Every Wednesday evening during the summer, enjoy live jazz, cool drinks and our new special exhibit, Underwater Beauty. Take in the Chicago skyline while listening to some of our area's top jazz musicians. It's the perfect way to savor the summer!
Sail Beneath the Skyline
Want a front-row seat to the fireworks? Finish your evening at Jazzin' with Shoreline Sightseeing's Classic Lake Tour for just $15 more!
Chicago-based Detour JazFunk’s roster boasts some of the nation’s premier musicians, including guitarist/vocalist Phil Seed, percussionist/vocalist Ben Johnson, bassist Kenery Kent Smith and keyboardist Tim Gant. From smooth jazz to funky old and new school R&B and neo soul, Detour JazFunk delivers.
While keeping tradition in focus, the Przybysz Quartet/Trio explores the creative and innovative side of jazz. Influenced by world music, hip-hop and more, its members offer an organic and refreshing approach to jazz standards and original compositions. Members performing throughout this series include Jenna Przybysz, saxophone; Gerald Martinez, sax; Ben Karon, vibes; Davi Priest, bass; and Andy Danstrom, drums and cymbal.
Chicago vocalist, composer and arranger Morgan Pirtle is a 2018 graduate of UIC’s Jazz Studies program. She was named a Luminarts Fellow in Jazz after winning the People's Choice Award at the Luminarts 2018 Jazz Finals, and she was named Outstanding Undergraduate Vocalist in the 2018 DownBeat Student Music Awards. August 15 she performs with jazz pianist, composer and Northwestern masters student Hana Fujisaki. August 29 she teams up with Aaron Day, guitarist, composer and bandleader.
Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, a selective enrollment school in the West Loop, has a tradition of academic, athletic and artistic excellence. The jazz program consists of a curricular jazz ensemble, an extracurricular jazz ensemble and three jazz combos. Whitney Young students have performed at the Chicago Jazz Festival, New Trier Jazz Festival, UIC Jazz Festival, Elmhurst Jazz Festival and Evanston Jazz Festival as well as at city and state contests and community events.
Chicago-born keyboardist Reginald T. McCants’ performances are exhilarating, uplifting and forever entertaining. He's performed at many major venues throughout Chicago and his jazzy interpretations of contemporary jazz, R&B, original and popular songs will have you yearning for more.