Opening Night: 29th Annual Jazz Festival
Closing Night:Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble featuring Tammy McCann presents The Monk Meets The First Lady
When asked to define jazz music, Louis Armstrong once said, "Man, if you gotta ask, you'll never know."
This uniquely American art form has been seasoned by many cooks along the way. Referred to as a state of mind—the flavor of jazz can be found in many artists' work.
Like a fine gumbo, these local events blend the finest notes with a hint of jazz mixed in.
February 11, 2017, 8pm
Unforgettable: Falling in Love with Nat King Cole starring Evan Tyrone Martin
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
February 12, 2017, 3pm
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
March 3, 2017, 7-9pm
Third Annual Illinois School Children's Art Exhibit - "SHADES OF INSPIRATION" opening
Salon Artist Gallery
FREE admission. Live Jazz music and Refreshments
Exhibit runs 3/3/2017 to 3/29/2017
March 6-April 8, 2017
Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Art Competition Reception, April 8, 11am-1pm
Community College student exhibitions
Prairie State College Christopher Art Gallery
March 10, 2017, 7:30pm
Tom Sharpe Ensemble
A percussive symphony - a sonic and visual feast for the senses with a mix of musical influences
1917 was a significant year for Jazz. In 1917 the first jazz records became available in United States music shops.
Many notable musicians were born in 1917, including Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Lena Horne, Dean Martin, and others.
Today, 100 years later we celebrate the legacy and impact of these jazz masters on many genres of music.
To learn more about the history of Jazz, and Jazz in Chicagoland visit the following resources:
Do you want to reach new customers while supporting local businesses in your community?
Do you believe in the power of the arts to transform and reinvigorate neighborhoods?
Join us, as a Chicago Southland's "Let Them Eat Jazz" festival partner, and take your product or service to the next level with brand recognition, exposure and publicity.
To sponsor the festival, please contact Lana Rogachevskaya at 708.235.2238
We want your Chicago Southland Jazz Festival experience to be memorable.
To book your "Let Them Eat Jazz" Tour, contact Tobie Fitzpatrick, Chicago Southland's Tour Expert. 888-895-3211 Tobie@VisitChicagoSouthland.com Be sure to ask about incentives and services.
For a schedule of events and hotel information visit CSZazzFestival.org
As a festival attendee you will receive discounted room rates at one of our preferred festival hotels, by using the CODE EATJAZZ.
La Banque Hotel – Homewood
Call hotel direct at 708.798.6000 for 10% off regular rates.
Visit Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau website for more information surrounding the event!
For Additional Area Accommodations:
Please enjoy one of our events in participating restaurants.
Dinner at LaVoute Bistro and Bar
2034 Ridge Rd., Homewood, IL
Call 708 798-6000
Brunch at Flavor Brunch
17575 Kedzie Ave., Hazel Crest, IL
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Call 708 914-4373
Dinner at Scrementi’s Restaurant
3760 Chicago Rd., Steger, IL
11a.m. – 10 p.m.
Call 708 755-7200
Dinner at Fresh Starts
1040 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL
11a.m. – 10 p.m.
Call 708 975-7900
Dinner at Flavor Restaurant
5091 Sauk Trail, Richton Park, IL
11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Call 708 748-3000
Southland Arts, Municipalities, and Business Alliance (S.A.M.B.A.) is an economic and community development organization. Its mission is to build stronger communities, neighborhoods, and economies by uniting wide-ranging cultural resources with an expanding business community to enrich the lives of the diverse population of Chicago's southern suburbs.
We believe that the South Suburbs represent the heart of Mid-America with family friendly villages, an under-recognized but strong education system, award-winning park districts with vast recreational opportunities, a vibrant arts scene, affordable housing, convenient shopping and transportation, welcoming public spaces, and perhaps most distinctively, diverse and engaged communities.
For information about S.A.M.B.A. contact Geoff Bates at 708.534.4848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For festival marketing and publicity contact Sharon Morrissey at 708.235.2812 or email@example.com.
The South Suburban Small Business Association (SSSBA)
"We are thrilled to be working as an organized creative force, in conjunction with the Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau and sponsors, to bring this important festival to Chicago Southland residents and tourists. I have a long-standing belief in the power of arts and business collaborations to transform communities into vibrant economic and cultural centers," says Eugene Varnado, founder and President of the South Suburban Small Business Association (SSSBA). "We are excited to see the impact of the festival on local restaurants, businesses and arts participation." SSSBA's Business/Arts Cooperative's mission to generate synergy between business and arts led to the formation of S.A.M.B.A.
BMO Harris Bank