Where We’ve Played   




The West End Jazz Band has been together for many years and has performed for many events locally, throughout the USA and even in Europe. Here is a list of some of the events, places, and organizations that we’ve recently played for. 


·         Al Capone’s Hideaway, St. Charles, IL

·         America’s Dixieland Jazz Festival, Olympia, WA

·         Back in the Day Café, Brookfield, IL

·         Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival, Davenport, IA

·         Blue Lantern, Hudson Lake, Indiana

·         Brookfield Jazz Society, Brookfield, IL

·         Cedar Basin Jazz Festival, Waterloo, IA

·         Central Illinois Jazz Festival - 2008

·         Chicago Jazz Festival, Chicago IL

·         Columbus Ohio Hot Jazz Society, Hilliard, OH

·         Coon-Sanders Reunion and Jazz Festival, Huntington, WV

·         Damfinos Convention, (The International Buster Keaton Society Convention)

·         Decatur Jazz Club

·         Don Roth’s Blackhawk Restaurant

·         EARLYJAS Festival, Strongsville, OH

·         Fitzgerald’s Nightclub, Berwyn, IL

·         Great River Jazz Preservation Society, Hannibal, MO

·         Hackney’s Restaurant, Palos Heights, IL

·         HBO’s Boardwalk Empire Annual Party at Nave Pier in Chicago

·         Historical Society of Oak Park River Forest Speakeasy Party

·         Illiana Club of Traditional Jazz, Chicago

·         Illinois Railway Museum, Union, Illinois

·         Indianapolis Jazz Club, Lawrence, IN

·         International Association of Jazz Record Collectors Convention

·         Jazz in the Olympics Fest, Port Angeles, WA

·         Joplin’s Java and Ragtime Café, Waukegan, IL

·         Juvae Jazz Society, Decatur, IL

·         Lake County Illinois Community Concert Association, Waukegan, IL

·         Lake of the Ozarks Jazz Club, Lake of the Ozarks, MO

·         Little Chicago Jazz Society, Hamilton, OH

·         Madison Jazz Society, Madison, WI

·         Milk Pail Restaurant, East Dundee, IL

·         Milwaukee Lindy Hop Summit, Brew City Hops Dance Party, Milwaukee, WI

·         Model A Day Main Street Festival, Sharon, WI

·         Music Box Theater, Chicago IL

·         Ocean Shores Annual Jazz Festival, Ocean Shores, WA

·         Olympia Jazz Festival, Olympia, WA

·         Opera House of Sandwich in Sandwich, IL

·         Radiofest Antique Radio Club of Illinois Annual Convention Banquet

·         Salt Creek Wine Bar, Brookfield, IL

·         Sawa’s Old Warsaw Restaurant, Broadview, IL

·         Silent Film Society of Chicago, Chicago, IL

·         Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society, Largo FL

·         Town of Cicero 150th Anniversary Celebration “Roaring 20s Party”, Cicero IL

·         Village Tavern, Long Grove, IL

·         West Shore Jazz Society, Muskegon, MI


In addition, we’ve played for many, many events and parties such as:


·         Birthday Parties

·         Christmas Parties

·         Anniversary Parties

·         Weddings

·         Cocktail Parties

·         Corporate Events

·         Municipal Events

·         Concerts in the Park

·         Mardi Gras Celebrations

·         Neighborhood Summer Festivals

·         Old-Time Radio re-creations

·         Retirement Communities Special Events

·         Other Special Events

·         Other Nightclubs and Restaurants