**All shows are 21+ unless otherwise noted.  Tables are available for reservation at most shows.  Must call to reserve table or else all is Standing Room only**

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

Shout Section Big Band

Dance Lessons at 6:30pm
Concert 7-9:30pm

Students $5 With ID
General Admission: $15

🎷🎺 Shout Section Big Band : Chicago Swing Band, Big Band, Jazz Band swings like crazy on the first Sunday of every month at Fitz's Spare Keys in Elmhurst! 🎺🎷

Carl Linder / Jamie Vargo / Carlandkarrie Willis rock the swing dance lessons at 6:30-7:00pm...  then you get the SWINGING'EST BIG BAND music this side of the 1940's until 9:30/45pm via Shout Section Big Band!!!

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

Jazz Community Big Band Fundraiser 

Start: 6pm

💥This event ALWAYS promises a FUN evening!
Bring the kids and expose them to some GREAT big band music!

Jazz Community Big Band will be playing "Listener's Choice" selections throughout the evening, and raffle tickets will be sold for several great prizes: 60/40 split the pot; WDCB Listener-Supported Jazz & Blues (90.9 FM) Goodie Bag - value $80; Gift Certificates ($25 to $40 value) Fitz's Spare Keys in Elmhurst (our Home Base) , Di Nico's Pizza Berwyn, and Bar Louie (Polk and Plymouth); and Gift Certificates ($40 value ea.) for the Jazz Showcase downtown and FitzGerald's Nightclub in Berwyn.
-- ♫ And the ALWAYS FUN raffle to "conduct" the band, lucky winner gets a GREAT photo-op along with the opportunity to lead the band.
Plus we'll have a few silent auction items for you to bid on:
2 Season Subscriptions for two tickets to The Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest - value $180 ea. subscription; and we'll have a few pieces of art from local artist Sheri Lynn Smith (her works are of local jazz artists) -- values from $55 to $400

Friday, October 18th, 2019

Start: 7pm
Cover: $20

“Anchors Away” is an all new Yacht Rock extravaganza comprised of some of Chicago’s most seasoned musicians.
What is Yacht Rock? Picture yourself on the deck of a yacht in the 1970’s to early 1980’s - sipping on a California Cooler or Chardonnay with your popped collar or wearing your monogrammed blue blazer. What songs would be playing on the boat’s 8-track or cassette player? Smooth, polished AOR hits with timeless hooks and melodies. That’s Yacht Rock!
Come see for yourself and help out the kids at Lurie Children’s Hospital! Multiple raffles and buffet from 7-9pm. Tickets available in advance or at the door. Yacht wear encouraged!

Sunday, October 20th, 2019 

Outcast Jazz band

Concert: 6-9 pm
Cover: $10

We're the Outcasts and we'll keep you dancing all night with all your favorites - Duke, Ella, Frank, Basie, Kenton and more...

Doors at 5. Hit at 6. Sharp.
No dance lessons scheduled

Monday, October 21st, 2019 

Do Not Submit Elmhurst

Start: 7 pm
Cover: No Cover

Do Not Submit is a series of open mics taking place in the neighborhoods of Chicagoland, dedicated to bringing people together to connect through personal storytelling in a supportive environment free from judgment and pressure.

DNS Elmhurst takes place the 3rd Monday of every month at Fitz's Spare Keys.

Sign up at 7 p.m. to get up to seven minutes to tell a any story you'd like. The stories start at 7:30 p.m.

No experience necessary; we welcome both first-timers and award winners with raucous cheers.

For more information, check out

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Jazz Community Big Band 

Start: 7pm
No Cover

 "Jazz Community" is an 18-piece big band playing the music of Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Thad Jones, Duke Ellington and others.
 *all ages

Saturday, October 26th, 2019 

Last Call

Start: 9pm
Cover: $5

"Last Call" is a Chicagoland cover band, with both male and female lead vocalists, that enjoys playing pop, rock and country hits from the 80's to today!

Sunday, October 27th, 2019 

Jazz Consortium Big Band

Start: 6pm
Cover: 10

GREAT NEWS!  We've been invited back to play at Fitz's Spare Keys in downtown Elmhurst EVERY MONTH on the 4TH SUNDAY

The Jazz Consortium Big Band ( is a lively, powerhouse 17-piece Chicago area Big Band that celebrates the best music of the classic and modern Big Band sounds, from Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller, to Maynard Ferguson, Gordon Goodwin, Chuck Mangione and Buddy Rich, to original compositions by band members.

Friday, November 1st, 2019 

Common Area Maintenance 

Start: 7pm

WHO'S READY TO ROCK OUT and wear a costume while doing so ???? Come join C.A.M as we takeover Fit's Spare Keys on Friday, NOVEMBER 1st, 2019 for a ghoulishly awesome night of Rock-N-Roll ! There will be PRIZES for best group and individual costumes, also killer DRINK SPECIALS and all sorts of KICKASSERY so don't miss this C.A.M JAM


Saturday, Apr. 4th, 2015


Dueling Pianos @ 9pm



Saturday, Apr. 4th, 2015


Dueling Pianos @ 9pm