The best place for jazz in Chicago is the Green Mill Jazz Club. Run by the old Capone outfit, the Green Mill was a speakeasy during Prohibition and ... More
Green Mill Jazz Club
The best place for jazz in Chicago is the Green Mill Jazz Club. Run by the old Capone outfit, the Green Mill was a speakeasy during Prohibition and gained nationwide notoriety as the place where comedian Joe E. Lewis got his throat slashed. The interior is dark and old. It has not changed much since Al Capone frequented the establishment, and the jazz is just as hot as ever. Come to hear the thundering Sabertooth Jazz Quintet, or head in earlier to catch one of a number of other acts, from big band to sultry torch singing. The Mill also hosts the popular "Poetry Slam," where would-be bards read their poetry and brave the heckling of the audience.
A historic place for jazz: This place oozes history like few other places on the North Side of Chicago. We went to hear jazz one night and listened to a group from Sweden. The set started innocently enough but then it started to sound like all of the band was having an epeleptic fit. I am not a fan of be-bop. But I had a great time anyway despite the music. A note to the wise: find out what type of jazz is being played and make sure it fits your musical tastes.
This is one of the coolest places to go for jazz in the Chicago area. The only drawback is that it is too small for the crowds but this is just because it is so popular. If you show up around 9 p.m., good luck finding a place to sit. The other problem is if you go on Thursday (for the Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra), there really is not enough room on the dance floor which is pitifully small. But if all you want ot do is listen, then the music is first rate.
Where can you see two Hammond B3's played simultaneously? I don't know of anywhere, city north or south, and yet also have drums & a guitar for added jazz effect...this joint rocks & rolls...just be sure to be quiet...HAH!!!
For fans of jazz, this place always has something good happening. It's been around since the days of Capone, and from the looks of it, probably hasn't changed much since then. Be forewarned, the place always packs a crowd.
One year later I still impressed by Polish singer Grazhyna Auguszhak (I hope I spelled her last name right), who was on stage in Green Mill singing Brazilian bossa-novas and other jazz compositions. Real art does not depend on origin, nationality, or other attributes invented by society. Grazhyna, I wish you all the best. You can make people happy.
It's been a while since I've been there but I'll bet it hasn't changed. Why change a good thing. This place has the best jazz musicians in the city, and the drinks while a little pricy fit the bill. I would reccommend it to anyone.
This is where the people who play the music at the other places hang out when they don't have a gig. It is intimate, old-time, glitz and grunge. Wear what you want. Always great music. Always a great a night.
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