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The Highdive. 51 Main St Champaign, Tel: 217-359-4444

Katsina's. Green Street/Neil

[Friday Happy Hours with groups incl Shayne Pitsch Quintet, Pocket Band]

Zorba's, 627 E. Green Street (at Wright), Champaign, Tel: 217-344-0710


Alexander's. 3010 E. 79th Tel: 773 768-6555

Andy's 11 E.. Hubbard Tel: 312 642-6805

Annex of C.U.T.. 11901 S. Loomis Tel: 773 568-8988

Backroom. 1007 N. Rush Tel: 312 751-2433

The Chambers. 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles Tel: 708 647-8282

Chicago Filmmakers. 1543 West Division Tel: 773 384-5533

Coq D'Or/Drake Hotel. 140 E. Walton Tel: 312 787-2200

The Cotton Club. 1710 S. Michigan Tel: 312 341-9787

Decima Musa Restaurant . 1901 S. Loomis Tel: 312 243-1556

Dick's Last Resort. 435 E. Illinois Tel: 312 836-7870

Elbo Room. 2871 N. Lincoln Tel: Tel: 773 549-5549

Empty Bottle. 1035 N. Western Tel: Tel: 773 276-3600

FitzGerald's. 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn Tel: 708788-2118

Flame of Countryside. 803 Joliet Rd, Countryside Tel: 708 352-3442

Four Seasons Hotel. 120 E. Delaware Tel:312 280-8800

George's. 230 W Kinzie. Tel: 312-644-2290

Green Dolphin Street. 2200 N. Ashland Tel:773 395-0066

Green Mill . 4802 N. Broadway Tel:773 878-5552

Hana Lounge/Hotel Nikko. 320 N. Dearborn Tel: Tel:312 744-1900

HotHouse. 31 East Balbo. Tel: 312/362.9707 Fax: 312/362.9708 [contact: Marguerite Horberg. HotHouse, The Center for International Performance and Exhibition is a non-profit performing arts center. Our mission is to expose audiences to a wide rane of cultural expression, to encourage respect of our ethnic diversity , and to greater understanding of differing traditions and perspectives.We also have a gallery, a full service bar and are open seven nights a week]

Java Jive. 4272 W. Irving Park Tel:773 545-6200

La Perla del Mediterraneo. 2135 S. Wolf, Hillside Tel: 708 449-1070

The Marc. 311 W. Superior Tel: 312 642-3810

Metropole/Fairmont Hotel. 200 N. Columbus Tel: 312 565-7444

Myopic Books. 1468 N. Milwaukee. Tel: 773-862-4882 [Improvised Music Workshop every Monday night at 7:30 pm at Admission is free]

New Apartment Lounge. 504 E. 75th Tel: 773 483-7728

No Exit. 6980 N. Glenwood Tel: 773 743-3355

Palm Court/Drake Hote. l 140 E. Walton Tel:312 787-2200

The Peacock's Nest. 455 Cityfront Plaza Tel: 312 222-1857

Philander's. 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park Tel: 708 848-4250

Pop's for Champagne. 2934 N. Sheffield Tel: 773 472-1000

Ramsey's on Huron. 217 W Huron. Tel: 312-951-6000 (R Lewis, owner)

The Pump Room. 1301 N. State Tel: 312 266-0360

The Salon/Hotel Intercontinental. 505 N. Michigan Tel: 312 321-8764

Southend Musicworks. 1313 S Wabash (avant) Tel: 312-939-2848

Underground Wonder Bar . 10 E. Walton Tel: 312 266-7761

Velvet Lounge. 2128 1/2 S. Indiana Tel: 312 791-9050

Viking Steak House. 27 W. 150 Roosevelt Road, Winfield Tel: 708 653-2110

Weeds. 1555 N. Dayton Tel: 312 943-7815

Yvette. 1206 N. State Pkwy Tel: 312 280-1700

Yvette North. 604 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling Tel: 708 419-0500

Yvette Wintergarden. 311 S. Wacker Tel: 312 408-1242



Michael's Jazz Bistro. 530 Crescent Blvd. Tel: (630) 446-4001 [ Michael's Jazz Bistro is intended as a throw-back to the "Supper Clubs" of the 1940s and 50s. A three-in-one establishment located in the heart of beautiful downtown Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Michael's features a spacious bar offering its signature martinis and drinks along with a wide selection of wines and champagnes available by the glass as well as featuring a great cellar list. A comfortable and stylish atmosphere makes it a great place to stop for anything from an after work cocktail or dinner with friends and family, to a late night dessert and live jazz performed on Michael's stage by Chicago's finest acts. Michael's menu can be described as contemporary American with French and Italian accents. Closed Mondays]



Eleven West. 11 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Tel: (217) 522-2280. [This new downtown martini bar features floor-to-ceiling windows and an extensive list of unique martinis. On Thursday night, local jazz band Virgil Rhodes and Footprints entertains from 8 - 11 pm, with no cover charge]


Jazz Central Station. Springfield Hilton. 700 E. Adams Street Tel: (217) 789-1530 [contact: Michael Fears, General Manager. Jazz Central Station sits atop the 30-story Springfield Hilton Hotel, providing a panoramic view of Springfield and the surrounding area. Live music is featured Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Every Thursday is Red Stripe Reggae Night, with regional and national reggae artists playing 9 pm - 1 am. Friday nights are a mix of rock, blues and jazz combos, playing from 10 pm - 2 am. Saturday nights often feature jazz bands, usual groups include elevator_shoe, Blue Bus, the Frank Trompeter Quartet and Bruiser and the Virtues, performing from 10 pm - 2 am. No cover charge before Midnight. Adjacent to this attractive room for jazz is Gumbo Ya-Ya's, a New Orleans-inspired restaurant that features Cajun and Creole cooking, steaks, seafood, and the 30th-floor view.]

Lime Street Cafe. 951 S. Durkin Drive. Tel: (217) 793-1905 [contact: Richard and Linda Tyrer. This Springfield restaurant features both a lovely formal dining room with fine quality meals, and a comfortable pub-style lounge with live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights. Bands play 9 pm to 12:30, and include Sally Weisenburg and the Famous Sideman (jump jazz), Jane Hartman Trio, Riverboat Five + 1 (dixieland), Diversity with John Sluzalis, and Scotty and the Ligonaires.]

Norb Andys Tabarin. 518 E. Capitol. Tel: (217) 523-7777. [Contact: Barry Friedman, owner. Located in the downstairs of a building listed as a historic Springfield landmark, Norb Andy's is both a distinctive restaurant and a lounge that could just as easily be located on lower Manhattan. Dinner is served till 11 pm Friday and Saturday nights, and jazz and rock bands perform from 9 pm - Midnight with no cover charge. Groups include Virgil Rhodes and Footprints, elevator shoe, Moroccan Soul, the Frank Trompeter Quartet, Tom Irwin and the Hired Hands, and the Sally Weisenberg Trio

Robbie's Restaurant. Old State Capitol Plaza. Tel: (217) 528-1901 [contact: Lori and Archer Bailey. Throughout the week, Robbie's serves the Springfield luncheon clientele. hroughout the week, Robbie's serves the Springfield luncheon clientele. It is located in an attractive downtown setting, opposite the Old State Capitol, a 19th-century state historic site. Friday evenings Robbie's hosts "Uptown Friday Night," a long-running series of "happy hour" jazz concerts, sponsored by the Springfield Area Arts Council. Uptown Friday Night concerts are held from 5:30 - 7:30 pm Fridays, featuring such jazz and blues acts as the Steve Adleman Group, the Jane Hartman Trio, Virgil Rhodes and Footprints, Diversity, the Frank Trompeter Quartet, Oysters Rockefeller, and elevator shoe with Trina Madonia]

Sebastian's Restaurant. HIdeout Lounge. 221 S. 5th. Tel: (217) 789-8988 [contact: Mark Burnette. Live music is only scheduled occasionally at this time, so calling ahead is recommended. with: The Jazz 101 Trio, with Tom Becker (piano,bass), Frank Huston (guitar) and Dr. Bob McIntire (drums) performs every Tuesday night.


Newsroom Bistro. 101 Main Street. Tel: 309-286-2222 [contact: Jim Nowlan/Denny Rewerts. Restaurant and Bistro. Live Jazz Saturday nights]



Blind Pig Co. 6 Taylor Street. Tel: 217-351-7444

Buddie's. 120 N 1st Street. Tel: 217-352-3140

Huber's. 1312 W. Church, Tel: 217-352-0606

The Iron Post. 120 S, Race. Tel: 217.337.7678. [contact: Paul G. Wirth. Open 3pm-1am Mon-Fri. 5pm-1am Sat & Sun. Food 4-12 daily. Big Band every Thurs. 7-9 (U of I, Parkland local high school, etc.)Friday Happy Hours 5-7 no cover. Wed. night occational regional and national acts- Bobby Broom, Joan Hickey, Astral Project]