Jazz 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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Week of 4/7/2024

Sunday 4/7/2024

Zouki Boom at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (4-6pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Wednesday 4/10/2024

Jim Pryor Trio at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (5-7pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Jazz Jam at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (10pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Thursday 4/11/2024

The Jaybirds at Gallery Art Bar in Urbana (7-9pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Leon Lewis-Nicol Trio at Seven Saints in Champaign (7-9pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Friday 4/12/2024

Erik Lund Jazz Friends Quintet at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (5-7pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Erik Lund (trombone), George Turner (guitar), Emma Taylor (bass), Ricardo Flores (drums)

Week of 4/14/2024

Sunday, 4/14/2024

CU International Jazz Day at Spurlock Museum in Urbana (2-3:30pm, free admission)

"Ellington Lives! Swingin' and Singin' Three Generations On"  led by UIUC professors Barrington Coleman and Larry Gray

Monday 4/15/2024

UIUC Repertory Jazz Orchestra at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (5:30-7:30pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Tuesday 4/16/2024

UIUC Jazz Band 3 at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (5-7pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Wednesday 4/17/2024

Jose Gobbo Trio ft. Raphael Ferreira at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (5-7pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Jazz Jam at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (10pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Thursday, 4/18/2024

Chip McNeil Quartet at Seven Saints in Champaign (7-9pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Friday 4/17/2024

Jeff Helgesen and Friends at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (5-7pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Scott Frillman (saxophone), Jeff Helgesen (flugelhorn), Jim Pryor (piano), Max Beckman (bass), Jay Ferguson (drums)

Week of 4/21/2024

Tuesday 4/23/2024

Brad Wheeler Fusioney Band at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (5-7pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Wednesday 4/24/2024

Vine Street Syncopators at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (5-7pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Jazz Jam at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (10pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Thursday, 4/25/2024

Leon Lewis-Nicol Trio at Seven Saints in Champaign (7-9pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Friday 4/26/2024

Jay Ferguson Trio at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (5-7pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Saturday 4/27/2024

New Orleans Jazz Machine at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (5-7pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Week of 4/28/2024

Wednesday 5/1/2024

Jazz Jam at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (10pm, no cover/donations encouraged)