Jazz Events and Venues in Champaign-Urbana

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Upcoming Jazz Events in Champaign-Urbana

Upcoming jazz events in the Champaign-Urbana area. List updated as time allows. To have your event included, please send email to champaignurbanajazz@gmail.com.


Month of February, 2016

Week of February 7, 2016

  • Monday, 2/8/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Tuesday, 2/9/2016
    • FAT TUESDAY PARTY w/JEFF HELGESEN & THE VINE STREET SYNCOPATORS
      Jeff Helgesen (cornet), Erik Lund (trombone), Randy Salman (clarinet), Mike Miller (banjo/guitar), Armand Beaudoin (bass)
      at ESQUIRE LOUNGE (106 North Walnut, Champaign)
      6-9pm, no cover
    • FAT TUESDAY PARTY w/NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MACHINE
      Carl Johnson (clarinet/saxophone), Barry Wagner (trombone), et al.
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5pm, no cover
    • FAT TUESDAY PARTY w/NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MACHINE
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7(?)-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 2/10/2016
    • SSG CONFIGURATIONS
      Chip Stephens (piano), Larry Gray (bass), Joel Spencer (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6pm, cover charged
    • MATT ENDRES TRIO
      Ryan Tomski (piano), Mikel Combs (bass), Matt Endres (drums)
      at BIG GROVE TAVERN (1 E. Main St., Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
    • JAZZ JAM
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 2/11/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
    • UIUC JAZZ BAND #2
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7pm, cover charged
  • Friday, 2/12/2016
    • JAZZ FRIENDS QUINTET
      Erik Lund (trombone), Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), George Turner (guitar), Sam Peters (bass), Ricardo Flores (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5pm, cover charged

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Week of February 14, 2016

  • Monday, 2/15/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Tuesday, 2/16/2016
    • CHURCH STREET RAMBLERS
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7pm, cover charged
    • DON HEITLER & FRIENDS
      Don Heitler (piano), Jose Emilio Gabbo Jr. (guitar), Kurt Shelby (bass), Josh Quirk (drums)
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 2/17/2016
    • CHIP McNEILL GROUP
      Chip McNeill (saxophone) et al.
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6pm, cover charged
    • JAZZ JAM
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 2/18/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
    • UIUC JAZZ BAND #3/UIUC JAZZ SAXOPHONE ENSEMBLE
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7pm, cover charged
  • Friday, 2/19/2016
    • JEFF HELGESEN & FRIENDS w/CHIP McNEILL
      Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Chip McNeill (saxophone), Paul Johnston (piano), Josh Houchin (bass), Gary Peyton (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5-7pm, cover charged
    • DON HEITLER/OLIVIA FLANIGAN DUO
      Don Heitler (keyboard), Olivia Flanigan (vocals)
      at SILVERCREEK RESTAURANT (Urbana)
      5:30-7:30pm, no cover
  • Saturday, 2/20/2016
    • TRADITIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA
      Tom Birkner (cornet), Randy Salman (clarinet/sax), Morgan Powell (trombone), Mike Miller (banjo/guitar), Armand Beaudoin (bass)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6-8pm, cover charged
  • Sunday, 2/21/2016
    • KEVIN HART & THE VIBE TRIBE
      Kevin Hart (vibraphone) et al.
      at URBANA FREE LIBRARY (Race St., Urbana)
      2pm, no cover

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Week of February 21, 2016

  • Monday, 2/22/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Tuesday, 2/23/2016
    • DON HEITLER & FRIENDS w/CHIP McNEILL
      Chip McNeill (saxophone), Don Heitler (piano), Crystal Rebone (bass), Josh Quirk (drums)
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
    • JOSÉ EMILIO GOBBO GROUP
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7pm, cover charged
  • Wednesday, 2/24/2016
    • SSG CONFIGURATIONS w/guest CHARLES McPHERSON
      Charles McPherson (saxophone), Chip Stephens (piano), Larry Gray (bass), Joel Spencer (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6pm, cover charged
    • MATT ENDRES TRIO
      Ryan Tomski (piano), Mikel Combs (bass), Matt Endres (drums)
      at BIG GROVE TAVERN (1 E. Main St., Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
    • JAZZ JAM
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 2/25/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
    • UIUC JAZZ COMBO
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7pm, cover charged

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Week of February 28, 2016

  • Monday, 2/29/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
    • LEIGH MEADOR GROUP
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7pm, cover charged

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Month of March, 2016

  • Tuesday, 3/1/2016
    • TBA
      TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 3/2/2016
    • CHIP McNEILL GROUP
      Chip McNeill (saxophone) et al.
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6pm, cover charged
    • JAZZ JAM
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 3/3/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover

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Week of March 6, 2016

  • Monday, 3/7/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Tuesday, 3/8/2016
    • TBA
      TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 3/9/2016
    • SSG CONFIGURATIONS
      Chip Stephens (piano), Larry Gray (bass), Marc Widenhofer (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6pm, cover charged
    • MATT ENDRES TRIO
      Ryan Tomski (piano), Mikel Combs (bass), Matt Endres (drums)
      at BIG GROVE TAVERN (1 E. Main St., Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
    • JAZZ JAM
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 3/10/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Friday, 3/11/2016
    • JAZZ FRIENDS QUINTET
      Erik Lund (trombone), Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), George Turner (guitar), Sam Peters (bass), Ricardo Flores (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5pm, cover charged
    • DON HEITLER/OLIVIA FLANIGAN DUO
      Don Heitler (keyboard), Olivia Flanigan (vocals)
      at SILVERCREEK RESTAURANT (Urbana)
      5:30-7:30pm, no cover

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Week of March 13, 2016

  • Monday, 3/14/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Tuesday, 3/15/2016
    • CHURCH STREET RAMBLERS
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7pm, cover charged
    • TBA
      TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 3/16/2016
    • CHIP McNEILL GROUP
      Chip McNeill (saxophone) et al.
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6pm, cover charged
    • JAZZ JAM
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 3/17/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Friday, 3/19/2016
    • JEFF HELGESEN & FRIENDS w/CHIP McNEILL
      Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Chip McNeill (saxophone), Whitney Ashe (piano), et al.
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5-7pm, cover charged
  • Saturday, 3/19/2016
    • TRADITIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA
      Randy Salman (clarinet/sax), Jeff Helgesen (cornet), Morgan Powell (trombone), Mike Miller (banjo/guitar), Armand Beaudoin (bass)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6-8pm, cover charged

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Week of March 20, 2016

  • Monday, 3/21/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Tuesday, 3/22/2016
    • TBA
      TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 3/23/2016
    • SSG CONFIGURATIONS
      Chip Stephens (piano), Larry Gray (bass), Marc Widenhofer (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6pm, cover charged
    • MATT ENDRES TRIO
      Ryan Tomski (piano), Mikel Combs (bass), Matt Endres (drums)
      at BIG GROVE TAVERN (1 E. Main St., Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
    • JAZZ JAM
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 3/24/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover

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Week of March 27, 2016

  • Monday, 3/28/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Tuesday, 3/29/2016
    • TBA
      TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 3/30/2016
    • CHIP McNEILL GROUP
      Chip McNeill (saxophone) et al.
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6pm, cover charged
    • JAZZ JAM
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 3/31/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover

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Month of April, 2016

Week of April 3, 2016

  • Monday, 4/4/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Tuesday, 4/5/2016
    • TRADITIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA
      Jeff Helgesen (cornet), Morgan Powell (trombone), Randy Salman (clarinet), Mike Miller (banjo/guitar), Dan Anderson (tuba)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5-7pm, cover charged
    • TBA
      TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 4/6/2016
    • SSG CONFIGURATIONS
      Chip Stephens (piano), Larry Gray (bass), Joel Spencer (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6pm, cover charged
    • JAZZ JAM
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 4/7/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover

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Week of April 10, 2016

  • Monday, 4/11/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Tuesday, 4/12/2016
    • TBA
      TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 4/13/2016
    • CHIP McNEILL GROUP
      Chip McNeill (saxophone) et al.
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6pm, cover charged
    • JAZZ JAM
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 4/14/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Friday, 4/15/2016
    • JEFF HELGESEN & FRIENDS w/CHIP McNEILL
      Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Chip McNeill (saxophone), et al.
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5-7pm, cover charged
  • Saturday, 4/16/2016
    • TRADITIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA
      Jeff Helgesen (cornet), Morgan Powell (trombone), Randy Salman (clarinet), Mike Miller (banjo/guitar), Dan Anderson (tuba)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5-7pm, cover charged

Week of April 17, 2016

  • Monday, 4/18/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Tuesday, 4/19/2016
    • CHURCH STREET RAMBLERS
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7pm, cover charged
    • TBA
      TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 4/20/2016
    • SSG CONFIGURATIONS
      Chip Stephens (piano), Larry Gray (bass), Joel Spencer (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6pm, cover charged
    • JAZZ JAM
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 4/21/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover

Week of April 24, 2016

  • Monday, 4/25/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Tuesday, 4/26/2016
    • TBA
      TBA
      at BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL (1309 E Washington St, Urbana)
      7-10pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 4/27/2016
    • CHIP McNEILL GROUP
      Chip McNeill (saxophone) et al.
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6pm, cover charged
    • JAZZ JAM
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 4/28/2016
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Friday, 4/29/2016
    • DON HEITLER/OLIVIA FLANIGAN DUO
      Don Heitler (keyboard), Olivia Flanigan (vocals)
      at SILVERCREEK RESTAURANT (Urbana)
      5:30-7:30pm, no cover

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