Jazz Jam Revival
Every Tuesday, Margaret Murphy-Webb and Anderson “Sonny” Edwards somehow pull together the kind of party the rest of us would call once-in-a-lifetime. The stage at “the Fifty” is always packed with players—everything from the usual guitarists and trumpeters to rare birds like vibes men and flautists—and the energy level is through the roof. Singers are treated like royalty, which makes this jam a rare bird in its own right, and as the night swings on there’s a growing sense of community that makes the whole thing irresistible. Added bonus?—No cover! (Just make sure to compensate by giving the tip jar some serious love.)
Willa’s 50 Yard Line, 69 E. 75th, 773.846.0005
UPDATE: After we went to press, we learned that Margaret Murphy-Webb has quit hosting the Jazz Jam Revival at the 50 Yard Line. Further updates will be added if we get them.
Best of Chicago 2015