SCHEDULE (subject to change)
The live big band swing jazz music of the Jazz Consortium Big Band can be experienced in the Chicago area and suburbs at these performances (schedule subject to change):
DURTY NELLIE'S RESTAURANT/PUB
Jump-start Valentine's Day! Bring your Valentine (or treat yourself) to some romantic Big Band tunes and a bunch more lively ones! Plus, Grant Community High School's Jazz Ensemble opens for us at 6pm, followed by us 6:30-9pm. Two exciting bands, good food and drink, a lively crowd and YOU, in a casual, friendly atmosphere! Cover commences at 6:30: $10 cash adults, $5 students 17 & under. 180 N. Smith St., Palatine, IL. Reservations STRONGLY suggested: 847.358.9150, then press 0. www.durtynellies.com
FITZ'S SPARE KEYS RESTAURANT/BAR
We're playing the 4TH SUNDAY EVERY MONTH at Fitz's Spare Keys in 2020! 6-9pm. And Schaumburg High School Jazz Ensemble is our special guest! All ages as always, and food & drink served all evening in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Schaumburg's band at 6:00, followed by us. Cover commences at 6:30: $10 cash adults, $5 students 17 & under. 119 N. York St., Elmhurst, IL. Reservations strongly encouraged at 630.379.5007. www.fitzssparekeys.com
DURTY NELLIE'S RESTAURANT/PUB
Did you resolve to hear more live music in 2020? Then, come out to hear us with the Elk Grove High School Jazz Ensemble! Two exciting bands, good food and drink, a lively crowd and YOU, in a casual, friendly atmosphere! Elk Grove's band at 6:00, followed by us 6:30-9pm. Cover commences at 6:30: $10 cash adults, $5 students 17 & under. 180 N. Smith St., Palatine, IL. Reservations STRONGLY suggested: 847.358.9150, then press 0. www.durtynellies.com
"I can't tell you how much I enjoyed the show last night! I am so glad you were at FitzGerald's ...You guys deserve a standing O for every song..."
"Man, what a cool time last night... The Jazz Consortium really puts out a tight wall of sound! Favorites of the night-- Grape Jelly; Mercy, Mercy!; Sing, Sing, Sing; ...and my Absolute Favorite...Fanfare for the Common Man..." --Kurt M.
“The JCBB did a great rendition of ‘In the Mood’! There's a little too much snobbery against classics like that one! And when people hear bands like the JCBB play those classics, they'll truly understand why they became classics in the first place! Keep up the good work!"
--Chicagoland Big Band Jazz Society
"Went to see an absolutely superb performance by The Jazz Consortium @ Durty Nellie's this eve. ...My compliments to you and everyone in the group!! A wonderful mix of great talent & composers!!" --Ariel S.
FITZ'S SPARE KEYS--CANCELED
As a result of Gov. Pritzker's proclamation ordering all restaurants and bars across the state to be closed to dine-in customers in a further attempt to curb the coronavirus, our performance at Fitz's Spare Keys has been canceled.
We'll be back playing live as soon as possible--stay tuned and stay safe!
"You guys are great. I was finally able to catch one set a few weeks ago, and you guys were on fire. Great job!" --Barb R.
"Just had the most wonderful evening listening to Roy Vombrack lead the Big Band Jazz Consortium tonight! Truly Sensational!...I tell you that this band is hot hot hot!...I look forward to when I get to see them play again!"
"These guys are legit." --Katie K.