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Jazz Showcase

Closed Now: 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Great place to hear jazz in Chicago

We went to a Sunday afternoon Matinee show. It was a great way to spend a cold Chicago afternoon... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lemont, Illinois
Mellow Mood

Great jazz experience. Very intimate setting which allows for comfortable conversations and mellow... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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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...more
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806 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL 60605-2002
Dearborn Park
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to a Sunday afternoon Matinee show. It was a great way to spend a cold Chicago afternoon surrounded by jazz lovers. You can't get a bad seat due to the small venue. Anyone visiting should consider the Jazz Showcase.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cindymlek
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great jazz experience. Very intimate setting which allows for comfortable conversations and mellow moods. Truly enjoyed sitting and enjoying the jazz. Service was great. Definitely will visit again in the near future.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

We were looking for a good place in Chicago to listen to live Jazz and the Jazz Showcase was highly recommended. Went here for a late 10:00 PM show and just had a great night listening to some really good music and a couple of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Travel574
Reviewed December 9, 2018

We were in Chicago for the weekend for our anniversary and this was the second jazz venue that we were able to get into. The location is off the beaten track and felt a bit isolated, but inside made up for that. We fiddled with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ted F
Reviewed December 2, 2018

I attended a free live music concert there, It was student's band's showcase. Music was really great

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank grigolm
Reviewed October 17, 2018

I love this venue. Some days you can really get a bargain. Others days it's still great for the regular price. It is intimate and not a bad seat in the house. It's not a place with pristine fixtures and the latest gadgets. It is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We went for a show to celebrate my wife’s birthday. There is so much to share about the Jazz Showcase. The service was excellent and the room felt intimate. The history on the walls was amazing. The club is an open venue with no bad...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Julio R
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We saw the show of Freddy Cole. It was very very nice. The other musician were also very good. This is a little and cosy place. We really enjoyed the show.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Laurence B
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

There is so much to share about the Jazz Showcase. This is were talent meets the craft of music!! I enjoyed the cocktails and the chilling atmosphere. This is where you can relax and appreciate sounds of greatness. Although, it was a short trip for...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank destinyaliciac
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

We went for a show while visiting the city. The service was excellent and the room felt intimate. The history on the walls was amazing.

Date of experience: June 2018
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January 28, 2019|
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Response from Ted F | Reviewed this property |
Could be. Why dont you contact the place
December 6, 2018|
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Response from grigolm | Reviewed this property |
There are small tables in the VIP sections, not the rows No outside food
March 31, 2017|
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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Hello, My husband and I are visiting Chicago sometime between Dec. 26th and Jan. 3rd (our dates are flexible). We've been to Chicago a number of times and are focusing this trip on visiting museums and jazz clubs. We're planning on purchasing the Citypass, since it includes admission to places we were already going to visit. Here is the itinerary... Day 1: Leave Detroit in AM, probably around 8:00am Go to Shedd Aquarium and Chicago Skydeck Quick dinner 8pm concert at Jazz Showcase ...More
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