The Shout Section Big Band, founded in 2008, is a jazz orchestra comprised of Chicagoland's up-and-coming performers and renowned veteran musicians. The band has been featured at swing dance events, jazz venues, weddings, and corporate events. For audio and video samples of SSBB from their web page click here.
$10 at the door.
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: