Andy’s Jazz Club & Restaurant is one of Chicago’s most-respected jazz establishments. It offers casually sophisticated dining with a musical menu of Chicago’s Top Jazz Artists. Under 21 yr. old guests are welcome to all 5pm & 7pm shows. Dinner reservations are necessary for all parties with under 21 yr. old guests with an arrival no later than 6:45pm. Non-dining groups are seated on a first-come, first-served basis. All 9:30pm & 11:30pm shows are strictly 21 yrs. +.
Start the evening with Glenbrook South Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Greg Wojcik. Wojcik, has been the director of bands at the school for the past 38 years. His young musicians have taken part in our Chi-Town Jazz Festival for the past several years, always delivering a high degree of skills and understanding for the charts they play. It is always a treat to hear them.
Eric Schneider started playing piano when he was three; was improvising by age eight; switched first to clarinet, then to sax by age fifteen after hearing Charlie Parker. After college he toured with Earl Fatha’ Hines for four years, then on to Count Basie Orchestra for six years touring the world. He was influenced during that time by contact with Ella, Dizzy, Benny, Sarah, and Tony among others. The many calls for his services on clarinet have rekindled his love affair with the instrument, and he is now in constant demand on clarinet and saxophone. Schneider represents the true spirit of jazz: walking in the footsteps of the giants while expressing a vision that is entirely his own. His career and music represent a multitude of facets––constantly growing and responding to the challenge of remaining true to the great traditions of the genre while continuing to evolve as an artist.
Tenor Madness is an up and coming Chicago band mixing funk, Latin and world music with jazz. They showcase unique, original compositions and intriguing covers. Band members include Casey Fitzpatrick (tenor sax), Rytas Vygantas (tenor sax), Shawn Salmon (guitar), Paul Musser (bass), and Peter Mack (drums). Their latest album is “Convergence.”
Brent Kimbrough & Company is a fusion of smartly-arranged jazz classics, soul-searching originals, groove-laden Chicago blues, funk and high-intensity Latin music. Founded by Chicago-native guitarist, singer, composer and bandleader, Brent Kimbrough, “K&Co” is a consortium of some of the area’s finest musical talent. In over a dozen years, the band has appeared throughout Chicago, nationally, Europe and Asia.