NOT A HOSTED MEETUP - LISTED FYI.
One of FitzGerald's outstanding Big Band Sunday bands.
The Bill O'Connell Big Band was formed in 1988 for the sole purpose of prolonging the musical memory of the Big Band Era. A house band at FitzGerald’s since 1991, The Chicago Skyliners Big Band following has grown to become one of the top Big Bands in Chicagoland. Besides original material, the Band features the music of Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Sammy Nestico, Stan Kenton, Artie Shaw, Glen Miller and Duke Ellington. The band also showcases the music of contemporary artists such as James Engram, Al Jarreau, Maynard Ferguson, Doc Severenson, Blood Sweat & Tears, The Ides of March, and The Brian Setzer Orchestra.
$10. Big Band Jazz music is not the same as Dance Band music. Big Band Jazz involves familiar tunes but includes extended solos wherein these talented musicians get to show off a little for the crowd (and for their fellow band members). Intended primarily as a concert performance, there's limited space for dancing (some folks can't resist).
FitzGerald's does not serve food (not even pretzels!), but you can dine before the show next door at Capri Ristorante or bring your own snacks into FitzGerald's.
Check out the extensive monthly schedule of music and entertainment at FitzGerald's.
For a schedule of Big Band Jazz in the Chicago area provided by the Chicagoland Big Band Jazz Society (Join CBBJS for $10/yr.):