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Jazz Showcase

806 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL 60605-2002
+1 312-360-0234
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Best Jazz club in town

If you a jazz enthusiast make it over to the Jazz Showcase - always top artists in a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
fredkirby1
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Chicago, Illinois
A Premiere Jazz Spot In Chicago

The Jazz Showcase is an "unbelievable" jazz venue located in south loop, downtown Chicago... I have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RetiredNavy01
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Scott Air Force Base, IL
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Jazz Showcase is the most historic jazz club in Chicago, founded in 1947 by Joe Segal, and now owned and operated by Wayne Segal (Joe's son). Segal's national and international honors include being declared a "Master of Jazz" by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). "It is a great honor to be placed in the same company with so many of the wonderful artists I have presented all of these years!" Joe Segal, 88. The greatest names in jazz have played at Jazz Showcase including the likes of Count Basie, Herbie Hancock, Sun Ra, Sonny Stitt, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, and Art Blakey. Having changed location numerous times since its founding, the club relocated again in 2008 to Dearborn Station, in Chicago, Illinois. Today, Jazz Showcase continues to thrive and bring in top local, national, and international talent. 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). The 170-seat venue is available for group outings during any of our live performances and for private events during the day.
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806 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL 60605-2002
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you a jazz enthusiast make it over to the Jazz Showcase - always top artists in a wonderful setting

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Jazz Showcase is an "unbelievable" jazz venue located in south loop, downtown Chicago... I have visited this spot many times during my many trips to Chicago, and I have yet to be disappointed by their showcased talent and ambience... Every time that I am...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very good Sunday evening with a great jazz show Please remember there is no food and also the bar is half functional ( also no draft beer as well) A good glass of water or maybe some wine could replace your hunger or the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went twice during our stay, and each night the groups were exceptional. Two of the best concerts we have ever been to. This place is kind of dowdy with a limited drink selection and no food. All of the chairs are a bit uncomfortable,...More

1  Thank Marty D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the best ambiance and music. Highly recommended! We have been to multiple jazz venues in chicago and this was a great find.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

The Jazz Showcase is located in what used to be the Dearborn Street Train station. We went to hear Eric Alexander and Harold Mabern Trio and were not disappointed. The club is an open venue with no bad seats. For Jazz fans, a visit to...More

1  Thank jfason
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Place is amazing! We are highly recommend to visit to all jazz lovers! Very cozy warm atmosphere, no food, drinks only.

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Jazz Showcase has been around for many year at a few different locations, their present digs make for a great jazz club experience. Consistently bringing in good acts that can fill the room, best to check ahead for tickets and buy ahead of time to...More

1  Thank csgotraveler
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

My family (myself, my husband and teenage sons) kicked off a music-focused trip to the USA with a visit to the Jazz Showcase. After having problems buying tickets from Australia due to a cyber-glitch, owner Wayne Segal promised to meet us at the door and...More

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Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Jazz Showcase is, as their slogan says, where the jazz lives in Chicago. The owner, older gentleman, who has run the club decades, will most propably welcome you at the ticket desk. Note that only cash or online orders are accepted. After you are guided...More

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JazzShowcase, Owner at Jazz Showcase, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2017

Thank you so much for visiting our musical home the Jazz Showcase and supporting this great music we love called Jazz. Hope to see you again soon. Thank you, WAyne

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ElizabethGT
March 31, 2017|
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Response from The_Segal | Property representative |
You can check in at 7:30 PM and enjoy taking pictures and some drinks or you can check in at 8:00 pm as well.
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Courtney D
December 16, 2016|
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Response from The_Segal | Property representative |
We have a full bar but we don't serve food. You're welcomed to order delivery or bring food to the show.
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Jim871
October 15, 2016|
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Response from BrendaLB | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, Not sure. We stayed at a nearby hotel and walked.
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