Subway: Red to Lawrence(773) 878-5552 greenmilljazz.com41.969271 -87.659826 4802 N Broadway (at Lawrence Ave) Uptown, Chicago
Mon–Fri noon–4am; Sat noon–5am; Sun 11am–4amAverage cocktail: $7
Al Capone and other gangsters used to hang here in the 1920s, but these days it’s all about the music. Owner Dave Jemilo, who returned the club to its original luster in the 1980s, books smart bebop and free jazz with a discriminating ear. Local favorites Kimberly Gordon and Patricia Barber both maintain residencies throughout the year (Barber’s here every Monday, if she’s not on tour) while Tuesdays belong to the ferociously swinging Deep Blue Organ Trio. Come early, as it’s usually understandably busy.
Also on at this venue
Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan | Wed 22, May 29, Jun 5, Jun 12, Jun 19, Jun 26, Jul 3. Through Jul 31.
Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra | Thu 23, May 30, Jun 6, Jun 13, Jun 20, Jun 27, Jul 4. Through Aug 1.
The Paper Machete | Today, May 25, Jun 1, Jun 8, Jun 15, Jun 22, Jun 29. Through Aug 31.