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June 22 WHAT'S IN MY COLLECTION?" - Tonight's audio-visual presentation by Marc Kritzer is "What's in My Collection?" Marc will share some of the treasures in his music collection.
June 29 JIM COOPER/MARK COLBY QUARTET - This evening's live jazz is presented by the Jim Cooper/Mark Colby Quartet. Vibraphonist, Jim Cooper teams up with Chicago’s top tenor saxophonist, Mark Colby for a night of incredible jazz. 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.
July 6 A NIGHT AT THE MONTMARTRE - Tonight, society president Ian Tiele takes an audio-visual look at some of the live jazz recorded at Copenhagen's famous Montmartre jazz club.
July 13 STAN KENTON: A LOOK AT THE EARLY 1950's RECORDINGS - This evening's presentation by Perry Huntoon is "Stan Kenton: A Look at the Early 1950's Recordings."
July 20 BEST OF FIFTIES JAZZ? (part 2) - Tonight, John Moscinski presents the second half of his “Best of Fifties Jazz?” presentation, where the audience will again decide on the music to be played.
July 27 DOUBLE OR NOTHING - This evening's presentation by Ian Tiele and Lee Goode is "Double or Nothing." Ian and Lee will discuss musicians who regularly play more than one type of instrument."
August 3 LIVE JAZZ - “SPATS” STUDEBAKER TRIO - Tonight's live jazz is presented by the “Spats” Studebaker Trio. We welcome back the wonderful “Spats” Studebaker Trio for their third appearance in the Jazz Room. 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.
August 10 TBA - This evening’s presentation by John Moscinski is to be arranged.
August 17 POST PRESENTATION TUNES - Tonight’s presentation by Marc Kritzer is “Post Presentation Tunes.”
August 24 BILL EVANS - TIME REMEMBERED - This evening’s presentation by Jim Curto is "Bill Evans - Time Remembered."
August 31 TRIP TO CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL - Tonight, we have hired a bus to take us to the opening night of the 2017 Chicago Jazz Festival in Millennium Park to see George Freeman's 90th Birthday Celebration and Dizzy Gillespie’s Centennial Celebration with Jon Faddis and the Chicago Jazz Festival Big Band. Tickets are $22 (BJS members will receive 3 free lines of raffle tickets). The bus will leave Sawa's Old Warsaw at 5:30 p.m. and will return to Sawa's at approximately 10:00 p.m. All are welcome on this trip. There will be NO meeting in the Jazz Room this evening.
September 7 JAZZ MOVIE AND SOCIAL EVENING - This evening we will have a "Jazz Movie and Social Evening." We will watch a short jazz movie and then have a social hour where you can bring a CD or DVD to play and discuss.
Program subject to change without notice.