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

Month of September, 2017

Week of September 17, 2017

  • Tuesday, 9/19/2017
    • CHURCH STREET RAMBLERS
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6pm, cover charged
    • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
      Band TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 9/20/2017
    • 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, 9/21/2017
    • UIUC JAZZ COMBO (McNeill)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7-9pm, cover charged
  • Friday, 9/22/2017
    • CHIP & THE DUDES

      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5-7pm, cover charged
    • CHIP McNEILL SAX PACK
      Chip McNeill (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)
  • 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

  • Monday, 9/25/2017
    • JOAN HICKEY TRIO
      Joan Hickey (piano), Larry Gray (bass), Joel Spencer (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7pm, cover charged
  • 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
  • Thursday, 9/28/2017
    • UIUC JAZZ COMBO (Copeland)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7-9pm, cover charged
  • Friday, 9/29/2017
    • 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)
  • Saturday, 9/30/2017
    • 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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Month of October, 2017

Week of October 1, 2017

  • Monday, 10/2/2017
    • IRON POST JAZZ ORCHESTRA
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      8pm, no cover
  • Tuesday, 10/3/2017
    • TRADITIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA
      Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Morgan Powell (trombone), Randy Salman (clarinet), Mike Miller (banjo/guitar), Dan Anderson (tuba)
      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
  • Wednesday, 10/4/2017
    • JAZZ JAM SESSION
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 10/5/2017
    • UIUC JAZZ COMBO (Carrillo)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7-9pm, cover charged
  • Friday, 10/6/2017
    • JOSÉ GOBBO AND FRIENDS
      José Gobbo (guitar) et al.
      at PIZZA M (208 W Main St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover (donation encouraged)
  • Saturday, 10/7/2017
    • 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 October 8, 2017

  • Tuesday, 10/10/2017
    • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
      Band TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 10/11/2017
    • JAZZ JAM SESSION
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 10/12/2017
    • UIUC JAZZ COMBO (Vocals)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7-9pm, cover charged
  • Friday, 10/13/2017
    • JAZZ FRIENDS QUINTET
      Erik Lund (trombone), Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), George Turner (guitar), Crystal Rebone (bass), Ricardo Flores (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5pm, cover charged
    • JOSÉ GOBBO AND FRIENDS
      José Gobbo (guitar) et al.
      at PIZZA M (208 W Main St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover (donation encouraged)
  • Saturday, 10/14/2017
    • 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 October 15, 2017

  • Tuesday, 10/17/2017
    • CHURCH STREET RAMBLERS
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6pm, cover charged
    • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
      Band TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 10/18/2017
    • JAZZ JAM SESSION
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 10/19/2017
    • UIUC JAZZ COMBO (Bridgewater)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7-9pm, cover charged
    • JAM SESSION hosted by CHRIS MADSEN
      Part of the 3rd annual CU Jazz Festival
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      9:30pm, cover charged
  • Friday, 10/20/2017
    • JEFF HELGESEN QUINTET w/CHIP McNEILL
      Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Chip McNeill (saxophone), et al.
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5-7pm, cover charged
    • DON HEITLER DUO
      Don Heitler (keyboard) et al.
      at SILVERCREEK RESTAURANT (Urbana)
      5:30-7:30pm, no cover
    • VICTOR BASTIDAS PROJECT
      Part of the 3rd annual CU Jazz Festival
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      8pm, cover charged
    • JOSÉ GOBBO AND FRIENDS
      José Gobbo (guitar) et al.
      at PIZZA M (208 W Main St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover (donation encouraged)
  • Saturday, 10/21/2017
    • 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
    • TOM LIPPINCOT TRIO / masterclass
      Part of the 3rd annual CU Jazz Festival
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      9pm, cover charged
    • KAVI NAIDU AND THE POBLANO PROJECT
      at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
      9-11pm, no cover

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Week of October 22, 2017

  • Sunday, 10/22/2017
    • JAZZ BRUNCH
      Part of the 3rd annual CU Jazz Festival: Tom Lippencot (solo guitar)
      at PIZZA M (208 W Main St, Urbana)
      11am, cover charged
  • Tuesday, 10/24/2017
    • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
      Band TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 10/25/2017
    • JAZZ JAM SESSION
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 10/26/2017
    • UIUC CONCERT JAZZ BAND/IUC JAZZ COMBO (Spencer)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7-9pm, cover charged
  • Friday, 10/27/2017
    • JOSÉ GOBBO AND FRIENDS
      José Gobbo (guitar) et al.
      at PIZZA M (208 W Main St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover (donation encouraged)
  • Saturday, 10/28/2017
    • JAZZ COLLECTIVE
      Cole Brandt (guitar), James Russell Sims (drums), Michell Meftean (bass), Max Hubbard (alto sax), Gabe Mitchell (tenor sax)
      at CURTIS ORCHARD (3902 S Duncan Rd, Champaign)
      noon-4pm, free admission
    • 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 October 29, 2017

  • Tuesday, 10/31/2017
    • 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 November, 2017

  • Wednesday, 11/1/2017
    • JAZZ JAM SESSION
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 11/2/2017
    • UIUC JAZZ BANDS #3/#4
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7-9pm, cover charged
  • Friday, 11/3/2017
    • JOSÉ GOBBO AND FRIENDS
      José Gobbo (guitar) et al.
      at PIZZA M (208 W Main St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover (donation encouraged)
  • Saturday, 11/4/2017
    • 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 November 5, 2017

  • Tuesday, 11/7/2017
    • TRADITIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA
      Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Morgan Powell (trombone), Randy Salman (clarinet), Mike Miller (banjo/guitar), Dan Anderson (tuba)
      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
  • Wednesday, 11/8/2017
    • JAZZ JAM SESSION
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 11/9/2017
    • UIUC JAZZ SAXOPHONE/GUITAR ENSEMBLES
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7-9pm, cover charged
  • Friday, 11/10/2017
    • JOSÉ GOBBO AND FRIENDS
      José Gobbo (guitar) et al.
      at PIZZA M (208 W Main St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover (donation encouraged)
  • Saturday, 11/11/2017
    • 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 November 12, 2017

  • Tuesday, 11/14/2017
    • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
      Band TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 11/15/2017
    • JAZZ JAM SESSION
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 11/16/2017
    • UIUC LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7-9pm, cover charged
  • Friday, 11/17/2017
    • JEFF HELGESEN QUINTET w/CHIP McNEILL
      Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Chip McNeill (saxophone), et al.
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5-7pm, cover charged
    • JOSÉ GOBBO AND FRIENDS
      José Gobbo (guitar) et al.
      at PIZZA M (208 W Main St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover (donation encouraged)
  • Saturday, 11/18/2017
    • TRADITIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA
      Jeff Helgesen (cornet), Morgan Powell (trombone), Randy Salman (clarinet), Mike Miller (banjo/guitar), Armand Beaudoin (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

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Week of November 19, 2017

  • Tuesday, 11/21/2017
    • CHURCH STREET RAMBLERS
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6pm, cover charged
    • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
      Band TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 11/22/2017
    • JAZZ JAM SESSION
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Friday, 11/24/2017
    • 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)
  • Saturday, 11/25/2017
    • 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 November 26, 2017

  • Tuesday, 11/28/2017
    • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
      Band TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 11/29/2017
    • JAZZ JAM SESSION
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 11/30/2017
    • UIUC JAZZ BAND #2
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7-9pm, cover charged

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Month of December, 2017

  • Friday, 12/1/2017
    • JOSÉ GOBBO AND FRIENDS
      José Gobbo (guitar) et al.
      at PIZZA M (208 W Main St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover (donation encouraged)
  • Saturday, 12/2/2017
    • 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

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Week of December 3, 2017

  • Tuesday, 12/5/2017
    • TRADITIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA
      Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Morgan Powell (trombone), Randy Salman (clarinet), Mike Miller (banjo/guitar), Dan Anderson (tuba)
      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
  • Wednesday, 12/6/2017
    • JAZZ JAM SESSION
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 12/7/2017
    • UIUC JAZZ COMBO (Gray)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7-9pm, cover charged
  • Friday, 12/8/2017
    • JOSÉ GOBBO AND FRIENDS
      José Gobbo (guitar) et al.
      at PIZZA M (208 W Main St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover (donation encouraged)
  • Saturday, 12/9/2017
    • 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 December 10, 2017

  • Tuesday, 12/12/2017
    • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
      Band TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 12/13/2017
    • JAZZ JAM SESSION
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Friday, 12/15/2017
    • JEFF HELGESEN QUINTET w/CHIP McNEILL
      Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Chip McNeill (saxophone), et al.
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5-7pm, cover charged
    • JOSÉ GOBBO AND FRIENDS
      José Gobbo (guitar) et al.
      at PIZZA M (208 W Main St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover (donation encouraged)
  • Saturday, 12/16/2017
    • TRADITIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA
      Jeff Helgesen (cornet), Morgan Powell (trombone), Randy Salman (clarinet), Mike Miller (banjo/guitar), Armand Beaudoin (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

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Week of December 17, 2017

  • Tuesday, 12/19/2017
    • CHURCH STREET RAMBLERS
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6pm, cover charged
    • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
      Band TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 12/20/2017
    • JAZZ JAM SESSION
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Friday, 12/22/2017
    • JOSÉ GOBBO AND FRIENDS
      José Gobbo (guitar) et al.
      at PIZZA M (208 W Main St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover (donation encouraged)
  • Saturday, 12/23/2017
    • 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 December 24, 2017

  • Sunday, 12/24/2017
    • DON HEITLER DUO
      Don Heitler (keyboard) et al.
      at SILVERCREEK RESTAURANT (Urbana)
      5:30-7:30pm, no cover
  • Tuesday, 12/26/2017
    • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
      Band TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 12/27/2017
    • JAZZ JAM SESSION
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Friday, 12/29/2017
    • JOSÉ GOBBO AND FRIENDS
      José Gobbo (guitar) et al.
      at PIZZA M (208 W Main St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover (donation encouraged)
  • Saturday, 12/30/2017
    • 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 December 31, 2017

  • Sunday, 12/31/2017
  • DON HEITLER DUO
    Don Heitler (keyboard) et al.
    at SILVERCREEK RESTAURANT (Urbana)
    5:30-7:30pm, no cover
  • TRADITIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA
    Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Morgan Powell (trombone), Randy Salman (clarinet), Mike Miller (banjo/guitar), Armand Beaudoin (bass)
    at THE ESQUIRE LOUNGE (106 N Walnut St, Champaign)
    5-8pm, no cover

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MORGAN POWELL: The Morgan Powell Jazz Album
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