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 November, 2017

Week of November 12, 2017

  • Tuesday, 11/14/2017
    • LARRY GRAY PROJECTS 2017
      Larry Gray (tba) et al.
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7-9pm, cover charged
    • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
      Brad Wheeler (saxophone), Jim Pryor (piano), Ben Taylor (bass), Josh Quirk (drums)
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 11/15/2017
    • 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, 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), Jim Pryor (piano), Andrew Walits (bass), Josh Quirk (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5-7pm, cover charged
    • MIKE FENOGLIO GROUP
      Mike Fenoglio (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, 11/18/2017
    • CENTRAL ILLINOIS FOODBANK FUNDRAISER
      featuring Traditional Jazz Orchestra, Almost "A" Ensemble, and Dawna and the Virtues
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6-10pm, cover charged
    • NOAH MAC (solo saxophone)
      Noah Maclaughry (saxophone)
      at V. PICASSO (122 N Neil St, Champaign)
      6-9pm, no cover
    • CESAR MENDOZA TRIO
      Cesar Mendoza (trombone), Andrew Walits (bass), James Sims (drums)
      at FIESTA CAFE (216 S 1st St, Champaign)
      9-11pm, no cover

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Week of November 19, 2017

  • Sunday, 11/19/2017
    • CRAIG RUSSO LATIN JAZZ PROJECT
      Craig Russo (drums/percussion) et al.
      at URBANA FREE LIBRARY (Race St., Urbana)
      2-3pm, free admission
    • NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MACHINE
      Carl Johnson (saxophone/clarinet), Nancy Livingston (vocals), Nick Schneider (piano) Josh Houchin (bass), Bob Towner (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6-8pm, cover charged
  • Tuesday, 11/21/2017
    • 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, 11/22/2017
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at NANDO MILANO (204 N. Neil St, Champaign)
      6-8pm, 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

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Week of November 26, 2017

  • Monday, 11/27/2017
    • CHRIS MADSEN GROUP
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6pm, cover charged
    • PARKLAND JAZZ COMBO

      at PARKLAND COLLEGE SECOND STAGE THEATER (Champaign)
      7pm, cover charged
  • Tuesday, 11/28/2017
    • JOSÉ GOBBO ORGAN TRIO
      José Gobbo (guiar), Chip Stephens (organ), Joel Spencer (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5:30-7:30pm, cover charged
    • JAZZ AT BOOMERANGS
      Band TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 11/29/2017
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at NANDO MILANO (204 N. Neil St, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
    • 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, 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
    • CHIP McNEILL GROUP
      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, 12/2/2017
    • NOAH MAC (solo saxophone)
      Noah Maclaughry (saxophone)
      at V. PICASSO (122 N Neil St, Champaign)
      6-9pm, 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
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at NANDO MILANO (204 N. Neil St, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
    • 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
    • NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MACHINE
      Carlyle Johnson (saxophone/clarinet) 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, 12/9/2017
    • JEFF HELGESEN/SCOTT FRILLMAN QUINTET
      Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Scott Frillman (saxophone), Jim Pryor (piano), Crystal Rebone (bass), Andy Wheelock (drums)
      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 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
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at NANDO MILANO (204 N. Neil St, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
    • 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), Crystal Rebone (bass), 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

  • Sunday, 12/17/2017
    • NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MACHINE
      Carlyle Johnson (clarinet/saxophone) et al.
      at URBANA FREE LIBRARY (Race St., Urbana)
      2-3pm, free admission
  • Tuesday, 12/19/2017
    • 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, 12/20/2017
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at NANDO MILANO (204 N. Neil St, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
    • JAZZ JAM SESSION
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Friday, 12/22/2017
    • CHIP McNEILL GROUP
      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, 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
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at NANDO MILANO (204 N. Neil St, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
    • 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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