Every Wednesday evening during the summer, enjoy live jazz, cool drinks and our new special exhibit, Underwater Beauty. Take in the Chicago skyline while listening to some of our area's top jazz musicians. It's the perfect way to savor the summer!
The daughter of a preacher, Chicago singer Michele Thomas brings an irresistible gospel-soul warmth to jazz. Blending genres of jazz and soul together with elements of folk, Michele uses her voice and songwriting to stir something deeper within people. She made her Chicago Jazz Festival debut in 2017. Now Michele takes the Jazzin’ stage with her contemporary jazz ensemble, SoulMeme.
Ava Logan is an award-winning singer-actress from Washington, D.C., now liv...ing in the Chicago area. Dr. Logan is a veterinarian by day and a jazz singer at night. She has performed jazz, pop, and rhythm and blues around the world, and her first major CD, “So Many Stars,” was met with critical acclaim. Ava performs with Chicago's finest musicians, who have also performed nationally and internationally with jazz greats.
Chicago vocalist, composer and arranger Morgan Pirtle is a 2018 graduate of UIC’s Jazz Studies program. She was named a Luminarts Fellow in Jazz after winning the People's Choice Award at the Luminarts 2018 Jazz Finals, and she was named Outstanding Undergraduate Vocalist in the 2018 DownBeat Student Music Awards. August 15 she performs with jazz pianist, composer and Northwestern masters student Hana Fujisaki. August 29 she teams up with Aaron Day, guitarist, composer and bandleader.
Chicago-born keyboardist Reginald T. McCants’ performances are exhilarating, uplifting and forever entertaining. He's performed at many major venues throughout Chicago and his jazzy interpretations of contemporary jazz, R&B, original and popular songs will have you yearning for more.