The First Mondays Jazz Series features Chicago artists the first Monday of every month. Hosted a the Currency Exchange Café in Washington Park, this event is free and open to the public. In addition to showcasing local artists, First Mondays Jazz includes light refreshments and the opportunity to mingle with members of the community.
Past artists include:
Dee Alexander, Junius Paul and Scott Hesse; The Jazz Institute's Jazz Links Ensemble and a special performance by Rebirth; Ari Brown and Avreeayl Ra; Fred Jackson Group; Maggie Brown; Ernest Dawkins' We Free Trio; Xavier Breaker Coalition; Marquis Hill's Blacktet; Yaw Agyeman, Khari Lemuel, Anthony Capers, Justin Dillard, and Jerry Dunlap; Nicole Mitchell's Ice Crystals; Dana Hall's Polyglot; Marlene Rosenberg's Quartet.