The First Mondays Jazz series features Chicago artists the first Monday of every month. 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 community members.

2018 First Monday Jazz Series:

January 8: Sam Trump
March 5: Gira Dahnee
April 2: Greg Carmouche
May 7: M + N
June 4: Ernest Dawkins
July 9: Participatory Music Coalition

First Monday Jazz coming to the all-new Green Line Performing Arts Center. Dates below:

  • Junius Paul Quartet, Mon, Dec 3, 7-9pm
  • Second Nature Jazz Quintet, Mon, Jan 7, 7-9pm
  • Crosswind, Mon, Feb 4, 7-9pm



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; Sam Trump; avery r. young & de deacon board, Greg Duncan, Kenya McGuire Johnson, Sura, Bomba con Buya, Luciano Antonio, Marvin Tate, Sitarsys, Ugochi and The Afro Soul Ensemble, Jin J. X, and more.


Music Jazz



pin301 E Garfield Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60637

Wed-Fri 12:00pm-6:00pm
Extended hours during events