The good news reported in the Chicago Tribune this week is that, after closing their old location at the end of last year due to the high rent, one of the premiere live jazz spots in the Midwest will be back up and running this winter. The Jazz Showcase has announced that it'll be opening up at a new location at the Dearborn Station, on Polk Street between Dearborn and State Streets. The Showcase has been presenting major jazz acts since 1947. No other Chicago jazz spot picked up the slack in the absence of the Showcase, so it'll be nice to have that option again, in addition to the Bistro in St. Louis and the Dakota in Minneapolis.
Bob Stewart, Program Director