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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):

NOV

10

SUN

DURTY NELLIE'S RESTAURANT/PUB

Mundelein High School Jazz Ensemble joins us as we salute our veterans and proudly sponsor our 9th Annual Holiday Food Drive at Durty Nellies!  6-9pm.  Bring a canned or non-perishable food item for donation to the Palatine Township Food Pantry while you enjoy the best Big Band variety anywhere!  All ages as always, and food & drink served all evening.  $10 cash cover, $5 students with ID.  180 N. Smith St., Palatine, IL.  Reservations are strongly encouraged at 847.358.9150, then press 0.  www.durtynellies.com​​

NOV

24

SUN

FITZ'S SPARE KEYS RESTAURANT/BAR

We're back at Fitz's Spare Keys every 4th Sunday through the end of the year!  

6-9pm.  Jacobs High School Jazz Ensemble joins us!  Bring a canned or non-perishable food item for donation to the Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry.  All ages, and food & drink served all evening.​​  Jacobs' band at 6:00, with us to follow.  Cover commences at 6:30--$10 cash cover, $5 students with ID.  119 N. York St., Elmhurst, IL.  Reservations strongly encouraged at 630.379.5007.  www.fitzssparekeys.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..."

--Virginia D.

"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 

DEC

8

SUN

DURTY NELLIE'S RESTAURANT/PUB

We're mixing in some jazzed-up holiday favorites with our usual blend of Swing and Jazz-Rock faves. 6-9pm.  And, the Huntley High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Rick Rohde, makes its second appearance opening for us!  Huntley's band at 6:00, with us to follow.  All ages.  Cover commences at 6:30--$10 cash cover, $5 students with ID.  180 N. Smith St., Palatine, IL.  Reservations are strongly encouraged at 847.358.9150, then press 0.  www.durtynellies.com​​

DEC

15

SUN

MORTON GROVE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Our 12-piece Big Band performs a FREE concert of Big Band swing and jazz-rock music, 2-3pm in the library's Baxter Room auditorium.  The all-ages concert will feature holiday favorites, plus ballads, swing and jazz-rock sounds from the repertoire of such iconic Big Bands as Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich and Maynard Ferguson.  6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove, IL.  Phone: 847.965.4220.  www.mgpl.org.

"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.

 

"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!"

--Kat D.

DEC

22

SUN

FITZ'S SPARE KEYS RESTAURANT/BAR

"These guys are legit." --Katie K.

We're mixing in some jazzed-up holiday favorites with our usual blend of Swing and Jazz-Rock faves.  6-9pm.  Come enjoy our Big Band favorites, from classic to contemporary!  All ages as always, and food & drink served all evening.​​  $10 cash cover, $5 students 17 and under with ID.  119 N. York St., Elmhurst, IL.  Reservations strongly encouraged at 630.379.5007.  www.fitzssparekeys.com