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Chicago Jazz

Introduction

Links here are to jazz organizations and sites that try to keep up with event dates and changes, but the jazz scene is fluid. When in doubt, search newspapers or websites in the Chicago Jazz Listings box to your left, then search for the club's own website; see the Classic Chicago Clubs box just below this one.

Jazz Radio

Since WBEZ changed over to an all-talk format, jazz and blues show up on college stations in Chicago these days. No one station can be heard via broadcast in all areas of Chicagoland, but the following offer streamed content:

Classic Chicago Clubs

These are the clubs that have been on the Chicago scene for years, places of pilgrimage for jazz lovers. For newer clubs, check under Chicago Jazz Listings, left column.

Subject Guide

Jazz Festivals in Chicago

In order by when the festival occurs: