Jazz Community Big Band
This will be Jazz Community Big Band's 7th Annual Fundraiser for the Bill May Jazz Education Fund, a scholarship program to send promising young jazz musicians to summer jazz camp. With your generous donations, in our first seven years of offering scholarships, we've been able to help twenty-two young jazz musicians intensify their jazz studies. Join us for this special evening to support a worthy cause.
Capri Ristorante, next door to FitzGerald's, is offering a 15% discount to Jazz Community fans for this engagement. Call ahead at 708-637-4250 to place your order for pick-up from the Capri Menu, carry into FitzGerald's, and dine while listening to the band. Mention Jazz Community to receive your discount.
Di Nico's Pizza, 6627 W. Roosevelt Rd., a few doors west of FitzGerald's, is also offering a 15% discount to Jazz Community fans for this engagement. Call Di Nico's ahead at 708-749-9900 to place your order from their menu for pick-up to carry into FitzGerald's, and dine while listening to the band.
Mention Jazz Community to receive your discount.
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.