December 2008
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Monday 1 Yoko Noge and the Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $10
1/2 price with VIP Card: (146KB)
Swing Nights at Fizz Fizz Bar & Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
$2 off before 10:00pm
Tuesday 2 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Complimentary
Hors D'Oeuvres: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Devil in a Woodpile (acoustic blues and ragtime) The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-Midnight
Donation: $5
Wednesday 3 The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing) Simon's Tavern
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $10
Swing Night Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm
DJ: 9:00pm-1:00am
Lesson & DJ: $7, DJ only: $5
Thursday 4 Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill Lounge
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Big C Jamboree
Host Band: Nick Curran's Attitudes (punk, blues, rockabilly)
Martyr's Restaurant & Pub
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Live Music: 9:30pm-1:00am
No Cover
Turning Clinic Workshop Big City Swing
1012 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-10:00pm - $30
Friday 5 The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Onesti Dinner Club
18 N 4th St
Saint Charles, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Susie Gomez
& Her Multiple Cats (rockabilly)
The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
First Fridays - Swingin' at the Studio Big City Swing
1012 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-8:45pm
DJ: 8:45pm-Midnight
Lesson: $5
Dance only: Free!
Parker Dearborn & Jessica Cox WCS Workshops May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Saturday 6 Getting Schooled
Charleston Forms
the Galaxie
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Canceled.
10:00am-3:00pm - $45 ($35 in advance)
Dips and Tricks Workshop Big City Swing
1012 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
1:00pm-3:00pm - $30
Parker Dearborn & Jessica Cox WCS Workshops May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
Fulton County Line (country, 2-step, western swing) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Sunday 7 Parker Dearborn & Jessica Cox WCS Workshops May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm
Cover: $10 (17 & under: $5)
Sunday Night Swing Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-8:00pm
DJ: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) [wcs] May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (Hustle) / 6:30pm (WCS)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 before 7:00pm, $5 after 7:00pm
Monday 8 Yoko Noge and the Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $10
1/2 price with VIP Card: (146KB)
Swing Nights at Fizz Fizz Bar & Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
$2 off before 10:00pm
Tuesday 9 Devil in a Woodpile (acoustic blues and ragtime) The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-Midnight
Donation: $5
Swing Gitan (jazz hot/gypsy jazz) Quencher's Saloon
2401 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Wednesday 10 Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $10
Swing Night Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm
DJ: 9:00pm-1:00am
Lesson & DJ: $7, DJ only: $5
Thursday 11 Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill Lounge
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Jazz 1.5: Move My What? Where? Workshop Big City Swing
1012 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-10:00pm - $30
Friday 12 The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
Josh Kalmus (acoustic blues) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Ava Logan Trio (jazz) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
John Lindo WCS Workshops Heart & Sole Dance
7767 W 96th Pl
Hickory Hills, IL (map)
Saturday 13 Getting Schooled
Social and Performance Aerials
the Galaxie
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
10:00am-3:00pm - $45
John Lindo WCS Workshops Heart & Sole Dance
7767 W 96th Pl
Hickory Hills, IL (map)
Blue Line Riders (country, americana, western swing) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Galaxie Nite the Galaxie
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Canceled!
Live Music
Free Lesson with Admission
Doors Open: 9:00pm
Cover: $15 donation
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
A Blue Christmas! Lady B's Winter Beach House 8:00pm-4:00am
Sunday 14 Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm
Cover: $10 (17 & under: $5)
Sunday Night Swing Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-8:00pm
DJ: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) [wcs] May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (Hustle) / 6:30pm (WCS)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 before 7:00pm, $5 after 7:00pm
Monday 15 Yoko Noge and the Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $10
1/2 price with VIP Card: (146KB)
Swing Nights at Fizz Fizz Bar & Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
$2 off before 10:00pm
Getting Schooled
Balboa 101
the Galaxie
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
7:00am-9:00pm - $25
Tuesday 16 Devil in a Woodpile (acoustic blues and ragtime) The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-Midnight
Donation: $5
Getting Schooled
Beginning Swing (plus Role Reversal)
the Galaxie
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Tue & Wed: 7:00am-9:00pm - both days $40 for two people
Wednesday 17 The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing) Simon's Tavern
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $10
Rob Parton's JazzTech Big Band (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm
Cover: $10 (17 & under: $5)
Swing Night Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm
DJ: 9:00pm-1:00am
Lesson & DJ: $7, DJ only: $5
Getting Schooled
Beginning Swing (plus Role Reversal)
the Galaxie
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Tue & Wed: 7:00am-9:00pm - both days $40 for two people
Thursday 18 Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill Lounge
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Friday 19 The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Onesti Dinner Club
18 N 4th St
Saint Charles, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Susie Gomez
& Her Multiple Cats (rockabilly)
The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Ava Logan Trio (jazz) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
Bluetopia Mariposa Studio
4001 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $8
Saturday 20 Balboa I Workshop Big City Swing
1012 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
11:00am-1:00pm - $30
Dan Whitaker & the Shinebenders (country) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
Jen Zias Trio (jazz) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Show: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $12 ($10 w/ Student ID)
Sunday 21 Winter Solstice 6:04 AM CST
Hanukkah begins at sunset
Chicago Grandstand Big Band (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm
Cover: $10 (17 & under: $5)
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) [wcs] May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (Hustle) / 6:30pm (WCS)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 before 7:00pm, $5 after 7:00pm
Monday 22 Yoko Noge and the Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $10
1/2 price with VIP Card: (146KB)
The 8th Annual X-Mas Music Night @
Swing Nights at Fizz
Fizz Bar & Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
$2 off before 10:00pm
Getting Schooled
Balboa 210
the Galaxie
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
7:00am-9:00pm - $25
Tuesday 23 Bopology (jazz, swing, jump blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Complimentary
Hors D'Oeuvres: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing) The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-Midnight
Free!
Wednesday 24 Christmas Eve
Thursday 25 Christmas Day
Friday 26 Kwanzaa begins
The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
Ava Logan Trio (jazz) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
Gypsy Jazz Dance/Music Jam featuring: Alfonso Ponticelli the Galaxie
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
9:00pm-Midnight
in the Galaxie Speakeasy Room - enter on Rockwell
Music & Dancing
plus: Jean Bach's documentary: A Great Day in Harlem
$5 suggested donation
Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls (american roots music) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Saturday 27 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
Outcast Jazz Band (big band swing) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Show: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $12 ($10 w/ Student ID)
Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls (american roots music) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Sunday 28 SOS! (Swing On Sundays) [wcs] May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (Hustle) / 6:30pm (WCS)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 before 7:00pm, $5 after 7:00pm
Monday 29 Yoko Noge and the Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $10
1/2 price with VIP Card: (146KB)
Swing Nights at Fizz Fizz Bar & Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
$2 off before 10:00pm
Tuesday 30 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Complimentary
Hors D'Oeuvres: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Devil in a Woodpile (acoustic blues and ragtime) The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-Midnight
Donation: $5
Wednesday 31 New Year's Eve
SwingIn' the New Year IV
featuring: Sam Burckhardt (jazz, blues, swing), Erwin Helfer (boogie woogie & blues) , and Yoko Noge and the Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues)
the Galaxie
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
9:00pm-2:00am
Tickets: SOLD OUT! $35 in advance ($45 @ the door)
Long Gone Lonesome Boys (country, bluegrass, alternative) The Horseshoe
4115 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
10:00pm
Cost: $10
Fulton County Line (country, 2-step, western swing) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Doors Open @ 8:00pm
Cover: $15
The Shirley King Band (soul, r & b, blues) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Cost: $25 ($20 in advance)
New Year's Eve Dance Party with Carl and Karrie The Bunkeris Lounge @
Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Dinner & Dancing: $45 (dinner @ 8:00pm)
Dancing only: $25 (starts @ 9:00pm)
The Chicago Scene 9th Annual New Year's Eve Gala with
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) & more...
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
9:00pm-2:00am
Packages start at: $165
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