Party Earth Review Founded in 1968 as one of Chicago’s first blues clubs, Kingston Mines has stood witness to more than a few big players in the industry wailing about how their woman left them. Playbills from past performances, old photos of legendary singers, and vintage murals of African American history dot the room, while mismatched ... more
2548 North Halsted
Chicago, IL 60614
Party Earth Review A part of Chicago’s rich jazz and blues history since the late 1970s, Andy’s Jazz Club serves up multiple live sets seven nights a week. Located just two blocks from the tourist magnet Magnificent Mile, the venue draws a good number of out-of-towners looking to cross “Chicago jazz” off their to-do list, although the ever ... more
11 East Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Jazz in the Windy City has a long and storied history and the jazz clubs in Chicago share in that long tradition as some of the greatest artists like Nat King Cole and Benny Goodman have graced the stages and performed for trumpet loving crowds.
Chicago jazz clubs come in all shapes and sizes. There are historic haunts and grand stages that have been around for years and there are smoky basement dives that only the jazz purists will play in. One of the biggest stages for jazz in the city is during the annual Chicago Jazz Festival which takes place in Grant / Millennium Park every Labor Day weekend and brings in thousands of toe-tapping jazz lovers.
Some of the most famous jazz haunts in the city are Green Mill, Kingston Mines, and Andy’s Jazz Club. Kingston has been around since 1968 and is open seven nights a week, while Andy’s got its start in 1970 and serves up great steaks to go along with that saxophone.
No matter what kind of jazz clubs you’re looking for in Chicago, there is bound to be a venue in any neighborhood playing that sweet sound any night of the week.