Big Band Music in Chicago, One Year Later

Big Band swing and jazz music every month at Durty Nellie's Pub with the Jazz Consortium Big Band

The Jazz Consortium Big Band celebrates 1 year at Durty Nellie’s Pub.

Anniversaries are special moments in time meant to be shared, so come share the Jazz Consortium Big Band‘s celebration of its first anniversary of playing monthly at Durty Nellie’s Pub in Palatine, this Sunday June 10, 6-9 p.m.  You will also be sharing our love of Big Band music in all its forms: Swing, Jazz-Rock, Latin and Ballads.  Complimentary slices of cake will be served, courtesy of Durty Nellie’s, and we will raffle off copies of our CD throughout the evening.  The shows are always all-ages.  The cover is $10, or $5 for students 17 and under.  Food service is also available.

Hearing a live 17-piece Big Band up-close and personal is an amazing experience, and the gratifying response of people coming back to Nellie’s the second Sunday each month shows there’s an audience for Big Band jazz in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs.  We’re looking forward to our second year at Durty Nellie’s, and we’re looking forward to sharing the fun with you!

Durty Nellie’s is located at 180 N. Smith St., Palatine, IL.  Phone: 847.358.9150.  A big thank-you to owners Mark and Jim Dolezal for giving us a home to create wonderful music and memories for music lovers of all ages!

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Big Band Jazz at FitzGerald’s

Chicago big band the Jazz Consortium Big Band performs swing jazz and jazz-rock favorites.

The Jazz Consortium sax section

Big Band jazz for every taste is in store as the Jazz Consortium Big Band makes its debut performance Sunday, Jan. 15, 6-9:30 p.m. at FitzGerald’s in Berwyn, the legendary and well-respected nightclub that’s been featuring the best blues, jazz and rock for over 50 years.  (Click here for more details.)

The 17-piece Jazz Consortium Big Band is honored to join the ranks of big bands that grace FitzGerald’s stage, and we look forward to bringing our own blend of Big Band classics and original compositions to its friendly environs.  Tunes from Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington to Buddy Rich and Maynard Ferguson will be on tap–we look forward to entertaining you with our wide-ranging repertoire!

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