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 9/12/2021

Tuesday 9/14/2021

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

Kavi Naidu (saxophone), Chip Stevens (piano), Emma Taylor (bass), Frank Kurtz (drums)

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

Brian Stark (saxophone), Paul Mock (guitar), Jose Gobbo (guitar), Andre Goncalves (bass), Matthew Miller (drums)

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

Thursday 9/16/2021

Katie Flynn Group at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (8:30pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Katie Flynn (vocals) and friends

Friday 9/17/2021

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

Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Chip McNeill (saxophone), Jesus Fuentes (keyboard), Emma Taylor (bass), Frank Kurtz (drums)

Brian Stark and the Blue Funk All-Stars at NOLA's Rock Bar in Urbana (5-7pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Brian Stark (saxophone) and friends

Saturday 9/18/2021

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

Armand Beaudoin (bassetto) Ricardo Flores (percussion) Doro Martirano (violin) , Matt Stewart (guitar and vocals)

Week of 9/19/2021

Tuesday 9/21/2021

Josh Quirk and Friends at Boomerangs Bar and Grill in in Urbana (6-9pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Frank Parker (trumpet), Jose Gobbo (guitar), Ben Taylor (bass), Josh Quirk (drums)

UIUC Jazz Faculty 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 9/22/2021

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

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

Sunday 9/26/2021

Corea & Congas: A Latin Jazz Tribtue to Chick Corea at Rose Bowl Tavern in in Urbana (4-6pm, no cover/donations encouraged)
A Latin-jazz tribute to Chick Corea, featuring all local Jazz musicians. Kurt Reeder (piano and director), Andrey Gonçalves (bass), Ricardo Flores (congas), Jeff Magby (bongos), Brandt Roberts (timbales), Tito Carrillo (trumpet), Ben Carrasquillo (trombone), Brian Stark (tenor sax & flute)

Week of 9/26/2021

Sunday 9/26/2021

Corea and Congas at Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana (4-6pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Kurt Reeder (keyboard), Andrey Gonçalves (bass), Ricardo Flores (congas), Jeff Magby (bongos), Brandt Roberts (timbales), Tito Carrillo (trumpet), Ben Carrasquillo (trombone), Brian Stark (saxophone/flute)

Tuesday 9/28/2021

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

Joan Hickey (keyboard), Larry Gray (bass), Joel Spencer (drums)

Chip McNeil Quartet at Boomerangs Bar and Grill in in Urbana (6-9pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Chip McNeill (saxophone) and friends

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

Thursday 9/30/2021

Hot Club of Urbana at Rose Bowl Tavern in in Urbana (5-7pm, no cover/donations encouraged)

Friday 10/1/2021

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

Week of 10/3/2021

Tuesday 10/5/2021

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)

Week of 10/10/2021

Tuesday 10/12/2021

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)

Week of 10/17/2021

Tuesday 10/19/2021

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)

Week of 10/24/2021

Tuesday 10/26/2021

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)