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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.
May 4 LIONEL HAMPTON - This evening's presentation by Jim Curto is "Lionel Hampton." Jim will take a look at the life and career of this legendary vibraphonist, piano player, drummer, vocalist and bandleader.
May 11 THE JAZZ SIDE OF HARRY JAMES - Tonight's presentation by Perry Huntoon looks at the jazz side of trumpeter Harry James' playing; An overview of Harry's jazz artistry from the earlier years (1937-54) followed by a focus on his 1957-61 Capitol & MGM recordings.
May 18 THE TRUMPET - This evening's presentation by guest presenter/musician, James Hatfield is "The Trumpet." James discuss the origin and development of the trumpet itself, culminating in its arrival as an important jazz instrument. He will talk about the many styles of jazz trumpet playing with video exemplifying the approaches chosen by Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker and others.
May 25 A NIGHT AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD - Tonight, society president Ian Tiele takes an audio-visual look at some of the live jazz recorded at New York's famous Village Vanguard club.
June 1 LIVE JAZZ - NUCLEAR JAZZ QUARKTET - Tonight's live jazz is brought to us by the Nuclear Jazz Quarktet. For this event there is a minimum band donation of $7 for BJS members (with membership card). Non-BJS members pay a cover charge of $10.
June 8 TBA - Tonight's presentation by Lee Goode is to be arranged.\\June 8 TBA - Tonight's presentation by Lee Goode is to be arranged.
June 15 TBA - This evening's presentation by John Moscinski is to be arranged.
Program subject to change without notice.