TIJERINA NONET w/SOFIA IMBIMBO
        Sofia Imbimbo (vocals), Justin Dyar (trumpet), Peter Tijerina (trombone), Reggie Lewis (saxophone) Howard Weiss (saxophone/clarinet) John Offutt (saxophone), Jose Gobbo (guitar), Kurt Reeder (piano), Jon Small (bass), Nikola Djokic (drums)
        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, 4/24/2019
      • 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
    • Thursday, 4/25/2019
      • JIM PUGH'S REPERTORY JAZZ ORCHESTRA
        Jim Pugh (conductor), Karen Blackall (conductor)
        at KRANNERT CENER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (Studio Theater, Goodwin Ave., Urbana)
        7:30pm, admission charged
    • Friday, 4/26/2019
      • 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, no cover
    • Saturday, 4/27/2019
      • CHIP STEPHENS/GLENN WILSON GROUP
        Chip Stephens (piano), Glenn Wilson (saxophone) et al.
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        6-8pm, cover charged
      • ELIS ARTZ GROUP
        at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
        9-11pm, no cover

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    Week of April 28, 2019

    • Sunday, 4/28/2019
      • BRIAN STARK FLAMENCO DUO
        at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
        9-11pm, no cover
    • Monday, 4/29/2019
      • PARKLAND JAZZ COMBO
        at PARKLAND SECOND STAGE THEATER (Parkland College, Champaign)
        7pm, free admission
      • IRON POST BIG BAND
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        6-8pm, cover charged
    • Tuesday, 4/30/2019
      • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
        Band TBA
        at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
        7-10pm, no cover

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    Month of May, 2019

    • Friday, 5/3/2019
      • MIKE HARMON CD RELEASE PARTY
        Dan Pierson (piano), Greg Tuohey (guitar), Mike Harmon (bass), Matt Carroll (drums)
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        7-9pm, cover charged
      • NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MACHINE
        Carlyle Johnson (clarinet/saxophone) et al.
        at BLACKBIRD URBANA (119 W Main St., Urbana)
        5-7pm, no cover
      • GOBBO/LEWIS DUO
        José Gobbo (guitar), Reggie Lewis (saxophone)
        at CRUDO (116 N Walnut St., Champaign)
        8-10pm, no cover

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    Week of May 5, 2019

    • Wednesday, 5/8/2019
      • LARRY GRAY PIANO TRIO
        Larry Gray (piano), Jonathan Small (bass), Frank Kurtz (drums)
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        6-8pm, cover charged
    • Thursday, 5/9/2019
      • KEVIN HART TRIO
        Kevin Hart (keyboard), Todd Gallagher (bass), Jeff Magby (drums)
        at BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE (100 Trade Center Drive, Champaign)
        6pm, no cover

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    Week of May 12, 2019

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    Week of May 19, 2019

    • Wednesday, 5/22/2019
      • LARRY GRAY GUITAR TRIO
        Larry Gray (guitar), Emma Taylor (bass), Frank Kurtz (drums)
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        6-8pm, cover charged

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    Week of May 26, 2019

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    Month of June, 2019

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    Week of June 2, 2019

    • Tuesday, 6/4/2019
      • 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

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    Week of June 9, 2019

    • Tuesday, 6/11/2019
      • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
        Band TBA
        at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
        7-10pm, no cover

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    Week of June 16, 2019

    • Tuesday, 6/18/2019
      • CHURCH STREET RAMBLERS
        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
    • Friday, 6/21/2015
      • JEFF HELGESEN QUINTET w/CHIP McNEILL
        Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Chip McNeill (saxophone)
        at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
        5-7pm, cover charged

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    Week of June 23, 2019

    • Tuesday, 6/25/2019
      • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
        Band TBA
        at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
        7-10pm, no cover

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    Week of June 30, 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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