November 05, 2019
7PM, 8 PM & 10PM

A swinging 18-piece big band, led by Marianne May

Jazz Community is an 18-piece big band playing the music of Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Thad Jones, Duke Ellington and many others. The band was established in 1976 by its late founder and director, trumpet player and music educator, Bill May. The band was originally called the Norridge-Harwood Heights Community Jazz Band, due to the locale of its origin; Bill and most of the original band members were students or alumni of Ridgewood High School, in Norridge, IL. By the late 1970’s, the band changed its name to Jazz Community.

The Jazz Community Big Band is proud of their scholarship program, and the talented students they’ve been able to assist since its inception in 2012.
Opening at 7:00 pm, will be the JONES COLLEGE PREP JAZZ ENSEMBLE.
Join us at 7:00 pm to hear these fine young musicians perform, and SUPPORT the future jazz!

Enjoy a 15% discount at Bar Louie, before, or after, the show!
(47 W. Polk, SW corner of Polk and Plymouth – just north of the Jazz Showcase)
Discount applies to all regular-priced menu items. Just mention Jazz Community Big Band.