Happened upon the Jazz Showcase after a quick internet search. Don't let the entry fee deter you. Wonderful music, service, and ambiance. Great Chicago spot.
The jazz showcase featured rare talent in an intimate setting. We were up close to the performance. We ordered VIP tickets on line ahead of time so we had great seats and the music was great. Great way to spend a Saturday night.
we went to Jazz showcase on a weeknight. The place was pretty packed! The parking is only $5, entrance fee $10. Not too bad for downtown Chicago. We took our 2 kids there, and there were other kids around. The volume of music might be tad loud for infants, but toddlers on up is fine. I recommend going there with... More
I am thinking about going back to Chicago in the next few months. "What should we do?" We've been a few times so I was looking for anything "different." One of the first things that came to my mind was "The Jazz Showcase." We rolled into this place for the late show, after a Jazz Festival. The place was definitely... More
We caught Diane scoerr here. Cash only for tickets at the door, there is an ATM close by. They do take plastic for drinks. No drink minimum. No super large, but not overcrowded either. Warning the chairs are really cheap and they are uncomfortable, couches are too low to be able to see. Overall we had a nice time, sat... More
Went on a Sunday evening performance. Enjoyed it totally ! Very good music, clean, mostly unplugged sound, relaxing atmosphere, candles on tables, the place wasn't busy and that was even better. I was with my girlfriend, but would go again with friends also. Drinks are not cheap, but you don't have to buy anything if you don't want to. Will... More
My wife and I went over to the Showcase as part of a weekend in the city, and we were so impressed. We heard Cedar Walton on piano along with his bass player David Williams and his drummer George Fludas. Man those old guys can jam... Absolutely some of the best jazz I've ever heard. This is the place to... More
The Jazz Showcase is a Chicago--indeed, national--treasure. We live in the area, and we try to come here as often as possible. Last night, for instance, we heard Donald Harrison, Jr., and his outstanding group of musicians. For $20 each, and no minimum drink charge, we saw a generous, outstanding show. This is a great place. (I'm a bit confused... More
The club was busy for the first set, but only 20 or so of us for the second. The band was quite good, particularly the lead playing the saxophone. Seats were uncomfortable, cause enough for people to leave. At least it was authentic, unlike other tourist places downtown.
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