Jazz in Champaign-Urbana

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Week of 11/14/2021

Sunday 11/14/2021

Almost "A" Duo + Matt Stewart at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (4-6pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Dorothy Martirano (violin/effects), Armand Beaudoin (bassetto/effects), Matt Stewart (guitar)

Tuesday 11/16/2021

UIUC Jazz Guitar Ensemble at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (7:30pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Brad Wheeler Group at Boomerangs Bar and Grill in in Urbana (6-9pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Brad Wheeler (saxophone), Jose Gobbo (guitar), Ben Taylor (bass), Josh Quirk (drums)

Jazz Jam at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (9pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Wednesday 11/17/2021

Jesus Fuentes Quartet at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (5-7pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Friday 11/19/2021

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

Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Scott Frillman (saxophone), Kurt Reeder (keyboard), Emma Taylor (bass), Frank Kurtz (drums)

Simply This Quintet at NOLA's Rock Bar in Urbana (5-7pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Saturday 11/20/2021

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

Week of 11/21/2021

Sunday 11/21/2021

Katie Flynn w/Kurt Reeder at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (4-6pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Katie Flynn (vocals), Kurt Reeder (keyboard)

Monday 11/22/2021

Parkland Jazz Combo at Parkland College Second Stage Theatre in Champaign (7pm, free admission)

Jonny Beckett (saxophone), Jeffrey Corman-Mittlesteadt (guitar), Paul Freedman (guitar), Devin McClain (bass), Chris Walker (drums), Kevin Hart (leader/piano/vibes)

Tuesday 11/23/2021

Matthew Miller Group at Boomerangs Bar and Grill in in Urbana (6-9pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Brian Stark (saxophone), Matthew Miller (vibes), Ben Taylor (bass), John Sergel (drums)

Church Street Ramblers at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (6:30-8:30pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Jazz Jam at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (9pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Wednesday 11/24/2021

Jose Gobbo w/Sam Peters at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (5-7pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Jose Gobbo (guitar), Sam Peters (bass)

Friday 11/26/2021

Kavi Naidu Group at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (5-7pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Kavi Naidu (saxophone) and friends

New Orleans Jazz Machine at Nola's Rock Bar in Urbana (5-7pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Carlyle Johnson (saxophone/clarinet) and friends

Week of 11/28/2021

Sunday 11/28/2021

T.J. Quintet at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (3-5pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Tuesday 11/30/2021

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

Jim Pryor (keyboard), Reginald Lewis (saxophone), Emma Taylor (bass), Frank Kurtz (drums)

Jazz TBA at Boomerangs Bar and Grill in in Urbana (6-9pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Jazz Jam at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (9pm, no cover/donations encouraged

Wednesday 12/1/2021

Chip McNeill Quartet at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (5-7pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Chip McNeill (saxophone) and friends

Thursday 12/2/2021

UIUC Jazz Vocal Ensemble at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (7:30pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Friday 12/3/2021

Chip McNeill Quartet at Nola's Rock Bar in Urbana (5-7pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Chip McNeill (saxophone) and friends

Saturday 12/4/2021

UIUC Jazz Trumpet Studio Recital at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (4-6pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Week of 12/5/2021

Tuesday 12/7/2021

Jazz TBA at Boomerangs Bar and Grill in in Urbana (6-9pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

SSG Trio at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (6:30pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Chip Stephens (keyboard), Larry Gray (bass), Joel Spencer (drums)

Jazz Jam at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (9pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Wednesday 12/8/2021

Matthew Storie Quartet at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (5-7pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Friday 12/10/2021

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

Kavi Naidu Group at Nola's Rock Bar in Urbana (5-7pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Kavi Naidu (saxophone) and friends

Week of 12/12/2021

Tuesday 12/14/2021

Jazz TBA at Boomerangs Bar and Grill in in Urbana (6-9pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Illinois/Florida Jazz Collective at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (7:30-9pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Jazz Jam at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (9pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Wednesday 12/15/2021

Tito Carrillo Group at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (5-7pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Friday 12/17/2021

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

Brad Wheeler Group at Nola's Rock Bar in Urbana (5-7pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Brad Wheeler (saxophone) and friends

Week of 12/19/2021

Tuesday 12/21/2021

Jazz TBA at Boomerangs Bar and Grill in in Urbana (6-9pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Jazz Jam at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (9pm, no cover/donations encouraged

Wednesday 12/22/2021

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

Randy Salman (clarinet), Barry Wagner (trombone/vocals), Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Steve Meadows (banjo), Josh Houchin (bass)

Week of 12/26/2021

Tuesday 12/28/2021

Jazz TBA at Boomerangs Bar and Grill in in Urbana (6-9pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Jazz Jam at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (9pm, no cover/donations encouraged

Friday 12/31/2021

Vine Street Syncopators at Esquire Lounge in Champaign (5-8pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Randy Salman (clarinet), Barry Wagner (trombone/vocals), Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Steve Meadows (banjo), Josh Houchin (bass)