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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.
March 8 SPECIAL K's KERN & KIRK - This evening's presentation by John Moscinski is "Special K’s: Kern and Kirk." Jazz impressions of the music of Jerome Kern, followed by a live performance DVD featuring the multi- instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk.
March 15 SIMPLE TRUTHS: TERENCE BLANCHARD - Tonight's presentation by Lee Goode is "Simple Truths: Terence Blanchard.
March 22 13TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY - LIVE JAZZ - MARSHALL VENTE OCTEET - This evening is our 13th Anniversary Party with the live jazz being provided by the great Marshall Vente Octet. For this event there will be a $10 cover charge. All are welcome.
March 29 BIG BAND BIRD - Tonight's presentation by society president, Ian Tiele is "Big Band Bird" Ian will take a look at some of the music that Charlie Parker made with larger ensembles.
April 5 BIG CHIEF: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF DONALD HARRISON JR. - This evening's presentation by Doug Taylor looks at the life and work of trumpeter, Donald Harrison Jr.
April 12 VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLES - Tonight's presentation by Jim Curto looks at the music made by vocal jazz ensembles.
April 19 LIVE JAZZ - JOE POLICASTRO TRIO - This evening's live jazz will be provided by the Joe Policastro Trio. For this event there is a $10 cover charge for non-BJS members. BJS members pay $7 (with membership card).
April 26 TBA - Tonight's presentation by Lee Goode is to be arranged.
May 3 CELEBRITY SAX WITH THE BIG BANDS - This evening's presentation by society president, Ian Tiele looks at how some of the famous big bands used the talents of guest saxophone players during their heyday.
May 10 1957 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL - Tonight's presentation by Perry Huntoon takes a look at the music played at the famous 1957 Newport Jazz Festival.
May 17 LIVE JAZZ - THE GIVING TRIO - This evening's live jazz will be provided by the Giving Trio. For this event there is a $10 cover charge for non-BJS members. BJS members pay $7 (with membership card).
Program subject to change without notice.