Jazz Institute of Chicago

Become part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago

Have you ever wanted to listen to some of the best jazz musicians in the city play original music in your own neighborhood? Ever wondered where to find information about historic jazz concerts or musicians? Wish you could see more jazz on film? Do you know of a young person who would really love to play if they got a chance? Well, now YOU have a chance to be part of making that happen.

By joining the Jazz Institute of Chicago, not only do you help support the music you love, but you also get great benefits with organizations around the city.

Our basic member benefits include:

  • Discount on Club tour and Gala
  • Reserved seating section at JazzCity concerts
  • monthly drawing for gala tickets
  • 1 “member-only” event per year, (choice of Film screening, solo concert/interview, listening parties, members party)
  • Jazzgram-monthly newsletter
  • E-blasts with discounts to JIC and member institution events, bi-weekly event updates

PLUS discounts at the following:


  • Andy’s
  • Backroom
  • Fitzgerald’s
  • Green Mill
  • Lee’s Unleaded Blues
  • New Apartment Lounge
  • Old Town
  • Sotish
  • Underground Wonder Bar
  • Velvet Lounge
  • Record Stores, etc.
  • Bloom School of Music
  • Dr Wax
  • Jazz Record Mart


  • Downbeat
  • Jazztimes
  • Coda
  • Jazziz
  • Living Blues

In addition, we are forging new institutional partnerships that will allow you discounted or advance ticket sales from other arts organizations such as:

  • Chicago Jazz Orchestra
  • Chicago Jazz Ensemble
  • Chicago Jazz Philharmonic

...and more coming soon.

Our Membership levels are:

Individual $40, (Senior $30, Student $20)
Basic Member benefits.

Family $60

Basic benefits plus admission to two “Members-Only” events (of four per year) for your whole family

Sustaining $125

Basic benefits plus 4 “Members-Only” events, 2 tickets to 2 Made in Chicago Millennium Park concerts, 2 Tickets to reserved seating at the Chicago Jazz Festival each day and 2 free Jazz Club Tour passes

Advocate $500

Basic benefits plus 4 “Members-Only” events, 4 tickets to each Made in Chicago Millennium Park concerts, 4 tickets to reserved seating at the Chicago Jazz Festival each day, 4 Jazz Club Tour passes and personal, professional advice on jazz record collecting by an acknowledged expert in the field

Benefactor $1000

Same as above plus attend a private party with world renowned trumpeter and Chicago Jazz Ensemble Artistic Director Jon Faddis, and a framed, signed original jazz poster or photograph in addition to basic member benefits


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