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Our meetings are informative and a great place to meet like-minded people who enjoy jazz music. We cover all styles of jazz, including Dixieland, Ragtime, Stride, New Orleans, Swing, Big Band, Bebop, Hard Bop, Latin, and Fusion. We have jazz presentations, "Jazz Movie Nights" and "Jazz Social Nights" (where members and guests bring their own miusic to play and discuss). Once a month we stage live jazz using the cream of Chicagoland's musicians and vocalists.
Visit our News page for information on what is currently happening at the society and the Meeting Schedule section for a list of all forthcoming events. You can also check out our future live gigs on the Live Jazz page or take a look at our past meetings and events in our Diary.
You can come to meetings as little or as often as you like. Membership is free and everyone who has attended at least five regular (non-live jazz) meetings qualies for membership. Membership entitles you to special members-only benefits such as a discount of $3 on live jazz events, entry in our regular free members-only raffle and entrance to our Anniversary and Christmas members-only parties.
We have a minimum suggested band collection donation for guests at our live jazz events of $10 ($7 for members). At regular (non-live jazz) meetings we request a $2 donation and hold a weekly raffle to help defray the cost of running the society and to help with the staging of our live jazz events, so that we can bring in the best musicians possible.
If you are knowlegable on a particular aspect of jazz, why not volunteer to give a presentation? Talks are informal and you don't have to be an expert, just enthusiastic about your subject. Please contact Ian Tiele if this is something that you would be interested in doing.
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The Brookfield Jazz Society meets every Thursday from 7.00 to 9:30 p.m. (presentations/live music start at 7:15 p.m.). Meetings are held in the Jazz Room (lower level) at Sawa's Old Warsaw, 9200 W. Cermak Road, Broadview, IL 60155 (corner of 17th Avenue/Cermak Road). See a map of our location and get directions here.