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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 23 12TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY - LIVE JAZZ with the AVA LOGAN QUARTET - This evening we have our 12th Anniversary Party with live jazz performed by the Ava Logan Quartet. For this event there is a minimum band donation of $10. All are welcome to attend.
March 30 DR. LONNIE SMITH - Tonight's presentation by Lee Goode looks at the life and career of organist Dr. Lonnie Smith.
April 6 JAZZ BEHIND THE SCREEN - This evening's audio-visual presentation by Marty Blank and Marc Kritzer is "Jazz Behind the Screen." Marty and Marc will look at the ways that jazz music has been used in movies and TV throughout the years.
April 13 CONVERSATIONS IN JAZZ - Tonight's presentation by Doug Taylor is "Conversations in Jazz: The Ralph J. Gleason Interviews.".
April 20 JOHNNY DODDS - This evening's presentation by Lee Goode looks at the life and career of clarinetist Johnny Dodds.
April 27 LIVE JAZZ - MARSHALL VENTE OCTET - Tonight's live jazz will be provided by the Marshall Vente Octet. 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.
May 4 TBA - This evening's presentation is to be arranged.
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.
Program subject to change without notice.