June 14th: 6:30-8PM Mosching/Achenbach Creative Duo at Kindred Coffee Roasters (West Chicago Jazz Fest)

June 15th : Rockopelli (formal live arts)

June 19th : Yogev Shetrit (via the Israeli Consulate Midwest) at the Jazz Showcase (formal live arts)

June 21st : 6-8PM : ART IN THE PARK Make Music West Chicago Jazz Occurrence with the KAIA String Quartet at The Shell (Reed-Keppler Park 201 W. National Street West Chicago). Made possible by People Made Visible of West Chicago #makemusicday (West Chicago Jazz Fest)

June 23rd: AACM: Wadada Leo Smith and the Great Black Music Ensemble at the Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts

June 26th : X City Winery Chicago (unofficial)

June 29-30th: Jazz Institute of Chicago’s 50th Birthday Bash

July 13th: Jazz UP Glen Ellyn

July 28th 6-8pm:: A Night Out in the Parks with The Greg Ward Trio (Greg Ward/Dennis Carroll/Gregory Artry) Fred Anderson Park/Velvet Legacy-Birdhouse

August 1st 9pm: Rico performs Santana's classic "Abraxas" Album (Jazz Record Art Collective) Fulton Street Collective 1821 W Hubbard Chicago 60622

August 1st 1-2:30pm: Tom Sharpe Live with special guest visual artist Lewis Achenbach. Oswego Public Library (1111 Reading Dr. Montgomery, IL 60538)

August 8th : CAKE Out of Space Summer Series Evanston, IL (officially invited) Vincent DiFiore, John McCrea, Xan McCurdy, Todd Roper, Daniel McCallum

August 23rd 7-9pm: Jazz Occurrence No.18 with ORIGIN OF ANIMAL (Aurora Public Arts)

August 24th 11am-7pm: Marvin Tate’s Jazz On The Block

August 29th 6-8pm: The Dave Rempis Quartet & The Nois Saxophone Quarter (Fred Anderson Park, 1611 S. Wabash Ave)
Honoring Fred Anderson With a Nod To Charlie Parker's 99th Birthday. A Part of the 2019 Chicago Jazz Festival

September 11th: CHELY WRIGHT & ALICE PEACOCK at City Winery Chicago (unofficial)

September 13th: Jazz Occurrence No.19 VOLCANO RADAR (Oswego Fine Arts)

September 25th: Geof Bradfield does Ornette Coleman’s Science Fiction for Chris Anderson’s JAZZ RECORD ART COLLECTIVE at Fulton Street Collective

September 28-29th: HYDE PARK JAZZ FESTIVAL

October 23rd: MADELEINE PEYROUX at City Winery

November 22nd : IAEA keynote Lewis Achenbach & solo alto-sax GREG WARD (Jazz Occurrence No.20)

November 29th- December 1st: Chicago Tardis

December 18th : Avreeayl RA & Time Machine (Healing Arts & ‘glass onion’ experiment) Jazz Occurrence No.21 Constellation Chicago





December 5th, 7pm-9pm: Mayslake Estates (1717 31st St., Oak Brook, IL) PICOSA: Americana

 December 9th, 8:30pm: Constellation Chicago (3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL)

Trio WAZ : Edward Wilkerson, Tatsu Aoki & Michael Zerang CD release.

December 13th, 8:30pm: Constellation Chicago (3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL) RSVP 

JAZZ OCCURRENCE No.13 with Ari Brown, Katie Ernst, Greg Ward, Matt Piet, Harrison Bankhead, Dalia Chin and Mike Reed.

Lewis Achenbach with brushes on plexiglass panels plus.

Opening with David Weathersby’s Jazz Occurrence documentary Work In Progress.

Concert at 9pm.

Downbeat coverage (post event) here: http://downbeat.com/news/detail/visual-sonic-art-meld-at-chicagos-constellation


January 10th, Jazz Record Art Collective, Fulton Street Collective. Chris Greene does the Lester Young Trios album.

January 16th, Tuesday, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM : the SONIC STORY solo exhibition opening with Ari Brown/Avreeayl Ra Duo at the Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts (Cafe Logan). This exhibition will run to March 2018. 

January 25th, Thursday, 8:30PM : EMILY BLUE | YOMÍ | ANNA AGOSTA at Schubas Chicago.

January 27th, Saturday, 8:30PM : Tom Rainey Trio with Ingrid Laubrock & Mary Halvorson at Constellation (3111 N Western Ave. Chicago 60618)

February 1st, Thursday, 8PM : BIG BARI BAND! at the Jazz Showcase. Juli Wood & Rajiv Halim- bari saxes, Mike Allemana-guitar, Josh Ramos- bass, Sam Jewell- drums Shows at 8:00 & 10:00

February 15th, Thursday : Cyrille Aimee at City Winery Chicago seat #400 with Wayne Tucker (trumpet)

February 16th, Friday, 8:30PM : ATOMIC (Fredrik Ljungkvist – reeds, Magnus Broo – trumpet, Håvard Wiik – piano
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – bass, Hans Hulbœkmo – drums) at Constellation Chicago 

February 20th, Tuesday, 7:30Pm & 10PM at Cafe Logan Third Tuesdays (dry seated painting) with Lorin Cohen.

(unofficial) seat #400 February 25th Sergio Mendes at City Winery Chicago

March 7th, Wednesday 8PM-11PM : CHITOWN JAZZ FEST at the Jazz Showcase : 



March 11th, 3-5pm: PICOSA Mayslake Estates (1717 31st St., Oak Brook, IL)

March 14th, 8:30pm: Volcano Radar (Julia Miller/Elbio Barilari) will perform compositions and improvisations and video with collaborator and master percussionist Andrea Centazzo. The band will also return to the collaboration with bassist Tatsu Aoki, trumpeter Stephen Burns, and clarinetist Guillermo Gregorio.

March 20th, Tuesday, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM : George Fludas performance : the SONIC STORY solo exhibition closing at the Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts (Cafe Logan)

(unofficial) seat #400 March 21st Stanley Clarke at City Winery Chicago

March 22nd, Thursday 7:30-11pm: Keri Johnsrud CD release Beyond the Neighborhood: the Music of Fred Rogers at Winter's Jazz Club

March 24th, Friday 6pm - 8:30pm Jazz Night with Live Painting at ICE HOUSE GALLERY (Evanston) with Stu Greenspan on guitar, Ben Davis on the cello, 

Paul Cotton on percussion, James Sanders on violin, Fumi Okiji's vocals

March 29th, Thursday 8PM Mike Smith performance of Cannonball Adderley at Fulton Street Collective (Hubbard St Lofts) 

March 30th, Friday, 7:30PM : URSA Ensemble at Uncommon Ground in Edgewater

April 18th : Max Weinberg Jukebox at City Winery (unofficial)

April 22nd, Sunday 8PM : Chris Weller's Open Forum Project with Matt Blair at the Friendly Tap Berwyn

April 21st, Saturday, 8:30PM with the Chris Greene Quartet at Constellation (3111 N Western Ave. Chicago 60618)

April 23rd, Monday, 8-11PM : Walker Lukens w/ Deanna Devore at Schuba's (3159 N Southport Chicago)

April 28th, Saturday 7-9pm : Independent Bookstore day : Glen Ellyn Bookstore

April 30th, Monday : International Jazz Day : Uriel Herman at the Jazz Showcase : Israeli Consulate series

May 2nd, Wednesday : Elaine Elias at City Winery (unofficial) CANCELLED

May 10th, Thursday : Nik Bärtsch’s RONIN at Constellation (3111 N Western Ave 60618)

May 12th, Saturday : Ladies Music Clinic with Lisa Baker at Sam Ash Music Lombard

May 14th, Monday : Yonatan Gat at the Hideout Chicago (unofficial)

May 16th, Wednesday : Juli Wood, Katie Ernst, Kelly Brand at Winter's Jazz Club

May 20th, Sunday 7-9PM : PICOSA: Music of Spain & Latin America at Mayslake Peabody Estates (1717 31st St. Oak Brook 60523) 

May 30th, Wednesday : Anthony Braxton ZIM at Cafe OTO (unofficial)

June 21st, Thursday 3-7PM : Make Music Chicago at High Concept Labs w Cinchel, Anthony Janas, Aquil Charlton, Margaret Morris & Bloomington Trio

June 28th, Thursday : the DEAD BOYS at the Beat Kitchen Chicago (unofficial)

July 10th, Tuesday : Jazz Occurrence at the Logan Art Center with Douglas R Ewart & Coco Elysses (not open to the public)

July 11th, Wednesday : Jazz Occurrence at the Logan Art Center (process)

July 12th, Thursday : the Bacon Brothers at City Winery Chicago (unofficial)

July 14th, Saturday 2PM & onward into the night : JAZZUP Glen Ellyn with Luciano Antonio, Neusa Sauer & Fareed Haque

July 19th, Thursday : Victor Garcia's Organ Quintet at the Jazz Showcase Chicago

July 25th, Wednesday : Jazz Record Art Collective/Joe Pass - Joy Spring at Fulton Street Collective (1821 W Hubbard Street (3rd Floor) Chicago 60612)

     Geordie Kelly - Guitar, Kevin Fort - Piano , John Sims -Bass, Gustavo Cortiñas - Drums

July 26th, Thursday : SHAWN MAXWELL’S NEW TOMORROW at the Jazz Showcase Chicago


Jazz Record Art Collective at Fulton Street Collective (1821 Hubbard St Lofts Chicago 3rd floor 60612)

Dana Hall- Drums
Victor Garcia - Trumpet, Flugelhorm, Percussion
John Wojciechowski- Tenor/Flute
Ben Waltzer - Piano
Clark Sommers - Bass

Lewis Achenbach - Brushes on Surfaces

August 3rd, Friday 6-9PM : JAZZ OCCURRENCE NoXIV & the 5th annual JAZZ OCCURRENCE ART EXHIBITION opening & performance with the RAJIV HALIM QUINTET (Matt Gold, Phil Beale, Norman Palm, Junius Paul) at the Aurora Public Art Commission (20 E Downer Place 60505)

 Live art to be created by Lewis Achenbach, Arthur Wright, Michelle Richardella, Jes Thomas, Cameron Pfiffner, Dalton Brown, Zavier Evans

August 25th : Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts

August 28 6pm | Fred Anderson Park, 1629 S. Wabash Ave : Tatsu Aoki I The Fred Anderson Legacy Band with Mai Sugimoto

August 29 6pm | Fred Anderson Park, 1629 S. Wabash Ave : Tatsu Aoki I Chicago Japanese American Jazz Legacy produced by The Birdhouse

August 30th-Sept 2nd : the 40th annual CHICAGO JAZZ FEST (press-official)

September 5th 7:30 & 9:30pm : Alyssa Allgood at Winters Jazz Club

September 6th 8PM : Imagery Converter at Constellation Chicago

September 8th 7-10PM : Closing reception 5th annual Jazz Occurrence Art Exhibition
Occurrence No.15 “Songs of Splendor!" Nyahbingi Drum Choir
Clifton Robinson, Paul Cotton, Edward Wilkerson, Nicole Nolan and Douglas R. Ewart

20 E Downer Place Aurora 60505 (Aurora Public Art Commission)

September 13th : Jessie Colin Young at City Winery Chicago (unofficial)

September 14th : OSWEGO (Jazz) Occurrence with SAALIK ZIYAD for National Arts in Education Week

September 14th 7PM : KAIA string Quartet at the Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art

September 19th : John Pizzarrelli at City Winery Chicago (unofficial)

September 25th : ARTIFACTS (Tomeka Reid, Nicole Mitchell, Mike Reed) at the MCA (unofficial)

September 25th : The Time Is Now! EXPO ART WEEK Party : CULTURAL CONFLUENCE: live collaborative performance from Douglas R. Ewart’s Nyahbingi Drum Choir and Tatsu Aoki’s Miyumi Project (Smart Museum of Art - 5550 S Greenwood Ave Chicago 60637) with Arthur Wright

September 29th & 30th : HYDE PARK JAZZ FEST (press) (official tee shirt design)

October 3rd : Jane Monheit at City Winery Chicago (with blessing)

October 8th : Crystal Bowersox at City Winery Chicago (unofficial)

October 11th : Sophy Hotel Jazz Occurrence with the Dee Alexander Quartet (private event) Ernie Adams, Dennis Carroll, Miguel de la Cerna

October 17th : La Boheme at the Lyric Opera House Chicago (unofficial)

October 18th : SUN RA Arkestra at the Art Institute of Chicago (with blessing)

October 20th : Max Weinberg’s Jukebox SPACE (1245 Chicago Avenue Evanston, IL 60202)

October 22nd : Phil Collins

October 24th : Latino Music Festival/Delmark CD release : KAIA Quartet + Fareed Haque : Old Town Music School of Folk Music Chicago

October 26th : AACM - Logical Extensions, Featuring: The ACCM Now Generation : Adam ZanoliniJerome Croswell and Saalik Ahmad Ziyad  

October 29th : Matisyahu at City Winery Chicago (unofficial)

November 6th : Ratchet Series Stein/Shead, Giallorenzo/Håker Flaten & Jarrett Gilgore Quartet at Cafe Mustache

November 7th : Sinatra's "Songs for Swingin' Lovers" performed live @JRAC Myles Hayes – Vocals Victor Garcia – Trumpet

Dan Murphy – Piano Patrick Mulcahy – Bass Andrew Green – Drums Lewis Achenbach - live art improvisations

November 10th 1-6pm : TEDx Naperville

November 10th 8PM : master percussionist ANDREA CENTAZZO solo (duo w Lewis Achenbach) at Delmark Records (free w RSVP) sketchers welcome

November 25th : Chicago Tardis (unofficial)

November 30th : Jazzmeia Horn (House Left A7) Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts (with permission) 7:30pm

November 30th : Chicago Yestet Orchestra at Fulton Street Collective 9PM

December 5th : Cinderella at the Lyric Civic Opera House (unofficial)


January 10th : Craig Taborn & Dave King duo at the (new) Stone NYC

January 11th : WINTER JAZZ FEST at SubCulture NYC (45 Bleecker St) for Matthew Stevens trio/Nate Wood/Aaron Parks/Sarah Elizabeth Charles

January 12th : WINTER JAZZ FEST at SubCulture NYC (45 Bleecker St) for Tuomo & Markus + Verneri Pohjola/Jenny Scheinman + Allison Miller/Liebman, Rudolph, Hamid Drake/JD Allen + David Murray/Kassa Overall + Mark Shim

January 15th : ATOMIC at the Bop Stop Cleveland OH : Fredrik Ljungkvist + Magnus Broo + Håvard Wiik + Hans Hulbækmo + Ingebrigt Håker Flaten

January 19th 7pm : AACM: Logical Extensions featuring Widsom of Elders with Ernest Dawkins, saxes and percussion; Taalib Din Ziyad, flutes and vocals; Ed House, saxes; and Art Turk Burton, percussion. Logan Center Performance Penthouse, Free.

January 24th : 6:30-8PM Jazz Occurrence No17 with Extraordinary Popular Delusions (Mars Williams/Jim Baker/Brian Sandstrom/Joe Adamik) Apple Store (401 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611) Free.

January 29th & 30th : Rachael Yamagata at City Winery Chicago (with permission)

January 31st 8-11pm : Sureño Album Release Concert and Party! KAIA Quartet at Fulton Street Collective

February 6th: Elektra at the Lyric Civic Opera House (unofficial)

February 13th 9PM : Wolff/Hayes Sextet performing Bennett/Gaga's "Cheek to Cheek" performed live at JRAC

February 15th : Marquis Hill (House Left A1) Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts (with permission)

February 16th & 17th : Midwinter at the Art Institute of Chicago (Tortoise/Kamasi Washington/Panda Bear/Laurie Anderson)

February 20th : Procol Harum at City Winery Chicago (with permission)

February 22nd : Sara Su Jones & Dennis Moore WFMT concert

February 24th : 52nd Elmhurst Jazz Festival : The Elmhurst College Jazz Band in concert with Randy Brecker, Bill Evans, and Mike Stern

March 7th : La Traviata at the Lyric Civic Opera House (unofficial)

March 10th : Linda Solotaire’s Salon Series with Val Leventhal performing (formal live arts)

March 20th : Mark Colby at the Jazz Showcase (live arts - acrylics on canvas)

March 27th & 28th : Schlippenbach Trio : Alexander von Schlippenbach - piano/Evan Parker - saxophone/Paul Lytton - drums (with permission)

April 2nd : 8pm: Forrest Sky Brendan Forrest/Margo Sky at Fulton Street Collective Chicago
9pm: Caroline Davis' Heart Tonic: Caroline Davis/ Leslie Beukelman/Rob Clearfield/Christopher Tordini/Makaya McCraven (formal live arts)

April 4th : Ravi Coltrane at the Jazz Showcase (unofficial)

April 13th 8PM : Matt Piet/Jason Stein solo at Constellation Chicago (formal live arts)

April 25th : 9PM : John Coltrane's "Ballads" performed live @JRAC : Greg Ward - Alto Sax/Dennis Luxion - Piano/Joe Policastro - Bass/Someone Good - Drums Lewis Achenbach - Paints/Brushes/Canvas

April 28th : Kevin Eubanks at City Winery (unofficial) - both shows

April 30th : 8PM Jazz Showcase WDCB's International Jazz Day Concert with Luciano Antonio (official) #internationaljazzday

May 1st : DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding & Leo Genovese - The Spring Quartet at City Winery (unofficial)

May 4th : Daimo Suzuki’s Network at Constellation Chicago (unofficial) - cancelled

May 8th: Miles Davis' "Birth of the Cool" performed live at JRAC by Origin Of Animal (official live artist)

May 6th: SAICOBAB at Constellation Chicago (unofficial with permission)

June 5th: Hadar Noiberg & Chano Domínguez Duet at the Old Town School of Folk Music