A History of Jazz


Jazz Clubs - Chicago

Jazz Showcase
59 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL

Established in 1947, Jazz Showcase is the oldest jazz club in Chicago and second-oldest jazz club in the country. Tourists and locals come to Jazz Showcase when they’re craving a little taste of jazz history. Photos of jazz legends who have graced the Jazz Showcase stage adorn the wall, while all the national and international names in modern jazz perform.

Blue Chicago
736 N. Clark
Chicago, IL
Phone: (312) 642-6261

Jazz fans fill the intimate booths and admire the classic jazz posters on the walls of Blue Chicago. This 1920’s style club features the best of Chicago’s blues musicians and vocalists.

6615 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL
Phone: (708) 788-2118

Built in the 1920’s, this old roadhouse is a gathering place for Chicago jazz fans and tourists. During the 50’s and 60’s FitzGerald’s has seen acts like Bob Scoobey, Turk Murphy, and Lil Armstrong. The club has consistently found itself in the Top 5 in Chicago polls of favorite venues.

Pops for Champagne
2934 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL
Phone: (773) 472-1000

Pops for Champagne is one of the country’s most acclaimed champagne bars and Chicago's most elegant live jazz venue. Featuring instrumental ensembles and jazz vocalists since 1982, Pops for Champagne is a great meeting place for jazz fans and champagne lovers. Live Chicago jazz is offered every night of the week along with a world-class selection of champagne. Sit by the wood-burning fireplace and admire the beautiful outdoor garden area as you bop your head to the music and sip your chilled champagne.