Andy's Jazz Club, located several blocks north of the Chicago Loop, was founded as "Andy's 11 E. Lounge" in 1951 by Andy Rizzuto. A group of investors bought the property in 1975, changing its name to "Andy's". The club is one of the city's most popular jazz venues.With our world travel planner, Chicago attractions like Andy's Jazz Club can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
In 1977 jazz promoters Penny Tyler and John Defauw began producing midday jazz sessions at Andy's, which was later expanded to include performances later in the day with sets at 5pm and 9pm. The 5pm performance - known as "Jazz at Five" - has since become a Chicago tradition.
Performers at the club have included Larry Coryell, Franz Jackson, Von Freeman, and Joey DeFrancesco.
Andy's Jazz Club reviews
The musicians were reallly good, I must admit. The music was too loud, the volume extremely high, difficult to enjoy with a meal. The food's not bad, but if you can go to a restaurant first it's... more »
I attended a fundraising event here where their normal menu and service were also provided. Susan, our waitress, did a FANTASTIC job at keeping up with the chaos of all the people that attended. She..... more »
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