Jazz Club Tour will take you for a ride

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We’re just 10 days away from the start of the 2009 Chicago Jazz Festival, but we know that some of you can’t wait even that long. For the diehards, there’s the annual Jazz Club Tour, going down on September 2 at clubs all around town.

For $30 ($25 in advance), you’ll gain entrance to 14 of the city’s most popular venues from 6 p.m.-midnight, with the help of the Chicago Trolley Co. This year’s slate includes heavy hitters like the Green Mill and the Jazz Showcase along with smaller spots like Uncommon Ground and M Lounge. The full list of clubs and performers is after the jump; if you’re sold already, buy tickets on the website.

Chicago Jazz Club Tour 2009


Green Mill: Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan/Frank Catalano Sextet

Old Town School of Folk Music: Justin Dillard’s D-O-3-0/Art “Turk” Burton & Conga Square

Uncommon Ground (Devon): Matt Ulery’s Loom, John Goldman’s Quadrangle, Doug Loftstrom’s New Quartet, Jimmy Bennington’s Colour and Sound


Andy’s: Chicago Salty Dogs/Mike Smith Quartet

Backroom: Carlos Cannon

South Loop

Close Up 2: Lyn Hilton/Audley Reid

Buddy Guy’s Legends: Harmonica Hinds, Carlos Johnson

Jazz Showcase: Ira Sullivan and Friends

M Lounge: Roger Harris Trio

Marmon Grand Ballroom: Ray Silkman

Reggie’s Music Joint: Ted Sirota and the Rebel Souls, Maurice

Velvet Lounge: Edwin Daugherty SoundScape/Dee Alexander Quartet


Red Pepper’s Masquerade Lounge: The Masheen & Co.

City Life: June Yvonne & The Mixed Ingredients

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