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.
First Monday Jazz is now taking place at the all-new Green Line Performing Arts Center.
2019 - Year of Women in Jazz
January 7: Second Nature Jazz Quintet
February 4: Crosswind
March 4: TBD
April 1: Tiaybe
May 6: Kenya McGuire Johnson
June 3: Gira Dahnee
2018 First Monday Jazz Performers:
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
September 10: Angel Bat Dawid
October 1: The DOT (Hammond organ trio)
November 5: Jarrard Harris
December 3: Junius Paul Quartet
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.