Jazz Community Big Band

Sun, Oct 08 2017, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)

Doors open at 5 pm.

NOTE : Both DiNico's Pizza and Capri offer Jazz Community folks a 15% discount by mentioning the band's name upon placing orders on this performance date.

SPECIAL EVENT for this Big Band Night at FitzGerald's!

This will be our 6th Annual Fundraiser for the Bill May Jazz Education Fund, a scholarship program to send promising young jazz musicians to summer jazz camp.  With the generous donations by our fans, since the scholarship's inception, we've been able to help nineteen young jazz musicians intensify their jazz studies. JOIN us for this special event to support a worthy cause and to HEAR some of our scholarship recipients sit in with Jazz Community Big Band.

Jazz Community is an 18-piece bit band playing the music of Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Thad Jones, Duke Ellington and many others. The band was established in 1976 by its late founder and director, trumpet player and music educator, Bill May.  The was originally called the Norridge-Harwood Heights Community Jazz Band, do the locale of its origin; Bill and most of the original band members were students or alumni of Ridgewood High School, in Norridge, IL.  By the late 1970's, the band changed its name to Jazz Community. The band is now led by Bill's sister Marianne May.
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