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Jazz Showcase

806 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60655 (The Loop)
312-360-0234
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Ranked #4 of 501 Nightlife in Chicago
Type: Jazz Bars, Specialty Shops, Bars
Activities: Nightlife
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Owner description: The Jazz Showcase is the oldest historic jazz listening room in Chicago, Illinois, founded in 1947 by Joe Segal, now owned and operated by Wayne Segal (Joe Segal’s son). Today, we continue to be a thriving Jazz club in Chicago and continues to bring in the top international & Chicago homegrown musicians. Jazz Showcase presents live music 7 nights a week. Our famous 4 pm Sunday Matinee is geared towards families (Free admission for kids 12 and under). We accept cash at the door but you can use your credit card for bar service. You can also purchase tickets online with credit card at our Jazz showcase website.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Sit back, order a cocktail and enjoy the music. Service is good, prices are average for the area and the music is always spot on. Plus, very centrally located and a perfect way to wind down after a busy day at museums.

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The_Segal, Owner at Jazz Showcase, responded to this review

It always makes us happy to hear that our customers had a good time at our musical home. Thank you for sharing your great experience at the Jazz Showcase on this site! More

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I started going to the Jazz Showcase when they were in Lincoln Park. The talent is always superb. This location is the BEST!

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The_Segal, Owner at Jazz Showcase, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your great experience on this site. A Life-time fan like you makes it all worth it for us to keep Jazz alive for over 67 years. Truly appreciate this! More

Evanston, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Perfect location (down a dead end Chicago street that could be the start of a movie), cozy, dimly lit room where every seat gives you a good view of the act and the history of the Jazz Showcase. Joe the owner is a legend going strong in his 9th decade. I sometimes go alone to chill after a long week... More

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The_Segal, Owner at Jazz Showcase, responded to this review

I'm glad we have a place that you can come and chill out! It means a lot to us.Thank you for sharing your great experience at our musical home on this site. More

Mundelein, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Run by the same people since 1947 and now joined by his son. This is a Chicago institution. It is the place to see jazz in Chicago. National acts are booked on a regular basis.

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The_Segal, Owner at Jazz Showcase, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Jazz Showcase. We feel grateful for an excellent review from you. Your support is meaningful to our hard work on keeping Jazz alive in Chicago for over 6 decades. Segal More

Tinley Park, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have been going to the Jazz Showcase for 25 years, starting at the Blackstone Hotel, then River North, and now at the Dearborn Station. If you love classic jazz, you will never be disappointed there. On weekends they have the top names in jazz from around the world, and earlier in the week they showcase local talent and college... More

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The_Segal, Owner at Jazz Showcase, responded to this review

Thank you so much for supporting our musical home for over 25 years! As you know, my father and I work hard to keep jazz alive in Chicago and it's fans like you that makes it all worth it! Wayne Segal More

Country Club Hills, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Family owned. Cozy and quaint venue. There is really not a bad seat in the house and the further away from the stage you sit, the better.

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Jazz Showcase is not your typical modern jazz-bar-club thing. This is more a small hall where you go to listen to jazz. Conversation volume must be very low, people come here for the jazz not to socialize much. I personally loved it, reminded me of a place in Italy I used to go to with my uncle back in the... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I have visited the Jazz Showcase a number of times, both in the current and previous location. I have always been impressed with the quality of the bands playing here. The venue is lovely, and very conducive to listening. Cover is reasonable--I don't mind paying the band. They don't push drinks. Overall, highly recommended. I plan to return again and... More

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Fallston, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A friend in the know identified this as the go-to for Chicago jazz. A fun evening, saw Kevin Mahogany, a gentle and talented soul. Wine was average. Would have like some small plate or other food. Lots of history here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We went to a free show on a Monday night and I was surprised by how many people were there. They have little bistro tables around the club, large bar in the back and a few Victorian style couches in a few places around the room as well. There was a show at 8 and 10. Same artists but different... More

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