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Your Guide to Chicago Jazz Hotspots

Outside of New Orleans itself, there is nowhere more famous for its jazz roots than the Windy City, and Concierge Preferred can give visitors and city dwellers alike the latest information on the most popular Chicago jazz hotspots. Getting its start in the 1920’s, Chicago jazz was founded on the instrumental principles of legends like trumpeter Jimmy McPartland, tenor saxophonist Bud Freeman, clarinetist Frank Teschemacher, and the legendary Louis Armstrong. Though much of their style mimicked traditional New Orleans jazz, the Chicago style found its niche with its emphasis on individual solos, a less relaxed feeling, and a smaller reliance on elements from traditional African American music of the 19th century. The roaring '20s were an exciting time in Chicago in large part due to the rise of jazz music and the cultural implications associated with this monumental development.

Almost 100 years later, jazz in Chicago is still a major force in the music industry. A number of jazz hotspots exist throughout the Windy City. No matter where you are located within city limits, a great place for jazz isn’t far away.

The Hottest Jazz Clubs in Chicago

When it comes to jazz music in Chicago, there are several different environments to choose from. Andy’s Jazz Club, located at 11 E. Hubbard St. in the heart of River North, is one of the most famous and well-respected jazz establishments the city has to offer. Most of Andy’s acts are local and focus on mainstream, traditional and be-bop jazz. Andy’s Jazz club offers tables for dining and a setting geared toward those who are looking for a night of great music in a relaxed atmosphere.

The Chicago Jazz Ensemble is a Chicago jazz hotspot and a great option for those who want to experience classical jazz music in its purest form. This internationally known professional jazz orchestra resides at Chicago’s Columbia College, where many of its members are also instructors at its nationally acclaimed music department. Members of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble bring vast experience as recording artists, composers, and noted instructors. For ticket information and show dates, visit the Chicago Jazz Ensemble website.

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