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 November, 2014

Week of November 16, 2014

  • Monday, 11/17/2014
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Tuesday, 11/18/2014
    • CHURCH STREET RAMBLERS
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7pm, cover charged
    • BOBBY LANE QUINTET
      Bobby Lane (trumpet), Alex Blomarz (saxophone), Jose Emilio Gobbo (guitar), Sam Peters (bass), John Merikoski (drums)
      at PIZZA M (208 W Main St, Urbana)
      7pm, donation suggested
  • Wednesday, 11/19/2014
    • CHIP McNEILL/TITO CARRILLO QUINTET
      Chip McNeill (saxophone), Tito Carrillo (trumpet/flugelhorn), et al.
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5:30pm, cover charged
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at THE GREAT IMPASTA (Lincoln Square Village, Urbana)
      6-9pm, no cover
    • OLD STYLE SEXTET
      Clark Gibson (alto sax), Mike Fenoglio (tenor sax), Euan Edmonds (trombone), Easton Stuard (piano), Sam Peters (bass), Matt Endres (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      8pm, cover charged
    • JAZZ JAM
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 11/20/2014
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
    • UIUC JAZZ COMBOS (Spencer/Guitar)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7-10pm, cover charged
  • Friday, 11/21/2014
    • JEFF HELGESEN QUINTET
      Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Chip McNeill (saxophone), Paul Johnston (piano), Brandon Cantwell (bass), Gary Peyton (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5-7pm, cover charged
  • Saturday, 11/22/2014
    • EASTERN ILLINOIS FOOD BANK FUNDRAISER
      featuring TRADITIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA, ALMOST "A" QUINTET, and THE IMPALAS
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5-11pm, admission charged; all proceeds go to Eastern Illinois Food Bank
    • ZEBEC
      at PIZZA M (208 W Main St, Urbana)
      9pm, cover charged (?)

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Week of November 23, 2014

  • Monday, 11/24/2014
    • PARKLAND JAZZ COMBO
      Justin Dyar (trumpet), James Kesan (guitar), John Lill (piano), Rory Grennan (bass), Darren Warren (drums), Kevin Hart (vibes/leader)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5pm, cover charged (?)
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Tuesday, 11/25/2014
    • BRAD WHEELER & FRIENDS
      Brad Wheeler (saxophone), Chip McNeil (piano), Lary Gray (guitar), Katie Blomarz (electric bass), Ricardo Flores (drums), Daniel Benson (percussion)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5pm, cover charged
  • Wednesday, 11/26/2014
    • STEPHENS/SPENCER/GRAY TRIO
      Chip Stephens (piano), Larry Gray (bass), Joel Spencer (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6-8pm, cover charged
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at THE GREAT IMPASTA (Lincoln Square Village, Urbana)
      6-9pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 11/27/2014
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Friday, 11/28/2014
    • BONEYARD JAZZ QUINTET+
      Morgan Powell (trombone), Thomas "Shab" Wirtel (flugelhorn), Randy Salman (saxophone), Chip Stephens (piano), Armand Beaudoin (bass), Gary Peyton (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5-7pm, cover charged

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Week of November 30, 2014

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Month of December, 2014

  • Monday, 12/1/2014
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Tuesday, 12/2/2014
    • TRADITIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA
      Morgan Powell (trombone), Randy Salman (clarinet/sax), Jeff Helgesen (cornet), Mike Miller (banjo/guitar), Dan Anderson (bass/tuba)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5-7pm, cover charged
  • Wednesday, 12/3/2014
    • LaMONTE PARSONS GROUP feat. JOE BOYCE
      LaMonte Parsons (guitar), Joe Boyce (vibraphone), et al.
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5-7pm, cover charged
    • CHIP McNEILL/TITO CARRILLO QUINTET
      Chip McNeill (saxophone), Tito Carrillo (trumpet/flugelhorn), et al.
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      8pm, cover charged
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at THE GREAT IMPASTA (Lincoln Square Village, Urbana)
      6-9pm, no cover
    • JAZZ JAM
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 12/4/2014
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover

Week of December 7, 2014

  • Monday, 12/8/2014
    • ALMOST "A" QUINTET
      Dorothy Martirano (violin), Armand Beaudoin (cello), George Turner (guitar), Sam Gingher (piano), Ricardo Flores (percussion)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5:30-7:30pm, cover charged
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Tuesday, 12/9/2014
    • DON HEITLER TRIO
      Don Heitler (piano), Larry Gray (bass), Joel Spencer (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5pm, cover charged
    • COWNTERCULTURE
      Jeff Helgesen (trumpet/flugelhorn), TBA (tenor), Joan Hickey (piano), Mikel Combs (bass), Josh Quirk (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      8-10pm, cover charged
  • Wednesday, 12/10/2014
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at THE GREAT IMPASTA (Lincoln Square Village, Urbana)
      6-9pm, no cover
    • STEPHENS/SPENCER/GRAY TRIO
      Chip Stephens (piano), Larry Gray (bass), Joel Spencer (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      6-8pm, cover charged
    • JAZZ JAM
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 12/11/2014
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Friday, 12/12/2014
    • 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)
      5-7pm, cover charged

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Week of December 14, 2014

  • Monday, 12/15/2014
    • CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE
      John Currey, director
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5-7pm, cover charged
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Tuesday, 12/16/2014
    • CHURCH STREET RAMBLERS
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      7pm, cover charged
  • Wednesday, 12/17/2014
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at THE GREAT IMPASTA (Lincoln Square Village, Urbana)
      6-9pm, no cover
    • JAZZ JAM
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      10pm, no cover
  • Thursday, 12/18/2014
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Friday, 12/19/2014
    • JEFF HELGESEN QUINTET
      Jeff Helgesen (trumpet), Chip McNeill (saxophone), Gary Peyton (drums), et al.
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5-7pm, cover charged
  • Saturday, 12/20/2014
    • TRADITIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA
      Morgan Powell (trombone), Randy Salman (clarinet), Jeff Helgesen (cornet), 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 December 21, 2014

  • Monday, 12/22/2014
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Friday, 12/26/2014
    • BONEYARD JAZZ QUINTET+
      Morgan Powell (trombone), Thomas "Shab" Wirtel (flugelhorn), Randy Salman (saxophone), Chip Stephens (piano), Armand Beaudoin (bass), Gary Peyton (drums)
      at THE IRON POST (120 S. Race St., Urbana)
      5-7pm, cover charged

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Week of December 28, 2014

  • Monday, 12/29/2014
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at MINNECI'S AT THE CROSSING (2501 Village Green Place, Champaign)
      6-8pm, no cover
  • Wednesday, 12/31/2014
    • DON HEITLER (solo piano)
      at THE GREAT IMPASTA (Lincoln Square Village, Urbana)
      6-9pm, no cover

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Support C-U musicians by purchasing their music!


OLD STYLE SEXTET
The Old Style Sextet

JONNY BECKETT: Son of a Mother
Jonny Beckett: Son of A Mother

TROMBARI: The Devil's Hopyard
Trombari: Devils Hopyard

JAZZ MAYHEM: Jazz Mayhem
Jazz Mayhem

MORGAN POWELL: The Morgan Powell Jazz Album
The Morgan Powell Jazz Album

Jazz Venues in Champaign-Urbana

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Jazz in Champaign-Urbana
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